“We want that people should be successful in their life and they get back to Krishna in the end of life. It used to be that people would live until they are old and renounce and take sannyasa, leave their bodies and go back to Godhead. But right now, there is no guarantee how long someone is going to live. I mean, the people in the world tower didn’t know that they are going to leave their body in the next minute or the people in the hijack aircraft. So many things are happening now.
So we don’t know how long we have to live. We have to also practice Krishna consciousness and not leave it.
We have to go on chanting through our brahmacari, grihasta, vanaprastha and all the ashramas at anytime. Not only because we want to be Krishna conscious when we die and go back to Krishna but also so that we also know that this is the greatest happiness and this gives us peace and equilibrium.”HH Jayapataka Swami Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture