Blessings, by Javier Figuerola or Haripada dasa
In relation to the blessings, Srila Prabhupada always told a very interesting story, once a Spiritual Master walked with his disciples, and in the course of the walk gave different blessings to several people, first they met with a King, and the Master Spiritual told him that I bless you to live, but do not die …. later on they met a butcher, and the Spiritual Master told him that I bless you not to live and not to die …. Then they met with a Pure devotee of God or Krishna and the Spiritual Master told you that you are the same as living and dying, hearing these blessings the disciples did not understand them and told the Spiritual Master to please explain the blessings and the Spiritual Master said That the King lives but does not die means that now that he is King, the opulence that God has given him instead of using it to serve God and His devotees, is using it for his gratification of his For that reason, live, but do not die because when you die you will have to spend a lot of time in hell, then the butcher you do not live or die, it means that this person his life is a hell, always cutting meat, his Hands full of blood, and when I die more hell, and the pure devotee of God or Krishna I said that you are the same as living and that you die, because living you are living with God or Krishna always, and when you die you will continue to live with God or Krishna And His devotees in the spirit world. A great Spiritual Master always said that he wrongly says that the devotees of God or Krishna die, they die to live, and living are always expanding the glories of God or Krishna and His devotees.
Nowadays there is no interest in knowing God and loving Him, people have very few reserves of pious activities from their past lives, from the time they get up until they go to bed they only do sinful activities, so their brain is full of cow droppings, Do not understand the simplest truths of life, there is only gratification of the senses, a demonic principle, the symptom that one has an interest in spiritual life is that he asks spiritual questions, for example what and who am I, why I do not want Suffer and suffer, what and who is God, how can I purify my existence, what awaits me after death, etc., when a person asks himself these questions he is said to be conscious of God, the problem is pride, one thinks I know everything, nobody is above me, I am the maximum, because of his pride that person will never learn from anyone, only the humble person learns from everyone.