When we approach some gentleman and request him to become a reader of "Back to Godhead," sometimes we are replied with the words "NO TIME."
They say that they are too busy in earning money for maintaining the body and soul together. But when we ask them what do they mean by the 'Soul,' they have nothing to reply.
Dr. Meghnath Saga, a great scientist, was busily going to a meeting of planning Commission. Unfortunately while going in his car on the road he died and could not ask Death to wait because he had no time at that moment.
Dr. Ansari, the great Congress leader, while dying in a moving train, on his way to home, said that he was himself a medical man and almost all his family men were so, but Death is so cruel that he was dying without any medical treatment.
Therefore, Death has been described in the Bhagwat as the indefatigable. Death is awaiting everyone although everybody thinks that he may not die. There is life after death. The busy man should try to know this also as to whither he is going. This life is but a spot in his longest sojourn and a sane person should not be busy with a spot only. Nobody says that the body should not be maintained—but everybody should know from "Bhagwat Geeta," that the body is the outward dress and the 'Soul' is the real person who puts on the dress. So if the dress is taken care of only, without any care of the real person—it is sheer foolishness and waste of time.
Source: March 1956 issue of Back to Godhead