Dasen leaves his body on 11th August 2011
Prem Dasen left his body on 11th August 2011, at around 9:20pm, in a private room in the intensive care unit of the Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon, India. His body was cremated in Delhi on the 14th August and his ashes were brought back to his home in the Himalayas.
We might remember him from Pune 1 when he was working in Lao Tzu as a bodyguard and later as a plumber. He also lived and worked at the Ranch in Oregon.
Bela, Dasen’s lover, writes today: “During his illness and his final departure I cared for him in our small home in what we called our ‘paradise’, the Kullu Valley. We were surrounded by the mystical and majestic snow-covered Himalayan mountains.
“His body had been suffering from AML (acute myeloid leukemia) for the past 8 months and from transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder for the past 4 years. This means that he was suffering from two types of cancer where AML was the more aggressive. He opted against chemotherapy which would have been – as also his doctors said – a fast, painful and expensive death. He took, however, alternative medicines to alkalise his body and to build up his immune system, but the cancer was like a raging fire. The medicines were effective but not strong enough and had their side effects.
“We both made our best efforts to keep Dasen’s body alive, but it was not in our hands. I had to learn that, in the face of death, I was helpless like a child. If it was his time to go, nothing could stop it.
“Prem Dasen died consciously and without pain. I could see that he was melting with existence through death and his eyes reminded me of Osho’s. Not of this world! The moon was almost full and there was a dynamic stillness, glowing and deep. He entered into a beautiful space and the room filled with an overwhelming showering of bliss, light and love. Osho’s presence. Dasen slipped away from this world, this body… silently… blissfully…
“And just shortly after his pulse had stopped, I noticed that his Buddha face was shining with a smile!”
Dasen farewell! Wow, what a suprise opening Voyages and seeing this familiar face. We are still in the same boat we have always been… on the road to now here. My dear old friend if the love that I feel reaches you let me know. Smile back to you.
Ma Deva Sarovara
Have a good journey Dazen, you crazy guy. I have good memories of the fun we had when we lived together at Sambhodi Essex MA in the early eighties.
Ciao dasen, your being in these last few months became more and more soft. We kept the contact only by internet, only by Reiki – and yet has been enough, has been so much. Thanks for sharing your courage. I really appreciate the way you chose to spend these last few months and finally go … Ciao dasen … ciao
hard like a rock
soft like a flower
in love and wonder
Oh Dasen, how we laughed and laughed and laughed and played and played and played. I love you my friend.
Farewell Dasen! I always felt I knew you from old Tibet. If that is true, just hang out in emptiness for a while, and then come back as a bodhisattva. Love and sarva mangalam,
Oh Bela, you describe Dasen’s departure beautifully- I’m not worried about him at all, “he’s in good hands” as they say! We hope you are managing this huge shift, and send you hugs and love. Dasen is one life’s most colourful characters, with who we’ve shared some terrific moments. Hope to see you on our beach this winter,
Pradeepa & Shunya
I didn’t know about Dasen, my close friend and partner in RaiKI, OSHOKI and in life…. Lost his track after he left his house in Germany, where I was every year, looking after him and his mother. He went to Pune and Australia. That was the last I knew about him, after only a last call from Darhamsala. Farewell, Prem Dasen, my beloved friend….♥
Wishing you a wonderful journey into the light
With Osho at your sight and side
this should not be a plight
but a very easy ride…
Lots of love
Dear Dasen, I was often wondering where you where. Have a wonderful journey. Much love,
Such beautiful moments, covered in mud, laughing with you on the ranch, my friend… you always had a wry, wise smile and zen observation no matter how crazy the chaos… enjoy the zoo from the other side!
Dasen, I will never forget the day you danced on the burning platform at the crematorium on the ranch! You had just installed the gas burning system… a star moment in time.