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We Should Try Very Fast Before the Next Death Comes - Prabhupada 1013

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We Should Try Very Fast Before the Next Death Comes Rāmeśvara: The devotees at the Press will not feel nice until all your books are published. Prabhupāda: Hmm. That's nice. (laughter) Jayatīrtha: They are working now night shifts also. Prabhupāda: Oh. Rāmeśvara: Twenty-four hours. Jayatīrtha: Twenty-four hours on the composers, so that we can take full advantage of the machines. Prabhupāda: And Hayagrīva prabhu, how many papers you are finishing? You can finish fifty papers at least. Hayagrīva: I am trying. One hour a tape. Rādhā-vallabha: Hayagrīva finished volume six of Madhya-līlā today. Prabhupāda: Huh? Rādhā-vallabha: Hayagrīva finished editing volume six of Madhya-līlā today. Prabhupāda: Oh, volume six, Caitanya-caritāmṛta? Rādhā-vallabha: Yes. Out of nine volumes, Hayagrīva has finished six of Madhya-līlā. Prabhupāda: Altogether there will be nine volumes? Rāmeśvara: Of Madhya-līlā. Jayatīrtha: Madhya-līlā, all nine volumes. Rādhā-vallabha: And four volumes Antya-līlā. Jayatīrtha: Altogether sixteen volumes. Prabhupāda: Where is our Gargamuni? Bhavānanda: He is in the east. Buffalo. Prabhupāda: Preaching? Bhavānanda: Yes. Prabhupāda: So you are with him, Sudāmā? Sudāmā: Yes, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: Everything is going on nice? Sudāmā: Yes. (break) Jayatīrtha: ...told me that the whole Caitanya-caritāmṛta, editing, will be finished by the end of August. Prabhupāda: Hmm? Jayatīrtha: All of the Caitanya-caritāmṛta editing will be finished by the end of August. Prabhupāda: They are coming also, Nitāi...? Jayatīrtha: Nitāi and Jagannātha are going to be coming... Rāmeśvara: In about three days. Jayatīrtha: By the end of July they'll be... So it is going very fast now. Prabhupāda: Very good. Tūrṇaṁ yateta (SB 11.9.29). We should try, very fast, before the next death comes. And death will come. So we shall prepare in such a way that before the next death comes over, we finish our Kṛṣṇa consciousness business and go back to home, back to Godhead. Tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti (BG 4.9). This is perfection. Because if we wait for another birth, maybe we may not get. Even Bhārata Mahārāja, he also slipped. He became a deer. So we should always be vigilant that "We have got this opportunity, human form of life. Let us utilize it to the fullest extent and be fit for going back to home, back to Godhead." That is intelligence. Not that "All right, I shall get again chance next birth." That is not very good policy. Tūrṇam. Tūrṇam means very hastily finish. Tūrṇaṁ yateta anumṛtyuṁ pated yāvat (SB 11.9.29). (sound of men practicing karate in studio opposite has pervaded background of entire room conversation) These people are wasting time, as if they will live forever. (chuckles) What is the use of this kar...? Kara? Jayatīrtha: Karate. Prabhupāda: Karate. It is very popular in Mexico. Jayatīrtha: Everywhere. Prabhupāda: But will that method save from death? When the death will come, will the sound "Go!" (laughter) will save them? This is foolishness. Instead of chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa, they are resounding some sound, thinking that the sound will save him. This is called foolishness, mūḍha. (karate men begin shouting very loudly; devotees laugh) Piśācī pāile jane mati-cchanna haya (Prema-vivarta). And if you ask them that "Why you are sounding so loudly? Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa," they will laugh. (chuckles) Viṣṇujana: Śrīla Prabhupāda, what did Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura mean when he said, "I am going, my work unfinished"? Prabhupāda: Hmm? Viṣṇujana: When Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura stated that he was leaving this planet with his work unfinished? Prabhupāda: Then let us finish. We are descendant of Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura. So he kept unfinished so that we shall get the chance to finish it. That is his mercy. He could have finished immediately. He is Vaiṣṇava; he is all-powerful. But he gave us chance that "You foolish people, you all also work." That is his mercy.

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Posted by: vanimedia on Jan 11, 2015

Prabhupada speaks during a Conversation part 2 in Los Angeles on June 20, 1975

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