First public appearance of HH Jayapataka Swami post operation (video)
Mukham karoti …
I need some warm water.
So after spending almost a month and a half in the ICUs, after having waited for about six months to have a liver and kidney organs, Mahavaraha, he went and found out the exact system that whatever organs become available, go first to the government and which only the government hospitals do the liver transplant, Stanley Hospital which is owned by the state.
Then I had a transplant registration through the Stanley Hospital under the professor, Dr. Raila. So sooner than my registration was complete, the branded patient was collected and I was allowed to get the organs. Originally when I went to Dr. Raila he said I had 20:80 per cent success. But later after spending some time he said maybe 60:40. I did not know this. He confided in his secretary. He revealed his mind to some secretary.
It was a long operation, 10-12 hours and he thought maybe 50:50 chance. So I am very grateful to all the GBCs and god brother and god sisters who prayed for me. Also the devotees who are caring for me around the clock. All the devotees who gave their blood and platelets.
I have a lot of affinity to different devotees and all the devotees who wrote to me encouraging letters. To those devotees who prayed for me around the world. And those who are doing special yagnas in Mayapur and different places. I am really coming out of the cave of death. There was a time when I did not know if I was going to survive or not and of course we know we are not the body and it was tempting somewhere just to return back home to Godhead.
But I wanted to do help with the work for TOVP, I wanted to do certain projects for Srila Prabhupad. Write the biography of Srila Prabhupad, in uniting the Saaraswat family and develop the Navadvip parikrama, seeing to the smooth succession in my zone. So with my prayers I offer my obeisances to Srila Prabhupad, Lord Nrsimhadev, Bhakti Prahlad, Jagannath Baladev, Subhadra, Pancha Tattva. Sri Krishna Caitanya Prabhu Nityananda Sri Advaita Gadaadhar Srivaas aadi Gaura Bhakta Vrnda, and to Radha Madhava Ashta Sakhis.
While going around the world I used to visit different yatras, when I was in ICU. They call it Intensive Cold Unit. They are supposed to be the Intensive Care Unit but devotees are intelligent and they work harmoniously with mainly male nurses. Some days I used to think I was in Los Angeles and visiting the temple in Laguna Beach and different places in California and I would wake up and I was still in Chennai. Sometime I was visiting Australia but then I woke up and I was in Chennai. Like this I toured around the world.
So I thank everyone for their participation and support. Certainly it was their prayers that the Lord was reciprocating. And of course we don’t know how long we have to be in this world in this body. We say that we hope this letter finds you in good health but health is very important. When the body is healthy we can use it to do many things and when it is not healthy, then the body is not so useful. We took the Caitanya Book up to Lord Caitanya being in Gaya, meeting Ishwara Puri and He is about to take initiation and start the sankirtan movement.
How wonderful is Lord Caitanya! How wonderful is Radha Madhava, how wonderful is Nrsimhadev, and also Lord Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra. So side by side there is the material experience which is temporary and with a false ego, and also awakening our spiritual consciousness, we see a true wonder of Krishna in His different forms. And each form is Krishna. But according to the particular mood of the deity He reciprocates with the devotees in that mood.
So when we approach Nitai Gaur for mercy, They are more inclined. So each deity has its particular outlook although they are all Krishna but they have this unity in diversity.
So thank you all very much. I went to the hospital today and got some blood transfusion. And the doctor said that everything looks very good! But I have to guard myself for the next three to four months, as the tendency of the body is to reject foreign organs. Haribol!
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari dd
13 October 2018
A second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2xPzRW2W8o