| "So far Vedic knowledge is concerned, life is not a sport; it is continuation. We learn it, this rudimentary knowledge is given in the beginning of the Bhagavad-gītā, that na jāyate na mriyate vā kadācin (BG 2.20): 'My dear Arjuna, the living entity is never born, neither he dies'. The death and birth is of this body, and your journey is continuously... Just like you change your dress, similarly you change your body; you get another body. Therefore if we follow the instruction of ācāryas, or authorities, then there is life after death. And how to make provision for the next life? Because this life is preparation for the next life. There is a Bengali proverb, it is said, bhajan koro sādhan koro murte jānle haya. The purport is that you may be very proud of your advancement of knowledge, material or spiritual, but everything will be tested at the time of your death"