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Why do we do stuff?

by purujit dasa

 

 

 

 

When Brahmā's day is manifest, this multitude of living entities comes into being, and at the arrival of Brahmā's night they are all annihilated. Again and again the day comes, and this host of beings is active; and again the night falls, O Pārtha, and the

 

y are helplessly dissolved.

 

Bg 8.18-19

 

why do we do things? from the Bhagavad-gita as spoken by Lord Sri Krsna and as genuinely presented by the greatest authority on ancient Vedic culture today His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada we get to know that ultimately everything within this universe is annihilated and merged back into the body of the Lord. Those living entities who find themselves not spiritually perfect are also merged back in His body, but they do not loose their individuality. as they desired in the last creation, thus they will be given an opportunity to act in the next one. we are eternal, but on account of foolishness we are engaged in manufacturing big houses, big industries, big careerers, big bank accounts and all kinds of stuff like that not realizing that all these forms are actually illusory. As they are all manifested from the inferior energy of Krsna, they do have existence, but our attempt to enjoy them is false due to their being temporary. compared to our eternal constitutional position, it is as though they did not exist at all. daily we interact with these temporary things and temporary forms and call them mum, dad, sister, boss, lover etc not realizing that in the context of reality, these temporary forms are just like a dream. A dreamer sometimes becomes disturbed when he's chased by a tiger in a dream, but when he wakes up he laughs: what a fool i am crying like mad at the dead of night. it was just a dream! similarly when a living entity awakens to his real consciousness, or Krsna consciousness, all his former life and relationships appear like a bad dream. we have nothing to do with the state we live in, with the society we live in, with the family we live with, our true position is in the sanatana dhama, the eternal abode of blissful knowledge, which is predominated by the Supreme Lord Govinda, with Whom we have an eternal relationship, which is not selfish. By discussing this most important topic of human life over and over with the same family, society, friends etc, however we can come out of the absorption in the bodily concept of man, woman, ugly, beautiful, American, Russian and turn this planet into a transcendental kingdom of Krsna conscious equality instead of trying to negate its purpose in the complete plan of Krsna. That equality is achieved, when we understand that not just me and my limited sectarian group of whatever, but all living entities are part and parcel of Krsna and when we develop true unconditional love for Krsna, then naturally we will love all Krsna's parts and parcels automatically. Any attempt to achieve universal brotherhood without a perfect understanding of that Supreme Personality is useless and people who profess it are hankering after false adoration from similarly foolish crowds of motivated ass-like fools. It is absolutely necessary to develop this awareness of spiritual kingdom of eternality now because the human form of life does not have any other purpose. Animal like sense gratificatory pursuits are simply prolonging our journey in the hellish entanglement of repeated birth, deaths, old age and diseases. Although spiritual in essence, due to our long term association with the material modes of nature, we have become accustomed to experience reality in the temporary bodily conception, which is foreign to the eternal soul. On account of this, we experience immense pain when our eternal being is subjected to different facets of temporary phenomenon. This pain can be immediately mitigated by hearing from the self-realized soul Srila Prabhupada, who is an authorized representative of the eternal Vedic culture and chanting the prescribed sound vibration for liberation in this age Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Through this simple process, we can not only free ourselves from the misery, which will soon meet us in the form of death, but ultimately revive our true life of eternality in the eternal dimension, in the planet of Krsna.

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