Soul(s)

Soul(s), conditioned. See: Conditioned soul(s); Soul(s), liberated. See: Liberated soul(s)

  • & matter combined, living entity as, SB 3.27.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.27.17

    Śrī Devahūti inquired: My dear brāhmaṇa, does material nature ever give release to the spirit soul? Since one is attracted to the other eternally, how is their separation possible?
  • activity of, adulterated by matter, SB 1.2.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.19

    As soon as irrevocable loving service is established in the heart, the effects of nature's modes of passion and ignorance, such as lust, desire and hankering, disappear from the heart. Then the devotee is established in goodness, and he becomes completely happy.
  • animal has, SB 4.22.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.31

    When one deviates from his original consciousness, he loses the capacity to remember his previous position or recognize his present one. When remembrance is lost, all knowledge acquired is based on a false foundation. When this occurs, learned scholars consider that the soul is lost.
    , SB 4.26.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.26.9

    When King Purañjana was hunting in this way, many animals within the forest lost their lives with great pain, being pierced by the sharp arrowheads. Upon seeing these devastating, ghastly activities performed by the King, all the people who were merciful by nature became very unhappy. Such merciful persons could not tolerate seeing all this killing.
  • as puruṣa, SB 4.8.78plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.78

    When Dhruva Mahārāja thus captured the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the refuge of the total material creation and who is the master of all living entities, the three worlds began to tremble.
  • as active always, SB 3.28.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.28.44

    Thus the yogī can be in the self-realized position after conquering the insurmountable spell of māyā, who presents herself as both the cause and effect of this material manifestation and is therefore very difficult to understand.
  • as active, SB 7.10.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.8

    O my Lord, because of lusty desires from the very beginning of one's birth, the functions of one's senses, mind, life, body, religion, patience, intelligence, shyness, opulence, strength, memory and truthfulness are vanquished.
  • as aloof from material conditions, SB 5.10.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.10.6

    King Rahūgaṇa told Jaḍa Bharata: How troublesome this is, my dear brother. You certainly appear very fatigued because you have carried this palanquin alone without assistance for a long time and for a long distance. Besides that, due to your old age you have become greatly troubled. My dear friend, I see that you are not very firm, nor very strong and stout. Aren't your fellow carriers cooperating with you?
  • as antimaterial, SB 1.15.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15.42

    Thus annihilating the gross body of five elements into the three qualitative modes of material nature, he merged them in one nescience and then absorbed that nescience in the self, Brahman, which is inexhaustible in all circumstances.
  • as basis of mind & body, SB 1.2.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.8

    The occupational activities a man performs according to his own position are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 1.3.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.3.32

    Beyond this gross conception of form is another, subtle conception of form which is without formal shape and is unseen, unheard and unmanifest. The living being has his form beyond this subtlety, otherwise he could not have repeated births.
  • as beauty’s basis, SB 1.10.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.10.16

    Out of a loving desire to see the Lord, the royal ladies of the Kurus got up on top of the palace, and smiling with affection and shyness, they showered flowers upon the Lord.
  • as Brahman, SB 1.15.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15.42

    Thus annihilating the gross body of five elements into the three qualitative modes of material nature, he merged them in one nescience and then absorbed that nescience in the self, Brahman, which is inexhaustible in all circumstances.
  • as central generating force, SB 3.6.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.6.9

    The gigantic universal form is represented by three, ten and one in the sense that He is the body and the mind and the senses, He is the dynamic force for all movements by ten kinds of life energy, and He is the one heart where life energy is generated.
  • as consciousness, SB 3.6.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.6.7

    The total energy of the mahat-tattva, in the form of the gigantic virāṭ-rūpa, divided Himself by Himself into the consciousness of the living entities, the life of activity, and self-identification, which are subdivided into one, ten and three respectively.
    , SB 3.7.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.7.5

    The pure soul is pure consciousness and is never out of consciousness, either due to circumstances, time, situations, dreams or other causes. How then does he become engaged in nescience?
  • as desirous, SB 7.10.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.8

    O my Lord, because of lusty desires from the very beginning of one's birth, the functions of one's senses, mind, life, body, religion, patience, intelligence, shyness, opulence, strength, memory and truthfulness are vanquished.
  • as dynamic, SB 2.3.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.3.20

    One who has not listened to the messages about the prowess and marvelous acts of the Personality of Godhead and has not sung or chanted loudly the worthy songs about the Lord is to be considered to possess earholes like the holes of snakes and a tongue like the tongue of a frog.
  • as element, seventeenth, SB 6.1.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.50

    Above the five senses of perception, the five working senses and the five objects of the senses is the mind, which is the sixteenth element. Above the mind is the seventeenth element, the soul, the living being himself, who, in cooperation with the other sixteen, enjoys the material world alone. The living being enjoys three kinds of situations, namely happy, distressful and mixed.
  • as eternal, SB 3.24.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.36

    My appearance in this world is especially to explain the philosophy of Sāṅkhya, which is highly esteemed for self-realization by those desiring freedom from the entanglement of unnecessary material desires.
    , SB 3.25.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.12

    Maitreya said: After hearing of His mother's uncontaminated desire for transcendental realization, the Lord thanked her within Himself for her questions, and thus, His face smiling, He explained the path of the transcendentalists, who are interested in self-realization.
    , SB 3.26.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.16

    The influence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is felt in the time factor, which causes fear of death due to the false ego of the deluded soul who has contacted material nature.
    , SB 4.25.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.10

    My dear King, once in the past lived a king named Purañjana, who was celebrated for his great activities. He had a friend named Avijñāta ["the unknown one"]. No one could understand the activities of Avijñāta.
    , SB 4.27.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.16

    The five-hooded serpent, the superintendent and protector of the city of King Purañjana, fought with the Gandharvas for one hundred years. He fought alone, with all of them, although they numbered 720.
  • as happy, SB 7.13.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.28

    In this way the conditioned soul living within the body forgets his self-interest because he identifies himself with the body. Because the body is material, his natural tendency is to be attracted by the varieties of the material world. Thus the living entity suffers the miseries of material existence.
    , SB 7.13.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.29

    Just as a deer, because of ignorance, cannot see the water within a well covered by grass, but runs after water elsewhere, the living entity covered by the material body does not see the happiness within himself, but runs after happiness in the material world.
  • as individual eternally, SB 3.27.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.27.16

    When, by mature understanding, one can realize his individuality, then the situation he accepts under false ego becomes manifest to him.
  • as invisible, SB 1.3.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.3.31

    Clouds and dust are carried by the air, but less intelligent persons say that the sky is cloudy and the air is dirty. Similarly, they also implant material bodily conceptions on the spirit self.
  • as life’s cause, SB 3.28.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.28.42

    A yogi should see the same soul in all manifestations, for all that exists is a manifestation of different energies of the Supreme. In this way the devotee should see all living entities without distinction. That is realization of the Supreme Soul.
  • as Lord’s energy, SB 10.3.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.3.18

    One who considers his visible body, which is a product of the three modes of nature, to be independent of the soul is unaware of the basis of existence, and therefore he is a rascal. Those who are learned have rejected his conclusion because one can understand through full discussion that with no basis in soul, the visible body and senses would be insubstantial. Nonetheless, although his conclusion has been rejected, a foolish person considers it a reality.
  • as Lord’s part & parcel, SB 3.25.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.17

    At that time the soul can see himself to be transcendental to material existence and always self-effulgent, never fragmented, although very minute in size.
    , SB 3.28.43-44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.28.43

    As fire is exhibited in different forms of wood, so, under different conditions of the modes of material nature, the pure spirit soul manifests itself in different bodies.
    , SB 3.29.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.29.22

    One who worships the Deity of Godhead in the temples but does not know that the Supreme Lord, as Paramātmā, is situated in every living entity's heart, must be in ignorance and is compared to one who offers oblations into ashes.
  • as Lord’s separated expansion, SB 3.9.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.9.25

    The Lord, who is supreme and is the oldest of all, is unlimitedly merciful. I wish that He may smilingly bestow His benediction upon me by opening His lotus eyes. He can uplift the entire cosmic creation and remove our dejection by kindly speaking His directions.
  • as Lord’s servant, SB 4.22.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.20

    Sanat-kumāra continued: My dear King, you already have an inclination to glorify the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Such attachment is very difficult to achieve, but when one has attained such unflinching faith in the Lord, it automatically cleanses lusty desires from the core of the heart.
    , SB 4.23.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.23.18

    Pṛthu Mahārāja then offered the total designation of the living entity unto the supreme controller of illusory energy. Being released from all the designations by which the living entity became entrapped, he became free by knowledge and renunciation and by the spiritual force of his devotional service. In this way, being situated in his original constitutional position of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he gave up this body as a prabhu, or controller of the senses.
  • as “lost,” SB 4.22.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.31

    When one deviates from his original consciousness, he loses the capacity to remember his previous position or recognize his present one. When remembrance is lost, all knowledge acquired is based on a false foundation. When this occurs, learned scholars consider that the soul is lost.
  • as master, SB 1.2.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.21

