kali kali jani karu govinda radhe
jane kaal kali ane hi na de
For your spiritual well-being never delay practicing devotion; do it immediately. If you are going to do something bad, think about doing it later. This will save you from performing a wrong action.
The Rig Veda says that this is very deep philosophy. Don’t say or think, “I’ll practice devotion tomorrow.” Don’t trust for even a second that you will live to see tomorrow. The most dangerous quality this human form possesses is that in spite of being so great that even the celestial gods long to receive it, you will not be told when it will be taken away from you. It doesn’t matter if you are a sage, a yogi or a God-realised Saint. There is one rule that applies to everyone.
Look at the example of Jagadguru Shankaracharya. He left this world at the age of thirty-two. Gauranga Mahaprabhu left at the age of forty-eight. Shri Krishna left this world at the age of 125; Lord Rama stayed for 11,000 years. This law applies to everyone. No matter if one is a God-realised Saint or a soul under the control of maya, if his time has time, he must go. When a Saint who is beyond maya wills it, he will go, and souls under maya will be taken away. But they will all go regardless.
For this reason, do not procrastinate.
An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
16 April 2010
© Radha Govinda Samiti
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