The theme of this presentation is to say NO to Maya and YES to Krishna. It is very similar to my audio slide presentation called “Atma in Transit”
Maya is not far away, and she knows everything we are attracted to. She has an enchanting energy which is irresistible. But as long as we choose Maya over Krishna we must continue an endless cycle of birth and death in different species of life.
Although many great philosophers and teachers in this world are under the impression that after the body is finished everything is finished, this is not a fact. A dying person who is thinking of his worldly plans will carry them with him to his next life This is done by the means of the subtle body, composed of mind, intelligence, and ego.
Thus, he would get another chance by the grace of the Supreme Lord, the Supersoul, who is always within the heart and will give remembrance to continue the plan making in the next body. “The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone’s heart, O Arjuna, and is directing the wanderings of all living entities, who are seated as on a machine made of the material energy.” (Bg. 18.61) Situated on the vehicle given by material nature and reminded by the Supersoul within the heart, the living entity struggles all over the universe to fulfill these plans or desires.
Choosing Krishna is the best option because we begin to identify with our true self the soul which has an eternal relationship with Lord Krishna through devotion and service. One can derive the best enjoyment by serving the master of the senses, Krishna. Spiritual pleasure is the real pleasure which is everlasting and worthy of seeking. One who can get out of bodily consciousness and be situated in the platform and activity of the soul, is free from the disease of material existence and can experience this spiritual pleasure.
Dhirasanta dasa Goswami