My Dearest and Beloved Devotees,
Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada,

I want to know,

can animal (other than human being) be human being in its next birth? e.g, Is there any chance for a mosquito being a Human Being in its next birth?
if not then their souls remains in this material world year aster year, forever. so it implies, these souls are wasted and can never go back to Krishna??

I am eagerfully waiting for the reply, Thank you very much in advance and forgive me if i am offensive.

My best regards ever,

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    Hare Krishna Puchku Prabhuji, please accept my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
    A mosquito usually can not take a human body directly but it has to go through evolution.

    Living beings who came from hellish planets live first in plants world then in water animals world then as insects and crawling animals, then as birds...then as higher animals...then as less intelligent people in lower families then only after doing pious deeds they will get human intelligent body.

    And in this age intelligent means one who takes the Harinaam seriously and worships Lord Krishna.

    But in some cases if the insect gets the mercy of a great Devotee then it can take a very high birth or even go to spiritual world. Like it happened with a bee who was feed with the own hands of Draupadi - pure Devotee of Krishna.

    Your servant,  

  • Dear Puchku Prabhuji,

    Hare Krishna and dandavat pranam !

    We have read in the Srimad Bhagvatam that due to attachment for a deer, Bharata Maharaj became a deer and due to repentance of getting a birth as a deer and due to favourable past impressions and karmas, he again took birth in a Brahmin family. This illustrates that once a deer or a mosquito does not mean that forever it will be a deer or mosquito. A soul passes from mineral to plant to insect to animal and finally to a human being. A human birth is attained after 3500 prakrit pralays !

    One day of Brahma = 1000 chokadi where, 1 chokadi = Satyuga+Tretayuga+Dwaparyuga+Kaliyuga. Thirty days of Brahma make 1 month; 12 months make 1 year; and a 100 years is the lifespan of Brahma. When Brahma dies, the brahmand, which consist of the 14 loka, is destroyed. Then, all the entities that have evolved out of Prakriti are absorbed back into Prakriti. This is called prakrit-pralay. When 3500 such prakrit pralays passes, a soul attains a human birth !

    So, for 3500 Prakrit Pralays, a soul passes from minerals, bacterias, plants, insects, animals and finally human being. If after getting a human birth a jiva wastes his time in eating, sleeping, mating and defending it will again have to take birth in lower modes of life again. Liberation is attainable only in a human birth. Only when a person attains the association of a true Guru and worships Krishna, his ultimate liberation from birth and death is possible. 

    Your servant in serving Krishna

    Harshikesh Bhattacharya 

    • Evolution: The Soul's Journey Through the Species (Excerpt from Prabhupada's work)

      We see that there are so many forms (8,400,000 species of life ! ). Where do these different forms come from? The form of the dog, the form of the cat, the form of the tree, the form of the reptile, the forms of the insects, the forms of the fish?

      There may be evolution, but at the same time all the different species are existing. The fish is existing, the man is existing, the tiger is existing, everyone is existing.

      It is just like the different types of apartments in any city. You may occupy one of them, according to your ability to pay the rent, but all types of apartments are nevertheless existing at the same time. Similarly, the living entity, according to his karma, is given facility to occupy one of these bodily forms. But there is evolution also. From the fish, the next stage of evolution is to plant life. From plant forms, the living entity may enter an insect body. From the insect body, the next stage is bird, then beast, and finally the spirit soul may evolve to the human form of life. And from the human form, if one becomes qualified, he may evolve further. Otherwise, he must again enter the evolutionary cycle. Therefore, this human form of life is an important junction in the evolutionary development of the living entity.

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