It appears that some time last night Jayapataka Swami suffered a stroke in his sleep. When his servant tried to wake him this morning he couldn't rise and appeared to be calling for help. He couldn't articulate his words.
On 23rd October 2008 early morning, he was found in the bed unconscious around 3.30 a.m. Devotees rushed him to the Hinduja hospital, thinking that Maharaja may had a heart attack. He was admitted in ICU. But later doctors diagnosed that it is brain haemorrhage.
P.P Ashok has reviewed the case thoroughly there is a haemorrhage in
the brain stem and therefore it is a critical situation. The brain stem
contains all our vital centers of function like breathing, consciousness etc.
Therefore a slight increase in Haemorrhage can cause a life and death situation.
It was found at two places in his head there was internal bleeding. Bleeding has stoped. The place is delicate and doctors cannot do any operation. They are trying to treat by medicine. Till now Guru Maharaja is in unconscious state. Devotees saw one time HH moving his hands and leg. Now it looks like he is sleeping peace fully. Before he was breathing heavily with a lot of sound which has stopped now.
Maharaja had a stroke and brain bleeding in 2 places.
One of the areas of bleeding is the root of the brain, a most sensitive
area, a place where surgery cannot take place.
The condition is critical, the surgeon's opinion that Maharaja's chance for survival slim.
It's in Krsna's hands, absolutely. Please pray. SRS. October 23rd, 2008
No surgery can be performed, and there is no medicine that
can be given. The brain stem hemorrhage was very serious, and if the bleeding
had continued there would have been no chance of survival.
Fortunately Maharaja's bleeding has stopped, which is why there is hope of
recovery. But there is no treatment for it: it has to heal on its own. Bhakti
Purusottama Swami on Wed, 2008-11-05
This afternoon the doctors did a Tracheostomy. Tracheostomy is a surgical opening in the trachea (windpipe) that forms a temporary opening to make breathing easier. They have inserted the ventilator tube into this hole instead of sending the tube through the mouth.
Since Jayapataka Maharaja is unable to breathe by himself they
cannot remove the ventilator. They cannot keep the tubes through the mouth
for a long time and it can catch infection. Guru Maharaja also feels uncomfortable
with the tubes. Therefore the panel of doctors decided to go for tracheostomy.
Compared to yesterday the consciousness level is down today. There could be different factors. They will wait and see tomorrow. Apart from this the other parameters are stable. (30-Oct-08, 8:30 p.m. Ratnavali dd)
Sivarama Swami, Radhanatha Swami, Gopala Krsna Goswami and Bhakti-vijnana Swami, Bhakti-caru Swami and Bir Krsna Goswami are with him in the hospital and the most recent report from Sivarama Swami is not good news.
Different devotees have been asking us how they can help Guru
Maharaja at this critical moment. One very important service that is required
now is to donate for the hospital and medical expenses.
Separate bank accounts have been created for this purpose. We will let you now in one or two days. (Mumbai) , 20-12-2008 morning)
It is our good fortune to inform the devotees and ISKCON FAMILY
members that today morning at 7 am HH Jayapataka swami Gurumaharaja left
the Hinduja hospital after he was admitted like 60 days ago, Gurumaharaja
is going to continue with his healing in the Bhaktivedanta Hospital
What is a brain-haemorrhage of the brain steam similar to the one Maharaj had?
Answer - The term used for conditions in which an area of the brain is transiently or permanently affected by ischemia (lack of blood supply) or bleeding is cerebrovascular disease (CVD). One or more of the blood vessels in the brain may be involved in the pathological process.
Intracranial haemorrhage is the pathological accumulation of blood within the cranial cavity and this may occur within the brain parenchyma (intracerebral haemorrhage) or the surrounding meningeal spaces. Haemorrhage within the meninges or the associated potential spaces are called epidural haematoma, subdural haematoma, and subarachnoid haemorrhage.
Intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) may extend into the ventricles and is then called intraventricular haemorrhage. ICH results from a wide variety of disorders and is more likely to result in death or major disability than other forms of bleed as the haemorrhage itself and the accompanying swelling may disrupt or compress adjacent brain tissue, leading to neurological dysfunction.
If large parts of the brain are so displaced, there is rise in the intracranial pressure (ICP) which can cause potentially fatal brain stem herniation.
Common causes for this include trauma; ruptured intracranial aneurysms (congenital weakening of blood vessels); arteriovenous malformation (an abnormal collection of blood vessels where arterial blood flows directly into draining veins); vasculitis; tumour; use of anticoagulants; bleeding disorders like haemophilia. The cause may be unknown in nearly 25% cases.
A haemorrhage in the brainstem region may present with coma, posturing, loss of brainstem reflexes, and oculomotor abnormalities. It most commonly involves the pons and generally has a poor prognosis.
