June 25, 2009
POP MUSIC LEGEND, DEAD AT 50
Actually, pure happiness cannot be had within this material world. If we wish to enjoy something, we must suffer for something else. On the whole, suffering is the nature of this material world, and whatever enjoyment we are trying to achieve is simply illusion. After all, we have to suffer the miseries of birth, old age, disease and death. We may discover many fine medicines, but it is not possible to stop the sufferings of disease or death.
Srila A.C. BV Swami Prabhupada:
"The Srimad Bhagavatam - Purport in Canto 4 - Chapter 25 - Verse 4"
Sri Krishna also warns us in the Bhagavad-gita:
punar avartino 'rjuna
mam upetya tu kaunteya
punar janma na vidyate
"El Srimad Bhagavatam - Purport in Canto 7 - Chapter 9 - Verse 17"