[A] Fill in the blank
Q1. Dehi means the proprietor
of this body.
[B] Answer the following questions
Q1. The body is composed of dead
matters such as earth, water, fire, air and ether. How ever it is changing from
the boyhood to youth hood to old age. How this change does is being taking
Ans: The change in the material
body is taking place because of the presence of the vital force which is within
Q2.What is the basic principle of
Ans: We have been continuously
changing the body. As I have got consecutively from boyhood to childhood,
childhood, I have, from childhood to boyhood, boyhood to youth hood, aged body,
so why not next body? This is simple truth that the living entity, or the soul,
is transmigrating from one body to another. This is the basic principle of
Q3. The function of the body seems
to be mechanical. is it that our body is acting due to some mechanical
Ans: The body is performing its
various function due to the presence of the vital force within the body. The
vital force of the body is the spirit soul. It is not a mechanical arrangement
of matter. The modern so-called scientists, they think that the body is
combination of matter and, at a certain stage, these combination of matter
develop living symptoms. But that is not a fact.
Ans: So we have to take the
spiritual knowledge from authority. Here is Krsna speaking in the book
"Bhagavad-Gita as it is". He's authority. We accept Krsna: the
Supreme Personality of Godhead. His knowledge is perfect. He knows past,
present, and future.
Ans: We are trying for
developing our economic condition. What is that economic condition? Eating,
sleeping, mating, and defending. We are busy always, but the animals are also
busy for eating, sleeping, mating, and defending, but they have no problem. We
have got problems. So just try to understand, if the major portion of the
living entities have no problem... Their necessities of life are being supplied
by the Supreme eternal, God. It simply means that they do not have knowledge
about Supreme eternal God. So our advancement of civilization means we have
Ans: We are not able to solve
our problems because we do not know the actual composition of our body. We have
no information that there are two kinds of bodies: the gross body and the
subtle body. This gross body is made of earth, water, fire, air, ether; and the
subtle body is made of mind, intelligence, and ego. Within the subtle body, the
soul is there. We are always busy with the demands of the temporary body.
Ans: We have got eyes, it is
very imperfect. It cannot see in all circumstances. Under certain circumstances,
we can see. Therefore we should not believe simply by seeing. But one thing,
although I cannot see you, you can hear me, or I can understand that you are
hearing. The ears are stronger than the eyes. So things which are beyond our
experience, we can hear about. Even though we cannot see, it does not mean
there is no existence of things. The same example: even though I cannot see
what is mind, what is intelligence, what is ego, but I can hear about it.
Therefore perfect knowledge is acquired by hearing. So we accept knowledge,
perfect knowledge, by hearing.
Ans: You hear from the
authority, Krsna." Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. It is
accepted in the present age and in the past age. In the past age, great sages
like Narada, Vyasa, Asita, Devala, very, very great stalwart scholars and
sages, they accepted. In the Middle Age, say 1,500 years ago, all the acaryas
like Sankaracarya, Ramanujacarya, Madhvacarya, Nimbarka... Practically, Indian
Vedic civilization, it is still existing on the authority of these acaryas. And
it is recommended in the Bhagavad-gita: acaryopasanam. If you want to learn
factually things, then you should approach acarya. Acaryavan puruso veda,
"One who has accepted acarya, he knows things as they are." Acaryavan
puruso veda. So we are receiving knowledge through the acaryas.
Ans: If you want to know things
which are beyond your conception, beyond your sense perception, then you must
approach a bona fide spiritual master.
Ans:One who has taken complete
bath in the ocean of the Vedic literature, sabde pare ca nisnatam. The guru, or
the spiritual master, has become refreshed by taking bath in the
Ans: Krsna conscious means
Krsna, the Supreme, the Lord, God. We are part and parcel of Krsna. This is
Krsna consciousness. Simply to understand that... Just like you understand your
father, and your brothers and yourself. You are all sons of the father. So it
is not difficult to understand. As father maintains the whole family,
similarly, Krsna, the Supreme Lord, or God, He has many innumerable sons,
living entities, and He is maintaining the whole body, whole family. What is the
difficulty? Then next duty is to become developed consciousness. Just like a
good son, when he feels that "Father has done so much for me. I must repay
it, or at least I must accept obligation what my father has done for me,"
this much feeling is called Krsna consciousness.
Ans: Every one of us is trying
to be happy, satisfied. That is the struggle for existence. But if we
understand these three principles, that God is the supreme father, God is the
supreme proprietor, God is the supreme friend, these three things, if you
understand, then you become peaceful immediately and there is no more struggle
Ans: If we become God conscious, Krsna conscious, then the whole problems of the world -- sociology, religion, economic development, and politics -- everything will be solved. Therefore devotees are trying to spread this Krsna consciousness movement for total benefit of the human society.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare