Bhāgavat Dharma Samāj Bhāgavat Dharma Samāj

AFTER MILLIONS OF BIRTHS

We’ve had millions of births… and then you took a human birth. Padma Purāṇa explains:

“There are 900,000 species living in the water. There are also 2,000,000 non-moving living entities (sthāvara) such as trees and plants. There are also 1,100,000 species of insects and reptiles, and there are 1,000,000 species of birds. As far as quadrupeds are concerned there are 3,000,000 varieties, and there are 400,000 human species.”

jalajā nava-lakṣāṇi
sthāvarā lakṣa-viṁśati
kṛmayo rudra-saṅkhyakāḥ
pakṣiṇāṁ daśa-lakṣaṇam
triṁśal-lakṣāṇi paśavaḥ
catur-lakṣāṇi mānuṣāḥ

“After passing millions of births in lower species a soul is given a human birth. After passing millions of human births in the different categories a soul is given a Brāhmaṇa’s birth. When the soul passes millions of Brāhmaṇa’s births practicing austerities, it becomes a Vaiṣṇava, and when it passes millions of Vaiṣṇava births that pure soul realizes Me in truth and becomes Mine.”

kitesu koti-janmasu manusatvam
tatrapi koti-janmasu brahmanatvam
tatrapi koti-janmasu vaisnavatvam
tatrapi koti-janmasu matparatvam

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His Divine Grace
Mahāmandaleshwar Mahant
Kṛṣṇa Balarām Swāmī Prabhupāda

Founder Āchārya of Bhāgavat Dharma Samāj
Institute for Pure Devotional Service
www.krsna.org

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After Millions of Births (2021)
Running time: 10 minutes 45 seconds

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