Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes are eternally occurring in Vraja, Mathurā, and Dvārakā simultaneously. In this world, Kṛṣṇa appears to leave Vraja and go to Mathurā, but all pastimes occur simultaneously in the spiritual realm. There are millions and millions of material universes and Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes are moving around the universes, like a fire on a stick moves quickly and appears to be a single circle. In one universe right now Kṛṣṇa is born. In another universe His childhood pastimes are occurring. In another universe His teenage pastimes are going on. Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes occurred here on Earth 5, 000 years ago, and those pastimes are moving around all the other universes and after one day of Lord Brahma, Kṛṣṇa will appear on Earth again.
We don’t realize these things because we have many internal obstacles. So, we should make a very strong vow to try to give up our entanglement in lust, anger, greed, envy, bewilderment, and pride. We should try very carefully to give them up and with a very strong determination accept only those things which are for our improvement in bhakti.
September 29, 2004 Mathurā