Category: Of Interest…

Items of interest to the Vaisnava’s C.A.R.E. community and readers.

The Positive Death Movement Comes to Life

The Positive Death Movement Comes to Life

 By John Leland Photographs by Devin Yalkin It was the party of a lifetime, and Shatzi Weisberger wouldn’t have missed it for the world. After all, it was her funeral. Or, as she pronounced it, her FUN-eral. “Come on in,” she said. “There’s lots of food. And a coffin that people are decorating.” And somore>>

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In India, a Quest to Ease the Pain of the Dying

In India, a Quest to Ease the Pain of the Dying

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. TRIVANDRUM, India — It was a neighbor screaming in pain 35 years ago that set Dr. M. R. Rajagopal on the path to his nickname: India’s “father of palliative care.” “He was dying of cancer, with lots of tumors on his face and scalp,” Dr. Rajagopal recalled. “His family askedmore>>

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The King Who Had Four Wives…

The King Who Had Four Wives…

Retold by Subhadra Devi Dasi Once upon a time there was a rich King who had four wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best. He also loved the 3rd wife very much and wasmore>>

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For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears

For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears

 By Gina Kolata Ricky Hurst’s doctors told him last year that there was nothing more they could do. His heart was failing and he should get his affairs in order. The end was coming. His family gathered. He spoke to his pastor and resigned himself to death. “If it was meant to be, it wasmore>>

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Another Body.

Another Body.

By Ananda Vrindavaneswari Devi Dasi My family and I were just visiting my mother, Edith, in Boca Raton, Florida to celebrate her 90th Birthday. As we honored her and celebrated her life, she declared that 90 is too old and that people shouldn’t really live that long. Gaura Vani tried to bless her by saying:more>>

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Well Illustrated: Visions at the End of Life

Well Illustrated: Visions at the End of Life

  “Her Soul’s Visit,” from a series about end-of-life experiences by Lynn Randolph, an artist in residence in the palliative care unit at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.CreditLynn Randolph By Lynn Randolph As an artist in residence on the palliative care floor of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Imore>>

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Vaishnava Compassion and Srila Prabhupada

Vaishnava Compassion and Srila Prabhupada

Vaishnava Compassion and Srila Prabhupada By Giriraj Swami Hearing His Holiness Niranjana Swami’s wonderful talk, I felt we were being elevated to the spiritual world. He quoted from Visnujana Maharaja. Visnujana had a program in which he went by boat along the Ganges River, in Bengal, and chanted the holy names all day, stopping atmore>>

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By His Divine Grace A.C.B. Swami Prabhupada IN THE NAME OF philanthropy … people are feeling compassion for suffering humanity throughout the world,” (SB 5.8.10) Srila Prabhupada writes. But “no one knows where compassion should be applied. Compassion for the dress of a drowning man is senseless. A man fallen in the ocean of nesciencemore>>

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“Compassion” by His Grace Mahatma Das (ACBSP)

“Compassion” by His Grace Mahatma Das (ACBSP)

  Compassion” by His Grace Mahatma Prabhu spoken on May 8, 2018 (FIVE minute video).  Compassion means showing people more kindness, tolerance and affection than they may deserve.) Kindly listen to this short, but inspiring, talk by Mahatma Prabhu. He travels to many countries around the world to preach and spread the glories of Krsna consciousness.more>>

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Thanks to a 4-Year-Old, a Laugh Stronger Than Death

Thanks to a 4-Year-Old, a Laugh Stronger Than Death

BY ELISA BOXER Illustration by Abigail Gray Swartz My 4-year-old son came careening down the nursing home hallway in my grandma’s wheeled walker, and I surrendered all semblance of control. “Wheee!” he shrieked, flying fearlessly past the lady with the lunch cart, who swerved two tiers of shrink-wrapped cargo closer to the wall to avoidmore>>

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