Bhaktivedanta Hospice Opening — Day 1, August 26, Vrindavan

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Oct 192010

We begin with introductory addresses by Dr. V. Shanbhag and Dr. A. Sankhe, followed by talks by Sri Nathji dasa, Nirguna dasi, and a Brijbasi gentleman, Sri Mittal; a message from Radhanath Swam; and, finally, talks by Giriraj Swami and Gopal Krishna Goswami.

“We talk about remembering Krishna at the time of death, but what does that really mean? Do we just think of Krishna in the clouds? What does it actually mean? Mother Archa Vigraha asked this question to B. B. Govinda Swami, and he explained that ideally you think of Krishna in Vrindavan engaged in pastimes with His associates; you think of His associates with a personal longing to assist them in their service to Krishna. From this instruction, she got the idea of what it really means to think of Krishna, especially at the time of death. And then all the readings, the japa, the kirtana, and the visits to holy places took on even greater significance and meaning for her.” — Giriraj Swami