The immediate management is largely dependent upon the cause, location, and size of the haemorrhage, as well as the clinical status of the patient. CT angiography or MR angiography permits visualisation of the blood vessels for arterial diseases like arteria-venous malformations, vasculitis, etc.
Medical treatment is given when there are minimal neurological deficits or the bleed is less than 10 cc. Some of the indications for surgery are - haemorrhage more than 3 cm, presence of a structural vascular lesion, lobar haemorrhage, etc.
Maharaj has been off the ventilator for 48 hours now and is doing well. The reports are encouraging. His oral intake of prasadam is increasing gradually. Ratnavali Devi Dasi November 23, 2008
GM (Jayapataka) was hungry. I asked the nurses if we could feed him. They asked me if I received the permission to give our temple food and I said yes. HG Nitai Prasad, the General Manager of Sridham Mayapur was with us. We explained to him how to feed Guru Maharaja and he fed Guru Maharaja nicely. GM took 14 spoons of soup and 3 pieces of dhosas.
The above medical account of Jayapataka Swami was completely taken off the public internet.
After Jayapataka recovered from his brain haemorrhage, he wasted no time to go to the Bangalore Shubharam Kalyana Temple to create disturbance for the ISKCON-Bangalore Temple.
Iskcon-Mumbai writes about Jayapatakas visit to the Bangalore Shubharam Kalyana Mantap the following: "Most of the devotees here in Bangalore, were seeing him for the first time after the health set back he suffered in October 2008. He had spent more than a month at Bangalore deposing in the court, just prior to the hemorrhage he suffered in October 2008.
Comment: It seems that Iskcon-Mumbai is implying that Jayapatkas brain hemorrhage is related to his prior court case against ISKCON-Bangalore. So why Jayapataka is again appealing the court case, which he lost already. Doesn't he understand Krishnas warning?
picture (right) shows Jaya Pataka Swami cross-examination at Appellant Court
in Bangalore, India.
Jayapataka is claiming that Bangalore Temple and Akshaya Patra belongs to him and other ISKCON Gurus/GBC gundas » more here «
Is Jayapataka Swami going to die?
Sure, sooner or later, that is the law of material nature. But we think that he might die sooner than later because of all of his offences to the devotees of the Bangalore temple.
It is said, that life span will decrease by commiting offences to Krishnas devotees.
Jayapataka Swami with Bhakti Vikasa Swami
Bhakti Vikasa Swami's Disciple is like him
Oath of Allegiance to Jayapotatoe Swami
Swami's disciples "Oath
"I hereby solemnly make the following vows: I accept Srila Jayapataka Swami to be my initiating (diksa) and instructing (siksa) spiritual master (Guru) forever, even life after life".
All Glories to Iskcon Bangalore. All Glories to Madhu Pandit. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.
the back cover of the latest Back To Prabhupad magazine, (Issue 22, Winter
2008/9), Krishna Kant prints the vow taken by all Jayapataka disciples: "I
hereby solemnly make the following vows: I accept Srila Jayapataka Swami to
be my initiating (diksa) and instructing (siksa) spiritual master (Guru) forever,
even life after life". ('Initiation Acceptance Oath",
HH Jayapataka Swami).
(based on where he is 'going', after Yamaraja sends him on his way, do you really think even his most fanatic cheerleaders, after a short view of him in hell, will ever run into him again, throughout eternity? what are the odds?). Jayadvaita& Hridayananda, ("Acharyadeva"), are 'featured'."
Comment: WOW -- this is really good news. In our NEXT lives we will not see these folks again, because they all will follow Jayapotatoe into Hell. Great news indeed.
If you make a pact with the devil, he will ask to give your life to him. Jayapataka is worst than the devil, because he demands life after life, which not even the devil is asking. Is this black magic or what?
are well aware of present ISKCON's process to capitalize on a policy of letting
people who are hard up and want to join to take shelter at Krishna's Lotusfeet
- let them sign sign a contract. It is immoral in that sense, that it contravenes
the human rights making contracts with the distressed - this is not Prabhupada's
program how to make people join Lord Caitanya's Sankirtan Movement and become
real Vaishnavas. Poor people who are whipsawed by kali-yuga governments to
let them sign a contract when joining Prabhupada's movement, it is even against
When getting initiated by an ISKCON guru, again, let them sign a contract.
So, what happens, only people sign such a contract who consider that they can somehow materially exploit the situation. Those who are actually devotees will not consider this as a genuine spiritual movement. Remember when Prabhupada made people to chant Hare Krishna, now, what would have happened when saying, I have written a contract, in case you consider to join, could you please sign this contract?