Posted on November 28, 2017
November 2017, Gunagrahi Maharaja Health Update
Gunagrahi Maharaja continues living in Vrndavana Dham and is absorbed in the kirtan and Krishna katha. He is in good spirits and is very grateful to all of you for your friendship, good wishes, contributions, and blessings. He is also extremely grateful to His Holiness Giriraja Maharaja for the generous use of his ashram in Vrndavana.
On November 18th Gunagrahi Maharaja had his scheduled blood test and the results were excellent. This indicates that both the allopathic and the ayurvedic medicines are having a very positive effect on his body, and for the time being, the cancer is not spreading. Because of these encouraging test results the oncologists and ayurvedic doctors both recommend he continue all treatments.
The allopathic, palliative medicine will eventually quit working. The hope is, by the time that happens, the ayurvedic medicine alone will have the potency to continue keeping the cancer from spreading.
Presently, Maharaja is feeling some pain and discomfort, but under normal circumstances, he does not have to use painkillers. He is unable to walk but can move short distances on crutches. Most importantly, by Krsna's mercy, he has sufficient energy to participate actively in the nightly kirtan programs, which he has hosted for the past year and a half. These enlivening kirtans, along with the love and concern of the devotees, sustains Maharaja’s enthusiasm and keeps his spirits lifted during this extremely challenging period of his life.
Maharaja's medical expenditures are challenging. His allopathic medicine is costly, at $1800 per month, which is currently the lowest price available worldwide. His other expenses, including prasadam, utilities, transportation, other medicines, Deity worship, and essential household items brings his monthly expenses to $3500.
Maharaja wishes to express his deep gratitude to all his disciples, friends, and well-wishers for their care and support throughout the last couple years. He always looks forward to seeing those who are able to visit him in Vrindavana and to thank them personally. If anyone would like to connect with Maharaja, he would love to hear from you through WhatsApp, at +91 95933 48119.
If you wish to contribute to Gunagrahi Maharaja’s ongoing medical needs, please use the following link: https://www.youcaring.com/GunagrahiMaharajaFund