Heart and Soul

If a person undergoes heart transplant then what happens to the soul? Just as you get up from one chair and sit on another chair the soul leaves the previous heart and occupies the new heart.  As by changing the chair the person is not changed, similarly by changing the heart the soul is not changed.  …

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Soul is always active

Please give some reference from the scriptures mentioning that the soul is always active. Here is the shloka no. 3.5 from Bhagavad-Gita As it is with complete translation and purport by His Divine A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. na hi kascit ksanam api jatu tisthaty akarma-krt karyate hy avasah karma sarvah prakrti-jair gunaih TRANSLATION Everyone is forced to act …

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Jivatma and Paramatma

What is the difference between jivatma and paramatma? What is the size, colour and shape of both? The Jivatma is atomic. (One ten thousandth the tip of the hair) (Anu). Paramatma is Infinite (Vibhu). Example: A drop of sea water(Jiva). The Ocean(Paramatma). They are one in quality but different in quantity.

Mantra meditation

Q. Do you meditate? A. Members of the Hare Krishna movement practice mantra meditation. In Sanskrit, manah means ‘mind’ and tra means ‘freeing’. So a mantra is a combination of words that is meant to relieve the mind of anxieties arising from worldly entanglement. Vedic literature compares the mind to a mirror, and our present …

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16 rounds

Why do you chant the Hare Krishna Mahamantra and why specifically 16 rounds? There are four yugas i.e. Satya, Treta, Dwapara and Kaliyuga and for every yuga a specific process has been recommended in the scriptures for self realization. Satyayuga – Meditation Tretayuga – Yajna (sacrifice) Dwaparyuga – Deity worship Kaliyuga – Harinaam sankirtan (congregational …

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Q. The soul is like God but it is not God. The soul is eternal – it has not birth and death. How does the soul come into being from God? What happens to the soul after ‘complete destruction’ i.e. after the death of Lord Brahma? What happens to the ‘unused’ karma? A. The soul …

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