SICK DEVOTEE FELT CARED BY SRILA PRABHUPADA

(Adopted from Srila Prabhupada Nectar - Satsvarupa dasa Gosvami)

Prabhupada visited Geneva in 1974, and Lilavati dasi arrived there to type for him, but she had contracted hepatitis and soon had to go into the hospital. Three days after his arrival, Prabhupada called for the temple president, Guru Gauranga, and asked him where Lilavati was. He was told that she was in the hospital. Prabhupada then asked if anyone had gone to see her and Guru Gauranga explained that everyone had been so busy that no one had thought to go. “We shall go see Lilavati. Make all preparation”, Prabhupada said.

Guru Gauranga immediately set about readying the car and the devotees, and he made arrangements for prasadam. When everything was ready, he told Prabhupada. Prabhupada said, “Very good”, and told them all to go see Lilavati. Prabhupada himself stayed behind, but almost everyone else in the temple went to see Lilavati, who became very much enlivened by the care and concern which Prabhupada had shown her.