By A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Editorial studies The writer, Bhaktivedanta ebook belief -- firstname.lastname@example.org, December 31, 1998
Is there lifestyles after demise?
India's most famous Vedic authority offers startling proof of the soul's magnificent trip after loss of life. Srila Prabhupada tells how the soul travels from physique to physique, and the way we will finish the cycle of delivery and demise through achieving Lord Sri Krishna's final home.
An excerpt: ''The easy strategy of chanting the names of Krishna will exhibit what one is, what God is, what the cloth and religious universes are, why we're conditioned, how we will be able to get out of that conditioning -- and every little thing else, step by means of step.''
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In these transcendental names You have invested all Y ou r t ranscendental energies, and there is no hard and fast rule for chanting these holy names. O my Lord! " ( Çikñäñöaka 2 ) Merely by chanting we can have all the advantages of personal association with Kåñëa. Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu, who is not only considered to be a realized soul but an incarnation of Kåñëa Himself, has pointed out that in this age of Kali, although men have no real facilities for self-realization, Kåñëa is so kind that He 34 has given this çabda (sound incarnation) to be utilized as the yuga-dharma, or way of realization of this age.
Those who do not acknowledge Him and attempt to rival Him are placed into the material universe, which is just like a prison house. As in any city there is a prison, and the prison forms a very insignificant part of the whole city, so the material universe is a prison for the conditioned souls. It forms an insignificant part of the spiritual sky, but it is not outside the spiritual sky, just as a prison is not outside of the city. The inhabitants of the Vaikuëöha planets in the spiritual sky are all liberated souls.
One can have any of these five forms of liberation, but of the five the säyujya-mukti, merging with the impersonal aspect, is not accepted by Vaiñëava devotees. A Vaiñëava wishes to worship God as He is and retain his separate individuality to serve Him, whereas the Mäyävädé impersonal philosopher wishes to lose his individuality and merge into the existence of the Supreme. This merging is recommended neither by Çré 31 Kåñëa in Bhagavad-gétä nor by the disciplic succession of Vaiñëava philosophers.
Beyond Birth and Death by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada