You may also put tilak, dhoti, kurta and kanti mala and everything but will it save you from death?
No, but it saves you from the fear of death because a devotee knows he is eternal and a devotee knows that Krishna is his well-wisher. So even if the time comes to give up the body, then he knows that the next destination is good –
but for the gunda (criminal) the Yamaduttas are already waiting! You have ten more seconds, we are sharpening our teeth and nails and we are ready for you!
At that time the Yamaduttas pull that sinful soul with ropes out of the body, drag him over a red hot road and along the that road are the animals which have been killed by that person ready to bite him with their teeth, scratch him with their claws and pierce him with their horns, it’s a long journey.
That’s the way to Yamaraj, and when you finally come to Yamaraj, He will decide what comes next. There is a variety of hellish planets where there are different things, boiling oil, squashed between stones and there are various other things that I will not tell you tonight…
Transcribed by Madhumati Devi Dasi
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2005)