First Lesson--Not This Body"
[A] Answer the following question.
Q1. Can we get spiritual realization by exercising the body?
If not Why?
Ans: We cannot get spiritual realization by exercising
the body. This is because we are not this body.
Q2. Who says that we are not this body?
Ans: We are not this body. This statement has been made
by Bhagavan Sri Krsna Himself.
dehino 'smin yatha dehe
kaumaram yauvanam jara
dhiras tatra na muhyati
Q3. What is the benefit by going to the planet, back to
home, back to Godhead?
Ans: That is assured in the Bhagavad-gita: mam upetya tu
kaunteya duhkhalayam asasvatam napnuvanti: [Bg. 8.15] "If you come to Me, then you won't have to accept again this material body,
which is full of miserable conditions. You will remain in your spiritual body.
Q4. What is the purpose of Krsna Consciousness movement?
Ans: Krsna consciousness movement is meant for, I mean to
say, allowing, elevating all living entities... Of course, it is not for all.
It is very difficult. But anyone who has accepted this Krsna consciousness
movement, if he follows the principles, then he's surely going to home, back to
home, back to Godhead. That is certain. But if you deviate, if you become
attracted by maya, that is your business. But we are giving you information:
This is the process, a simple process. Chant Hare Krsna maha-mantra, be
purified, be..., remain always liberated from material clutches, and tyaktva
deham. Mam upetya. Janma karma me divyam yo janati...
If you simply try to understand Krsna, then tyaktva deham, after quitting this
body, mam eti, "You'll come to Me."
Q5. What is the necessity of preaching Krsna Consciousness?
Ans: Preaching of Krsna consciousness is requuired for
the benefit of the whole world. By following thie principal everyone will
[B] Choose all that is correct
a) We can get material knowledge perfectly by our material sense
b) we can get perfect spiritual knowledge by our senses
c) our senses are imperfect so we can not get any perfect knowledge by this
d) We can understand God only when he will reveal himself
e) God will reveal Himself when we will use our tongue in his service
f) We can use our tongue in the service of God by eating Krsna Prasad and
vibrating it to chant the hare Krsna mahamantra
g) We cannot understand krsna by mental speculation
h) The meaning of hare Krsna mahamnatra is "O my Lord Krsna and O the
energy of Krsna, Radharani, especially, kindly both of You engage me in Your
i) There are many meaning to Hare Krsna mahamantra, other than praying them to
get their service
j) It is a great fortune to be kicked by the lotus feet of the Krsna
k) The great serpent Kaliya was very fortunate because his hoods were
kicked by the Lotus feet of the Krsna
l) All the sense of the body can be controlled by controlling the breath. So
breathing exercise is required.
m) All the sense of the body can be controlled by controlling the tongue
n) Tongue should be used for glorifying the Supreme Lord
o) Spiritual education means we should do some exercise to keep our body and
p) Spiritual education means we should understand that we are not this body
q) A spiritually realized person does not hanker after satisfying the senses
r) Illusion means to understand that i am this body and all that is related
with this body is mine
s) Karmis, Jnanis, and Yogis are not spiritualist. This is because they are
thinking and acting on the bodily concept of life.
t) A person on the bodily concept of life can not understand Bhagavat gita
u) Any sober man can understand that he is not this
body. But he is continuously changing the body. So his main problem is that
what kind of body he is going to get after this body.
v) We can get perfect knowledge by
w) What is western philosophy to eat, drink, be merry and
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare