Srila Prabhupada’s

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Bhaktijana Dasa,

Conversations With Srila Prabhupada.  At a Lecture, “Nobody Wants to Die”, Boston, May 7, 1968

At the Lecture: “Nobody Wants to Die”—Boston, May 7, 1968:

Bhaktijana:

“If you come to the Brahmaloka, do you have to come back to the…”

Prabhupada: “Yes.”

Bhaktijana: “…the earth planet?”

Prabhupada:

“Yes, any planet, earth planet or any planet.  Suppose if I go out of your state—I may go to England or I may go to hell, but I am out.  That’s all.  Your immigration departments wants that I, I must be out.  I may go to hell or England or any other.  (laughs) They want to say, “You are out.” Similarly, the Brahmaloka planet, you’ll see that you are out, either you come to this planet or moon planet or hell planet or heaven planet.  That doesn’t matter.  They won’t allow you to stay there.  But the advantage of Brahmaloka planet is that you get very, very long duration of life and the standard of living, and there are so many things.  Yes.  Similarly, moon planet also, the standard of living and duration of life, you get ten thousand years of life, and there one day equal to your six months.  What you calculate as six months here according to the solar system, in the moon planet that six months equal to their one day.  Similarly, thirty days, one month; twelve months, one year.  Similarly, ten thousand years you get, life there.  But there is death.  Just like the small microbe; it has got life, say, for few minutes, and you have got life, say, for a hundred years.  That does not mean that you are immortal and that the microbe is a mortal.  Both of us.  Similarly, there are, in other planets, the duration of life may be very, very, very long, but that does not mean that they will not die.  The death is there.  Death can be eradicated only when you go to Krishnaloka, or in the spiritual sky. “

Bhagavad-gita 15.6,

“There are two classes of beings, the fallible and the infallible.  In the material world every living entity is fallible, and in the spiritual world every living entity is called infallible.”

These descriptions are there in the Bhagavad-gita, that in the spiritual sky there is no need of sunshine.  Bhasayate sur...  Na yatra bhasayate suryah.  Surya means the sun.  There is no need of sun.  There is no need of moon.  There is no need of electricity.  These descriptions are there. If one, one, anyone goes there, he doesn’t come back again.  So to go to that platform, or that plat…, planet, you don’t require any sputnik or any airplane.  Simply you have to become Krishna conscious.  That’s all.  But unfortunately, we have no taste for this simple thing.  We want to do something wonderful.  Very simple thing.  Krishna does not prescribe anything which is impractical.  Satatam kirtayanto mam yatantas ca drdha-vratah

Bhagavad-gita 9.14,

“Always chanting My glories, endeavoring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship Me with devotion.”

The process is described in the Bhagavad-gita.  Satatam kirtayanto mam: “Always chanting about Me.” This “Me” means…, does not mean Krishna.  I mean to say, Krishna means God; you can chant that also.  But it must be bona fide.  But this is approved, “Krishna.” Therefore if our aim is to make our, I mean to say, if we want to revive our relationship with Krishna, or God, this is the simplest method.  You can do it.”

Bhaktijana:

“Does Jesus Christ reside in the Vaikunthas or Brahmaloka?”

Prabhupada:

“No. Vaikuntha.  He’s person.  Brahmaloka, Brahmaloka is within this material world, and Vaikuntha, in the spiritual world.  Do you follow what I say?  That if you want to know God, you have to approach a person who knows God.  Otherwise there is no possibility.  If you think that ‘ere is a man who knows God,’ then you ask him.  If you don’t think that in this world there is no man who knows God, then you have to remain in ignorance about the knowledge of God.”

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