I think I understand what you are saying. Since we are of the same substance as God, and God is never unknowing or unconscious, there must be at least an aspect of us that is the same. Does that sound like the right way to put it?
That makes sense. I've gotten the idea in my readings that the soul, the real identity of the person, is the sense of "I am" or pure conscious awareness, but now I see this may have been a mistaken notion. When I become unconscious, af…"
Much to ponder here, and I am very grateful for your help in overcoming this difficulty.
So when we fall asleep or otherwise lose consciousness, the consciousness we lose is not pure consciousness?"
Thank you for your very helpful, detailed reply. It exactly addressed the source of my doubt, though I am still having difficulty understanding.
If someone cuts me, I say “I have been cut.” I—the soul. But if I am the sou…"
I appreciate your insights very much. I have no doubt that I am not my body and that I will survive death. What strikes me as challenging is the idea that the soul is totally transcendent to the body and to experience. If I get…"
You're probably right. I do feel like I'm stuck in a labyrinth with certain questions. Will keep chanting.
Thank you for the reply. So then, it's just a matter of perspective. Being "contaminated" is just a state of mind? In reality everything is Krishna, and Krishna is always pure?"
So it is not like so-called Gnosticism where matter is considered evil. I would have thought that what "contaminates" is also, if not evil, then is at least not good. But from what you wrote he…"
Name / Initiated name
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
Years ago, bought a copy of Introduction to Bhagavad-Gita. Sparked interest . . . snowballed.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
Radha-Krishna temple in Chandler, AZ. Vedic Ranch ashram, Cornville, AZ. I know Dasarath Das.
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
I am finding myself powerfully drawn to the Krishna Consciousness Movement and to the teachings of Srila Prabhupada. I am in a bit of a crisis, though, since I am a Catholic. This is a turbulent period for me.
What are your expectations from this community?
To learn and to associate with devotees.
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
I am an editor/book indexer/proofreader by trade and a former adult educator.