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  • Body-senses-mind-intelligence mechanism The knowledge about the soul is quite exhaustive and is beyond the scope of this book. If one can understand the body-senses-mind-intelligence mechanism, how it works, then one can learn to perfectly control the mind. The soul, when he comes to this material world, is awarded a gross and subtle covering to acclimatize him to the material surroundings. The gross body consists of earth, water, fire, air and ether. The subtle body consists of Mind, Intelligence and False ego. Now in this chapter we study the subtle body deeply to understand what leads to negativity and how one can manage one’s life in such a way to achieve positive thinking. The false ego is the connection or bond between the material body and the soul. Everyone exhibits this as bodily consciousness. Everyone thinks in terms of `I' and `mine'. To think `I am fair', `I am black', `I am tall', `I am short', `I am a brahman', `I am Indian', etc., is false ego. True ego is to realize oneself to be a part and parcel of God. Intelligence is the decision-maker. It is supposed to discriminate between good and bad, and give proper direction and guidance to the mind to know what to do and what not to do. Every thought the mind creates is sent to the intellect which will evaluate, judge, refine and make a decision upon if and when necessary. The intellect is gifted with the wisdom and will power which acts as a filter to take accurate decisions. So if we want to take the right decisions we need to have a good filter.
  • Ses 4 science of the soul final 11

    1. 1. CHANT … Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare AND BE STRESS-FREE !! Mantra Meditation
    2. 2. VOICE Rekindling wisdom, Reviving Love Vedic Oasis for Inspiration, Culture and Education (VOICE) DYS Session 4 Existence of SOUL : Fact or Fantasy? This slideshow is based on the book DISCOVER YOURSELF by VOICE Director Radheshyam das, IIT, Powai. Please do not copy these slides without permission from Director at e-mail :
    3. 3. If I ask you a question… Who are you? What would be your answer?
    4. 4. Dr. Harry Monsen, Professor of anatomy at Illinois College of Medicine says…. “ Most of the human body is water. In a 60 pound person, there are about….. 5 pounds of Calcium, 1 ½ pounds of Phosphate, about 9 ounces of Potassium, 6 ounces each of sulfur and sodium, 1 ounce of magnesium, and less than an ounce each of iron, copper and iodine.”
    5. 5. Total worth of a human body Rs.110/- says Dr.Monsen CALCIUM IRON PHOSPHORUS WATER CONTENT OTHER SUBSTANCES Now does that sound like you ? Please ask yourself. Is this the essential stuff of your identity ?
    6. 6. Are we just bundles of chemicals which have aligned together by chance and are exhibiting various feelings & emotions… Sometimes happy Sometimes shocked Sometimes loving
    7. 7. Sometimes fighting
    8. 8. What is Life?
    9. 9. What is Death? No One Likes Dead Body - We Bury It or Burn it Where is the Active Force?
    10. 10. Is Life no more than molecular collision and chemical interaction? <ul><li>Is the love you feel for your parents simply some chemical secretion? </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanistic Science has no correct understanding of emotions that we feel </li></ul><ul><li>(eg) A scientist cannot describe what a gulabjamun is! </li></ul><ul><li>You can simply know it, when you put it on your tongue! </li></ul>
    11. 11. Where is the Source of Energy of the body? <ul><li>All parts can be transplanted </li></ul><ul><li>Consciousness cannot be. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Don’t you feel we are more than the chemicals which constitute this body? Then, what is our real identity?
    13. 13. Lord Krishna taught Arjuna : “You are not the body; you are a spirit soul.” What is the difference between a living body and a dead body?
    14. 14. Is Matter Conscious? Does it have DESIRES? Does it possess FEELINGS? Does it express WILLINGNESS?
    15. 15. Material View Point <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We are bodies made up of matter </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We are no more than a chemical bundle. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Everything is finished at the time of death. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. We are not the material body of flesh and bones. We are spirit soul, encaged in the material body. Spiritual View Point We do not die when material body stops to function.
    17. 17. The Car cannot budge one inch without the driver; The body is termed dead without the presence of driver, the soul. MOUTH TO SPEAK EYES TO SEE HEART TO PUMP BLOOD HANDS & LEGS TO MOVE HORN TO SOUND HEADLIGHTS TO SEE RADIATOR TO SUPPLY WATER FOUR WHEELS TO MOVE THE UNSEEN DRIVER OF THE BODILY CAR What is the difference between a living body and a dead body?
    18. 18. What is the difference between a living body and a dead body? Just as the bird is trapped in the cage, the soul is trapped in the body made up of five elements – earth, water, fire, Air, ether. Not knowing their real identity as the soul, the people spend all their life in polishing the cage – pampering the body, without feeding the soul. Can you say how?
    19. 19. Every living body -- be it human, animal, bird, tree, reptile or any other living body – undergoes six changes – 1. birth 2.growth 3.maintenance 4.production of by-products 5.dwindling 6.death. What is the difference between a living body and a dead body?
    20. 20. GOD’S ENERGIES Inferior Material Energy Superior Spiritual Energy Gross Elements 1. Earth 2. Water 3. Fire 4. Air 5. Ether Subtle Elements 1. Mind 2. Intelligence 3. False Ego Spiritual Body (Soul) 1. SAT (eternal) 2. CIT (full of knowledge) 3. ANANDA (full of bliss)
    21. 21. The soul is covered by gross and subtle coverings Soul : Gross body : Earth, Water, Fire, Air Ether Subtle body : Mind Intelligence False Ego Eternity Knowledge Bliss
    22. 22. Lord Sri Krishna instructs …
    23. 23. “ As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death .” Bhagavad - gétä 2.13 Even in the current life ‘you’, the soul is reincarnating from childhood body to boyhood to youth to old age.
    24. 24. “ As a person puts on new dresses, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.” [BG 2.22] What happens to us at Death? The soul leaves the gross body behind and is taken to another womb based on the quality of desires stored in his subtle body at the time of death.
    25. 25. Soul changing bodies from one specie to another
    26. 26. Proof for the Soul’s Existence When a person dies, we say, “He has passed away.” Who has passed away? The body is still there. Actually, THE SOUL HAS PASSED AWAY.
    27. 27. A machine can say,“I see red light” but does the EXPERIENCE of seeing red light accompany this mechanical response? Consciousness means to be aware,thinking, feeling, willing and intentionality. Proof for the Soul’s Existence - CONSCIOUSNESS
    28. 28. Is Man not just a Powerful Computer or Robot? Drama observed by a panel of Judges Drama recorded by Video Cameras Eyes of Judges Lens in the Camera “ Experience” Elation, sorrow, anger, etc. “ Conscious” “ Able to judge” No “Experience” No “Emotions” No “Consciousness” No “Judging”
    29. 29. NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE (NDE) & <ul><li>11% to 14% of the average American population who are mentally and physically healthy have had OBE </li></ul><ul><li>-- Medical Journal of Current Problems in Pediatrics </li></ul><ul><li>Enough research in NDE with impeccable scientific credentials </li></ul><ul><li>(Dr. Michael Sabom, a cardiologist & Professor at Emory University Medical School) </li></ul><ul><li>Research on “Eternal Soul” by 30 yrs surgeon Dr.Bigelow </li></ul>OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE (OBE) Proof for the Soul’s Existence – NDE & OBE studies
    30. 30. PAST LIFE MEMORIES Ian Stevenson, Carlson Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia has extensively investigated over 2000 cases of spontaneous reincarnation memories. Proof for the Soul’s Existence – REINCARNATION Research
    33. 33. SOUL CHANGES BODIES The soul leaves one body and occupies another body after death. This is known as “Law of Transmigration”. First the soul occupies a human body and depending on his karma, he may occupy a donkey’s body, cat’s body, dog’s body, cow’s body etc.
    34. 34. Prahalad Maharaj instructs
    35. 35. kaumära äcaret präjïo dharmän bhägavatän iha durlabhaà mänuñaà janma tad apy adhruvam arthadam One who is sufficiently intelligent should use the human form of body from the very beginning of his life to practice the activities of devotional service.
    36. 36. AM I GOD? God is supremely independent and is never controlled. Can anyone say, “I am not controlled, I am independent, I am God?”
    37. 37. WE ARE TINY CONTROLLERS; GOD IS SUPREME CONTROLLER Living entities can control material energy to some extent. Europeans developed the vacant land of America into a country with great industries and roads. Big jet planes cannot run without a pilot.
    38. 38. WE ARE TINY; GOD IS INFINITE We are jivatma; God is paramatma. Thus, jivatma either in a conditioned state or in the liberated state is always subordinate to God. Man can put a satellite into orbit; God can float millions of planets in orbit. Man can create a 100-storied building; God can create millions of universes.
    39. 39. I am a tiny jeeva, not the ultimate God But a tiny part and parcel, servant of the Lord Leaving Lord’s company, forced to be born in pain In the world filled with agony, again and again A Poem : We are not Gods, but we are God’s
    40. 40. Krishna is my Lord, the source of all existence His form is imperishable, full of six opulences He pays a visit to this world, out of His own sweet will To please and protect His devotees, and punish the evil
    41. 41. I am only Brahman, But Krishna is Para Brahman My power is limited, His potencies are unlimited I can make a swimming pool, God creates Oceans I can fly a rocket, but Lord floats huge planets I can invent a dome light, but God creates moon light We make ordinary dolls, but the Lord made us all
    42. 42. Lord is the actual doer, I am just an imitator Lord is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient Who deserves everyone’s love and humble service I am a tiny jeeva cast in oceanic material world
    43. 43. Lord is the greatest of all, Let us accept this fact at heart We’re His tiny servants, Let’s realize and serve Him with joy. Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare.
    44. 44. SUMMARY OF ‘SCIENCE OF SOUL’ <ul><li>We are not these bodies; we are spirit souls. </li></ul><ul><li>Just as a car cannot move without a driver, the body cannot function without the soul. </li></ul><ul><li>The presence of the soul can be scientifically proved by common sense, intuitive </li></ul><ul><li>understanding, presence of consciousness, NDE, past life memories. </li></ul><ul><li>The gross body is made up of earth, water, fire, air and ether. </li></ul><ul><li>The subtle body is made up of mind, intelligence and ego. </li></ul>
    45. 45. <ul><li>A computer/robot can never become like a human being with any amount of advancement because it is a machine devoid of consciousness (soul). </li></ul><ul><li>The soul is indestructible, individual, eternal, inconceivable. </li></ul><ul><li>The soul is situated in the region of the heart. </li></ul><ul><li>The soul is not formless. The soul has a form. </li></ul><ul><li>The soul leaves one body and goes to another at death. </li></ul><ul><li>The soul is eternal, full of knowledge and full of bliss. </li></ul><ul><li>The size of the soul is one ten-thousandth of the tip of a hair. </li></ul>
    46. 46. THANK YOU VERY MUCH … .wishes you a happy life to attain perfect knowledge of soul and its relationship with God through the sacred words of the Vedas to gain complete freedom from all suffering. VOICE Rekindling wisdom, Reviving Love Please feel free to contact us on : [email_address] VOICE Director : Radheshyam das, M.Tech. IIT Powai
    47. 47. CHANT … Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare AND BE STRESS-FREE !! Mantra Meditation