Hare Krishna to all!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
We learn from Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita that we should pray to Lord Krishna at the time of our death in order to be elevated to Vaikuntha Loka. The Lord Krishna clearly stated in Bhagavad Gita (B G 8.6) that whatever state of being one remembers at the time of death will decide his/her destination.
yaṁ yaṁ vāpi smaran bhāvaṁ tyajaty ante kalevaram
taṁ tam evaiti kaunteya sadā tad-bhāva-bhāvitaḥ (B G 8.6)
Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body, O son of Kuntī, that state he will attain without fail.
In Srimad Bhagavatam (S.B. 5.3.12) we read the prayer to Lord to bless us so that we can remember Him at the time of death:
atha kathañcit skhalana-kṣut-patana-jṛmbhaṇa-duravasthānādiṣu vivaśānāṁ naḥ smaraṇāya jvara-maraṇa-daśāyām api sakala-kaśmala-nirasanāni tava guṇa-kṛta-nāmadheyāni vacana-gocarāṇi bhavantu. (S.B.5.3.12)
Dear Lord, we may not be able to remember Your name, form and qualities due to stumbling, hunger, falling down, yawning or being in a miserable diseased condition at the time of death when there is a high fever. We therefore pray unto You, O Lord, for You are very affectionate to Your devotees. Please help us remember You and utter Your holy names, attributes and activities, which can dispel all the reactions of our sinful lives.
In Bhagavad Gita Sri Krishna confirmed that whoever quits his/her body remembering Him will attain His nature i.e., will be elevated to Vaikuntha Loka:
anta-kāle ca mām eva smaran muktvā kalevaram
yaḥ prayāti sa mad-bhāvaṁ yāti nāsty atra saṁśayaḥ (B G. 8.5 )
And whoever, at the end of his life, quits his body remembering Me alone at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt.
My question to all is:
How can I ensure that I will be able to remember Krishna at the time of my death?
I would appreciate your valuable input in this regard.
Please accept my pranam.