So Lord Caitanya says: "Just like the time calculation of the sun is always present in the orbit of this earthly planet, similarly, in the orbit of kṛṣṇa-līlā, everything is happening in some universe." That is called nitya-līlā, eternal. Because it is happening eternally and continually, in either of innumerable planets, which we cannot calculate, therefore His pastime, appearance and disappearance are all eternal.
We are not worshiper of a dead thing. Just like if a foolish person say at night, "Oh, the sun is finished." How? "I cannot see. Because I don't see in the sky sun, it is finished," similarly, the foolish person thinks, "Oh, Kṛṣṇa is . . . I cannot see, therefore He's finished." This is foolish calculation.
Now, from the description of Caitanya Mahāprabhu we can understand that Kṛṣṇa is not dead and gone. He's present always and every time, everywhere. And if we are sincerely in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, that Kṛṣṇa is always with us, He gives His protection, His mercy is there. Everything is there. With this conviction, we should continue Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
It is not a manufactured, false identification, but it is fact, and we have to follow great personalities like Lord Caitanya, Caitanya Mahāprabhu, who actually established the science of Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇāya . . . as Rūpa Gosvāmī, he, he prayed Lord Caitanya:
- namo mahā-vadānyāya
- kṛṣṇa-prema-pradāya te
- nāmne gaura-tviṣe namaḥ
- (CC Madhya 19.53)
"Oh, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, because You are so magnanimous that You are distributing the love of Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa wanted, when He . . . when He was present, that 'You love Me, surrender unto Me.' Sarva-dharmān parityajya (BG 18.66). Now people misunderstood. But Your process of preaching Kṛṣṇa philosophy is so nice, by the saṅkīrtana movement, that everyone can understand the Kṛṣṇa philosophy very easily. Therefore You are the most magnanimous incarnation, and I offer my respectful obeisances unto You."Thank you very much. (end)