The only process that takes us beyond falldown

by June 15, 2013

It is sometimes found that a person elevated to a very high position

in government service falls down all of a sudden, and no one can check

him. Similarly, after finishing their period of enjoyment, foolish

persons who are very much interested in being elevated to the position of

president in higher planets also fall down to this planet. The

distinction between the elevated position of a devotee and that of an

ordinary person attracted to fruitive activities is that when a devotee

is elevated to the spiritual kingdom he never falls down, whereas an

ordinary person falls, even if he is elevated to the highest planetary

system, Brahmaloka. It is confirmed in Bhagavad-gita (abrahma-bhuvanal

lokah) that even if one is elevated to a higher planet, he has to come

down again. But Krishna confirms in Bhagavad-gita (8.16), mam upetya tu

kaunteya punar janma na vidyate: “Anyone who attains My abode never comes

back to this conditioned life of material existence.”

Srimad Bhagavatam 3.32.21 purport

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