Three Potential Destinations In Life Covered In Vedic Teachings

Krishna's Mercy

[Parikshit hearing from Shukadeva]“Shukadeva Gosvami, after citing the example of Maharaja Khatvanga, who prepared himself for the next life within a very short time, encouraged Maharaja Parikshit by saying that since he still had seven days at his disposal, he could easily take advantage of the time to prepare himself for the next life.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 2.1.14 Purport)

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The rational human being, matured into adulthood or close to it, eventually asks themselves questions along these lines:

“What is the point to it all? Why am I here? What is the purpose of living? When I am old and gray, reflecting on the many days past, looking toward the inevitable end of death, which is quickly approaching, what will I want to have accomplished? How will I want to have lived my life?”

Religion is known to be a way of addressing these concerns, but…

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