By Jayapataka swami
The Bhagavatam is very practical. If someone hears it well, then he can understand what life is, what the difference between a dead body and a living body is, and he can start prioritizing his life assignments. We have a living body, but it is going to be dead. So should we waste our whole life in simply decorating and preparing things for the dead body? Is that the goal? Or should we actually provide the living body with proper spiritual food and development so that we can focus on the essence of life and thereby stop coming back to conditioned material life? The Krsna conscious way of life has no room for simply wasting one’s whole life on the material body; it is rather meant for cultivating our own Krsna consciousness and thereby perfecting our life.