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By A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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Is there existence after demise?

India's most famed Vedic authority offers startling facts of the soul's amazing trip after demise. Srila Prabhupada tells how the soul travels from physique to physique, and the way we will be able to finish the cycle of start and loss of life through achieving Lord Sri Krishna's final home.

An excerpt: ''The uncomplicated means of chanting the names of Krishna will show what one is, what God is, what the cloth and religious universes are, why we're conditioned, how we will be able to get out of that conditioning -- and every thing else, step by means of step.''

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The inhabitants of these planets, like the Supreme Lord, also manifest two and four arms, and it is said that one cannot distinguish between them and the Supreme Person. In the spiritual world there are five kinds of liberation. Säyujya-mukti is a form of liberation in which one merges into the impersonal existence of the Supreme Lord, called Brahman. Another form of liberation is särüpya-mukti, by which one receives features exactly like God's. Another is sälokya-mukti, by which one can live in the same planet with God.

In liberation one either attains the spiritual planets or merges into the existence of the Supreme—in either case, there is no question of rebirth into the material world. But Caitanya Mahäprabhu doesn't care whether He is liberated or not: His only concern is to be engaged in Kåñëa consciousness, to serve the Supreme Lord. The devotee doesn't care where he is, nor does he care whether he is born in the animal society, human society, demigod society, or whatever—he only prays to God that he not forget Him and that he always be able to engage in His transcendental service.

In Çrémad-Bhägavatam we are informed that their bodily features are exactly like God's. On some of these planets God is manifested with two arms, and on others He has four. The inhabitants of these planets, like the Supreme Lord, also manifest two and four arms, and it is said that one cannot distinguish between them and the Supreme Person. In the spiritual world there are five kinds of liberation. Säyujya-mukti is a form of liberation in which one merges into the impersonal existence of the Supreme Lord, called Brahman.

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