Hare Krishna dandavat pranaams,
The first question bothering me is,we have been taught by srila Prabhupada that we are parts and parcels of Krishna ,he has also said that we are fragmental portions of Krishna. Now does this mean that these fragmental portions at some point separated from him? Or is it that we were always individuals? Because if we were eternally individuals then how can we be called Krishna's parts and parcels or his fragmental portions?
Second thing,if we were eternally individuals then I can understand that we can never be one with him, but if we were separated,then what shloka does srila Prabhupada quote to show that we can't be joined again?
I understand that these questions are kind of mayavadi in nature, but I have been bothered by them and seek to uproot them before they sprout. I am not asking them with an offensive mentality but genuinely want to learn.
Please help me,