Hare Krsna

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda


Prabhupada in a jovial moodBhagavad-Gita proposes, that is wonderful thing, if you can stop death. And whole spiritual life means how to stop death.

It is advised in the Bhagavatam, “Don’t accept guru, don’t be father, don’t be mother, if you cannot stop death.” Either you don’t accept, or don’t become. Just like they want a guru (spiritual master) – so don’t accept a guru who cannot stop your death. And from guru’s side, it is advised, “Don’t become guru if you cannot stop the death of your disciple.”

So our Krishna consciousness movement is to stop death, live eternally with Krishna, go back to home, back to Godhead. This is our movement. So our guru gives us this opportunity – no more death.

Tyaktvā… After leaving this body, you don’t accept any more material body. And if you don’t accept material body, then there is no death. As soon as you are spiritual, you remain in spiritual body – there is no death. There is no birth also. Death is concomitant where birth is there. If the death is stopped, then there is no birth. And if there is no birth, there is no disease, there is no old age. This is the process.

So birth, death, old age, disease can be stopped only by Krishna consciousness. So if you don’t like to be Krishna conscious then what is the use of your becoming a disciple, and if the guru, if he cannot stop your death, birth and death, then what is the use of his becoming a guru?

[Room Conversation, New Delhi, November 3, 1973]

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  • Hari Bol Prabhu,

    A wonderful explanation of how to attain liberation while still being in the material world and that too explained in such simple words. Thank you so much for posting it.

    All glories to Srila Prabhupada.


  • very true.hari bol

  • Very Nice. Hari Bolllllllllllllllllll

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