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THE SUPREME DESTINATION OF ALL YOGIS

THE SUPREME DESTINATION OF ALL YOGIS

8.15: The great Mahatmas, yogis in devotion, after achieving Me never come back to this temporary world, so full of miseries, because they attain to the highest perfection.
PURPORT
THE MATERIAL WORLD is full of miseries, specifically birth, death, old age, and disease. It is also temporary. One who goes to the planet of Krishna called Goloka Vrindaban has achieved the highest perfection; and, naturally, he does not wish to come back to this unhappy place. This spiritual planet is described in the Vedic literature: It is inexplicable, beyond our material vision; but it is the highest Goal, the destination for great souls who are known as Mahatmas. They receive the transcendental message from realized devotees, and thus gradually develop devotional service, Krishna consciousness, and become so absorbed in transcendental loving service that they lose all desire for elevation to any material planets; neither do they seek transference to any spiritual planet. They want only Krishna and Krishna's Association-nothing else. That is the highest perfection of life. This verse specifically mentions the personalist devotees of the Supreme Lord, Krishna. These devotees in Krishna consciousness achieve the highest perfection of life; in other words, they are the supreme souls.

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