Srila Prabhupada: "I so hope at the time of your death you were remembering Krishna and as such, you have been promoted to the eternal association of Krishna. If not, if you had any tinge of material desire, you have gone to the celestial kingdom to live with the demigods for many thousands of years and enjoy the most opulent life of material existence. From there you can promote yourself to the spiritual world. But even if one fails to promote himself to the spiritual world, at that time he comes down again on the surface of this globe and takes birth in a big family like a yogis' or a brahmanas' or an aristocratic family, where there is again chance of reviving Krishna Consciousness. But as you were hearing Krishna-kirtana, I am sure that you were directly promoted to Krishna-loka. ... Krishna has done a great favour to you, not to continue your diseased body, and has given you a suitable place for your service. Thank you very much." Your ever well-wisher, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Parividha Das - 3 October 2019 · Edited ·
My godsister Uma Devi Dasi recently departed due to blood cancer. She worked as a psycho-therapist. I have never met her, but I wanted to share her answer to a question my godbrother Gaura das asked her:
You asked "... what is your advice to depressed or disgruntled devotees ?..."
as a Prahbupada disciple and psychotherapist . . . to . . . ISKCON devotees . . . or 'ex 'ISKCON devotees . . . devotees of any identification . . . to ISKCON leaders . . . or even to 'ex 'ISKON leaders or children/disciples of all the above . . . or even so . . . to . . . my 'other' clients ( who do not know that they are devotees yet ) even to the ones who . . . did . . . or feel like killing them selves . . .
( . . . even the ones who turned to murder as the means to be killed . . . )
(( of coursed i have my own story . . . lets just say . . . i have first hand insight to/from . . . all sides . . . ))
. . . my realisation is . . .. . .
RESPONSIBILITY ALWAYS LAYS WITH THE INDIVIDUAL .
i was lucky . . . to be able to come to this conclusion . . . if we . . . come/accept . . . to anything . . . ( including therapy . . . or Sree Krishna . . . especially Him )
. . . with the expectation to be freed from this freedom
. . . to self responsibility . . . ( like . . . ' hallelujah . . . i have been touched . . . ' ) we will be . . . inevitable be disappointed . . . . . . even our hero and Krsnas intimate . . . Arjuna . . . even after . . . BG 18.73 . . . . . . ' still ' . . . had to fight . . . the Battle of Kurukṣetra . . . ( and even . . . look at their . . . end later . . . hhmm . . . ) . . . i came to the association of devotees . . . for . . . Knowledge of karma . . . and the process to freedom . . . luckily no one promised me falsely liberation from the responsibility of freedom . . . ( lucky . . . time place and circumstances ) . . . even to Srila Prabhupada's times . . . there was abuse in gurukula Texas . . . and all the tendency of new vrindavan . . . . . . all this was always with us . . . it is IN us . . . and it always was . . . and will be . . . . . . our very personal responsibility of our freedom to love . . .
Oisin O'Halloran - 24 September 2019
To Whom it may concern or Regard and whoever knew my wonderful and beautiful Mama, she passed away in her own bed this morning we don't have any arrangements as of yet but I'll be letting you know in due course of proceedings. Xx
Maauma O'halloran xx ❤❤
My mother Evi O'Halloran will be cremated on Friday in Roselawn crematorium we would like to ask that everyone respects our wishes that we want to keep it private family only but we are meeting afterwards in the Ivanhoe in Carryduff for 6pm friday evening for anyone that would like to come along.
Maauma O'halloran Oisin O'Halloran Johnny Wood Pigeon Marie-Belle Helene O'Halloran Grace O'Halloran Grace Bryson Brant Gryson Nieve Malone
Marie-Belle Helene O'Halloran is with Maauma O'halloran.
24 September ·
Through the rattling and the gurgling that comes before death, she was exclaiming her love to all of us. "wywuvwoo wywuvwoo wywuvwoo". That's all she could muster. She will be cremated in Roselawn Crematorium in Belfast- the date and time should be announced by tomorrow. Thanks everyone who has been there for us, physically and in spirit. It hasn't been an easy time for any of us but I am happy to know she will not have to suffer unnecessarily. Mwah. Love you loads and loads miene liebling, miene schatzi, my mama.
30 September ·
My loyal friend Evi O' Maauma O'halloran died peacefully in Belfast Ireland last week. We've never met but been friends of Facebook since 2010. She's has been as super loyal and supportive a friend on here as you can find and friends of that kind are getting WAY harder to find. Born in Europe somewhere and then moved on to Belfast Ireland and lived in Brighton England when I first friended her and then in recent years she moved into an Ashram in India for a few years until going back to Belfast Ireland. I will truly miss her in so many ways! R.I.P. Evi , I will love and miss you from afar from now on... HARI KRISHNA!
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