Birth and Death - an essential subject

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Birth and death means changing the dress. It is very clearly explained. Vāsāṁsi jīrṇāni yathā vihāya [Bg. 2.22]. Jīrṇāni, old dress, old garment, we throw it away, and take another new dress, new garment. Similarly, vāsāṁsi jīrṇāni yathā vihāya navāni gṛhṇāti. A new, fresh dress. The Bhagavad-gītā says that just like we change one set of garment which is not usable. We throw it away and take another set of garment, similarly, when this body is old enough, it cannot be pulled on, the machine has gone wrong, it cannot work anymore, that is called death.

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Birth and Death category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.


   
 

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