"Don't Be Carried Away By Maya" BY SRILA PRABHUPADA
Pradyumna: (leads chanting, etc.)rupam sa jagrhe matsyamcaksusodadhi-samplavenavy aropya mahi-mayyamapad vaivasvatam manumTranslation: "When there was a complete inundation after the period of the Caksusa Manu and the whole world was deep within water, the Lord accepted the form of a fish and protected Vaivasvata Manu, keeping him up on a boat."Prabhupada: So here is history also. This Vedic history is not that for one thousand years or two thousand years. No, not like that. One period. One…Read more…
The soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind.
As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.
This individual soul is unbreakable and insoluble, and can be neither burned nor dried. He is everlasting, present everywhere, unchangeable, immovable and eternally the same.
It is said that the soul is invisible, inconceivable and immutable. Knowing this, you should not grieve for the body.
As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not bewildered by such a change.
That which pervades the entire body you should know to be indestructible. No one is able to destroy that imperishable soul.
For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.