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Question: Why do we need to practice Kṛṣṇa consciousness so seriously that we go back to Godhead in this life only? We could practice it little by little and in the next lifetime we can get devotee parents? Why not this way?

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Jayapatākā Swami: I told the history of Bharata Mahārāja this morning. He took birth as a deer. There is no guarantee what your next life will be. Especially if you think like that, ‘oh let me take it easy, next life I could practice more if I have devotee parents.’ This is the seventh offence of the holy name, to commit sin on the strength of the holy name. Let me do a little sin and a little bhakti and I will get a good birth in the next life. Don’t try to cheat Kṛṣṇa, you cannot out trick Him! Even if you try to follow Kṛṣṇa consciousness sincerely, then next life you will start where you left off in the present life.
19-June-2022 Bengaluru, India