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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

690430R1-BOSTON - April 30, 1969 - 02:55 Minutes

Prabhupāda: These four things, namely birth, death, old age and disease, will accompany you. Therefore in the Bhagavad-gītā it is said that mad-dhāma gatvā punar janma na vidyate (BG 8.16). "If you reach My abode in the spiritual sky, then you'll have no more birth."

So this male-female question is everywhere. The only difference is that in spiritual world there is no need of sex life, or there is no impelling sex life, although there is attraction between man and woman. That is . . . just like Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. There is attraction of Rādhā for Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa for Rādhā, but there is no sex life.

So male-female, conception of male-female as we have got here, there is concomitant factor of sex life, but that should not be exported to the spiritual world, that idea. There is also male-female, but there is no sex life attraction. That's all right. Yes?

Devotee: Swāmījī, I read in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam in the purport to the . . . (indistinct) . . . ślokas . . . and I saw in another book about sambandha, abhidheya . . . (indistinct) . . . could you explain that? (break)

Prabhupāda: If you get . . . that is called prayojana. Everyone enters into contact, or agreement, with another. What is the idea? To achieve some profit. To get some profit. Similarly, we have got . . . (break) (end)