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Beyond Birth & Death

  1. We Are Not These Bodiesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigWe Are Not These Bodies

    " dehī nityam avadhyo ‘yaṁ dehe sarvasya bhārata tasmāt sarvāṇi bhūtāni na tvaṁ śocitum arhasi"

    “O descendant of Bharata, he who dwells in the body is eternal and can never be slain. Therefore you need not grieve for any creature.”
  2. Elevation at Deathplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigElevation at Death

    There are different kinds of transcendentalists who are called yogīs---haṭha-yogīs, jñāna-yogīs, dhyāna-yogīs, and bhakti-yogīs---and all of them are eligible to be transferred to the spiritual world. The word yoga means
  3. Liberation from Material Planetsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLiberation from Material Planets

    The jñānīs and yogīs are generally impersonalists, and although they attain the temporary form of liberation by merging into the impersonal effulgence, the spiritual sky, according to Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam their knowledge is not considered pure. By penances, austerities, and meditations they can rise up to the platform of the Supreme Absolute, but as has been explained, they again fall down to the material world, because they have not taken Kṛṣṇa
  4. The Sky Beyond the Universeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Sky Beyond the Universe

    If even the higher planets in this universe are subject to birth and death, why do great yogīs strive for elevation to them? Although they may have many mystic powers, these yogīs still have the tendency to want to enjoy the facilities of material life. On the higher planets, it is possible to live for incredibly long lifetimes. The time calculation on these planets is indicated by Śrī Kṛṣṇa:
  5. Associating with Kṛṣṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigAssociating with Kṛṣṇa

    If one gets something superior, he naturally gives up all inferior things. We want enjoyment, but impersonalism and voidism have created such an atmosphere that we have become addicted to material enjoyment. There must be enjoyment in connection with the Supreme Person (