health (15)

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As a medical doctor and a practicing devotee, I sometimes happen to help devotees with their medical illnesses in my community. And it is saddening to see how devotees neglect their health and pay a much higher price later.

There are many reasons why devotees suffer from health problems. Some of these reasons are unavoidable – like old age, genetic causes (diseases running in families), unexpected incidents like injuries, accidents etc.

But many times, devotees get diseases which can be totally

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This is to inform that HH Bhakti Nityananda Maharaj

has not been keeping well of late. He was afflicted with viral infection severely and he also got a secondary bacterial infection. His sugar levels were also very high. A team of doctors in Mayapur including HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja’s personal doctor are closely monitoring his health here in Mayapur. Maharaj has come out of Viral infection. He is now getting treated for Bacterial infection with IV anti-biotics. Also his sugar level is now b

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Dear Devotees

The medical team has reviewed Maharaja’s progress in the last 12 hours.
Maharaj remains continuously stable.
At this time the next milestone we are looking forward to is waking up of Maharaja as he has been on some medications to help him rest. This is a long process generally and during this, some fluctuations are expected.

Please pray intensely and wholeheartedly with intent for His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami during this time.

With devotion,

HH BCS Health care Team

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By Gita Duncan

****UPDATE AS OF 8:30PM EST 06/18/20****

Another positive update:

We had been requesting the team of doctors at the hospital to give Maharaj convalescent plasma, which is plasma that contains antibodies from people who have recovered from COVID19. Patients who received this convalescent plasma are usually taken off the ventilator within 3-4 days.

The doctors managing Maharaj’s condition informed us that there are 3 patients ahead of Maharaj. It takes 4-5 days to get the plasma fo

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Maharaja was hospitalized Sunday 3 May 2020 and diagnosed with encephalitis on Tuesday 5 May. According to the physician, his present condition is not life-threatening, and his health has significantly improved. He went into rehab Friday 15 this week. The rehab may take a prolonged time of therapy.

Maharaja had been living at his disciples’ house near ISKCON Abentheuer Goloka Dham since 17 March. From then on to the time Maharaja went to the hospital, he complained of increasing weakness of the

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Today was an important day in regards to my health situation, and I want to hereby clarify the situation, as I know many of you are concerned about it.

Biopsies and a PET Scan performed around March 5th showed clearly that there was some cancer in my prostate. Before a decision was made on a longer term course of action against it, I was given a special anti-cancer injection, the effect of which lasts 3 months, to stop the cancer growing until it was decided what to do. Such an injection usuall

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(This is part of a series of articles about health, you can see the other installments on the website: https://www.gettingthemercy.com/blog)

Very few people are going to disagree that sugar is bad for our health. Srila Prabhupada was eating white sugar in different preparations, but in small amounts (different from what most of us tend to do). The problem with sugar is that the body needs a lot of different minerals and other nutrients to metabolize it (it’s quite a complex process executed by th

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By Madhava Smullen

With most ISKCON temples around the world now closed except to residents due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and most devotees staying at home under “shelter-in-place” orders, day-to-day life can be a challenge. 

In these times, it can be good to hear from a well-wisher who is grounded in both real-world smarts and spiritual understanding. We spoke to Vaisesika Das, Prabhupada disciple, temple president at ISKCON Silicon Valley in California and longtime inspirational leader, an

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May I express as sincerely as my heart is capable of, my empathy, thoughts and prayers to all those who have been affected by the coronavirus. Can I also offer a special mention to all of the devotees and their families who have been affected. Furthermore my heart goes out to the families and friends of those devotees who have sadly lost their lives. We profoundly pray that they are now under the direct protection of Srila Prabhupada and Lord Sri Krishna

We know from sastra that there have been

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A few devotees have been contacting me asking about what to do if we become infected by this disease, since I have been battling what it seems to be a coronavirus infection for the past few days. I decided to write this post sharing what I researched about it. I hope it may help devotees that find themselves in the same situation.

The coronavirus is spreading and appears there's not a way to stop it. Quarantines all over the world are slowing down the spread of the virus, but still we have more c

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Friday, 13th March 2020

Dear Devotees,                                                                   

Hare Krishna

Please accept our humble obeisances, All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

In response to the pandemic status of the COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus), the templemanagement of ISKCON TORONTO has already put safety measures in place to reduce the risks and impact on our community and our campuses. These measures are in compliance with the recommendations from Health Canada.

The si

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HH Indradyumna Swami’s health update

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Indradyumna Swami: Last week here in Durban, South Africa, I visited my dermatologist – a skin specialist. Unfortunately, he found a Malignant Melanoma skin cancer on my face. The tumor was very near to the first one I had five years ago. It is called recurrence cancer. I had a PET/CT scan to see if this second tumor had metastasized (spread) throughout my body. The result came back clear. It had not spread. Nevertheless, as a precaution, my oncologist (cancer doctor) asked that while surgicall

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By Madhava Smullen

A new paperback edition of “Hope This Meets You in Good Health,” a book by ISKCON guru and Prabhupada disciple Prahladananda Swami, is now available on Amazon.com and on Barnes & Noble’s website in English. The book has also been translated into Spanish, Polish and Russian.

The title “Hope This Meets You in Good Health” is derived both from Srila Prabhupada’s famous sign-off on his letters, and from a magazine of the same name which Prahladananda Swami published for two de

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Request for prayers by Ramesvara dasa

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Dear Respected Devotees,

Hare Krsna. Please accept my most humble obeisances at your feet. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya
caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-guruve namah

I have been thinking of all the countless moments in this life that I feel so grateful for, and how they all are connected to Srila Prabhupada and His society of devotees. Those moments are all filled with amazement, spiritual joy and transcendental purpose and hints of real love. I c

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By Madhava Smullen
 

While devotees are often focused on caring for their spiritual health, our bodies are temples that we use to serve Krishna, and must not be neglected – especially as more ISKCON members become advanced in age.

“It is important to keep the body fit and healthy so that we will not meet the obstacle of ill health while serving Krishna,” Srila Prabhupada wrote in a letter dated June 19th, 1975. “Ill health may hinder one’s service, so, we want to avoid it as much as possible

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