As Sure as Death. As Sangita devi dasi has written in a soon-to-be published manuscript, "The great Vaisnava, Yudhisthira Maharaja, observed that the greatest wonder in this world is that we see living beings die all around us, yet we still believe that this will never happen to us. This form of denial is the greatest illusion in the material world." According to Badrinarayana, Srila Prabhupada was once asked to comment on the Indian 'death rate' being so high. His comment: "It's the same everywhere - 100%."