“People work so hard to build up a family and keep it united. But even if one successfully keeps the family together for the entire life, and even if there are some selfless friends and relatives who stay in spite of all life’s difficulties, how long can they stay?
Eventually the time factor takes everyone away. Then where do all the friends and relatives go? They have left life and have gone to another new birth in another location.
This is the understanding that has been achieved in this verse, and it has the effect of freeing one from lamenting for one’s departed dear ones, and getting on with developing real loving relationships that will never end. The love and affection in this world is not for the actual person, but only for the superficial bodily covering.
Since Lord Krishna is the eternal Truth, LOVE for Lord Krishna is REAL. We never have to lose that love as in material life. Since the individual soul is eternal and Lord Krishna is eternal, the love between the individual spirit soul and the Supreme Spirit is eternal. It continues life after life and never ends. To achieve love of Godhead is actually the greatest achievement of life.”HH Jayapataka Swami From the book: Vrindavane Bhajan
Verse 2 Purport