These rascals, simply for maya-sukha, temporary happiness, they are busy, always running here and there for constructing hundred and fifty-stories’ house, and bring your money for that. Very busy, very busy. Just like Mr. Birla, he’s always busy, [he] cannot see [you]. They do not know that “What happiness I am creating?” Just at the end of my life [indistinct]. As soon as I close my eyes and I go away from this body, all these things that I have created will be finished. I cannot remember, you cannot remember what was in your past life. But you are eternal, tatha dehantara-praptih [Bg 2.13].
So suppose I was a king in my last life, I was another Birla, or Birla’s servant. Suppose I was Jawaharlal Nehru, or Gandhi. So what benefit I am deriving now? Who is respecting me as Gandhi or Jawaharlal Nehru? Even I do not know that my photograph or statue is being worshiped. I do not know that. Such foolish persons. Therefore Prahlada Maharaja says, maya-sukhaya bharam udvahato. Simply for illusory happiness you have created gigantic show of civilization and advancement of material life.
Srila Prabhupada, Conversation regarding philosopher Kierkegaard.
Nehru died: 27 May 1964.