( A devotee of Krishna goes to the supreme eternal abode, Krishnaloka, after leaving this temporary material world.)

"This Krishna consciousness movement is meant for the purpose of understanding God. The spiritual master is the living representative of Krishna who helps externally, and Krishna as Supersoul helps internally. The living entity can take advantage of such guidance and make his life sucessful. We request that everyone read authoritative literatures in order to understand the movement. We have published Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Srimad-Bhagavatam, Krsna and The Nectar of Devotion. We are also publishing our magazine Back to Godhead every month in many languages. Our mission is to save human society from the pitfalls of incarnating again in the cycle of birth and death.

"Everyone should attempt to go to Krishna. We have published an article in our Back to Godhead magazine entitled 'Beyond the Universe.' This article describes a place beyond this universe according to knowledge which is in Bhagavad-gita. Bhagavad-gita is a very popular book, and there are many editions of it in America, and also many from India. Unfortunately, however, many rascals have come to the West to preach Bhagavad-gita. They are designated as rascals because they are bluffers who do not give real information. In our Bhagavad-gita As It Is, however, the spiritual nature is authoritatively described.

"This cosmic manifestation is called nature, but there is another nature, which is superior. The cosmic manifestation is inferior nature, but beyond this nature, which is manifested and unmanifested, there is another nature which is called sanatana, eternal. It is easy to understand that everything manifested here is temporary. The obvious example is our body. If one is thirty years old, thirty years ago his body was not manifested, and in another fifty years it will again be unmanifested. That is a factual law of nature. It is mainfested and again annihilated, just as waves in the sea rise frequently and then recede. The materialist, however, is simply concerned with this mortal life, which can be finished at any moment. Furthermore, as this body will die, so the entire universe, this gigantic material body, will be annihilated, and whether we are fortunate or unforutunate, on this planet or another planet, everything will be finished. What then are we wasting our time trying to go to a planet where everything will be finished? We should try to go to Krishnaloka. This is spiritual science; we must try to understand it, and after understanding it ourselves, we should preach this message to the whole world. Everyone is in darkness. Although people have no knowledge, they are very proud. But it is not advancement of knowledge to go the moon after ten years of effort and take a rock and come back. The sapce travelers are very proud. 'Oh, I have touched it.' But what have they gained? Even if we were able to live there, it would not be for long. It will all be destroyed in the end."

(Easy Journey to other planets, Chapter 2)
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