“According to the Vedas, there are two ways of passing from this world – one in light and one in darkness. When one passes in light, he does not come back; but when one passes in darkness, he returns.” Bhagavad Gita.Ch.8.Text 26.
Running back and forth between the various goals of life, but ultimately wanting to return to Krishna, the living entity is a duality in itself; lusting for the best of both worlds, yet willing to sacrifice everything for the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Whereas the material nature can only partially satisfy the jiva in its course throughout eternity, only the Supreme Person can completely bring the jiva to its perfection in heavenly splendor; for the Complete is in charge of making the living entities feel complete due to knowing about Him.
Traditionally absorbed in activities meant to pacify the senses of the body for brief moments of time, there is no relief from the threefold miseries since there is no end to the number of illusory material sentiments that betrays the soul by preventing it from fully delving into the love of God. Stubborn enough to not want to listen to the Supersoul or to the injunctions of the scriptures, what is more terrifying than being born again is remaining ignorant of the Supreme.
While under the influence of nescience, which is the visible darkness of the mind, death comes as relief from suffering, but not from the bondage of an ignorant mind. However, if intelligent enough to be conscious of God and how only He liberates the soul from its present miserable condition, then the jiva is in a condition to reverse the fate assigned to him by the three modes of nature.
Aware of God while living and dying, the soul dies everyday to its own nescience by faithfully praying to Bhagavan for the knowledge and grace needed to emerge into the glories of the spiritual world. Born as a sinner into a sinful world where the most disgraced are worshiped to a fault, what is there left to do but to seek for the Absolute who is untouched by all the sins of the cosmic manifestation.
Drawing a fine line between matter and spirit, countless fathers and mothers are producing their own offspring, yet there is no real spiritual birth occurring without the jivas praying to God to show them the path that ends all distress and hankering for that which is unhealthy to the soul’s development within the three worlds.
Sinless when able to appreciate God’s love for His parts and parcels, no one can love another as God does, for He is motiveless in everything that He does and feels in relation to the jivas who have the potential to leave this world in the light of Krishna consciousness. Aiming for the highest potential destination by leaving one’s fate and faith up the Supreme Person, total trust in the Godhead’s plans is the boat leading out of the turbulent waves of ignorant misery. Finding a place to anchor oneself by coming to depend on the Godhead more and more, God has total trust in us even if we end up foolishly doubting His sincerity and reason for being.
Absolute and all-encompassing, His love and faith is similarly extending to all of the living entities whether they accept this grace or not. The mercy of God being for everyone, and everyone being a part of God, it is still nonetheless a rare event for even one soul to admit its own faults in order to see the perfection of the Supreme. With full humility, may all who are conscious of God become even more conscious of His Self; for there is no end to His manifest and unmanifest glories.
Taking one bold move towards the Supreme, the Godhead is that which we have always been looking for, and is the source of our spiritual strength. Strong enough to wrestle ourselves out of and away from maya, darkness is no longer a problem to contend with when Krishna is our only solution.