I never really knew Aindra Prabhu. Never heard much about him, never met him, never read about him. Today, when I logged on to Facebook, I saw everyone’s statuses talking about a great soul’s disappearance. Only recently had I downloaded a whole bunch of albums from http://www.iskconmedia.com. Aindra Prabhu’s recordings were put up there, along with a picture of him. I never knew much about him but I still feel deeply touched. Perhaps because we are all part of God’s family. Aindra Prabhu was found in his room, offering his dandavat pranams to the Lord. How fortunate, isn’t it? For one who thinks of Krishna at the time of death, he surely attains Krishna’s eternal abode. It seems there was a gas leak and he lit a match. I read that he probably tried to open a window but failed, and so he surrendered himself completely to the Lord. Looks like Krishna thought it was time to take him back home. He is now with Krishna, serving him with love and devotion, and in his eternal association. I feel so touched by this. I am shaken. I guess we think that people will live forever. Somehow we think this material body will last forever. That things will never change. It will all be the same, forever.
Our time will come one day. We need to be prepared. Krishna will call us anytime and we need to run into his arms in an instant.
Aindra Prabhu will be remembered for his loving devotion to Krishna, as an example to all of us, the embodiment of devotion to God. He will live in our hearts. He has left the great gift of love for God behind, the great gift of sankirtana.
Thank you, Aindra Prabhu, for showing us how to love God. Thank you for your kirtanas. Thank you for being you.
Try not to feel too sad, everyone. For our souls never die. What to speak of a true Vaisnava 🙂
As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change. – Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 13
For the soul there is never birth nor death. Nor, having once been, does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain. – Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 20
As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, similarly, the soul accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones. – Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 22
As far as the soul is concerned, there is neither birth nor death; that we have discussed in the beginning of Bhagavad-gita. Birth and death apply to one’s embodiment in the material world. – Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 10, Verse 4-5 Purport by Srila Prabhupada
“To the proportion we realize that this material world is dangerous and a miserable place and I must have Krishna’s shelter now, I cannot wait, to that extent sound vibration of Krishna will awaken realization, detachment and Bhakt.“ – Radhanath Swami
Feel this urgency, everyone. Feel this urgency. Our names can be called anytime. And we will have to present ourselves before Krishna. Live your life the way Krishna would like you to live. So that when the time comes to meet Him, you’ll be ready. And you’ll have wonderful gifts for Him. The gifts of love and devotion and surrender. Use the prescribed method to prepare:
Always think of Me and become My devotee. Worship Me and offer your homage unto Me. Thus you will come to Me without fail. I promise you this because you are My very dear friend. – Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 18, Verse 65