Friday, September 20, 2013

No literary depth here - just an update:
Things are changing fast for Suvarnaprabha. She has asked not to have visitors for a while - she loves to see her friends but it is very tiring. She seems to be doing what the books tell us she will, going more inward. She sometimes sees things - they call it visioning and it's pretty common - and what she sees is quite lovely - beautiful trees on the ceiling, a bridge with her and her friends looking down at her - that kind of thing. She can still talk beautifully but it is hard for her to think and speak about anything that isn't happening right now. It is very important for her to get this blog published, but it's unlikely she will contribute much more herself. Candradasa and Vidyadevi are working on it.
The hospice nurse visited yesterday, and some of you know or guessed this already, but it seems the difficulty speaking and thinking is not the result of taking morphine, but is just the disease progressing, fatigue, and the natural dying process.
She is surrounded by family and, as has been said many times, more love than it's possible to imagine. She knows you all love her and she loves you back.
Between us Kathy, Paulette, Laura and I will try to keep this blog up-to-date.
All the best to you.

PS She has very little appetite too, just a bite or two of food now and then.


  1. Thank you Padmatara, Laura, Paulette and Kathy. "More love than it's possible to imagine" is the loveliest things to hear right now! I trust completely in the care and accompaniment you are living out with her.

    I am imagining myself and all those close to her on that bridge, dwelling in strength and beauty and love, beaming that all around. The Larger-Suvarnaprabha is there too, as the physical parts of her dwindle, steadily radiating the goldenness that is her beautiful quality. It's good for us all to stay in touch and accompany each other. Sending wishes for easefulness.....

  2. Thank you for keeping us updated. Suvarnaprabha remains vibrantly alive for me in my thoughts and meditations. All the best on the next phase of her journey.

  3. Thank you Padmatara for letting us know what is happening with Survarnaprabha. It is a relief to know that her slipping away is filled with so much love. I am happy that her visions are beautiful and friend-filled. Sending love to you & to Suvanna & the others who are all together there now - will keep you all in my heart.

  4. Thank you for letting us know how our friend is doing. She is loved by so many people and it is comforting to know she is surrounded by love and care right now. Sending her and you very much metta.

  5. Thank you so much for the update which leaves me tender and open. Much love to you all xx

  6. Thank you Padmatara for the update on Survarnaprabha. My heart opens reading how much beauty and love is filling the moments when there is so much pain. Sending hugs, kisses and tons of love.

  7. Thank you for posting this picture. It's so eloquent and so Suvarnaprabha. XO

  8. Thinking of you, Suvanna--your hearty laugh and joyful smile--I know you are surrounded by more kindness and love than you can imagine. I'm still sending you more.
    xo Stacey

  9. God bless. I know the next journey will also be full of love and life.

  10. Thank you so much for continuing this blog ... it keeps me connected to a friend whose company I can no longer keep through her words ....
    I am heartened to know that she feels the love ... and there is much more coming from her friends here in the mountains of Akashavana ... with tears xx

  11. "Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground." - Rumi

    May all blessings be yours - with karuna Vimalasara

  12. Dear Suvarnaprabha
    I read this blogpost this morning, just before taking off on a flight from Dublin back to the UK. I meditated as we flew up into the sky and, in my mediatation, joined you in a visioning. It was a delight to sit in the blue skies with you, in your radiant glow and the warm of the sun. It brought back memories of the times we spent together in Spain back in 2009 - how lovely to be back under those amazing blues skies with you once again.
    I send you so much love and metta. May all blessings be yours.
    Pasannamati xxx