    Thus the knot in the heart is pierced, and all misgivings are cut to pieces. The chain of fruitive actions is terminated when one sees the self as master.
  • as misidentified, SB 3.10.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.10.15

    Of the nine creations, the first one is the creation of the mahat-tattva, or the sum total of the material ingredients, wherein the modes interact due to the presence of the Supreme Lord. In the second, the false ego is generated in which the material ingredients, material knowledge and material activities arise.
  • as one with & different from Lord, SB 1.1.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.1

    O my Lord, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, son of Vasudeva, O all-pervading Personality of Godhead, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. I meditate upon Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa because He is the Absolute Truth and the primeval cause of all causes of the creation, sustenance and destruction of the manifested universes. He is directly and indirectly conscious of all manifestations, and He is independent because there is no other cause beyond Him. It is He only who first imparted the Vedic knowledge unto the heart of Brahmājī, the original living being. By Him even the great sages and demigods are placed into illusion, as one is bewildered by the illusory representations of water seen in fire, or land seen on water. Only because of Him do the material universes, temporarily manifested by the reactions of the three modes of nature, appear factual, although they are unreal. I therefore meditate upon Him, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who is eternally existent in the transcendental abode, which is forever free from the illusory representations of the material world. I meditate upon Him, for He is the Absolute Truth.
    , SB 1.2.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.21

    Thus the knot in the heart is pierced, and all misgivings are cut to pieces. The chain of fruitive actions is terminated when one sees the self as master.
  • as “one” with Supersoul, SB 4.22.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.27

    When a person becomes devoid of all material desires and liberated from all material qualities, he transcends distinctions between actions executed externally and internally. At that time the difference between the soul and the Supersoul, which was existing before self-realization, is annihilated. When a dream is over, there is no longer a distinction between the dream and the dreamer.
  • as part of God, SB 4.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.1.15

    Anasūyā, the wife of Atri Muni, gave birth to three very famous sons—Soma, Dattātreya and Durvāsā—who were partial representations of Lord Viṣṇu, Lord Śiva and Lord Brahmā. Soma was a partial representation of Lord Brahmā, Dattātreya was a partial representation of Lord Viṣṇu, and Durvāsā was a partial representation of Lord Śiva.
  • as principal factor within body, SB 4.28.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.24

    The serpent, who had already been arrested by the soldiers of Yavana-rāja and was out of the city, began to follow his master along with the others. As soon as they all left the city, it was immediately dismantled and smashed to dust.
  • as servant of Lord eternally, SB 3.26.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.2

    Knowledge is the ultimate perfection of self-realization. I shall explain that knowledge unto you by which the knots of attachment to the material world are cut.
    , SB 3.27.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.27.1

    The Personality of Godhead Kapila continued: When the living entity is thus unaffected by the modes of material nature, because he is unchanging and does not claim proprietorship, he remains apart from the reactions of the modes, although abiding in a material body, just as the sun remains aloof from its reflection on water.
    , SB 3.27.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.27.14

    Although a devotee appears to be merged in the five material elements, the objects of material enjoyment, the material senses and material mind and intelligence, he is understood to be awake and to be freed from the false ego.
  • as servant of Lord, SB 1.5.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.8

    Śrī Nārada said: You have not actually broadcast the sublime and spotless glories of the Personality of Godhead. That philosophy which does not satisfy the transcendental senses of the Lord is considered worthless.
  • as Supersoul’s dependent, SB 4.11.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.11.11

    It is very difficult to achieve the spiritual abode of Hari, in the Vaikuṇṭha planets, but you are so fortunate that you are already destined to go to that abode by worshiping Him as the supreme abode of all living entities.
  • as Supersoul’s part & parcel, SB 10.9.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.9.21

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, the son of mother Yaśodā, is accessible to devotees engaged in spontaneous loving service, but He is not as easily accessible to mental speculators, to those striving for self-realization by severe austerities and penances, or to those who consider the body the same as the self.
  • as Supersoul’s servant, SB 4.9.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.9.5

    At that time Dhruva Mahārāja became perfectly aware of the Vedic conclusion and understood the Absolute Truth and His relationship with all living entities. In accordance with the line of devotional service to the Supreme Lord, whose fame is widespread, Dhruva, who in the future would receive a planet which would never be annihilated, even during the time of dissolution, offered his deliberate and conclusive prayers.
  • as transcendental to material body, SB 4.29.71plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.71

    When the living entity is in deep sleep, when he faints, when there is some great shock on account of severe loss, at the time of death, or when the body temperature is very high, the movement of the life air is arrested. At that time the living entity loses knowledge of identifying the body with the self.
  • as transcendental to material conditions, SB 5.12.5-6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.12.5-6

    The self-realized brāhmaṇa Jaḍa Bharata said: Among the various material combinations and permutations, there are various forms and earthly transformations. For some reason, these move on the surface of the earth and are called palanquin carriers. Those material transformations which do not move are gross material objects like stones. In any case, the material body is made of earth and stone in the form of feet, ankles, calves, knees, thighs, torso, throat and head. Upon the shoulders is the wooden palanquin, and within the palanquin is the so-called King of Sauvīra. The body of the King is simply another transformation of earth, but within that body Your Lordship is situated and falsely thinking that you are the King of the state of Sauvīra.
  • as transcendental, SB 1.8.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8.25

    I wish that all those calamities would happen again and again so that we could see You again and again, for seeing You means that we will no longer see repeated births and deaths.
    , SB 3.26.7-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.7

    Material consciousness is the cause of one's conditional life, in which conditions are enforced upon the living entity by the material energy. Although the spirit soul does not do anything and is transcendental to such activities, he is thus affected by conditional life.
    , SB 4.22.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.14

    Pṛthu Mahārāja continued: My dear sirs, there is no need to ask about your good and bad fortune because you are always absorbed in spiritual bliss. The mental concoction of the auspicious and inauspicious does not exist in you.
  • at conception, SB 3.31.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.31.1

    The Personality of Godhead said: Under the supervision of the Supreme Lord and according to the result of his work, the living entity, the soul, is made to enter into the womb of a woman through the particle of male semen to assume a particular type of body.
  • at death, SB 4.28.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.46

    While she was serving her husband by massaging his legs, she could feel that his feet were no longer warm and could thus understand that he had already passed from the body. She felt great anxiety upon being left alone. Bereft of her husband's company, she felt exactly as the deer feels upon being separated from its mate.
  • atheists deny, SB 10.10.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.10.12

    This body, after all, is produced by the unmanifested nature and again annihilated and merged in the natural elements. Therefore, it is the common property of everyone. Under the circumstances, who but a rascal claims this property as his own and while maintaining it commits such sinful activities as killing animals just to satisfy his whims? Unless one is a rascal, one cannot commit such sinful activities.
  • beyond
    • gross & subtle forms, SB 1.3.32-33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.3.32

      Beyond this gross conception of form is another, subtle conception of form which is without formal shape and is unseen, unheard and unmanifest. The living being has his form beyond this subtlety, otherwise he could not have repeated births.
    • pain & pleasure, SB 4.8.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.28

      My dear Dhruva, if you feel that your sense of honor has been insulted, you still have no cause for dissatisfaction. This kind of dissatisfaction is another feature of the illusory energy; every living entity is controlled by his previous actions, and therefore there are different varieties of life for enjoying or suffering.
    • mind & intelligence, SB 2.7.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.7.18

      Bali Mahārāja, who put on his head the water washed from the lotus feet of the Lord, did not think of anything besides his promise, in spite of being forbidden by his spiritual master. The king dedicated his own personal body to fulfill the measurement of the Lord's third step. For such a personality, even the kingdom of heaven, which he conquered by his strength, was of no value.
    • fatigue, SB 3.2.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.2.3

      Uddhava thus served the Lord continually from childhood, and in his old age that attitude of service never slackened. As soon as he was asked about the message of the Lord, he at once remembered all about Him.
    • material qualities, SB 3.7.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.7.11

      As the moon reflected on water appears to the seer to tremble due to being associated with the quality of the water, so the self associated with matter appears to be qualified as matter.
    • miseries, SB 3.9.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.9.9

      O my Lord, the material miseries are without factual existence for the soul. Yet as long as the conditioned soul sees the body as meant for sense enjoyment, he cannot get out of the entanglement of material miseries, being influenced by Your external energy.
    • senses, mind, & intelligence, SB 3.13.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.13.13

      The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Janārdana [Lord Kṛṣṇa], is the form to accept all the results of sacrifice. If He is not satisfied, then one's labor for advancement is futile. He is the ultimate Self, and therefore one who does not satisfy Him certainly neglects his own interests.
    • physical needs, SB 2.5.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.5.30

      From the mode of goodness the mind is generated and becomes manifest, as also the ten demigods controlling the bodily movements. Such demigods are known as the controller of directions, the controller of air, the sun-god, the father of Dakṣa Prajāpati, the Aśvinī-kumāras, the fire-god, the King of heaven, the worshipable deity in heaven, the chief of the Ādityas, and Brahmājī, the Prajāpati. All come into existence.
    • suffering, SB 3.7.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.7.18

      But, my dear sir, I am obliged to you because now I can understand that this material manifestation is without substance, although it appears real. I am confident that by serving your feet it will be possible for me to give up the false idea.
  • birth caused by, SB 7.7.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.18

    Just as the fruits and flowers of a tree in due course of time undergo six changes—birth, existence, growth, transformation, dwindling and then death—the material body, which is obtained by the spirit soul under different circumstances, undergoes similar changes. However, there are no such changes for the spirit soul.
  • blissful normally, SB 1.2.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.19

    As soon as irrevocable loving service is established in the heart, the effects of nature's modes of passion and ignorance, such as lust, desire and hankering, disappear from the heart. Then the devotee is established in goodness, and he becomes completely happy.
  • body
    • based on, SB 10.3.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.3.18

      One who considers his visible body, which is a product of the three modes of nature, to be independent of the soul is unaware of the basis of existence, and therefore he is a rascal. Those who are learned have rejected his conclusion because one can understand through full discussion that with no basis in soul, the visible body and senses would be insubstantial. Nonetheless, although his conclusion has been rejected, a foolish person considers it a reality.
    • compared with, SB 7.7.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.18

      Just as the fruits and flowers of a tree in due course of time undergo six changes—birth, existence, growth, transformation, dwindling and then death—the material body, which is obtained by the spirit soul under different circumstances, undergoes similar changes. However, there are no such changes for the spirit soul.
      , SB 7.7.19-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.19-20

      "Ātmā" refers to the Supreme Lord or the living entities. Both of them are spiritual, free from birth and death, free from deterioration and free from material contamination. They are individual, they are the knowers of the external body, and they are the foundation or shelter of everything. They are free from material change, they are self-illuminated, they are the cause of all causes, and they are all-pervading. They have nothing to do with the material body, and therefore they are always uncovered. With these transcendental qualities, one who is actually learned must give up the illusory conception of life, in which one thinks, "I am this material body, and everything in relationship with this body is mine."
      , SB 7.7.19-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.19-20

      "Ātmā" refers to the Supreme Lord or the living entities. Both of them are spiritual, free from birth and death, free from deterioration and free from material contamination. They are individual, they are the knowers of the external body, and they are the foundation or shelter of everything. They are free from material change, they are self-illuminated, they are the cause of all causes, and they are all-pervading. They have nothing to do with the material body, and therefore they are always uncovered. With these transcendental qualities, one who is actually learned must give up the illusory conception of life, in which one thinks, "I am this material body, and everything in relationship with this body is mine."
      , SB 7.7.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.21

      An expert geologist can understand where there is gold and by various processes can extract it from the gold ore. Similarly, a spiritually advanced person can understand how the spiritual particle exists within the body, and thus by cultivating spiritual knowledge he can attain perfection in spiritual life. However, as one who is not expert cannot understand where there is gold, a foolish person who has not cultivated spiritual knowledge cannot understand how the spirit exists within the body.
      , SB 7.7.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.22

      The Lord's eight separated material energies, the three modes of material nature and the sixteen transformations [the eleven senses and the five gross material elements like earth and water]—within all these, the one spiritual soul exists as the observer. Therefore all the great ācāryas have concluded that the individual soul is conditioned by these material elements.
      , SB 7.7.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.23

      There are two kinds of bodies for every individual soul—a gross body made of five gross elements and a subtle body made of three subtle elements. Within these bodies, however, is the spirit soul. One must find the soul by analysis, saying, "This is not it. This is not it." Thus one must separate spirit from matter.
      , SB 7.7.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.24

      Sober and expert persons should search for the spirit soul with minds purified through analytical study in terms of the soul's connection with and distinction from all things that undergo creation, maintenance and destruction.
      , SB 7.7.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.26

      As one can understand the presence of the air by the aromas it carries, so, under the guidance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one can understand the living soul by these three divisions of intelligence. These three divisions, however, are not the soul; they are constituted of the three modes and are born of activities.
      , SB 7.9.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.9.24

      My dear Lord, now I have complete experience concerning the worldly opulence, mystic power, longevity and other material pleasures enjoyed by all living entities, from Lord Brahmā down to the ant. As powerful time, You destroy them all. Therefore, because of my experience, I do not wish to possess them. My dear Lord, I request You to place me in touch with Your pure devotee and let me serve him as a sincere servant.
      , SB 7.12.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.31

      When all the material designations have thus merged into their respective material elements, the living beings, who are all ultimately completely spiritual, being one in quality with the Supreme Being, should cease from material existence, as flames cease when the wood in which they are burning is consumed. When the material body is returned to its various material elements, only the spiritual being remains. This spiritual being is Brahman and is equal in quality with Parabrahman.
      , SB 7.13.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.29

      Just as a deer, because of ignorance, cannot see the water within a well covered by grass, but runs after water elsewhere, the living entity covered by the material body does not see the happiness within himself, but runs after happiness in the material world.
      , SB 7.13.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.44

      A learned, thoughtful person must realize that material existence is illusion. This is possible only by self-realization. A self-realized person, who has actually seen the truth, should retire from all material activities, being situated in self-realization.
      , SB 7.14.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.13

      Through proper deliberation, one should give up attraction to his wife's body because that body will ultimately be transformed into small insects, stool or ashes. What is the value of this insignificant body? How much greater is the Supreme Being, who is all-pervading like the sky?
      , SB 8.3.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.3.30

      Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When the King of the elephants was describing the supreme authority, without mentioning any particular person, he did not invoke the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva, Indra and Candra. Thus none of them approached him. However, because Lord Hari is the Supersoul, Puruṣottama, the Personality of Godhead, He appeared before Gajendra.
      , SB 8.5.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.5.23

      Now is the time to invoke the mode of goodness of the living entities who have accepted material bodies. The mode of goodness is meant to establish the Supreme Lord's rule, which will maintain the existence of the creation. Therefore, this is the opportune moment to take shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Because He is naturally very kind and dear to the demigods, He will certainly bestow good fortune upon us.
      , SB 8.12.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.12.8

      My dear Lord, Your Lordship alone is the cause and the effect. Therefore, although You appear to be two, You are the absolute one. As there is no difference between the gold of a golden ornament and the gold in a mine, there is no difference between cause and effect; both of them are the same. Only because of ignorance do people concoct differences and dualities. You are free from material contamination, and since the entire cosmos is caused by You and cannot exist without You, it is an effect of Your transcendental qualities. Thus the conception that Brahman is true and the world false cannot be maintained.
      , SB 8.16.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.19

      Kaśyapa Muni continued: What is this material body, made of five elements? It is different from the spirit soul. Indeed, the spirit soul is completely different from the material elements from which the body is made. But because of bodily attachment, one is regarded as a husband or son. These illusory relationships are caused by misunderstanding.
      , SB 8.22.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.22.9

      What is the use of the material body, which automatically leaves its owner at the end of life? And what is the use of all one's family members, who are actually plunderers taking away money that is useful for the service of the Lord in spiritual opulence? What is the use of a wife? She is only the source of increasing material conditions. And what is the use of family, home, country and community? Attachment for them merely wastes the valuable energy of one's lifetime.
      , SB 8.24.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.52

      My Lord, You are the supreme well-wishing friend of everyone, the dearmost friend, the controller, the Supersoul, the supreme instructor and the giver of supreme knowledge and the fulfillment of all desires. But although You are within the heart, the foolish, because of lusty desires in the heart, cannot understand You.
      , SB 9.1.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.1.33

      Since that time, no male had entered that forest. But now King Sudyumna, having been transformed into a female, began to walk with his associates from one forest to another.
    • contrasted to, SB 10.4.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.4.19

      In this world, we can see that pots, dolls and other products of the earth appear, break and then disappear, mixing with the earth. Similarly, the bodies of all conditioned living entities are annihilated, but the living entities, like the earth itself, are unchanging and never annihilated [na hanyate hanyamāne śarīre].
    • covers, SB 1.8.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8.26

      My Lord, Your Lordship can easily be approached, but only by those who are materially exhausted. One who is on the path of [material] progress, trying to improve himself with respectable parentage, great opulence, high education and bodily beauty, cannot approach You with sincere feeling.
    • develops from, SB 3.6.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.6.10

      The Supreme Lord is the Supersoul of all the demigods entrusted with the task of constructing the cosmic manifestation. Being thus prayed to [by the demigods], He thought to Himself and thus manifested the gigantic form for their understanding.
    • different from, SB 6.15.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.15.3

      O King, as small particles of sand sometimes come together and are sometimes separated due to the force of the waves, the living entities who have accepted material bodies sometimes come together and are sometimes separated by the force of time.
    • differs from, SB 7.2.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.41

      Every conditioned soul receives a different type of body according to his work, and when the engagement is finished the body is finished. Although the spirit soul is situated in subtle and gross material bodies in different forms of life, he is not bound by them, for he is always understood to be completely different from the manifested body.
      , SB 7.2.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.42

