Beyond Birth & Death

This morning as I was driving up our lane, I saw a hawk flying past me with a live squirrel in his talons. And I thought, ‘how fragile is this life’. One moment the squirrel was out collecting nuts to store in his home for the winter, and the next moment, he is being carried away to his sure death. I was reminded of the famous quote “Life takes Life”, and of how all of ours lives, hang in the balance.

There is another famous Quote from the Srimad Bhagavatam:

“Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira was asked by Yamarāja, “What is the most wonderful thing in this world? Can you explain?” So Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira answered, “Yes. The most wonderful thing is that at every moment one can see that his friends, his fathers, and his relatives have died, but he is thinking, ‘I shall live forever.’”” (The Science of Self Realization)

This is the great illusion (maya)

So today I am moved to post another chapter from the book “Beyond Birth & Death” by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Chapter One entitled “We Are Not These Bodies”.

Also for a Free PDF download of entire book click the link at bottom of post.

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Songs of the Vaisnava Acaryas (Free Download)

Songs of the Vaisnava Acaryas

Songs of the Vaisnava Acaryas

Hymns and mantras composed for the glorification of the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna

Of all the books in my library, this is perhaps my single most favorite. I have always taken great pleasure in learning and singing these beautiful songs.

We share with you a free PDF download of this very special book. Please click on the following link to view or save to your computer;

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Published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) in 1974

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