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Try to Understand 'What kind of body am I going to get next?' - Prabhupada 0972

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Try to Understand 'What kind of body am I going to get next?' So, so long one shall remain in the bodily concept of life, his illusion will increase. It will never decrease. Therefore the first instruction of Kṛṣṇa to Arjuna... Because if Arjuna would not have been in that position of illusion, that "I am this body, and the other side, my brother, my grandfather, my nephews, they're all my relations. How can I kill?" This is the illusion. Therefore to dissipate this illusion, darkness, Kṛṣṇa begins the first lesson that "You are not this body." Dehino 'smin yathā dehe kaumāraṁ yauvanaṁ jarā tathā dehāntara-prāptih (BG 2.13). You'll have to change this body as you have already changed. You have already changed. You were a baby. You change your body to child. You change your body to boyhood. You change your body to youth hood. You change your body to old man. Now, after change is... As you have already changed so many times, similarly, there will be another change. You'll have to accept another body. Very simply logic. You have already changed. So tathā dehāntara-prāptir dhīras tatra na muhyati (BG 2.13). Because they are in the bodily concept of life, "I am this body. And the body has no change." Body's changing. He's seeing actually in this life. Still he'll not believe that "After changing this body, I'll get another body." It is very logical. Dehino 'smin yathā dehe kaumāraṁ yauvanaṁ jarā tathā dehāntara-prāptih (BG 2.13). Exactly in the same way, as we have changed so many times this body, I'll have to change. Therefore, one who is intelligent, he should try to understand that "What kind of body am I going to get next?" That is intelligence. So that is also explained in the Bhagavad-gītā, what kind of body you can get. Yānti deva-vratā devān pitṟn yānti pitṛ-vratāḥ bhūtāni yānti bhūtejyā yānti mad-yājino 'pi mām (BG 9.25). If you want to go to the higher planetary system where demigods live for hundreds and thousands and millions of years... Just like Brahmā. Brahmā's one day you cannot calculate. So in higher planetary system, you have got thousands and thousands of better facility for sense gratification and duration of life. Everything. Otherwise, why the karmīs, they want to go to the heavenly planet? So yānti deva-vratā devān (BG 9.25). So if you try to go the higher planetary system, you can go. Kṛṣṇa says. There is process. Just like for going to the moon planet, one must be very expert in the karma-kāṇḍa, fruitive activities. By karma-kāṇḍa, you get, by the resultant action of your pious activities, you can be promoted to the moon planet. That is mentioned in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. But you cannot enter moon planet by your, this process: "By force we shall go with this aeroplane and jets and sputniks. Oh..." Suppose if I got a nice motorcar in America. If I want to enter in another country forcibly, is it possible? No. You must get the passport, visa. You must get sanction from the government. Then you can enter. Not that because you have got a very good car, you'll be allowed. So we cannot by force... This is foolish attempt, childish attempt. They cannot go. Therefore nowadays they stopped. They do not speak. They are realizing their failure. In this way, you cannot. So, but there is possibility. You can go if you adopt the real process. You can be promoted. Similarly you can go to the Pitṛlokas. By offering śraddhās and piṇḍa, you can go to the Pitṛloka. Similarly you can remain in this loka. Bhūtejyā. Similarly you can go back to home, back to Godhead.

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Posted by: vanimedia on Dec 25, 2014

Prabhupada speaks during a Bhagavad-gita Lecture part 5 in New York - April, 1973

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