      Just as a householder, although different from the identity of his house, thinks his house to be identical with him, so the conditioned soul, due to ignorance, accepts the body to be himself, although the body is actually different from the soul. This body is obtained through a combination of portions of earth, water and fire, and when the earth, water and fire are transformed in the course of time, the body is vanquished. The soul has nothing to do with this creation and dissolution of the body.
    • energized by, SB 3.19.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.19.27

      Aja [Brahmā] and others arrived on the spot to see the fearfully tusked demon lying on the ground, biting his lip. The glow of his face was yet unfaded, and Brahmā admiringly said: Oh, who could meet such blessed death?
    • fresh due to, SB 4.4.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.4.25

      First of all she sat in the required sitting posture, and then she carried the life air upwards and placed it in the position of equilibrium near the navel. Then she raised her life air, mixed with intelligence, to the heart and then gradually towards the pulmonary passage and from there to between her eyebrows.
    • generated from, SB 2.7.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.7.49

      The Personality of Godhead is the supreme master of everything auspicious because the results of whatever actions are performed by the living being, in either the material or spiritual existence, are awarded by the Lord. As such, He is the ultimate benefactor. Every individual living entity is unborn, and therefore even after the annihilation of the material elementary body, the living entity exists, exactly like the air within the body.
    • not identical with, SB 5.10.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.10.20

      Is it not a fact that your good self is the direct representative of Kapiladeva, the incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead? To examine people and see who is actually a human being and who is not, you have presented yourself to be a deaf and dumb person. Are you not moving this way upon the surface of the world? I am very attached to family life and worldly activities, and I am blind to spiritual knowledge. Nonetheless, I am now present before you and am seeking enlightenment from you. How can I advance in spiritual life?
    • separate from, SB 5.10.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.10.9

      The great brāhmaṇa Jaḍa Bharata said: My dear King and hero, whatever you have spoken sarcastically is certainly true. Actually these are not simply words of chastisement, for the body is the carrier. The load carried by the body does not belong to me, for I am the spirit soul. There is no contradiction in your statements because I am different from the body. I am not the carrier of the palanquin; the body is the carrier. Certainly, as you have hinted, I have not labored carrying the palanquin, for I am detached from the body. You have said that I am not stout and strong, and these words are befitting a person who does not know the distinction between the body and the soul. The body may be fat or thin, but no learned man would say such things of the spirit soul. As far as the spirit soul is concerned, I am neither fat nor skinny; therefore you are correct when you say that I am not very stout. Also, if the object of this journey and the path leading there were mine, there would be many troubles for me, but because they relate not to me but to my body, there is no trouble at all.
    • survived by, SB 4.11.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.11.15

      The creation of the material world begins with the five elements, and thus everything, including the body of a man or a woman, is created of these elements. By the sexual life of man and woman, the number of men and women in this material world is further increased.
    • vehicle for, SB 7.15.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.41

      Transcendentalists who are advanced in knowledge compare the body, which is made by the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, to a chariot. The senses are like the horses; the mind, the master of the senses, is like the reins; the objects of the senses are the destinations; intelligence is the chariot driver; and consciousness, which spreads throughout the body, is the cause of bondage in this material world.
  • bondage of, cause of, SB 2.1.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.1.5

    O descendant of King Bharata, one who desires to be free from all miseries must hear about, glorify and also remember the Personality of Godhead, who is the Supersoul, the controller and the savior from all miseries.
  • brain unimportant for, SB 4.7.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.7.5

    Those who have had their arms cut off will have to work with the arms of Aśvinī-kumāra, and those whose hands were cut off will have to do their work with the hands of Pūṣā. The priests will also have to act in that manner. As for Bhṛgu, he will have the beard from the goat's head.
  • Buddhists deny, SB 3.4.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.4.20

    I have studied the path of understanding self-knowledge from my spiritual master, the Personality of Godhead, and thus after circumambulating Him I have come to this place, very much aggrieved due to separation.
  • Caitanya’s criterion based on, SB Intro 27-28
  • changes bodies, SB 10.1.39-43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.1.39

    When the present body turns to dust and is again reduced to five elements—earth, water, fire, air and ether—the proprietor of the body, the living being, automatically receives another body of material elements according to his fruitive activities. When the next body is obtained, he gives up the present body.
    , SB 10.4.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.4.45

    Surcharged with passion and ignorance and not knowing what was good or bad for them, the asuras, for whom impending death was waiting, began the persecution of the saintly persons.
    , SB 10.8.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.8.5

    O great saintly person, you have compiled the astrological knowledge by which one can understand past and present unseen things. By the strength of this knowledge, any human being can understand what he has done in his past life and how it affects his present life. This is known to you.
  • changing bodies, SB 4.23.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.23.21

    When Queen Arci saw that her husband, who had been so merciful to her and the earth, no longer showed symptoms of life, she lamented for a little while and then built a fiery pyre on top of a hill and placed the body of her husband on it.
  • civilization based on, SB 2.7.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.7.18

    Bali Mahārāja, who put on his head the water washed from the lotus feet of the Lord, did not think of anything besides his promise, in spite of being forbidden by his spiritual master. The king dedicated his own personal body to fulfill the measurement of the Lord's third step. For such a personality, even the kingdom of heaven, which he conquered by his strength, was of no value.
  • compared
    • to bird in cage, SB 1.2.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.8

      The occupational activities a man performs according to his own position are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Personality of Godhead.
    • to bird in tree, SB 1.2.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.31

      After creating the material substance, the Lord [Vāsudeva] expands Himself and enters into it. And although He is within the material modes of nature and appears to be; one of the created beings, He is always fully enlightened in His transcendental position.
    • to bird, SB 3.6.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.6.9

      The gigantic universal form is represented by three, ten and one in the sense that He is the body and the mind and the senses, He is the dynamic force for all movements by ten kinds of life energy, and He is the one heart where life energy is generated.
      , SB 3.26.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.18

      By exhibiting His potencies, the Supreme Personality of Godhead adjusts all these different elements, keeping Himself within as the Supersoul and without as time.
    • to car’s proprietor, SB 5.10.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.10.22

      King Rahūgaṇa continued: My dear sir, you have said that designations like bodily fatness and thinness are not characteristics of the soul. That is incorrect because designations like pain and pleasure are certainly felt by the soul. You may put a pot of milk and rice within fire, and the milk and rice are automatically heated one after the other. Similarly, due to bodily pains and pleasures, the senses, mind and soul are affected. The soul cannot be completely detached from this conditioning.
    • to spark of fire, SB 3.28.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.28.43

      As fire is exhibited in different forms of wood, so, under different conditions of the modes of material nature, the pure spirit soul manifests itself in different bodies.
    • to Supersoul, SB 4.24.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.40

      My dear Lord, by expanding Your transcendental vibrations, You reveal the actual meaning of everything. You are the all-pervading sky within and without, and You are the ultimate goal of pious activities executed both within this material world and beyond it. I therefore offer my respectful obeisances again and again unto You.
    • with body, SB 3.24.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.36

      My appearance in this world is especially to explain the philosophy of Sāṅkhya, which is highly esteemed for self-realization by those desiring freedom from the entanglement of unnecessary material desires.
    • with Supersoul, SB 1.2.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.31

      After creating the material substance, the Lord [Vāsudeva] expands Himself and enters into it. And although He is within the material modes of nature and appears to be; one of the created beings, He is always fully enlightened in His transcendental position.
      , SB 3.28.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.28.43

      As fire is exhibited in different forms of wood, so, under different conditions of the modes of material nature, the pure spirit soul manifests itself in different bodies.
      , SB 3.29.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.29.20

      As the chariot of air carries an aroma from its source and immediately catches the sense of smell, similarly, one who constantly engages in devotional service, in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, can catch the Supreme Soul, who is equally present everywhere.
      , SB 3.29.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.29.27

      Therefore, through charitable gifts and attention, as well as through friendly behavior and by viewing all to be alike, one should propitiate Me, who abide in all creatures as their very Self.
  • consciousness symptom of, SB 3.26.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.3

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Supreme Soul, and He has no beginning. He is transcendental to the material modes of nature and beyond the existence of this material world. He is perceivable everywhere because He is self-effulgent, and by His self-effulgent luster the entire creation is maintained.
    , SB 3.26.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.14

    The internal, subtle senses are experienced as having four aspects, in the shape of mind, intelligence, ego and contaminated consciousness. Distinctions between them can be made only by different functions, since they represent different characteristics.
  • consciousness symptomizes, SB 10.1.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.1.41

    Having experienced a situation by seeing or hearing about it, one contemplates and speculates about that situation, and thus one surrenders to it, not considering his present body. Similarly, by mental adjustments one dreams at night of living under different circumstances, in different bodies, and forgets his actual position. Under this same process, one gives up his present body and accepts another [tathā dehāntara-prāptiḥ].
  • covered by body & mind, SB 1.2.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.8

    The occupational activities a man performs according to his own position are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 1.3.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.3.33

