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Time or future, past, present and
future, the real principles of life,
they are the same. It does not
change. Millions of years ago, the
past and present and future as
they were, at the present
moment also, the same past
present and future are there. So
there is no question of modern
age or past age, the nature’s law
is the same. Millions of years ago
the sun was rising early in the
morning, and it is rising early in
the morning at present moment.
There is no change. Millions of
years ago all living entities were
interested in eating, sleeping,
mating and defending; the same
thing is going on. There is no

So Kṛṣṇa spoke all these words
five thousand years ago. Apart
from taking account of millions
of years, because nature’s law is
the same, so even in those days,
five thousand years ago, you’ll
find the demonic people as they
are now. These words about the
demons… There were demons
like Rāvaṇa and Hiraṇyakaśipu,
Kaṁsa. So many demons there
were, historical demons. But their
process of life was the same as
the modern demons. There is no
change. Therefore śāstra means it
is for all the time, not that śāstra
was meant in the past for
something else, and now
something else. That is not the
fact. That is, means, śāstra, that it
does not change. The time, place
and atmosphere, according to
that, everything is the same.

Now, formerly… It is said,
anyāyenārtha-sañcayān, to
secure money by black market,
anyāyena. Nyāya means legal
and anyāya means illegal. So
anyāyenārtha-sañcayān, the
practice was there also at that
time. It may be small scale, but
the same thing is going on at the
present moment which is known
as black market. Black market
means anyāyenārtha-sañcayān,
getting money by unfair means.
That is called anyāyena artha-
sañcayān. Anyāya means illegal;
nyāya means legal. So these
demons who are very much
eager to accumulate money by
black market, they are cintām
aparimeyām, immeasurable
anxiety. Anything you do in the
material world, there will be
cintā, anxiety.

Just like in our, this Kṛṣṇa
consciousness movement, the
movement, all the activities, they
are not material. They’re all
spiritual. But still, because it is
being enacted in the material
world, we have also so much
anxiety because we are in the
material world, although that
anxiety also bhakti. That is
nothing else. That is not material.
When we are anxious how to
protect a property, how to push
on this movement, how people
will take it, what line of action we
shall take, this is also anxiety, but
that anxiety is for Kṛṣṇa.
Therefore it is bhakti. Anxiety…

Even in Vṛndāvana there is
anxiety. Rādhārāṇī is in anxiety
that “Kṛṣṇa is not here. How
Kṛṣṇa will come?” The gopīs are
also in anxiety. Gopīs are so in
anxiety that about them it is said
that when Kṛṣṇa used to go to
the forest for tending the cows,
so gopīs were thinking at home
that “Kṛṣṇa’s feet is so soft that
we hesitate to take his feet on
our breast, but He is now walking
in the forest, and there were so
many stones and pricks, and they
are giving pain to the Kṛṣṇa’s
lotus feet.” And thinking like this,
they fainted. This is gopī. Kṛṣṇa is
out of the village, and they are at
home, and they are thinking of
Kṛṣṇa, and they fainted. This is
also anxiety, so much anxiety
they fainted, but that is for Kṛṣṇa.

Therefore gopīs are exalted.
Ramya kecid upāsanā vraja-
vadhu-varga vīrya kalpita. Śrī
Caitanya Mahāprabhu He
recommends, “There is no better
type of worshiping Kṛṣṇa than it
was planned by the gopīs.” So
there is also anxiety. So anxiety is
spiritual anxiety and material
anxiety. Spiritual anxiety means
you are advancing in spiritual life,
and material anxiety means you
are going downhill. So cintām
aparimeyāṁ ca.

