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Assignments to Bhagavad Gita Class.

Question: What empowers the body to grow & manifest life symptoms?Please Accept My Humble Obeisances.All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.All Glories to Sri Gurudeva & Sri Gaurangachandra.Hare Krishnana jayate mriyate va kadacinnayam bhutva bhavita va na bhuyahajo nityah sasvato 'yam puranona hanyate hanyamane sarire"For the soul there is never birth nor death. Nor, having once been, does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain."Purport Answer:"The body develops because of the soul's presence, but the soul has neither offshoots nor change. Therefore, the soul is free from the 6 changes of the body."6 Changes of the Body:1) It (the body) takes birth in the womb of the mother's body.2) Remains for some time.3) Grows.4) Produces some effects.5) Gradually dwindles.6) Vanishes into oblivion.Srila Prabhupada ki Jaya!Gauranga Hari Bol!Your Aspiring Servant,Bhakta David
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  • Question: "Describe the difference between the material body and the eternal spiritual being who is currently dwelling within the material body."

    Please Accept My Humble Obeisances.
    All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.
    All Glories to Sri Gurudeva & Sri Gaurangachandra.

    Hare Krishna

    Text:
    antavanta ime deha
    nityasyoktah saririnah
    anasino 'prameyasya
    tasmad yudhyasva bharata

    Translation: "Only the material body of the indestructable, immeasurable and eternal living entity is subject to destruction; therefore fight, O descendant of Bharata."

    Purport Answer:

    Material Body is perishable by nature.
    There is no chance of maintaining it indefinately.
    It is unimportant and temporary.

    The Eternal Spiritual Being is so minute that it cannot be seen by an enemy, to say nothing of being killed.
    It is so small that no one can have any idea how to measure its dimension.
    It is permanent.

    Srila Prabhupada ki Jaya!
    Gauranga Hari Bol!

    Your Aspiring Servant,
    Bhakta David
  • Question: Since the soul cannot be killed, what is the harm if we kill an animal and eat its flesh?

    Please Accept My Humble Obeisances.
    All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.
    All Glories to Sri Gurudev & Sri Gaurangachandra.

    Hare Krishna

    ya enam vetti hantaram
    yas cainam manyate hatam
    ubhau tau na vijanito
    Nayam hanti na hanyate

    Translation: "He who thinks that the living entity is the slayer or that he is slain, does not understand. One who is in knowledge knows that the self slays not nor is slain."

    Purport Answer: "The Vedic injunction is, "mahimsyat sarva-bhutani," never commit violence to anyone."

    "Killing the body of anyone without authority is abominable and punishable by the law of the state as well as by the law of the Lord."

    "What is killed, or is supposed to be killed, is the body only. This, however, does not at all encourage killing of the body."

    Srila Prabhupada ki Jaya.
    Gauranga Hari Bol!

    Your Ever Greatful Servant,
    Bhakta David
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