    Whenever a person experiences, by self-realization, that both the gross and subtle bodies have nothing to do with the pure self, at that time he sees himself as well as the Lord.
  • covered by subtle body, SB 7.2.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.47

    As long as the spirit soul is covered by the subtle body, consisting of the mind, intelligence and false ego, he is bound to the results of his fruitive activities. Because of this covering, the spirit soul is connected with the material energy and must accordingly suffer material conditions and reversals, continually, life after life.
  • defined by negation, SB 10.13.57plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.13.57

    The Supreme Brahman is beyond mental speculation, He is self-manifest, existing in His own bliss, and He is beyond the material energy. He is known by the crest jewels of the Vedas by refutation of irrelevant knowledge. Thus in relation to that Supreme Brahman, the Personality of Godhead, whose glory had been shown by the manifestation of all the four-armed forms of Viṣṇu, Lord Brahmā, the lord of Sarasvatī, was mystified. "What is this?" he thought, and then he was not even able to see. Lord Kṛṣṇa, understanding Brahmā's position, then at once removed the curtain of His yogamāyā.
  • departed, oblations to, SB 3.20.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.43

    The Pitās themselves took possession of the invisible body, the source of their existence. It is through the medium of this invisible body that those well versed in the rituals offer oblations to the Sādhyas and Pitās [in the form of their departed ancestors] on the occasion of śrāddha.
  • desires of, produce species, SB 4.11.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.11.17

    My dear Dhruva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is uncontaminated by the material modes of nature. He is the remote cause of the creation of this material cosmic manifestation. When He gives the impetus, many other causes and effects are produced, and thus the whole universe moves, just as iron moves by the integrated force of a magnet.
  • doctors & psychologists deny, SB 2.9.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.34

    O Brahmā, whatever appears to be of any value, if it is without relation to Me, has no reality. Know it as My illusory energy, that reflection which appears to be in darkness.
  • during dream, SB 4.12.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.12.18

    Because of his transcendental bliss, incessant tears flowed from his eyes, his heart melted, and there was shivering and standing of the hairs all over his body. Thus transformed, in a trance of devotional service, Dhruva Mahārāja completely forgot his bodily existence, and thus he immediately became liberated from material bondage.
  • elements cover, SB 4.20.35-36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.20.35-36

    King Pṛthu worshiped the demigods, the great sages, the inhabitants of Pitṛloka, the inhabitants of Gandharvaloka and those of Siddhaloka, Cāraṇaloka, Pannagaloka, Kinnaraloka, Apsaroloka, the earthly planets and the planets of the birds. He also worshiped many other living entities who presented themselves in the sacrificial arena. With folded hands he worshiped all these, as well as the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the personal associates of the Lord, by offering sweet words and as much wealth as possible. After this function, they all went back to their respective abodes, following in the footsteps of Lord Viṣṇu.
    , SB 4.22.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.26

    Upon becoming fixed in his attachment to the Supreme Personality of Godhead by the grace of the spiritual master and by awakening knowledge and detachment, the living entity, situated within the heart of the body and covered by the five elements, burns up his material surroundings exactly as fire, arising from wood, burns the wood itself.
  • elements covering, SB 3.6.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.6.9

    The gigantic universal form is represented by three, ten and one in the sense that He is the body and the mind and the senses, He is the dynamic force for all movements by ten kinds of life energy, and He is the one heart where life energy is generated.
  • equal to Lord at no time, SB 1.2.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.26

    Those who are serious about liberation are certainly nonenvious, and they respect all. Yet they reject the horrible and ghastly forms of the demigods and worship only the all-blissful forms of Lord Viṣṇu and His plenary portions.
  • equality of, SB 3.9.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.9.32

    You will see Me in all living entities as well as all over the universe, just as fire is situated in wood. Only in that state of transcendental vision will you be able to be free from all kinds of illusion.
  • eternal desires of, SB 2.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.1.15

    At the last stage of one's life, one should be bold enough not to be afraid of death. But one must cut off all attachment to the material body and everything pertaining to it and all desires thereof.
  • expanded from Lord, SB 1.2.28-29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.28-29

    In the revealed scriptures, the ultimate object of knowledge is Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Personality of Godhead. The purpose of performing sacrifice is to please Him. Yoga is for realizing Him. All fruitive activities are ultimately rewarded by Him only. He is supreme knowledge, and all severe austerities are performed to know Him. Religion [dharma] is rendering loving service unto Him. He is the supreme goal of life.
    , SB 1.5.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.8

    Śrī Nārada said: You have not actually broadcast the sublime and spotless glories of the Personality of Godhead. That philosophy which does not satisfy the transcendental senses of the Lord is considered worthless.
  • falldown of, SB 4.24.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.34

    My Lord, You are the origin of the creation by virtue of the lotus flower which sprouts from Your navel. You are the supreme controller of the senses and the sense objects, and You are also the all-pervading Vāsudeva. You are most peaceful, and because of Your self-illuminated existence, You are not disturbed by the six kinds of transformations.
    • See also: Falldown
  • fire unable to burn, SB 5.6.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.6.8

    While He was wandering about, a wild forest fire began. This fire was caused by the friction of bamboos, which were being blown by the wind. In that fire, the entire forest near Kuṭakācala and the body of Lord Ṛṣabhadeva were burnt to ashes.
  • fools misunderstand, SB 7.7.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.21

    An expert geologist can understand where there is gold and by various processes can extract it from the gold ore. Similarly, a spiritually advanced person can understand how the spiritual particle exists within the body, and thus by cultivating spiritual knowledge he can attain perfection in spiritual life. However, as one who is not expert cannot understand where there is gold, a foolish person who has not cultivated spiritual knowledge cannot understand how the spirit exists within the body.
  • forgetfulness of, in material condition, SB 1.2.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.31

    After creating the material substance, the Lord [Vāsudeva] expands Himself and enters into it. And although He is within the material modes of nature and appears to be; one of the created beings, He is always fully enlightened in His transcendental position.
    , SB 1.3.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.3.33

    Whenever a person experiences, by self-realization, that both the gross and subtle bodies have nothing to do with the pure self, at that time he sees himself as well as the Lord.
  • forgetting himself, SB 3.7.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.7.5

    The pure soul is pure consciousness and is never out of consciousness, either due to circumstances, time, situations, dreams or other causes. How then does he become engaged in nescience?
  • form of Lord goal of, SB 1.6.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.6.18

    The transcendental form of the Lord, as it is, satisfies the mind's desire and at once erases all mental incongruities. Upon losing that form, I suddenly got up, being perturbed, as is usual when one loses that which is desirable.
  • freed from material coverings, SB 4.23.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.23.15

    In this way, Pṛthu Mahārāja gradually raised his air of life up to the hole in his skull, whereupon he lost all desire for material existence. Gradually he merged his air of life with the totality of air, his body with the totality of earth, and the fire within his body with the totality of fire.
  • freedom for, SB 1.2.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.8

    The occupational activities a man performs according to his own position are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 1.2.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.21

    Thus the knot in the heart is pierced, and all misgivings are cut to pieces. The chain of fruitive actions is terminated when one sees the self as master.
    , SB 1.6.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.6.37

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Thus addressing Vyāsadeva, Śrīla Nārada Muni took leave of him, and vibrating on his vīṇā instrument, he left to wander at his free will.
    , SB 1.8.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8.41

    O Lord of the universe, soul of the universe, O personality of the form of the universe, please, therefore, sever my tie of affection for my kinsmen, the Pāṇḍavas and the Vṛṣṇis.
    , SB 1.15.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15.31

    Because of his possessing spiritual assets, the doubts of duality were completely cut off. Thus he was freed from the three modes of material nature and placed in transcendence. There was no longer any chance of his becoming entangled in birth and death, for he was freed from material form.
    , SB 1.15.41-42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15.41

    Then he amalgamated all the sense organs into the mind, then the mind into life, life into breathing, his total existence into the embodiment of the five elements, and his body into death. Then, as pure self, he became free from the material conception of life.
    , SB 9.6.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.6.54

    When Saubhari Muni, who was quite conversant with the self, went to the forest, he performed severe penances. In this way, in the fire at the time of death, he ultimately engaged himself in the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 9.7.25-26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.7.25-26

    Mahārāja Hariścandra first purified his mind, which was full of material enjoyment, by amalgamating it with the earth. Then he amalgamated the earth with water, the water with fire, the fire with the air, and the air with the sky. Thereafter, he amalgamated the sky with the total material energy, and the total material energy with spiritual knowledge. This spiritual knowledge is realization of one's self as part of the Supreme Lord. When the self-realized spiritual soul is engaged in service to the Lord, he is eternally imperceptible and inconceivable. Thus established in spiritual knowledge, he is completely freed from material bondage.
  • from pillar, as fearful, SB 7.8.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.8.15

    Then from within the pillar came a fearful sound, which appeared to crack the covering of the universe. O my dear Yudhiṣṭhira, this sound reached even the abodes of the demigods like Lord Brahmā, and when the demigods heard it, they thought, "Oh, now our planets are being destroyed!"
    , SB 7.8.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.8.16

