What an emotionally and spiritually charged roller coaster parikrama!!!!.
Srila Gurudeva’s lila is indeed very mysterious. Not easy to fathom what is going on. But one thing is for sure, we cannot assume that he is an ordinary person and will succumb to disease like any ordinary persons.
"A Vaishnava is always protected by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, but if he appears to be an invalid, this gives a chance to his disciples to serve him." (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila, 9.11 purport)
Srila Gurudeva has “cured” many persons with ailments. One such example is of this scribe. Many times chest pains plagued me. Once it was so bad that I could hardly breathe. At that time, Srila Gurudeva was to visit me at my home. Somehow I managed to make some preparations. The pain gradually subsided and when Srila Gurudeva was taking his leave he asked me whether I was working on any book project. I said I was not well and had chest pains. With a stroke of his hand he simply said, “I don’t believe!”
After that day, the pains were practically no more. How amazing! From that day I know for sure that whatever nara-lila Srila Gurudeva is performing is only for our own benefit. Hopefully, one day, this insignificant soul will realize this.
Jay Srila Gurudeva!!! Jay Sri Radhe!!!!!