Transcendental Pills - Part 2

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

This is in continuation of the topic, "Transcendental Pills" which is transcription of Bhagavatam class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj the importance of taking the transcendental pill in the form of hearing the glories of Supreme Lord. Maharaj then began to explain the qualities of soul from Bhagavad Gita (2.20). Now we shall hear further.

"Soul is not born, it never dies. That is why when a person John dies, we say that he has gone away. His body is dead we know. That is why we tell, John has passed away. This "passed away" is the correct word. "Passed away" means "gone away". This shows that we always believe that soul is eternal. That is ingrained in our existence. There is no need of somebody telling that soul is eternal. It is eternal according to Bhagavad-Gita and that is why we tell that a person is gone away. The soul is gone and the body is dropped. This is the main thing to be remembered regarding the soul. na jāyate na mriyate - There is no death for the soul. Nobody can kill it. It is such a tiny thing that it cannot be perceived. So what to talk of killing. 

na jāyate mriyate vā kadācin
nāyaṁ bhūtvā bhavitā vā na bhūyaḥ

These are the three stages. It was never that it was not there in the past - bhūtvāBhavitā  means future - It is not that, it will be there in furture. Bhūyaḥ It is not that it is coming now - present tense. It does not have past, present or future tense. It is always existing - eternal. So first quality is that it is not born, second quality is it is not dead and third quality is, it was always there. It is always there and it will always be there. And that is the eternity of the soul. The fourth quality is ajo nityaḥ śāśvato ’yaṁ purāṇo - aja means unborn. That is the fourth quality. Nityaḥ - means ever-existing. That is the fifth quality. śāśvat means eternal - sixth quality. purāṇa means oldest - seventh quality. Na hanyate hanyamāne śarīre - When the body is dead, the soul is not killed. This is the eighth quality.

Then in order to know more about the soul, we go to Srimad Bhagavatam. There are beautiful verses in Srimad Bhagavatam about the soul. 7th Canto, 7th Chapter verses 19 and 20 are beautiful verses in Srimad Bhagavatam in which 12 qualities of soul are described. Please remember these 12 qualities. Prabhupada's purports are very beautfiul for these two verses. Please go through them and by-heart the two verses whenever you find time."

Krishna willing we shall hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Hare Krishna.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.