Time in the Spiritual World

Time as we know it does not exist in the spiritual world. There, everything is present, so, in a sense, the word “pastimes” [in the spiritual world] becomes a misnomer. In that context, the word actually really refers to “activities.” In the purport to Srimad Bhagavatam 2.9.10, Srila Prabhupada writes, “It is clearly stated in this verse that the influence of time is conspicuous by its absence. The whole material existence is manifested by actions and reactions of elements which make the influence of time prominent in the matter of past, present, and future. There are no such actions and reactions of cause and effects there, so the cycle of birth, growth, existence, transformations, deterioration and annihilation-the six material changes-are not existent there.”