Dying is not gloomy

Since the passing of Sridhara Maharaja, it’s relevant to cite Srila Prabhupada’s translation of CC Antya, 11.91-93, which deals with the passing of Haridasa Thakura. It reads: “Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu gave this benediction: ‘Anyone who has seen the festival of Sri Haridasa Thakura’s passing away, anyone who has chanted and danced here, anyone who has offered sand on the body of Haridasa Thakura and anyone who has joined this festival to partake of the prasada will achieve the favor of Krsna very soon. There is such wonderful power in seeing Haridasa Thakura.'”