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Those who are trying to live for many years, they are being instructed, taravah kim na jivanti (SB 2.3.18). They are also living being. And what is the use of living? First of all, that... For the same purpose, eating, sleeping, mating

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"those who are trying to live for many years, they are being instructed, taravaḥ kiṁ na jīvanti" |"They are also living being. And what is the use of living? First of all, that. . . For the same purpose, eating, sleeping, mating"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1975 Conversations and Morning Walks

Those who are trying to live for many years, they are being instructed, taravah kim na jivanti (SB 2.3.18). They are also living being. And what is the use of living? First of all, that... For the same purpose, eating, sleeping, mating and living for five thousand years, ten thousand years, what is the use?


Rāmeśvara: . . . trees that are so fat that you can drive your car through it. They have made a opening. . .

Prabhupāda: Ācchā?

Rāmeśvara: . . . and you can drive your car through it.

Jayatīrtha: Redwood tree. Those are the trees that are so old, sometimes five thousand years old.

Prabhupāda: Taravaḥ kiṁ na jīvanti (SB 2.3.18). Bhāgavata says that "You are trying to prolong your life. Don't you know that trees live more and more years than yourself?" Taravaḥ kiṁ na jīvanti. So what is the use of such living? A tree standing for five thousand years, what is the use of such living? Therefore those who are trying to live for many years, they are being instructed, taravaḥ kiṁ na jīvanti (SB 2.3.18). They are also living being. And what is the use of living? First of all, that. . . For the same purpose, eating, sleeping, mating and living for five thousand years, ten thousand years, what is the use? Taravaḥ kiṁ na jīvanti, bhastrāḥ kiṁ na śvasanty uta. (japa) (break) This park is very nice. (break) . . . śunīcena. We are all trampling; there is no protest. (break) Our man?

Devotees: (laughing) No, yoga.

Prabhupāda: Yoga.

Jayatīrtha: He's trying to become immortal.

Prabhupāda: Yoga.

Jayatīrtha: He's trying to become immortal.

Prabhupāda: Huh?

Jayatīrtha: He wants to be immortal.

Prabhupāda: No, this keeps healthy.