how thoughts at last moment decide our next life?

hare krishna prabhu...

i want to ask you about that,i saw a video that says our next life will be according to thoughts came to our mind at the last moment of our death.what we practice entire life according to that thoughts will be created at last moment.can you please explain me about this prabhu.if one should get krishnas thoughts what he should this concept of impression is real.please explain thankyou.

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  • Hare Krishna,

    Similar questions were asked by Maharaj Parikshit to Srila Sukdev Goswami. And the answers is whole Srimad bhagavatam.

    Prabhupada says in SB2.1 Purport : Mahārāja Parīkṣit wanted to absorb his mind completely in Kṛṣṇa, and such absorption can be effected simply by hearing about the uncommon activities of Kṛṣṇa. 

    For instance, in the Bhagavad-gītā it is stated that simply by understanding the transcendental nature of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s appearance, disappearance, and activities, one can immediately return home, back to Godhead, and never come back to this miserable condition of material existence. It is very auspicious, therefore, to hear always about Kṛṣṇa. So Mahārāja Parīkṣit requested Śukadeva Gosvāmī to narrate the activities of Kṛṣṇa so that he could engage his mind in Kṛṣṇa. The activities of Kṛṣṇa are nondifferent from Kṛṣṇa Himself. As long as one is engaged in hearing such transcendental activities of Kṛṣṇa, he remains aloof from the conditional life of material existence. The topics of Lord Kṛṣṇa are so auspicious that they purify the speaker, the hearer and the inquirer.

    - Jai shri Krishna !! Jai Bhakt Prahlad ki jai !!



    Bhagavad-gītā As It Is
  • E-Counselor

    Hare Krsna Prabhuji,


    Sorry for the delay in writing.

    It is mentioned in Gita - Ch 8, that our thoughts at the last moment of our life determines where we will go in next life - which body. That is the reason we practice cultivating  thinking of Krsna at every moment of our lives, not knowing which is the last moment of our life. 

    Krsna has mentioned in Chapter 15 of Gita that He is giver of rememberance as well as forgetfulness. Therefore, suppose we are in coma or unwell, or in a situation where we are not able to chant the name of Krsna. Then Krsna promises that He will ensure that we go back to Godhead. There are so many examples of this in ISKCON itself. There are hospice in Vrindavan where people with terminal illness go. The purpose is - devotees will go and chant there, do kirtan around someone who is about to leave his body. This way, the surrounding ensures that the soul remembers Krsna at the time of leaving the body.


    Your servant,

    Radha Rasamayi DD

  • Since our soul and mind is infinite in it's pure state, it is important to always think and devote ourselves to Krishna so the Ocean of our soul and mind becomes an Ocean of Krishna Prema, in that way we will attain Krishna life after life. Hare Krishna.

    • Sevak

      Hare Krsna 

      our soul and mind is infinite in it's pure state

      Could you please provide a scriptural reference for the above statement ?

      Hare Krsna

      • Well, the Supreme Lord's qualities are all infinite, as the Supreme Lord is Absolute. Ultimately all Love is infinite, because Love is Krishna, and Perfect Love is Krishna-Prema. Here is a nice verse about how one can be qualitively one with the Supreme Lord:


        SB 1.13.48


        Therefore, O King, you should look to the Supreme Lord only, who is one without a second and who manifests Himself by different energies and is both within and without.



        The Supreme Lord Personality of Godhead is one without a second, but He manifests Himself by different energies because He is by nature blissful. The living beings are also manifestations of His marginal energy, qualitatively one with the Lord, and there are innumerable living beings both within and without the external and internal energies of the Lord. Since the spiritual world is a manifestation of the Lord's internal energy, the living beings within that internal potency are qualitatively one with the Lord without contamination from the external potency. Although qualitatively one with the Lord, the living being, due to contamination of the material world, is pervertedly manifested, and therefore he experiences so-called happiness and distress in the material world. Such experiences are all ephemeral and do not affect the spirit soul. The perception of such ephemeral happiness and distress is due only to the forgetfulness of his qualities, which are equal to the Lord's. There is, however, a regular current from the Lord Himself, from within and without, by which to rectify the fallen condition of the living being. From within He corrects the desiring living beings as localized Paramātmā, and from without He corrects by His manifestations, the spiritual master and the revealed scriptures. One should look unto the Lord; one should not be disturbed by the so-called manifestations of happiness or distress, but he should try to cooperate with the Lord in His outward activities for correcting the fallen souls. By His order only, one should become a spiritual master and cooperate with the Lord. One should not become a spiritual master for one's personal benefit, for some material gain or as an avenue of business or occupation for earning livelihood. Bona fide spiritual masters who look unto the Supreme Lord to cooperate with Him are actually qualitatively one with the Lord, and the forgetful ones are perverted reflections only. Yudhiṣṭhira Mahārāja is advised by Nārada, therefore, not to be disturbed by the affairs of so-called happiness and distress, but to look only unto the Lord to execute the mission for which the Lord has descended. That was his prime duty.





        You have nothing to worry about for you are a pure devotee in full quality with the Lord, a Spiritual Master, and a Mahatma due to your being a servant of Krishna. All Blessings. Hare Krishna! Om Tat Sat.

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