step 1 for spiritual life

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This presentation provides the ABC for spiritual life.


  • 1. Learn what they don't teach you at any university Compiled from the teachings of His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada LESSON - 1 - Spirit Soul complied by Nitin Mahendru

2. Do you remember your body when you were a 2 year old child? 3. and your body when you were 10 year old ... and 20 year old ... and 30 ... 4. your body has undergone considerable changes ... huh... and it will continue to change... 5. in fact your body is changing every moment ... every second... 6. But what is it that is not changing ... 7. its YOUYOU the personneverchanges 8. Lets see how do you relateto the things around you? 9. I am John.This is my carThat is my book This is my handThis is my toe This is my finger This is my body 10. You do not say...I am this hand I am this toe I am this fingerI am this body 11. who is this person you call"I" This "I" has seen all the bodily changes 12. but "I" remain the same "I" am aperson, anindividual,an entity ...a living entity 13. "I" have consciousness that spreads across my body 14. suddenly on death ... the body has no consciousness ... the "I" is gone within a lightening flash 15. who provided that consciousness to the body ... what was so powerful ... where did that "I" go ... 16. that "I" is the SOUL 17. Minute SOUL..spreads Consciousness across the body 18. The body is just a machine driven by the soul ... like a man drives a car. 19. "I" am not this body."I" am a spirit soul 20. ABC of spiritual life ... As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. The self- realized soul is not bewildered by such a change. - Bhagavad Gita As it Is 2.13 21. Properties of a Soul indestructible cannot be driedcannot be cut imperishableeternal insoluble atomic cannot be burntcannot be moistened by water immutableeverlasting unchangeable immovableunbornundying cannot be withered by wind 22. Soul has a propensity to ...Enjoyit is always seeking pleasure 23. The body is not the enjoyer, but the soul is the enjoyer. 24. it is not possible for the body to experience enjoyment... ...without the presence of thisspiritual spark. 25. If a man is offered the dead body of a beautiful woman, will he accept it?No, not a sane one 26. Not only was the soul enjoying within the body, but it was maintaining the body.When the soulleaves, the body simply deteriorates. 27. Every one of us is searching after happiness,but we do not know what real happiness is. 28. Real happiness Real happiness is is that joyous state, where onespiritual happiness is situated in boundless transcendental happiness and enjoys himself through transcendental senses. 29. As we begin to relish spiritual happiness, we proportionately abandon material happiness.

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