A Introductory Mix of the Last Six Months of Srila Prabhupada Being Present
He requested Yasomatinandana to be sung. He bathed and cleaned his mouth without difficulty. But by 9:30 a.m. he had not taken, nor wanted to take anything, to eat except caranamrta. He asked for Tamal or Jaya Tirtha and spoke with them about his medicine and diet.
The kirtana was going softly and he said in a stronger voice
“Why not lively?”
And he rocked his head side to side in hearing the words.
He called for Tamal and inquired as to the subjects of the meeting. Tamal explained about Gita Nagari, Varnashrama system.
And Prabhupada said,
“Do it, do it nicely”.
Abhirama brought it to our attention that Srila Prabhupada is letting out more liquid than he is taking in. So, he is becoming dehydrated. Now his pulse is also weak.
He would exclaim, “Hare Krishna!” loudly and give a sigh as he reacted to the pain in his chest.
Srila Prabhupada e said,
“If I am to survive, I must take something. But then there are so many, one after another, problems. Therefore, I have decided to die peacefully”.
He again requested the Cintamani prayers, Yasomatinandana and Hare Krishna. Tamal asked several times if we should consult him in regards to his question,
“Do you want me to survive?”
Each time Srila Prabhupada remained silent. But then later said with transcendental feelings.
“Krishna has given me independence. I am free to choose”
Srila Prabhupada’s chest would have a little rough pain, like a jolt or pinging sensation from time to time.