Kṛṣṇa is ready to help us in all . . . always, in all perfectional stage, if we are simply sincere. Parā bhakti. Yasya deve parā bhaktiḥ (Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣad 6.38). If you have got transcendental devotional mood, then everything will come. It does not depend on this linguistic, I mean to say, advancement or academically . . . simply we have to develop our transcendental love and devotional service to the Supreme Lord, and then gradually He'll give me direction. He'll give me right direction. Everything will be all right.
So Nārada Muni is advising that, "You do something which will be accepted." Śṛṇvanti gāyanti gṛṇanti sādhavaḥ. "Do something for the saintly person, transcendentalists. What you have done this, literature for the crowlike persons. Do something for the swanlike persons." Na śobhate jñānam alaṁ nirañjanam:
- naiṣkarmyam apy acyuta-bhāva-varjitaṁ
- na śobhate jñānam alaṁ nirañjanam
- kutaḥ punaḥ śaśvad abhadram īśvare
- na cārpitaṁ karma yad apy akāraṇam
- (SB 1.5.12)
So our problem is that we may not make any more cause for our next material birth. That is called akāraṇam. Akāraṇam. Just like I have got this body. The cause is my previous activities, in my past life's activity. Similarly, if I continue my materialistic way of life, then I am causing another material body. This is called kāraṇam. If I have got a doggish mentality, then I am causing myself to get a dog's body. Akāraṇam.
So if we want to stop these causal activities, then, as it is stated, yāvān na prītir mayi vāsudeve. Unless you develop yur love of Godhead, there is no other way to stop this causal . . . cause and effect. The cause is this and the effect is this. Cause and effect. The whole material world is going on, cause and effect.
People do not consider that why there are so many, 8,400,000 species of life. There must be something. Some of them foolishly think that once one gets this human form of life, he does not glide down. Is it not? He remains in the human form of life. No. There are many instances. Just like Bharata Mahārāja, he got the body of a deer. There are so many instances.
So it is not a permanent settlement that once you have got this human form of body we cannot glide down. We can glide down. Bhagavad-gītā says, yaṁ yaṁ vāpi smaran loke tyajaty ante kalevaram (BG 8.6).
At the time of death the mental position will give you another body of the same type as you are mentally absorbed at that time. So therefore we have to prepare, we have to prepare ourself, so that at the time of death we may . . . ante nārāyaṇa-smṛtiḥ (SB 2.1.6). At the time of death we can once think of Kṛṣṇa. Then our life is successful. It is said in Bengali that bhajana kara sādhana kara matijanle haya. What is that? That whatever spiritual advancement you are doing, that's all right. The test will be at the time of your death. Examination. That is the point of examination: what is the mental state at that time. Difficult job.