sarve vayaá¹ tÄvad ihÄsmahe 'tha
kalevaraá¹ yÄvad asau vihÄya
lokaá¹ paraá¹ virajaskaá¹ viÅokaá¹
yÄsyaty ayaá¹ bhÄgavata-pradhÄnaá¸¥
sarve - all; vayam - of us; tÄvat - as long as; iha - at this place; Äsmahe - shall stay; atha - hereafter; kalevaram - the body; yÄvat - so long; asau - the King; vihÄya - giving up; lokam - the planet; param - the supreme; virajaskam - completely free from mundane contamination; viÅokam - completely freed from all kinds of lamentation; yÄsyati - returns; ayam - this; bhÄgavata - devotee; pradhÄnaá¸¥ - the foremost.
Beyond the limitation of the material creation, which is compared to the cloud in the sky, there is the paravyoma, or the spiritual sky, full of planets called Vaikuá¹á¹has. Such Vaikuá¹á¹ha planets are also differently known as the Puruá¹£ottamaloka, Acyutaloka, Trivikramaloka, Há¹á¹£Ä«keÅaloka, KeÅavaloka, Aniruddhaloka, MÄdhavaloka, Pradyumnaloka, Saá¹ kará¹£aá¹aloka, ÅrÄ«dharaloka, VÄsudevaloka, AyodhyÄloka, DvÄrakÄloka and many other millions of spiritual lokas wherein the Personality of Godhead predominates; all the living entities there are liberated souls with spiritual bodies as good as that of the Lord. There is no material contamination; everything there is spiritual, and therefore there is nothing objectively lamentable. They are full of transcendental bliss, and are without birth, death, old age and disease. And amongst all the above-mentioned Vaikuá¹á¹halokas, there is one supreme loka called Goloka Vá¹ndÄvana, which is the abode of the Lord ÅrÄ« Ká¹á¹£á¹a and His specific associates. MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it was destined to achieve this particular loka, and the great á¹á¹£is assembled there could foresee this. All of them consulted among themselves about the great departure of the great King, and they wanted to see him up to the last moment because they would no more be able to see such a great devotee of the Lord. When a great devotee of the Lord passes away, there is nothing to be lamented because the devotee is destined to enter into the kingdom of God. But the sorry plight is that such great devotees leave our sight, and therefore there is every reason to be sorry. As the Lord is rarely to be seen by our present eyes, so also are the great devotees. The great á¹á¹£is, therefore, correctly decided to remain on the spot till the last moment.