    While showing his extraordinary prowess, Hiraṇyakaśipu, who desired to kill his own son, heard that wonderful, tumultuous sound, which had never before been heard. Upon hearing the sound, the other leaders of the demons were afraid. None of them could find the origin of that sound in the assembly.
  • goodness reveals, SB 3.5.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.5.11

    Who in human society can be satisfied without hearing sufficient talk of the Lord, whose lotus feet are the sum total of all places of pilgrimage and who is worshiped by great sages and devotees? Such topics can cut off one's bondage to family affection simply by entering the holes of one's ears.
  • guided by Supersoul, SB 4.29.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.60

    The great sage Nārada continued: The living entity acts in a gross body in this life. This body is forced to act by the subtle body, composed of mind, intelligence and ego. After the gross body is lost, the subtle body is still there to enjoy or suffer. Thus there is no change.
  • Hiraṇyakaśipu understands, SB 7.2.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.24

    In the same way, O my gentle mother, when the mind is agitated by the movements of the modes of material nature, the living entity, although freed from all the different phases of the subtle and gross bodies, thinks that he has changed from one condition to another.
  • identification with, SB 7.12.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.24

    He should properly place the fire element in his own self and in this way give up bodily affinity, by which one thinks the body to be one's self or one's own. One should gradually merge the material body into the five elements [earth, water, fire, air and sky].
    , SB 7.13.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.44

    A learned, thoughtful person must realize that material existence is illusion. This is possible only by self-realization. A self-realized person, who has actually seen the truth, should retire from all material activities, being situated in self-realization.
    , SB 7.14.3-4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.3-4

    A gṛhastha must associate again and again with saintly persons, and with great respect he must hear the nectar of the activities of the Supreme Lord and His incarnations as these activities are described in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and other Purāṇas. Thus one should gradually become detached from affection for his wife and children, exactly like a man awakening from a dream.
    • See also: Kṛṣṇa consciousness; Self-realiātion
  • ignorance about, SB 3.20.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.18

    First of all, Brahmā created from his shadow the coverings of ignorance of the conditioned souls. They are five in number and are called tāmisra, andha-tāmisra, tamas, moha and mahā-moha.
    , SB 4.30.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.30.48

    Following the order of Lord Brahmā, all the Pracetās accepted the girl as their wife. From the womb of this girl, the son of Lord Brahmā named Dakṣa took birth. Dakṣa had to take birth from the womb of Māriṣā due to his disobeying and disrespecting Lord Mahādeva [Śiva]. Consequently he had to give up his body twice.
  • ignorance concerning, SB 1.2.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.8

    The occupational activities a man performs according to his own position are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 1.2.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.21

    Thus the knot in the heart is pierced, and all misgivings are cut to pieces. The chain of fruitive actions is terminated when one sees the self as master.
  • ignorance of, result of, SB 2.1.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.1.4

    Persons devoid of ātma-tattva do not inquire into the problems of life, being too attached to the fallible soldiers like the body, children and wife. Although sufficiently experienced, they still do not see their inevitable destruction.
  • ignored by materialists, SB 6.5.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.5.11

    [The Haryaśvas understood the meaning of Nārada's words as follows.] The word "bhūḥ" ["the earth"] refers to the field of activities. The material body, which is a result of the living being's actions, is his field of activities, and it gives him false designations. Since time immemorial, he has received various types of material bodies, which are the roots of bondage to the material world. If one foolishly engages in temporary fruitive activities and does not look toward the cessation of this bondage, what will be the benefit of his actions?
  • impersonalist misunderstandings of, SB 4.28.62plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.62

    My dear friend, I, the Supersoul, and you, the individual soul, are not different in quality, for we are both spiritual. In fact, My dear friend, you are qualitatively not different from Me in your constitutional position. Just try to consider this subject. Those who are actually advanced scholars, who are in knowledge, do not find any qualitative difference between you and Me.
    , SB 4.28.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.63

    As a person sees the reflection of his body in a mirror to be one with himself and not different, whereas others actually see two bodies, so in our material condition, in which the living being is affected and yet not affected, there is a difference between God and the living entity.
  • in samādhi (trance), SB 7.3.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.3.18

    I have been very much astonished to see your endurance. In spite of being eaten and bitten by all kinds of worms and ants, you are keeping your life air circulating within your bones. Certainly this is wonderful.
  • in bodily concept, SB 3.24.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.18

    Lord Brahmā then told Devahūti: My dear daughter of Manu, the same Supreme Personality of Godhead who killed the demon Kaiṭabha is now within your womb. He will cut off all the knots of your ignorance and doubt. Then He will travel all over the world.
  • in bodily conception, SB 9.13.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.13.27

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King Parīkṣit, all the kings of the dynasty of Mithila were completely in knowledge of their spiritual identity. Therefore, even though staying at home, they were liberated from the duality of material existence.
  • in body, SB 4.14.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.14.43

    After making a decision, the saintly persons and sages churned the thighs of the dead body of King Vena with great force and according to a specific method. As a result of this churning, a dwarf-like person was born from King Vena's body.
    , SB 4.16.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.16.19

    This King is the master of the three worlds, and he is directly empowered by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is without change, and he is an incarnation of the Supreme known as a śaktyāveśa-avatāra. Being a liberated soul and completely learned, he sees all material varieties as meaningless because their basic principle is nescience.
    , SB 4.17.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.17.29

    The planet earth spoke: My dear Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, You are transcendental in Your position, and by Your material energy You have expanded Yourself in various forms and species of life through the interaction of the three modes of material nature. Unlike some other masters, You always remain in Your transcendental position and are not affected by the material creation, which is subject to different material interactions. Consequently You are not bewildered by material activities.
    , SB 4.20.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.20.2

    Lord Viṣṇu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, said: My dear King Pṛthu, Indra, the King of heaven, has disturbed your execution of one hundred sacrifices. Now he has come with Me to be forgiven by you. Therefore excuse him.
    , SB 4.20.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.20.3

    O King, one who is advanced in intelligence and eager to perform welfare activities for others is considered best amongst human beings. An advanced human being is never malicious to others. Those with advanced intelligence are always conscious that this material body is different from the soul.
    , SB 4.20.11-12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.20.11

    Anyone who knows that this material body, made of the five gross elements, the sense organs, the working senses and the mind, is simply supervised by the fixed soul is eligible to be liberated from material bondage.
    , SB 4.22.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.26

    Upon becoming fixed in his attachment to the Supreme Personality of Godhead by the grace of the spiritual master and by awakening knowledge and detachment, the living entity, situated within the heart of the body and covered by the five elements, burns up his material surroundings exactly as fire, arising from wood, burns the wood itself.
    , SB 4.22.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.31

    When one deviates from his original consciousness, he loses the capacity to remember his previous position or recognize his present one. When remembrance is lost, all knowledge acquired is based on a false foundation. When this occurs, learned scholars consider that the soul is lost.
    , SB 9.19.5-6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.19.5-6

    When the she-goat, who had very nice hips, got out of the well and saw the very handsome he-goat, she desired to accept him as her husband. When she did so, many other she-goats also desired him as their husband because he had a very beautiful bodily structure and a nice mustache and beard and was expert in discharging semen and in the art of sexual intercourse. Therefore, just as a person haunted by a ghost exhibits madness, the best of the he-goats, attracted by the many she-goats, engaged in erotic activities and naturally forgot his real business of self-realization.
    , SB 9.19.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.19.20

    One who knows that material happiness, whether good or bad, in this life or in the next, on this planet or on the heavenly planets, is temporary and useless, and that an intelligent person should not try to enjoy or even think of such things, is the knower of the self. Such a self-realized person knows quite well that material happiness is the very cause of continued material existence and forgetfulness of one's own constitutional position.
    , SB 9.19.27-28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.19.27-28

    Thereafter, Devayānī, the daughter of Śukrācārya, understood that the materialistic association of husband, friends and relatives is like the association in a hotel full of tourists. The relationships of society, friendship and love are created by the māyā of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, exactly as in a dream. By the grace of Kṛṣṇa, Devayānī gave up her imaginary position in the material world. Completely fixing her mind upon Kṛṣṇa, she achieved liberation from the gross and subtle bodies.
  • in devotional service, SB 9.7.25-26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.7.25-26

    Mahārāja Hariścandra first purified his mind, which was full of material enjoyment, by amalgamating it with the earth. Then he amalgamated the earth with water, the water with fire, the fire with the air, and the air with the sky. Thereafter, he amalgamated the sky with the total material energy, and the total material energy with spiritual knowledge. This spiritual knowledge is realization of one's self as part of the Supreme Lord. When the self-realized spiritual soul is engaged in service to the Lord, he is eternally imperceptible and inconceivable. Thus established in spiritual knowledge, he is completely freed from material bondage.
  • in heart, SB 4.22.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.26

