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Face to face with death

Thank you for your article that showed so much strenth,courage,faith to rethink and relive the sad experience of war all over again.

Death is imminent whether in war or peace. It comes in many ways-peaceful or brutal. As
close as you were reminds me a few months ago when I had to drive to Binghamton NY to be with my Mother(92+yrs)24-7. For a day or so she seemed to be improving-then it hit.She was taken off all meds and placed in “Comfort Care” to leave her body.

It was such a short notice that I left only with what I had on. I did have my Tulsi neck beads on and my Tulsi chanting beads in my purse. My Tulsi neckbeads were to small to put on her so I wrapped my Japa Beads around her swollen,bruised hand/wrist. Sometimes she would try and touch them or try and pull them off.By this time I was tired numb and blank with un defyable emotions.

When I held her hand i would chant gently ,softly the Maha Mantra on the beads on her wrist. The doctors ,nursers never questioned it were just courious.What family was sibling,some unknown relatives to me was a typical Kali Yuga event. I could not get away but was at peace.

A few days later my Mother left her body with the Tulsi beads still with her and the memory of Mitra fixing her prashdam a nd talking about Krishna a few years back and hearing the Holy name of Krishna.I will never forget her face just like you will never forget the s0ldiers All u had to offer was a piece of dhoti from Lord Narshima and a whisper of the Holy Name. How fortunate those soldiers were.Krishna always hears our prayers from the heart.


bhakin elaine (Mitravinda devi dasi mother)

Comment Posted By elaine oehman On 14.01.2008 @ 03:57

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