“When they have thus enjoyed heavenly sense pleasure, they return to this mortal planet again. Thus, through the Vedic principles, they achieve only flickering happiness.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 9.21)
Friend1: I found an interesting name for earth.
Friend2: You found it? Where were you looking?
Friend1: Came upon it while reading shastra, the Bhagavad-gita. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been reading it regularly for years, but this time I paid attention to the word-for-word translation on a particular verse.
Friend2: Okay. What is the name?
Friend2: Ah. The planet of death.
Friend1: Or simply, the planet of mortality.
Friend2: Sorry, you’re right. That’s the literal translation.
Friend1: I found it interesting because if you think about it, so many people are trying to invalidate that name.
Friend2: That is the game, no pun intended.
Friend1: To outlive death?
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