    Upon becoming fixed in his attachment to the Supreme Personality of Godhead by the grace of the spiritual master and by awakening knowledge and detachment, the living entity, situated within the heart of the body and covered by the five elements, burns up his material surroundings exactly as fire, arising from wood, burns the wood itself.
    , SB 4.22.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.37

    Sanat-kumāra advised the King: Therefore, my dear King Pṛthu, try to understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is living within everyone's heart along with the individual soul, in each and every body, either moving or not moving. The individual souls are fully covered by the gross material body and subtle body made of the life air and intelligence.
    , SB 4.25.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.55

    Sometimes he used to go to his private home with one of his chief servants [the mind], who was named Viṣūcīna. At that time, illusion, satisfaction and happiness used to be produced from his wife and children.
  • in knowledge, SB 9.7.25-26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.7.25-26

    Mahārāja Hariścandra first purified his mind, which was full of material enjoyment, by amalgamating it with the earth. Then he amalgamated the earth with water, the water with fire, the fire with the air, and the air with the sky. Thereafter, he amalgamated the sky with the total material energy, and the total material energy with spiritual knowledge. This spiritual knowledge is realization of one's self as part of the Supreme Lord. When the self-realized spiritual soul is engaged in service to the Lord, he is eternally imperceptible and inconceivable. Thus established in spiritual knowledge, he is completely freed from material bondage.
  • in material world, SB 4.8.81plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.81

    The demigods said: Dear Lord, You are the refuge of all moving and nonmoving living entities. We feel all living entities to be suffocating, their breathing processes choked up. We have never experienced such a thing. Since You are the ultimate shelter of all surrendered souls, we have therefore approached You; kindly save us from this danger.
    • See also: Conditioned soul(s)
  • in matter, cause of, SB 3.15.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.15.34

    Therefore let us consider how these two contaminated persons should be punished. The punishment should be apt, for thus benefit can eventually be bestowed upon them. Since they find duality in the existence of Vaikuṇṭha life, they are contaminated and should be removed from this place to the material world, where the living entities have three kinds of enemies.
  • in oneness with Supersoul, SB 2.1.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.1.39

    One should concentrate his mind upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who alone distributes Himself in so many manifestations just as ordinary persons create thousands of manifestations in dreams. One must concentrate the mind on Him, the only all-blissful Absolute Truth. Otherwise one will be misled and will cause his own degradation.
  • intelligence perceives, SB 7.7.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.26

    As one can understand the presence of the air by the aromas it carries, so, under the guidance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one can understand the living soul by these three divisions of intelligence. These three divisions, however, are not the soul; they are constituted of the three modes and are born of activities.
  • intelligence symptom of, SB 3.27.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.27.18

    As there is no separate existence of the earth and its aroma or of water and its taste, there cannot be any separate existence of intelligence and consciousness.
  • jīva, SB 4.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.1.15

    Anasūyā, the wife of Atri Muni, gave birth to three very famous sons—Soma, Dattātreya and Durvāsā—who were partial representations of Lord Viṣṇu, Lord Śiva and Lord Brahmā. Soma was a partial representation of Lord Brahmā, Dattātreya was a partial representation of Lord Viṣṇu, and Durvāsā was a partial representation of Lord Śiva.
  • knowledge in, as incomplete, SB 4.4.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.4.14

    Satī continued: My dear father, you are committing the greatest offense by envying Lord Śiva, whose very name, consisting of two syllables, śi and va, purifies one of all sinful activities. His order is never neglected. Lord Śiva is always pure, and no one but you envies him.
  • knowledge of self in. See: Self-realiātion
  • knowledge of, as stage of God realization, SB 1.5.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.34

    Thus when all a man's activities are dedicated to the service of the Lord, those very activities which caused his perpetual bondage become the destroyer of the tree of work.
  • Kṛṣṇa consciousness frees, SB 7.9.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.9.11

    The Supreme Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is always fully satisfied in Himself. Therefore when something is offered to Him, the offering, by the Lord's mercy, is for the benefit of the devotee, for the Lord does not need service from anyone. To give an example, if one's face is decorated, the reflection of one's face in a mirror is also seen to be decorated.
  • lamentation not dependent on existence of, SB 7.2.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.37

    Śrī Yamarāja said: Alas, how amazing it is! These persons, who are older than me, have full experience that hundreds and thousands of living entities have taken birth and died. Thus they should understand that they also are apt to die, yet still they are bewildered. The conditioned soul comes from an unknown place and returns after death to that same unknown place. There is no exception to this rule, which is conducted by material nature. Knowing this, why do they uselessly lament?
  • leaves body at death, SB 4.28.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.46

    While she was serving her husband by massaging his legs, she could feel that his feet were no longer warm and could thus understand that he had already passed from the body. She felt great anxiety upon being left alone. Bereft of her husband's company, she felt exactly as the deer feels upon being separated from its mate.
  • liberated person’s view of, SB 6.12.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.12.15

    One who knows that the three qualities—goodness, passion and ignorance—are not qualities of the soul but qualities of material nature, and who knows that the pure soul is simply an observer of the actions and reactions of these qualities, should be understood to be a liberated person. He is not bound by these qualities.
  • liberated, devotee as, N110, SB 10.2.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.2.37

    Even while engaged in various activities, devotees whose minds are completely absorbed at Your lotus feet, and who constantly hear, chant, contemplate and cause others to remember Your transcendental names and forms, are always on the transcendental platform, and thus they can understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 10.4.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.4.20

    One who does not understand the constitutional position of the body and the soul [ātmā] becomes too attached to the bodily concept of life. Consequently, because of attachment to the body and its by-products, he feels affected by union with and separation from his family, society and nation. As long as this continues, one continues his material life. [Otherwise, one is liberated.]
  • liberated, know Kṛṣṇa, SB 8.3.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.3.18

    My Lord, those who are completely freed from material contamination always meditate upon You within the cores of their hearts. You are extremely difficult to attain for those like me who are too attached to mental concoction, home, relatives, friends, money, servants and assistants. You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, uncontaminated by the modes of nature. You are the reservoir of all enlightenment, the supreme controller. I therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
  • life caused by, SB 7.7.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.18

    Just as the fruits and flowers of a tree in due course of time undergo six changes—birth, existence, growth, transformation, dwindling and then death—the material body, which is obtained by the spirit soul under different circumstances, undergoes similar changes. However, there are no such changes for the spirit soul.
    , SB 7.7.19-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.19-20

    "Ātmā" refers to the Supreme Lord or the living entities. Both of them are spiritual, free from birth and death, free from deterioration and free from material contamination. They are individual, they are the knowers of the external body, and they are the foundation or shelter of everything. They are free from material change, they are self-illuminated, they are the cause of all causes, and they are all-pervading. They have nothing to do with the material body, and therefore they are always uncovered. With these transcendental qualities, one who is actually learned must give up the illusory conception of life, in which one thinks, "I am this material body, and everything in relationship with this body is mine."
    , SB 7.7.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.24

    Sober and expert persons should search for the spirit soul with minds purified through analytical study in terms of the soul's connection with and distinction from all things that undergo creation, maintenance and destruction.
  • limited consciousness of, SB 3.15.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.15.45

    This is the form of the Lord which is meditated upon by the followers of the yoga process, and it is pleasing to the yogīs in meditation. It is not imaginary but factual, as proved by great yogīs. The Lord is full in eight kinds of achievement, but for others these achievements are not possible in full perfection.
  • living entity as, SB 3.25.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.12

    Maitreya said: After hearing of His mother's uncontaminated desire for transcendental realization, the Lord thanked her within Himself for her questions, and thus, His face smiling, He explained the path of the transcendentalists, who are interested in self-realization.
    , SB 3.25.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.17

    At that time the soul can see himself to be transcendental to material existence and always self-effulgent, never fragmented, although very minute in size.
    , SB 3.25.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.19

    Perfection in self-realization cannot be attained by any kind of yogī unless he engages in devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for that is the only auspicious path.
    , SB 3.25.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.41

    The terrible fear of birth and death can never be forsaken by anyone who resorts to any shelter other than Myself, for I am the almighty Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the original source of all creation, and also the Supreme Soul of all souls.
    , SB 3.26.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.2

    Knowledge is the ultimate perfection of self-realization. I shall explain that knowledge unto you by which the knots of attachment to the material world are cut.
    , SB 3.26.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.7

    Material consciousness is the cause of one's conditional life, in which conditions are enforced upon the living entity by the material energy. Although the spirit soul does not do anything and is transcendental to such activities, he is thus affected by conditional life.
    , SB 3.26.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.16

    The influence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is felt in the time factor, which causes fear of death due to the false ego of the deluded soul who has contacted material nature.
    , SB 3.26.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.19

    After the Supreme Personality of Godhead impregnates material nature with His internal potency, material nature delivers the sum total of the cosmic intelligence, which is known as Hiraṇmaya. This takes place in material nature when she is agitated by the destinations of the conditioned souls.
    , SB 3.27.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.27.8

    For his income a devotee should be satisfied with what he earns without great difficulty. He should not eat more than what is necessary. He should live in a secluded place and always be thoughtful, peaceful, friendly, compassionate and self-realized.
    , SB 3.27.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.27.17

