We feel very nice while chanting, one reason is because its the food for our soul.However why do we feel pain when our body part gets a cut.Its true after some upheaval, we don't feel pain again.What exactly is this?Are we something between soul and body?

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  • hare krsna...! very gud question!
    the answer to this is that, we are fundamentally part and parcel of the supreme lord...meaning we are spirit souls....but the most prominent characteristic of soul is the consciousness....the ability to feel pains and pleasures....! so this consciousness is spread out throughout our body...and will be there till the soul remains within the body....!
    due to the presence of this consciousness...we feel pain when the body is harmed...
    amarnath das
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    Hare Krsna,

    His divine grace, A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, has given several explanations on the topics of material body and spiritual body in the Srimad Bhagavatam, Bhagavad Gita, and other books such as Life comes from life.
    The quotes below should help understand who we are:

    From the Srimad Bhagavatam, 3rd Canto:
    Everyone who is conditioned by material existence--whether he be a man or beast or demigod or bird--must
    suffer from adhyatmika (bodily or mental) pains, adhibhautika pains (those offered by living creatures), and adhidaivika pains (those due to supernatural disturbances). His happiness is nothing but a hard struggle to get free from the miseries of conditional life. But there is only one way he can be rescued, and that is by accepting the shelter of the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead."

    From the Srimad Bhagavatam, 2nd Canto:
    "The material body is symptomized by birth, death, old age and diseases, but the spiritual body is conspicuous
    by the absence of those symptoms. Living entities who reside in the Vaikunthalokas in eternal life and bliss have the same type of spiritual body, without being affected by any signs of old age."

    "One should not, however, mistakenly think that after the annihilation of this present body there is no body by which one can associate with the Lord face to face. The living entity is unborn. It is not that he is manifest with the creation of the material body. On the other hand, it is true that the material body develops only by the desire of the living
    entity. The evolution of the material body is due to the desires of the living being. According to the desires of the living being, the material body develops. So from the spirit soul the material body comes into
    existence, generated from the living force. Since the living being is eternal, he exists just like the air within the body. Air is within and without the body. Therefore when the external covering, the material body, is vanquished, the living spark, like the air within the body, continues to exist. And by the direction of the Lord, because He is the
    ultimate benefactor, the living entity is at once awarded the necessary spiritual body befitting his association with the Lord in the manner of sarupya (equal bodily feature), salokya (equal facility to live on the
    same planet with the Lord), sarsti (equal possession of opulence like the Lord), and samipya (equal association with the Lord).

    The Lord is so kind that even if a devotee of the Lord cannot fulfill the complete course of devotional service unalloyed and uncontaminated by material association, he is given another chance in the next life by being awarded a birth in the family of a devotee or rich man so that without being engaged in the struggle for material existence the devotee can finish the remaining purification of his existence and thus immediately, after relinquishing the present body, go back home, back to Godhead. This is confirmed in the Bhagavad-gita."

    "The preliminary instruction in the Bhagavad-gita is that one should know that the identity of the individual living entity is not lost even after the end of this present body, which is nothing but an outward dress only. As one
    changes an old garment, so the individual living being also changes his body, and this change of body is called death.

    Death is therefore a process of changing the body at the end of the duration of the present
    life. An intelligent person must be prepared for this and must try to have the best type of body in the next life. The best type of body is a spiritual body, which is obtained by those who go back to the kingdom of God or enter the realm of Brahman."

    Hari Bol,
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