Mar 12, 2017 AUSTRALIA (SUN)
In Srila Sanatan Gosvami's Brihad Bhagavatamrta 1.3.46. we read:
"They travel freely wherever they want, protecting and promoting the cause of the Lord's devotees and the Lord's devotional service."
Commentary: "These eternally liberated Vaikuntha-vasis are always helping others. Acting in the material world, they protect sincere persons from misunderstanding the principles of devotional service and thereby falling down and being punished by the agents of Yama-raja.
The Vaikuntha-vasis encourage the descent of advanced devotees into saintly families, act for the increased prosperity and influence of those devotees, and render unseen help to the devotees' preaching".
According to Sri Jiva Gosvami in Bhakti Sandarbha, anu 180:
"the souls returned again to the spiritual world are the best for going to the material world to save fallen souls, because they have experience of suffering, they can most feelingly bestow their grace sometimes recalling their own previous suffering in the same way as a person recalls a nightmare upon waking...Mercy is the movement of the heart which occurs only when the suffering of another person touches one's heart. But the devotee in the spiritual world ever relishes supreme bliss. Therefore, suffering arising out of ignorance cannot penetrate his heart, just as darkness can never contact the sun....Consequently, there is no possibility of compassion being aroused in that devotee's heart at the plight of such suffering."
Srila Prabhupada's Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 7.9.11, Montreal:
Devotee: When they go back to Godhead, some people can remember their past lives.
Devotee: In the mind.
Devotee: I thought the mind was left behind.
Prabhupada: No. Actually mind carries you to the next body. So mind goes with you. The material mind, material ego, material intelligence become nil when you are completely liberated. But at that time your spiritual mind acts. It is not very difficult to understand. Somebody is acting under the impression... Just like one of our students, he was acting under the impression that he is Frenchman and doing something subversive, and now he is thinking that "I am Krishna's." (chuckles) He has stopped all those nonsense. [break] When he was thinking that he's a Frenchman, that mind was there. And now he's thinking that "I am Krishna's," the mind is there. So where is the chance of losing the mind?"