“The central question you say is: ‘Where is the soul and where does it come from?’ That is not difficult to understand. We’ve already discussed how the soul is residing in the heart of the living entity and that it takes shelter after death in another body. Originally the soul comes from God. Just like a spark comes from fire, and when the spark falls down it appears to be extinguished. The spark soul originally comes from the spiritual world to the material world. In the material world he falls down into three different conditions which are called the modes of nature. Just like the spark of fire when it falls on dry grass and the fire quality continues. When the spark falls on the ground it cannot display its fiery manifestation unless the ground is favorably situated. Similarly when the spark falls on water it becomes extinguished. As such we find three kinds of living conditions. One is completely forgetful of his spiritual nature. One is almost forgetful but still there is an instinct of spiritual nature, and one is completely in search of spiritual perfection. There is a bona fide method for achieving spiritual perfection by the spiritual spark soul, and if he is properly guided then he is very easily sent back to home, back to Godhead, where from originally he fell down.”
(SPL to Dr. Bigelow, January 20th, 1971)



“Yes, ksara means that which does not fall down, and ksara means that which does fall down. The material energy is under the control of the ksara Brahman. Another meaning of the ksara Brahman is the inhabitants of the spiritual world. They are eternally existing and never fall down. In other words they are called nitya-mukta and the ksara Brahman is called nitya-baddha, or eternally liberated.”(SPL to Sri Shresthaji, April 24th, 1971)


“In the spiritual sky there is no birth, so where is question of baby? Krsna is there eternally as Kisora, a sixteen year old youth. His childhood pastimes are exhibited in the material universes. Best thing is if you chant Hare Krsna and go to Krsnaloka and find out the answers to all these questions yourself.”
(SPL to Ekayani, August 31st, 1971)

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare