There is a older devotee named Madhava Gosh Prabhu who has a blog here. He has had some problems with his aging body and is now recovering in the hospital. If you’ve ever had to spend a bit of time in the hospital as a devotee then you’d know how austere it is being bereft of association and subjected to the atmosphere there.
Here’s an interesting technological application.If you want to send Prabhu a personalised card while he is recovering, please visit the hospital website below. They will print the card you create out in colour and hand-deliver it to him in bed.
Information you will need:
To: Mark Meberg
Hospital: UPMC Presbytarian
Room Number: 777
This is such a nice way to serve Gopala’s devotees and directly give satisfaction to Gopala in a way that surpasses even service to Gopala Himself.
ye me bhakta-janāḥ pārtha
na me bhaktāś ca te janāḥ
mad bhaktānāḿ ca ye bhaktās te
me bhaktatamāḥ matāḥ
“My dear Pārtha, those who say they are My devotees are not My devotees, but those who claim to be devotees of My devotees are actually My devotees.”
– Spoken by Sri Krishna in Adi Purana
maj-janmanaḥ phalam idaḿ madhu-kaiṭabhāre
mat-prārthanīya-mad-anugraha eṣa eva
bhṛtyasya bhṛtya iti māḿ smara loka-nātha
O enemy of Madhu and Kaiṭabha, O Lord of the universe, the perfection of my life and the most cherished mercy You could show me would be for You to consider me the servant of the servant of the servant of the servant of the servant of the servant of Your servant.
– King Kulaśekhara in Mukunda-mālā-stotra 25