According to the Gītā, life in the material world is temporary. The four things that we experience here are birth, death, old age and disease. Any happiness we may experience here is impermanent and ultimately leads to more suffering. True happiness in life can only be achieved when one understands his natural position as ātmā and surrenders to Kṛṣṇa. Understand more about the cycle of birth, death, old age and disease in Bhagavad-gītā Chapter 13 – Prakṛti-Puruṣa Viveka Yoga (The Yoga of Differentiation) – Verses 8-12 and the Anuvṛtti
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About the Author: Gaura Gopāla Dāsa
Gaura Gopāla Dāsa Brahmacārī was born in 1987 to Dhīra Lalitā Dāsī and Jagadīśvara Dāsa, both disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda. He first met his guru, Śrīlā B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja in 1993 and took initiation from him in 1995. He joined his guru’s āśrama full time in 2000, serving in various capacities for over 20 years and recently moved to Vṛndāvana where he is serving at the Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram.