Step 1 for Spiritual Life

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  • 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 YOU YOU the person never changes
  • 8. Lets see how do you relate to the things around you?
  • 9. I am John. This is my car That is my book This is my hand This 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 finger I 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 a person, an individual, 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 dried cannot be cut imperishable eternal insoluble atomic cannot be burnt cannot be moistened by water immutable everlasting unchangeable immovable unborn undying cannot be withered by wind
  • 22. Soul has a propensity to ... Enjoy it 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 this spiritual 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 soul leaves, 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 one spiritual 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.