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Nectar of the Bhagavad-Gita

Nectar  of the Bhagavad-Gita 

The soul neither gets destroyed nor gets birth. The soul is eternal and full of bliss and knowledge. What is the need for grieving for the living beings when the eternal thing called soul always remains in the universe even if the bodies do not remain due to death? Sensible people grieve neither for the dead nor those who have not died.


The soul is really amazing. It is so small that it cannot be seen with naked eyes or any type of modern equipment. It is present everywhere, it is full of knowledge, primeval, and eternal but still, it can adapt itself in the body of bacteria to the largest mammal-like whale and elephants.


We have to live a life of equilibrium. We have to learn how to remain unaffected by cold, hot, winter, summer, profit and loss, fame and infamy, praise, and disrespect. We have to make a balance in our habits of eating, speaking, thinking, sleeping. Living a life of balance helps a person to move forward to the path of liberation from the miserable world. 

We are part and parcels of God and contains all the qualities of God in us but in minute number.

The best and easy way to attain God Shri Krishna is to worship him as a deity, with full devotional service. We do not enjoy it but to be enjoyed by God. God Shri Krishna is the enjoyed and center of everything in this world.

Offer prepared vegetarian food only to God Shri Krishna first and then partake the remnants of offered food as prasad. When a person prepares food for sense gratification and eats it without first offering the prepared food to God Shri Krishna then he eats sin only and lives in vain.

We have to keep God Shri Krishna in remembrance always to go to the abode of God Shri Krishna which is called "Golok Vrindavan" or spiritual sky which is illuminated by the effulgence of God Shri Krishna and not by any electricity, sun, and moon. Those who reach there after death never returns to this miserable material world. Our thoughts at the last moment of our life decide our next destination either as human, demigod, bird, animal, or any other living beings. Throughout our life, we gave to get ourselves trained to keep God Krishna always in our thoughts to remember him at the last moment of our life and go to the abode of God Shri Krishna and never ever to return again in this miserable and distressful material world. We chant "Hare Krishna" mantra, listen to Bhagavad-Gita and Shrimad Bhagavatam from higher authorities and involve in "Sankirtan" along with taking prasad and reading literature based on teaching and pastimes of God Shri Krishna to enable us to remember him at the very last moment of our life.
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