Spiritual life is a process to conquer death. If you are practising spiritual life but still fear death then you are making no progress.
If someone is shaving with a straight edge razor and they are a little careless, they can easily cut themselves. So, spiritual life is like a razor’s edge: just that it takes a little bit of bodily identification, a little bit of mental concoction and we may get off the track. Maybe in a future life we will get a chance. Nothing is lost is in this endeavour.
The Sankirtana movement we have started offers the best process for becoming purified of all sinful reactions and coming immediately to the platform of spiritual life.
Srimad Bhagavatam 6.2.11
As long as our consciousness is materialistic, there is no room for joy. However on the spiritual platform three things automatically happen: eternity, knowledge and bliss.