By A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
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Is there existence after loss of life?
India's most famed Vedic authority provides startling facts of the soul's outstanding trip after loss of life. Srila Prabhupada tells how the soul travels from physique to physique, and the way we will be able to finish the cycle of beginning and dying through achieving Lord Sri Krishna's final homestead.
An excerpt: ''The uncomplicated technique of chanting the names of Krishna will show what one is, what God is, what the fabric and non secular universes are, why we're conditioned, how we will get out of that conditioning -- and every little thing else, step through step.''
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8. 25-26) This is all by chance. We do not know when we are going to die, and we may die accidentally at any time. But for one who is a bhakti-yogé, who is established in Kåñëa consciousness, there is no question of chance. He is always sure. naite såté pärtha jänan yogé muhyati kaçcana tasmät sarveñu käleñu yoga-yukto bhavärjuna "The devotees who know these two paths, O A rj una, are never bewildered. Therefore, be always fixed in devotion. " ( Bg. 8. 27 ) It has already been ascertained that at the time of death, if one can think of Kåñëa, he is immediately transferred to the abode of Kåñëa.
O f this there is no doubt. " ( Bg . 8) Such meditation on Kåñëa may seem very difficult, but it is not. If one practices Kåñëa consciousness by chanting the mahä-mantra, Hare Kåñëa, Hare Kåñëa, Kåñëa Kåñëa, Hare Hare/ Hare Räma, Hare Räma, Räma Räma, Hare Hare, he will be quickly helped. Kåñëa and His name are nondifferent, and Kåñëa and His transcendental abode are also nondifferent. By sound vibration we can have Kåñëa associate with us. If, for instance, we chant Hare Kåñëa on the street, we will see that Kåñëa is going with us, just as when we look up and see the moon overhead, we perceive that it is also going with us.
If one dies when the sun is situated in the northern hemisphere, he attains liberation. dhümo rätris tathä kåñëaù ñaë-mäsä dakñiëäyanam tatra cändramasaà jyotir yogé präpya nivartate çukla-kåñëe gaté hy ete jagataù çäçvate mate ekayä yäty anävåttim anyayävartate punaù "The mystic who passes away fr om this world during the smoke, the night, the moonless for tnight, or in the six months when the sun passes to the south, or who reaches the moon planet, again comes back. According to the Vedas, there are two ways of passing fr om this world—one in light and one in darkness.
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