And lastly, we have the supreme scripture which describes the 24 hour daily loving affairs of Radha and Krishna in Vrindavan, called Bhavanasara Sangraha. This book is now available on Amazon for Kindle, for only $3.49
Hare’ Krsna my friends… Please forgive my writing to everyone at once. I am doing so since the subject matter is not individual and personal, but only about my friend and the devotee, Madhava Gosh.
As you may know, after years of kidney dialysis, preceded by a liver transplant and heavy drug treatment, he has refused to continue the grind of dialysis. This process began 7 days ago. He went into a coma yesterday. I am sure that the Maha Mantra is running on somewhere in his larger consciousness. The last two things he said to me were, “I love you brother” and “please always keep chanting. That will make me very happy.” I returned the sentiment and promised him that I would always chant and that was the last we spoke or saw each other. Oddly we were on “FaceTime”…like Skype for those that are unfamiliar with it. When we first met in 1969 there were only black dial telephones that were anchored to the wall.
Gosh was an outspoken and unabashed devotee. It got him in trouble a few times. I remember once at NV, we turned the sound system down and then barricaded ourselves in the sound room, so these young, inexperienced devotees would not drive everyone from the temple with their unnecessarily loud volume. He took me outside once in Bemidji Mn. in about 1976, to chant in the snow…it was -20’ F. We danced and chanted so hard we broke a sweat. My new wife thought we were crazy.
Gosh gave me my first beads, my first Gita and my first just about everything regarding KC. He was a true devotee…a true friend and the most totally real guy I’ve ever met. At this point, he would tell me to knock it off, so I will. I could go on but that is not really necessary at all. His life spoke for itself.