We are in a race of time for the life.
Nikhilananda Dasa was born on 14th July, 1957 in Germany.
He received 1st and 2nd initiation in 1973, at the age of fifteen by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
He translated Srila Prabhupada´s books into German for a few years from 1972 until 1978.
He headed a book distribution party from 1975 until 1977.
He joined a traveling festival party in India for 6 months in 1976.
First traveling party in Poland and Finland with H.H. Bhaktibhusana Swami in 1977.
He preached in Arab countries in 1978 and helped publish the Arabic Bhagavad-gita under the guidance of H.G. Tribhuvanatha Prabhu.
He distributed Arabic books for several months in 1978 and 1980 in Lebanon, Syria, Jordania, Egypt.
He started and maintained a store front for preaching in downtown Frankfurt in 1979 for attracting and training new devotees.
He helped construct the Puspa-Samadhi in Mayapur and the Jagannatha temple in Rajpur in 1980.
He joined the traveling preaching party in Bangladesh in 1980 for five months
traveling sankirtan in Finland in November 1980.
He managed the Hamburg temple and congregation from 1985 until 1986.
He organized festivals and PR campaign for saving the Sowjet devotees for two years from 1986 until 1988.
He translated the brahma-samhita into German from 1992 until 1995.
He have done preaching programs and book distribution in Berlin, Germany from 1993 until 1995.
He have done pastoral work, devotee counselor and crisis manager for one year in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1995.
He has been actively dedicated ever since in traveling preaching and book distribution in the countries of Germany, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland.
We became struck by the news of the tumor just after his last visit in Vienna, Austria in the beginning of December.
He is accompanied by his dedicated preaching partner and wife, Vrindadevi dasi who is praying for the mercy of the devotees.
We are under a lot of pressure trying to organize the after treatment which is much more intensive and will be much more expensive than expected. Voluntary donations of any kind will be very welcome at this time and would be much needed because we realized that our present means are not at all sufficient to even start the required after treatment. According to the latest findings of the medical doctors, the remnants of the tumor are still very dangerous and it is a malignant tumor called glioma of the third grade which means high grade. So, latest in one week an intense treatment of six weeks radiation and several month of chemotherapy tablets has to be started to avoid return of the tumor and to avoid seriously risking Prabhu´s life. So far, the money for the treatment is not there. So, any substantial or small donations can make a big difference at this crucial time. The need and urgency for this particular treatment has also been confirmed by an experienced devotee who works as cancer specialist in Scandinavia.