But we are speaking of the
demons, materialistic persons.
Demon means materialistic
person, who are simply busy for
these temporary bodily comforts.
They do not know anything else.
The body is material. Therefore
all these activities for comforts of
the body… That is demon, more
or less. So cintā… the demons,
they are anxiety. Everyone has
anxiety, but their anxiety,
aparimeyām. Just like ordinary
man he has got some anxiety:
“How to maintain my family?
How to get some money to
maintain family?” like that. But
the demons, they are
unmeasurable, unlimited. You’ll
find big, big businessmen. They
have got very, very long project,
“How to do this? How to do this?
How to increase this factory?
How to make it world-
renowned?” and so on, so on, so
on. There is no limit of anxiety.
Cintām aparimeyāṁ ca.
Unlimited means they have no
idea of future life, they do not
believe, mostly, at the present
moment. Formerly they used to
believe, even these asuras.

Kaṁsa was a great asura, but still,
he was thinking of future life.
When he was informed that his
sister’s son, eighth son, will kill
him, so he was trying to kill his
sister. “Because sister is the
source of the nephew coming, so
better finish the sister.” So still he
was thinking, “What people will
say? I shall kill my sister.” So they
were also thinking of future. But
at the present moment the
asuras are so advanced that they
don’t think of future life also.
Don’t think. Therefore
pralayantam. Pralayantam means
annihilation. Sadā tad-bhāva-
bhāvitaḥ [Bg. 8.6]. The result is at
the same time… Because at the
time of death, yaṁ yaṁ bhāvaṁ
smaran loke tyajaty ante
kalevaram. Pralayantam means at
the time of death, when we give
up this body. Upāśritāḥ. Then we
get a similar body next life. That
is, I mean to say, arranged by the
nature’s law. Nature has nothing
to do. It will automatically follow.

Just like you infect some disease,
nature’s law is that you must
suffer from that disease. Nobody
has got to do anything. The law
is so… Nature’s law is like that. If
you take more food than you can
digest… then immediately there
will be dysentery. This is nature’s
law. If you take more than you
can digest, then immediately
there will be indigestion, means
you cannot assimilate so much
food. That is nature’s law. If you
touch fire, either you touch or
your innocent child touch, the
fire will burn it. Fire will not
consider that “Here is a child. Let
me excuse.” No, it will burn. This
is nature’s law. Similarly, the
thoughts which you are
maintaining during your lifetime,
if that thought becomes
prominent—naturally it
becomes—at the time of death,
then you are going to get a
similar body. If you are thinking
like a demon, then you get the
demon’s body next life. And if
you are thinking like a devotee,
then you get your next life back
to home, back to Godhead. This
is nature’s law.

Therefore, if you practice instead
of thinking like the demons, how
to gratify senses… That is the
demonic thought. They are
concerned with this body. If you
think of Kṛṣṇa, how to serve Him,
that is your perfection of life.
Because you’ll think at the time
of death of Kṛṣṇa. Ante nārāyaṇa-
smṛtiḥ. That is the perfection of
life. Ante, at the time of death, if
you remember Kṛṣṇa, then your
life is successful. Tyaktvā dehaṁ
punar janma naiti mām eti
kaunteya [Bg. 4.9]. So we have to
do like that, not like the asuras or
demons. Thinking must be there,
but if you think of this body—
how to keep it very comfortably,
how to enjoy senses, how to have
more money, how to have more
men or women, how to see
naked dance, how to do, how to
this, how to this—then you are
demon. And at the time of death,
naturally we shall think of. Then I
get again demonic life or animal
life or tree life.

There are so many different
forms of life. That is in our
presence. Before us there are so
many examples. If you get a life
of a tree, naked… Tree is naked.
He’s not ashamed to remain
naked. And for ten thousand
years you stand up. Wherefrom
this life comes? It requires
thought. Why the world is not full
of one kind of forms of life? Why
there are different types of life?
Because different desires and
nature’s law. Nature’s law, there
is no excuse, the same thing, that
if a child even touches fire,
nature is not very merciful. It will
burn. Similarly, at the time of
death we have to think very
rightly. That is required. That is
human life. You have to train
yourself in such a way that at the
time of death you think of Kṛṣṇa.

