The World of Death

In stark and uncompromising language, Srila Prabhupada once spoke of the material world as a slaughterhouse (“mrtyu loka).” He said, “All of a sudden many animals are killed at once. So this is also slaughterhouse. When there is need, many animals will be brought into war and killed. It is slaughterhouse. And the foolish animals, they are thinking, We are now very comfortably situated.' He forgets thatI am going to be slaughtered.’ Mrtyu-samsara-sagarat, the ocean of slaughterhouse. In the Bhagavad-gita it is said, mrtyu-samsara-sagarat. (12.7) A slaughterhouse, being accepted as… It is called mrtyu-loka. Mrtyu-loka. So still, they are taking it as very comfortable place. This is their intelligence: a slaughterhouse is being accepted as very nice place.”