Rather, the Lord has some other task for them, or the present period of their pastime has reached a climax and the Lord has desired to call them back; therefore, for the Lord’s own purpose and His own sweet will, He winds up the visible activities of a devotee in this world.
That is not a source of misery. Actually that is a source of rejoicing because that is another example of the perfection of devotional service, that by performing devotional service, at the end of life, one again regains his eternal position in the association with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krishna.
HH JAYAPATAKA SWAMI
Tuesday, December 15, 1981