May 2004: Life is Short

In Vedic literature human life is compared to the impermanence of water on a lotus leaf. Srila Prabhupada used this beautiful poetic metaphor once in a lecture on Bhagavad-gita. He was speaking on the fifth chapter, verses seven through fourteen, in New York, on August 27, 1966. He said, “Even a drop of water, if you put it on [a lotus leaf], it will at once fall down.”