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Amekhala Dasi - Message from HG Hari Sauri Prabhu

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Message from HG Hari Sauri Prabhu

Dear Devotees,

Please accept my humble obeisances _/\ò_. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Srutakirti prabhu has requested me to post the following appreciation of his recently departed wife Smt. Amekhala dasi written by Sriman Patita Pavan prabhu, which I am very happy to do. I am also attaching a photo provided by Srutakirti prabhu.

Your humble servant,
Hari-sauri dasa

Amekhala Dasi Goes Back to Godhead

by Patita Pavana das Adhikary

Our longtime friend and Godsister Amekhala Dasi left this world on 23 April 2010 in London apparently from the effects of cancer. She was surrounded by her devotee friends including her husband Shrutakirti das. Hundreds of devotees had visited her in her last days. From the language of astrology we can see just how special she was to Lord Krishna.

In January, she asked Srutakirti to write to us to decide whether the painful treatments modern medicine prescribes would be worthwhile. Abhaya Mudra Dasi and I looked at the stars and advised her not to bother but to only shelter in Krishna’s name. Thinking of her a few days back, I wrote her a letter, and twelve hours after I sent it, she left her body. Since we are getting older now, the end is drawing near for the first generation of the Hare Krishna Movement as the next able generation has accepted this mantle of responsibility. I would like to share our letter with the devotees.

My dear Amekhala devi dasi,

Please accept my humble obeisances. I am so happy at your wonderful good fortune. By Srila Prabhupada's divine mercy, Lord Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is inviting you Back to Home, Back to Godhead during His favorite month, Purushottama. The Sun is in Uttarayana as well.

No one can know you but your spiritual master and Shri Kishna. Others will go their own way, only the Guru Maharaja knows the heart of the disciple. Now your material sojourn is behind you and you are on your way to join Krishna in Vrindavana.

So now, please just forget about everything here because you are going there too. Have no fear and no attachment for this world. Remember us only as your eternal friends in the Spiritual Sky and we will all join you there very soon, soon enough. Please let go of all material attachment. We are all spirit souls, parts and parcels of Lord Shri Krishna, His eternal servants sheltered by the divine power of His Holy Names.

You are a kind, compassionate and good person at heart and Shri Krishna knows your heart. Now please make up your mind only to go to Him, through the divine loving grace of Shrila Prabhupada.

See you soon enough, sister,

Patita Pavana das

After Amekhala departed, Srutakirti Prabhu wrote me with the details, and a portion of Srutakirti’s letter is given hereunder:

Dear Patita Pavana Prabhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances.i

She has had hundreds of devotees pass through the hospice in the last few days she was there.

Of course she wanted that her leaving in the UK be a reason for everyone to come to the Manor to glorify Srila Prabhupada, a way to bring the community together. Something that was very important to her.

She took her last breath at 5:56 a.m. It was without any strain. If you blinked you would have missed it.

There was no gasping for a last breath and no pushing from her last breath. It was simple, profound and ladylike. We were happy that Radhanatha Maharaja made it here in time to visit her and speak about her in class on Friday evening.

With affection your servant and friend,

Srutakirti das

Now let us have a look at the stars under which Amekhala left our limited vision. As stated, she departed during the Uttarayana or “northern path of the Sun”. Bhishma, the great warrior and mahajana, had to rest on a painful bed of arrows for over a month in order to leave during Uttarayana. Amekhala met all criteria for liberation--as per Krishna’s instructions to Arjuna--and then much, much more. Not only was the Moon in the auspicious shukla-paksha phase, or waxing fortnight, but Amekhala left on the auspicious dashami day preceding holy Padmini Ekadashi, the day of Lord Hari.

As noted above, the month, still running, is the rare intercalary Purushottama-masa, Lord Vishnu’s favorite which occurs once in three years. She left this world exactly at the juncture between Brahma muhurta and Sunrise with the Sun in his northern progress, or daytime of the demi-gods.

In Vedic astrology, the Sun is called the atmakaraka, or “planet of the soul”. Lord Surya Narayana, who appeared in the lagna or “house of self” in the chart or kundali of her disappearance, is only one degree from the highest point of exaltation, which is 10º Aries, Mesha rashi.

The phenomenon of the Sun occupying at or near his point of extreme elevation at sunrise--atmakaraka in the atmastan--occurs only for a few hours in a solar year. Who but the self-realized could depart under such conditions?

The bright kundali is decorated with several other telling details, such as Budha in ucchamsa in conjunction with the Sun, but are too technical for a general explanation.

Who can describe the glories of leaving this Earth under such rare stars and exalted muhurta? Even great yogis are denied leaving this world during such conditions. The final statement is the most profound. Only the rarest of souls would be allowed to leave at such a moment because such a fortunate mahatma is certainly granted the eternal shelter of Shri Krishna.

As Shrutakirti Prabhu pointed out, Amekhala wanted her departure to be an example for us, her Godbrothers and -sisters languishing behind in the world of birth and death. In that our Godsister has succeeded beyond the powers of all imagination.

Amekhala’s life and transition to the next world forces us to ask ourselves about the spiritual identities of those who follow Shrila Prabhupada.

Prabhupada often said that his disciples--his “nice boys and girls”--are “not ordinary mahatmas, but they are sudurlabha mahatmas”. In fact, Prabhupada, who appeared to the average man as a mere householder-turned-Indian-Swami, was not even an ordinary Jagat Guru.

Shrila Prabhupada was the Acharya of World Acharyas. The closer we disciples and ISKCON members can co-operate with one another, the sooner history will verify his position as a shaktyavesh avatara and personal direct associate of Lord Chaitanya’s sankirtan.

Therefore it follows that understanding the most exalted position of our spiritual master means understanding the position of those who serve His Divine Grace with every breath, even their last one. For me, this is the parting message of our beloved and rare Godsister, Shrimati Amhekala devi dasi, beloved daughter of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

(Text PAMHO:19535378) --------------------------------------

------- End of Forwarded Message ------

Radha Mohan das
Bhaktivedanta Manor Communications
07818 815 978 (m)
01923 851003 (w)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dear Devotees

Mother Jyesta asked me to set up a blog where devotees can share their messages, memories and photos of Amekhala for the world wide community.

Please email them to and I will post them up for you.



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