Fear and Death

Hare Krsna!

We can understand that God Almighty is providing Fear and Punishment.  Therefore, there really isn’t need for people to provide fear, terror, or bullying to other human beings or animals.

God Almighty would prefer if all souls were in heaven.  God would prefer that no one suffered.

Why are people and animals suffering?

The suffering is due to karma.  However, it not just about improving our karma.  We need to improve our eternal relationship with God.  Actually, we are reawakening our eternal relationship with God through Hare Krsna Bhakti Yoga.

It is apparently the fact that it is sometimes believed that by putting pain, terror and suffering on other human beings or animals that is improving their karma.  I would assume that those who put fear, terror, pain, and similar punishment on human beings or animals will also have to suffer bad karma for giving trouble to other beings.

A government may have to arrest someone and punish them.  This depends on the circumstances, however, extremes in punishing a criminal should not be necessary.  Torture should not be necessary.  Of course, there is death penalty when it is proven that someone has committed murder.  The death penalty should help the criminal to get better karma for their next birth.  Still there should be due process of law and people should not be taking the law into their own hands.

All conditioned souls are trapped in this material existence which is real only because God Almighty is providing all of material existence as His personal dream.

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 2, Chapter 10
http://www.vedabase.com/en/sb/2/10

The Vaisnava Goal is generally qualifying for entrance into Vaikuntha Dhama where there is no death and all lasting happiness.  Lord Sri Krsna Himself gives pointers on the most ideal ways of qualifying for entrance into Vaikuntha Dhama.

Bhagavad Gita 7.17
http://www.vedabase.com/en/bg/7

Bg 18.68 For one who explains this supreme secret to the devotees, pure devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me.

Bg 18.69 There is no servant in this world more dear to Me than he, nor will there ever be one more dear.


http://www.vedabase.com/en/bg/18


SB 11.29.26 One who liberally disseminates this knowledge among My devotees is the bestower of the Absolute Truth, and to him I give My very own self.

SB 11.29.27 He who loudly recites this supreme knowledge, which is the most lucid and purifying, becomes purified day by day, for he reveals Me to others with the lamp of transcendental knowledge.

SB 11.29.28 Anyone who regularly listens to this knowledge with faith and attention, all the while engaging in My pure devotional service, will never become bound by the reactions of material work.

http://www.vedabase.com/en/sb/11/29

May Lord Sri Krsna Always Bless and Protect you!

Your humble neighborhood Hare Krsna,
Dandavats dasa

Fear of God Almighty
 

(“It is because of My supremacy that the wind blows, out of fear of Me; the sun shines out of fear of Me, and the lord of the clouds, Indra, sends forth showers out of fear of Me. Fire burns out of fear of Me, and death goes about taking its toll out of fear of Me.”) 
 
[ 03. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa)  / Canto 3: The Status Quo / SB 3.25: The Glories of Devotional Service / SB 3.25.42 / TRANSLATION]
 
 
(“Out of fear of the Supreme Personality of Godhead the wind blows, out of fear of Him the sun shines, out of fear of Him the rain pours forth showers, and out of fear of Him the host of heavenly bodies shed their luster.”) 
 
[ 03. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa)  / Canto 3: The Status Quo / SB 3.29: Explanation of Devotional Service by Lord Kapila / SB 3.29.40 / TRANSLATION]
 
 
(“Knowing that one’s duration of life is being similarly cut down by the passing of days and nights, one should be shaken by fear. In this way, giving up all material attachment and desire, one understands the Supreme Lord and achieves perfect peace.”) 
 
[ 03. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa)  / Canto 11: General History / SB 11.20: Pure Devotional Service Surpasses Knowledge and Detachment / SB 11.20.16 / TRANSLATION]
 
 
(“The devotee should offer homage to the Lord with all kinds of hymns and prayers, both from the Purāṇas and from other ancient scriptures, and also from ordinary traditions. Praying, “O Lord, please be merciful to me! “he should fall down flat like a rod to offer his obeisances.”) 
 
(” Placing his head at the feet of the Deity, he should then stand with folded hands before the Lord and pray, “O my Lord, please protect me, who am surrendered unto You. I am most fearful of this ocean of material existence, standing as I am in the mouth of death.””) 


 
[ 03. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa)  / Canto 11: General History / SB 11.27: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Instructions on the Process of Deity Worship / SB 11.27.45 / TRANSLATION]
 
(“Death is not at all pleasing, and since everyone is exactly like a condemned man being led to the place of execution, what possible happiness can people derive from material objects or the gratification they provide?”) 
 
[ 03. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa)  / Canto 11: General History / SB 11.10: The Nature of Fruitive Activity / SB 11.10.20 / TRANSLATION]
 
 

 

हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे || 

हरे राम हरे राम राम राम हरे हरे||

HARE KRSNA, HARE KRSNA, 
KRSNA KRSNA, HARE HARE.

HARE RAMA, HARE RAMA, 
RAMA RAMA, HARE HARE


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