"The material world is but a shadow of reality. In the shadow there is no reality or substantiality, but from the shadow we can understand that there is substance and reality." - Bhagavad-gita As It Is - Macmillan 1972 Edition
We have all died a trillion times before, and we will die a trillion times more if we do not awaken ourselves spiritually. Today your a human being, but in you next life you may be a rat, or a dog, or a worm, or a tree that has to stand for thousands of years. Human life is an opportunity to awaken our spiritual consciousness, otherwise we are no better than the hogs and dogs, because ultimately that will be our destination in our next life if we misuse this human form of life to live like animals without serving God, then we will be placed in a body in our next life that suites our level of coinciousness at the end of this present life... the mind carrys us to our next body. If our mind and heart are purified by awaking our pure spiritual consciousness then that pure consciousness will carry us back to God, instead of back to a hog or dog body. JIV JAGO (Wake up sleeping souls, how long shall go on sleeping on the lap of the witch, māyā?)
"Gauracandra's (Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhus) mission is to awaken the conditioned soul. Jīv jago jīv jago gauracandra... Kota nidrā yāo māyā-piśācīra kole. How long we shall sleep? We are thinking that "I am sleeping at the lap of my beloved mother." Don't do this. Get up. The Vedic vācana: utthiṣṭhata jagrāta prāpta varān nibodhata. We should be very careful that we have got this body, human form of body, and we should not sleep. Sleeping means ignorance. Māyā andha-kara. Just like at night we sleep because it is darkness. But during daytime we do not sleep, generally. That is the way. So we must come to the light and may not sleep and lose the chance of human form of body."-Srila Prabhupada lecture Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.6.7 -- Vrndavana, November 29, 1976
No God, No Peace. Know God, Know Peace.
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare