Pundarikaksam das, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada from the USA, is terminally ill in the Bhaktivedanta Hospice in Vrindavan. The doctors have given him 2 months to live.
[PADA: OK good, at least a select few original Srila Prabhupada disciples are getting some Hospice care in Vrndavana while they are dying. Its great to see that is happening -- for at least a few of us, so we give credit where its due. However, it seems most of the original disciples are dying in isolated situations in the West, that is -- if any of the rest of the devotees even know about their departures?
Is anyone keeping records? Is there any web site that is showing who is left, who has gone, and so on? We are in any case very happy this devotee was able to make it to Vrndavana, may he get the blessings and mercy of Krishna there.
We have some Christian friends and they keep elaborate track of every single person in their program. They know who had a baby today, whose grand mother is sick and in the hospital today, who died today, in short they know the status and whereabouts of every single member, because they care for the well being and welfare of their members. They also have a food warehouse for members who are down on their luck, a list of people with special skills in case you are broke and need some repairs etc., in sum -- we could learn a lot about basic human compassion and helping our fellow God brothers and sisters from these people. ys pd]