Therefore Kṛṣṇa advises, man-
manā bhava mad-bhakto mad-
yājī māṁ namaskuru [Bg. 18.65],
mām evaiṣyasi asaṁśayam.
Asaṁśayam, without any doubt.
If you want to go back to home,
back to Godhead, which is known
as Kṛṣṇaloka, Vaikuṇṭhaloka…
Vaikuṇṭhaloka means… Kuṇṭha
means this anxiety, and
vaikuṇṭha… Vigata-kuṇṭha.
Vigata means without. There is
no more any anxiety. That is
Vaikuṇṭhaloka, spiritual world.
Material world is kuṇṭha. Kuṇṭha
means anxiety, full of anxiety,
and Vaikuṇṭha means there is no
anxiety. Everything is freedom.
Sac-cid-ānanda. Vaikuṇṭha life
means sac-cid-ānanda. Kṛṣṇa’s
body is sac-cid-ānanda-vigrahaḥ
[Bs. 5.1] Not only Kṛṣṇa’s body,
anyone who lives in the spiritual
world, his body is spiritual body,
and spiritual body means sac, cit,
ānanda. Sat means eternal.
Spiritual body never annihilates.
The material body annihilates.
Every one of us, we have got now
material body. It will annihilate.
But in the spiritual world, when
you have got spiritual body, it
does not annihilate. Eternal.
Eternal life. And cit means
knowledge. So in this material
body we have no knowledge.
Even if we have got…, now
imperfect knowledge, limited
knowledge. But in the spiritual
life you have got full knowledge.
That is spiritual life. And ānanda.

Here is no ānanda. In this
material world… Ānanda means
pleasure, bliss, but here it is not
possible. First of all, you have to
die. You may manufacture some
so-called ānanda, but you’ll die.
Now, suppose we are dancing
here, and if we understand that
immediately death will take
place, then we shall not be able
to enjoy the dancing.
Immediately the anxiety will
come. So here, ānanda, there is
no ānanda. Why there is ānanda?
This body is subjected to so
many miserable condition of life.
We become hungry, we become
thirsty, there is death, there is
fearfulness, there is enemy—so
many things. If you study
analytically that this body is
simply meant for suffering, so
where is ānanda? There is no
ānanda; there is no complete
knowledge; there is no eternity.
Therefore it is called material.
Just the opposite is spiritual life,
just opposite. There is no death.
Eternity. So civilization means
that, the process by which we can
transfer ourself from this
nonpermanent life to permanent
life, life of ignorance to life of
knowledge, life of suffering to life
of enjoyment. That is spiritual life.

So everyone, every human being,
should be intelligent that “This is
my position, so what is the use of
living like a demon? Here is
Kṛṣṇa. He says that ‘You just
become My devotee. You just
think of Me.’ ” Man-manā bhava
mad-bhaktaḥ. “Always think of
Me,” man-manāḥ, and mad-
bhaktaḥ, “My devotee,” mad-yājī,
“worship Me,” māṁ namaskuru,
“offer obeisances unto Me. If you
follow this principle, then,” mām
evaiṣyasi, “you come to Me.” So
why not sacrifice one life for
Kṛṣṇa consciousness? So far the
bodily enjoyment, especially sex
enjoyment, we had in dog’s life,
cat’s life, in beast life. So if by
restricting this kind of sex life,
little organized, if I can get back
to home, back to Godhead and
solve all the problems of life, is it
not the decision of the intelligent

