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If You fall from the Instruction, How You Can Remain Eternal Servitor? - Prabhupada 0892

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If You fall from the Instruction, How You Can Remain Eternal Servitor? Prabhupāda: Mmm. Devotee: Because you're (indistinct) and all the devotees here are your disciples, Śrīla Prabhupāda, eternal disciples, eternal servitors. But what if we have to take birth in the material world in the next life? How will we be able to render direct service unto you? Prabhupāda: Yes. Even if you remain in the material... If you are not completed your spiritual life, still, you will get good birth. Śucīnāṁ śrīmatāṁ gehe yoga-bhraṣṭoḥ sanjāyate (BG 6.41): "One who is failure in completing Kṛṣṇa consciousness, then he is given next chance in a very aristocratic family or very nice, pure brāhmaṇa's family, so that he can again cultivate Kṛṣṇa consciousness next chance." Devotee: Will that mean taking initiation from another guru, or will he remain your eternal servant? Madhudvīṣa: His question was when we take initiation from you, we understand that we become your eternal servitors. Prabhupāda: Yes. Madhudvīṣa: But if we have to come again to another birth... Prabhupāda: But if you remain eternally in the instruction... And if you fall from the instruction, how you can remain eternal? You have to stay on the platform. Then eternally you are safe. If you fall down from the platform, then it is your fault. Just like we are all in the Vaikuṇṭha planet. Now, we wanted to enjoy this material world. We have fallen down, just like Jaya-Vijaya. Now we are trying to go back again. Therefore we say, "Go back to home, back to Godhead." So everything is... There is process. If you follow the process, then you go back. If you fall down, that is our fault. Therefore the life is meant for tapasya, that Ṛṣabhadeva's instruction, that our life should not be wasted like dogs and hogs and pigs. It should be utilized for tapasya, for understanding our position. Tapo putrakā yena śuddhyed sattva (SB 5.5.1). This is the aim of life. We have to purify our existence. At the present moment our existence is impurified. Therefore we are subjected to birth, death, old age and disease. And as soon as we purify ourself, then we are not subjected to these four material laws. Thank you very much. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Devotees: Hare Kṛṣṇa, Jaya!

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Duration: 4 minutes and 12 seconds
Country: Australia
Language: English
Producer: Vanipedia
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Posted by: vanimedia on Dec 3, 2014

Prabhupada speaks during a Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.1-2 Lecture part 6 in Melbourne on May 22, 1975

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