God is joyful, and we are part and parcel of God; we are by nature joyful. But by freaks of nature, because we are prone to be allured by the illusory nature, we have come to this material world; therefore, we are suffering. Enjoyment is our birthright

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"God is joyful, and we are part and parcel of God; we are by nature joyful. But by freaks of nature, because we are prone to be allured by the illusory nature, we have come to this material world; therefore, we are suffering. Otherwise, enjoyment is our birthright"

Lectures

General Lectures

God is joyful, and we are part and parcel of God; we are by nature joyful. But by freaks of nature, because we are prone to be allured by the illusory nature, we have come to this material world; therefore, we are suffering. Otherwise, enjoyment is our birthright.

Prabhupāda: All glories to Gargamuni. Jaya. Bhavānanda? All right. (chuckles) Bhavānanda, Karandhara, Jayānanda—all ānanda. Ānanda-mayo 'bhyāsāt (Vedānta-sūtra 1.1.12). Here is a place where by nature one will be blissful. Ānanda-mayo 'bhyāsāt. This is the Vedanta-sutra. The spirit soul by nature is joyful.

God is joyful, and we are part and parcel of God; we are by nature joyful. But by freaks of nature, because we are prone to be allured by the illusory nature, we have come to this material world; therefore, we are suffering. Otherwise, enjoyment is our birthright. Enjoyment is our birthright.

This is the beginning. What you are practicing here, if you continue to practice this till the time of your death, then immediately you are transferred to the blissful kingdom of God and enjoy there. There is no... Just like in the Vedas it is stated, na tasya kāryaṁ karaṇaṁ ca vidyate (Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣad 6.8). God has nothing to do. Similarly, just like a rich man, he has nothing to do. Similarly, a rich man's son has also nothing to do.

That we have forgotten. Here in this material world you have to struggle hard day and night. Don't you see how people are working hard, going this way and that way in cars? You see? This is not our nature. Our nature... Therefore, here in this material world also, as soon as we get some money, bank balance, we like to have some secluded place, a nice apartment and a nice garden, and enjoy life. That is the nature. All rich men, they go out of the town. Why? This is not... This is unnatural.

This hubble-bubble life is unnatural. Real life is that Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, enjoyment. Kṛṣṇa is young boy. He is not young; He is the oldest. Because He is the Supreme Father, therefore He is the oldest. But He looks always young. Advaitam acyutam anādim ananta-rūpam ādyaṁ purāṇa-puruṣaṁ nava-yauvanaṁ ca (Bs. 5.33), in the Brahma-saṁhitā. He is the original person. Still, whenever you will see Kṛṣṇa: young boy, just like sixteen-years-old boy. That's all. Similarly Rādhārāṇī.

So this is the life. So you can also go and associate with Kṛṣṇa and Rādhā. Just like here they are enjoying in so many capacities—as His servant, as His friend, as His father, mother, or as His lover—any way you like. So continue this Kṛṣṇa conscious life. As you are feeling joyful, if you continue till your death, then immediately after your death you are transferred to the abode of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa and enjoy life for good.