Why should I give me away to
the animal life? Viṣayaḥ khalu
sarvataḥ syāt. Viṣaya means the
four necessities of material life.
That is called viṣaya. Viṣaya, four
nece… What are the four
necessities? That so long we have
got this material body, we have
to eat. We cannot starve. That is
not possible. So similarly, we
have to take rest, sleeping, and
similarly, we have to enjoy or
give satisfaction to our senses,
and similarly, we have to defend.
This is called viṣaya. So śāstra
says that this…, viṣayaḥ khalu
sarvataḥ syāt: “In any form of life
you’ll get full facilities for the
bodily necessities of life, full
facilities.” Just see the birds and
bees. They have no anxiety for
maintaining the body or fulfilling
the necessities of life. Early in the
morning they are not anxious.
They dawn and they chirp and
they fly to somewhere, in any
tree, and the fruit is there. A little
fruit, that is sufficient. And that is
eating. And sleeping? Any tree,
they’ll sit down on the top and
sleep. So eating, sleeping… And
mating? The other sex is born
along with the bird. At least two
eggs are there, one male, one
female. So he has no anxiety for
sex, he has no anxiety for eating,
he has no anxiety for sleeping,
and defense everyone knows. All
birds, beast, knows how to
defend himself. The bird’s on the
ground, eating something, as
soon as it sees some danger,
immediately go up. That is his

So śāstra says, therefore, that
“These four necessities of life,
you’ll get, any form of life. Any
insignificant form or very
important form, it doesn’t matter.
You’ll get all… This is arranged.”
You have no anxiety for that.
Kṛṣṇa has given you. Just like
even if you are put into the jail
life, prison life, for these things
government has arranged
already. In the jail life there is
eating, sleeping, arrangement. So
for these things we should not be
very much anxious. That is
human life. Simply he has to see
intelligently, things, how things
are going on.

There are 8,400,000 forms of life.
Out of that, the human forms in
different status, 400,000. And
eight millions, they are lower
animals—birds, beast, aquatics,
insects, serpents, so many.
They’re eight millions. The
number of… You can see the
number of human being. The
other beings… Just like even a
small ant. From your room
thousands of small ants will come
out. But in that room, as a human
being, you cannot live more than
two, three. That is the nature’s
way. You’ll find so many
sparrows, so many other birds,
beast, even elephants. So they
are getting their food, they are
getting their sleeping
accommodation, they have
facility for sex life and they know
how to defend.

So human life is also meant for
like that, simply for eating,
sleeping, mating and defending?
But the modern civilization has
gone down so low that they are
very much anxious. Therefore it is
said, cintām aparimeyāṁ ca—
“How to arrange for eating? How
to arrange for sleeping? Not only
for me, but for my son, for my
grandson, for my great-
grandson…” Cintām aparimeyām.
Then why you are so much in
anxiety? Who is your son? Who is
your grandson or great-
grandson? We… By chance, we
have come together, and after
death, like football, it will be
shooted to somewhere we do
not know. Who can say, “My
father is there” or “My
grandfather is there”? It is the
example given: just like some
straw. They mix together in the
waves, and again by the waves
they are thrown here and there,
no more assembling. So the
material life is that. Material life…
By chance, we have come in a
family or in a nation or in a
community, but this will be…
After some years, it will be
broken, and everybody will be
thrown in the laws of nature—we
do not know where—according
to his karma. Now I am father, he
is son, but after death my son
may become demigod; I may
become a dog. Then where is my
relationship? Everything is
broken. And here I may keep the
photo of my father, and father
may be rotting somewhere as a

You cannot avoid these laws of
material nature. This is called
māyā. Actually we are busy with
something which is not
permanent, a temporary
arrangement by the laws of
nature. Therefore those who are
too much full of anxiety for all
these things, they are called
demons. Cintām aparimeyāṁ ca.
Your cintām will not act. You may
think for the safety or
satisfaction, but that does not
mean we should neglect our
duty. But as far as possible, we
should be detached. It is not that
because all these are temporary
arrangement, we should be
unfaithful to our family members,
to our children, to our wife. As
duty, we should take care, but we
should not be simply absorbed in
such thoughts. Our other
business is how to become fit for
going back to home, back to

So we should fully utilize
this human form of life in Kṛṣṇa
consciousness, and the process is
always thinking of Kṛṣṇa. Instead
of thinking women and money, if
we… That is much more difficult
also. The māyā is so strong that
as soon as I am sitting in a
solitary place, then I’ll think of
money and women. Therefore we
should live always in assembly
and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa and save
ourself from the danger of
material falldown. Thank you very