May 252022

My beloved disciple Rasa Sundari dasi just left her cancer-ridden body in Malaga, Spain. She was surrounded by devotees lovingly serving her and chanting the holy names, and I was present by video call during her last two hours. She left at the auspicious time of the Deity greeting, which she never missed. Just before she departed, she opened her eyes, looked at a picture of me, smiled, and left.

Srila Prabhupada said that when a Vaishnava departs, we feel simultaneously happy and sad. We feel happy because we know that the Vaishnava has gone to serve Krishna, but we feel said because we will miss the Vaishnava’s association. That is how I feel, and that is how her dear husband, Vrindavan das, felt when I spoke with him.

Please pray for Rasa Sundari’s auspicious onward spiritual journey—back home, back to Godhead.

Thank you very much.

Hare Krishna.

Yours in service,
Giriraj Swami

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