Srīpāda Suddhādvaitī Mahārāja: You say that if someone
is a brahmacārī and wants to marry, it may be that he will
not take a human form in his next birth. But in the
Bhagavad-gītā it says that even if one makes a little
progress on this path, he is guaranteed not to go down.

nehābhikrama-nāso ’sti
pratyavāyo na vidyate
sv-alpam apy asya dharmasya
trāyate mahato bhayāt

(Bhagavad-gītā 2.40)

[Endeavours on the path of bhakti-yoga are neither
fruitless, nor is there any flaw. Even a little practice
frees one from the great danger of transmigrating
endlessly within the cycle of repeated birth and death
in this material world.]

How do we reconcile this?
Śrīla Bhaktivedanta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja: It has been written in
Srīmad-Bhāgavatam that he will lose the chance of the human
form of life in his next birth. So be careful.
It is stated in Srīmad-Bhāgavatam:

labdhvā su-durlabham idaṁ bahu-sambhavānte
mānuṣyam artha-dam anityam apīha dhīraḥ
tūrṇaṁ yateta na pated anu-mṛtyu yāvan
niḥsreyasāya viṣayaḥ khalu sarvataḥ syāt

(Srīmad-Bhāgavatam 11.9.29)

[This human birth is very rare, because it is only attained
after many lifetimes. Although temporary, it can give the
highest benefit and be a springboard leading to spiritual
perfection. After all, sense gratification is available
even in the most abominable species, whereas spiritual
perfection is possible only for a human being. Therefore,
before death comes, an intelligent person should
immediately, without wasting a single moment, begin
to endeavour with one-pointed dedication to achieve the
ultimate good fortune. And what is this ultimate good
fortune? The cultivation of kṛṣṇa-bhakti.]

Vrajanātha dāsa: In the history of Bharata Mahārāja,
Bharata became a deer in his next life.
Śrīla Bhaktivedanta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja: Oh, yes.
Srīpāda Mādhava Mahārāja: Regarding the Bhagavad-gītā
verse, this refers to one who has no connection with Vaiṣṇavas
and somehow or other gets that connection. If such a newcomer
dies, in his next birth he comes again in this bhakti line.
On the other hand, for one who knowingly misuses his chance,
he gets a very negative result.


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