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Prasanna
Aug 16, 2020
In Discussion and feedback
> When body dies, why is it necessarily a *MUST* for Atma to take new physical body? Is it a must? But for what? If my body dies today, Atma continues to be present anyway. Atma is anyway nitya, sarvagatha. > When my shirt is worn out, no doubt I *can* change to a new shirt, but that is *not a must* for me. I may or may not go for a new dress. I still exists even without going for a new shirt. Right? > Another example given is: when light falls on the hand, light is not part of the hand. Light has an independent existence. So, light never cares whether hand is there or not. Light doesn't go after a "new"/"another" hand, when this hand goes away. Right? > So, why Atma *has to* take up new body? > Looking from different perspective, Atma is one and bodies are many. So Atma already exists in so many other bodies too, and number of worn-out bodies are neglegible in comparison, at any point in time. > Is there any specifications/requirement in nature's law that - at any point in time, Atma has to be in N number of bodies? Something like that? (Sorry for my silly, gross assumptions) (Sorry for lengthy question. It is just to ensure the completeness of question and to avoid confusions, that may lead to multiple interactions of posts. Appreciate your thoughts. Hari Om!
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Prasanna
Aug 11, 2020
In Discussion and feedback
Verse 25 - As per the explanation in Page 41 (Avyakta ayam), the five sense organs are: Akash, Vayu, Agni, Jala, Pruthvi. My question: =========== I am confused by this explanation. >> Sense organs are: eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin. >> Akash, Vayu, Agni, Jala, Pruthvi are called "panch-bhootas" (but are not relevant for this verse or discussion now). Can you please clarify?
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Prasanna
Aug 11, 2020
In Discussion and feedback
Verse 2.13: (Page 22 in notes): Krishna tells Arjuna that Bhīsma sarīra will go but Bhīsma Ātma will not go. So why are you grieving? Few thoughts crossed my mind regarding this statement: --------------------------------------------------------- 1) In reply, Arjuna might as well say: "I don't even want to destroy the body of Bhishma". (Body "belongs"to Bhishma (Atma). But we don't destroy "belongings" of others, especially of our dear ones, right? For example: I don't like to harm/destroy someone's "belongings" - like car, toy etc) 2) I am wondering what would have been Krishna's answer, if Arjuna said so.
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Prasanna
Aug 08, 2020
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"Moha" - Is it "Desire" or "Delusion"? (So far I understood it as "Desire". But in the 2 classes so far, you referred to it as "Delusion".).
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