H. H. Niranjana Swami
ISKCON Founder—Acarya His Divine GraceA.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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Niranjana Swami
Lectures from a Disciple, Vol. 2, "The Greatest Gift"

Srila Prabhupada is a sat-guru; he is fully on the liberated platform. And he is conscious of all his disciples and followers. It is the disciple's duty to also be fully conscious of his or her spiritual master. Those disciples who meditate on Srila Prabhupada's desires and follow his instruction, as he gave them when he was present, can be empowered to continue planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting the seeds of bhakti that he planted.

Srila Prabhupada
Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 2.8-12, Los Angeles, November 27, 1968

Krsna says, that "This body, either dead or alive, has nothing to be lamented." Dead body, suppose when the body is dead, it has no value. What is the use of lamenting? You can lament for many thousands of years, it will not come to life. So there is no cause of lamenting on dead body. And so far spirit soul is concerned, that is eternal. Even it appears to be dead, or with the death of this body, he does not die. So why one should be overwhelmed, "Oh, my father is dead, my such and such relative is dead," and crying? He's not dead. This knowledge one must have. Then he'll be cheerful in all cases and he'll be interested simply in Krsna consciousness. There is nothing to be lamented for the body, either alive or dead. That is being instructed by Krsna in this chapter.