    Śrī Devahūti inquired: My dear brāhmaṇa, does material nature ever give release to the spirit soul? Since one is attracted to the other eternally, how is their separation possible?
    , SB 3.28.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.28.43

    As fire is exhibited in different forms of wood, so, under different conditions of the modes of material nature, the pure spirit soul manifests itself in different bodies.
    , SB 3.33.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.33.26

    Her mind became completely engaged in the Supreme Lord, and she automatically realized the knowledge of the impersonal Brahman. As a Brahman-realized soul, she was freed from the designations of the materialistic concept of life. Thus all material pangs disappeared, and she attained transcendental bliss.
    , SB 4.11.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.11.29

    My dear Dhruva, please, therefore, turn your attention to the Supreme Person, who is the infallible Brahman. Face the Supreme Personality of Godhead in your original position, and thus, by self-realization, you will find this material differentiation to be merely flickering.
    , SB 4.24.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.42

    My dear Lord, You are the topmost of all bestowers of all benediction, the oldest and supreme enjoyer amongst all enjoyers. You are the master of all the worlds' metaphysical philosophy, for You are the supreme cause of all causes, Lord Kṛṣṇa. You are the greatest of all religious principles, the supreme mind, and You have a brain which is never checked by any condition. Therefore I repeatedly offer my obeisances unto You.
    , SB 4.24.64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.64

    My dear Lord, after creating by Your own potencies, You enter within the creation in four kinds of forms. Being within the hearts of the living entities, You know them and know how they are enjoying their senses. The so-called happiness of this material creation is exactly like the bees' enjoyment of honey after it has been collected in the honeycomb.
    , SB 4.25.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.10

    My dear King, once in the past lived a king named Purañjana, who was celebrated for his great activities. He had a friend named Avijñāta ["the unknown one"]. No one could understand the activities of Avijñāta.
    , SB 4.25.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.12

    King Purañjana had unlimited desires for sense enjoyment; consequently he traveled all over the world to find a place where all his desires could be fulfilled. Unfortunately he found a feeling of insufficiency everywhere.
    , SB 4.27.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.4

    In this way, increasingly overwhelmed by illusion, King Purañjana, although advanced in consciousness, remained always lying down with his head on the pillow of his wife's arms. In this way he considered woman to be his ultimate life and soul. Becoming thus overwhelmed by the mode of ignorance, he could not understand the meaning of self-realization, of his self or of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 4.27.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.9

    Of these many sons, each produced hundreds and hundreds of grandsons. In this way the whole city of Pañcāla became overcrowded by these sons and grandsons of King Purañjana.
    , SB 4.27.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.16

    The five-hooded serpent, the superintendent and protector of the city of King Purañjana, fought with the Gandharvas for one hundred years. He fought alone, with all of them, although they numbered 720.
    , SB 4.28.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.5

    When the city was thus endangered by the soldiers and Kālakanyā, King Purañjana, being overly absorbed in affection for his family, was placed in difficulty by the attack of Yavana-rāja and Kālakanyā.
    , SB 4.28.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.17

    King Purañjana was overly attached to his family and conceptions of "I" and "mine." Because he was overly attracted to his wife, he was already quite poverty-stricken. At the time of separation, he became very sorry.
    , SB 4.28.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.24

    The serpent, who had already been arrested by the soldiers of Yavana-rāja and was out of the city, began to follow his master along with the others. As soon as they all left the city, it was immediately dismantled and smashed to dust.
    , SB 4.28.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.40

    King Malayadhvaja attained perfect knowledge by being able to distinguish the Supersoul from the individual soul. The individual soul is localized, whereas the Supersoul is all-pervasive. He became perfect in knowledge that the material body is not the soul but that the soul is the witness of the material body.
    , SB 4.28.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.42

    King Malayadhvaja could thus observe that the Supersoul was sitting by his side, and that he, as the individual soul, was sitting by the side of the Supersoul. Since both were together, there was no need for separate interests; thus he ceased from such activities.
    , SB 4.28.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.61

    Sometimes you think yourself a man, sometimes a chaste woman and sometimes a neutral eunuch. This is all because of the body, which is created by the illusory energy. This illusory energy is My potency, and actually both of us—you and I—are pure spiritual identities. Now just try to understand this. I am trying to explain our factual position.
    , SB 4.28.62-64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.62

    My dear friend, I, the Supersoul, and you, the individual soul, are not different in quality, for we are both spiritual. In fact, My dear friend, you are qualitatively not different from Me in your constitutional position. Just try to consider this subject. Those who are actually advanced scholars, who are in knowledge, do not find any qualitative difference between you and Me.
    , SB 4.29.23-25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.23-25

    The followers of Yavaneśvara [Yamarāja] are called the soldiers of death, and they are known as the various types of disturbances that pertain to the body and mind. Prajvāra represents the two types of fever: extreme heat and extreme cold—typhoid and pneumonia. The living entity lying down within the body is disturbed by many tribulations pertaining to providence, to other living entities and to his own body and mind. Despite all kinds of tribulations, the living entity, subjected to the necessities of the body, mind and senses and suffering from various types of disease, is carried away by many plans due to his lust to enjoy the world. Although transcendental to this material existence, the living entity, out of ignorance, accepts all these material miseries under the pretext of false egoism ("I" and "mine"). In this way he lives for a hundred years within this body.
    , SB 4.30.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.30.8

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear sons of the King, I am very much pleased by the friendly relationships among you. All of you are engaged in one occupation—devotional service. I am so pleased with your mutual friendship that I wish you all good fortune. Now you may ask a benediction of Me.
    , SB 4.31.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.31.2

    The Pracetās went to the seashore in the west where the great liberated sage Jājali was residing. After perfecting the spiritual knowledge by which one becomes equal toward all living entities, the Pracetās became perfect in Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
    , SB 7.12.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.10

    As long as a living entity is not completely self-realized—as long as he is not independent of the misconception of identifying with his body, which is nothing but a reflection of the original body and senses—he cannot be relieved of the conception of duality, which is epitomized by the duality between man and woman. Thus there is every chance that he will fall down because his intelligence is bewildered.
    , SB 7.12.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.31

    When all the material designations have thus merged into their respective material elements, the living beings, who are all ultimately completely spiritual, being one in quality with the Supreme Being, should cease from material existence, as flames cease when the wood in which they are burning is consumed. When the material body is returned to its various material elements, only the spiritual being remains. This spiritual being is Brahman and is equal in quality with Parabrahman.
  • Lord
    • controls, SB 7.8.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.8.52

      The inhabitants of Yakṣaloka prayed: O controller of the twenty-four elements, we are considered the best servants of Your Lordship because of rendering services pleasing to You, yet we engaged as palanquin carriers by the order of Hiraṇyakaśipu, the son of Diti. O Lord in the form of Nṛsiṁhadeva, You know how this demon gave trouble to everyone, but now You have killed him, and his body is mixing with the five material elements.
    • enlightens, SB 8.3.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.3.10

      I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the self-effulgent Supersoul, who is the witness in everyone's heart, who enlightens the individual soul and who cannot be reached by exercises of the mind, words or consciousness.
    • impregnates nature with, SB 3.26.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.5

      Divided into varieties by her threefold modes, material nature creates the forms of the living entities, and the living entities, seeing this, are illusioned by the knowledge—covering feature of the illusory energy.
    • source of, SB 7.7.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.49

      The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, is the soul and the Supersoul of all living entities. Every living entity is a manifestation of His energy in terms of the living soul and the material body. Therefore the Lord is the most dear, and He is the supreme controller.
  • Lord’s presence realized in, SB 7.8.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.8.16

    While showing his extraordinary prowess, Hiraṇyakaśipu, who desired to kill his own son, heard that wonderful, tumultuous sound, which had never before been heard. Upon hearing the sound, the other leaders of the demons were afraid. None of them could find the origin of that sound in the assembly.
  • material atmosphere conditions, SB 5.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.14.1

    When King Parīkṣit asked Śukadeva Gosvāmī about the direct meaning of the material forest, Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied as follows: My dear King, a man belonging to the mercantile community [vaṇik] is always interested in earning money. Sometimes he enters the forest to acquire some cheap commodities like wood and earth and sell them in the city at good prices. Similarly, the conditioned soul, being greedy, enters this material world for some material profit. Gradually he enters the deepest part of the forest, not really knowing how to get out. Having entered the material world, the pure soul becomes conditioned by the material atmosphere, which is created by the external energy under the control of Lord Viṣṇu. Thus the living entity comes under the control of the external energy, daivī māyā. Living independently and bewildered in the forest, he does not attain the association of devotees who are always engaged in the service of the Lord. Once in the bodily conception, he gets different types of bodies one after the other under the influence of material energy and impelled by the modes of material nature [sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa]. In this way the conditioned soul goes sometimes to the heavenly planets, sometimes to the earthly planets and sometimes to the lower planets and lower species. Thus he suffers continuously due to different types of bodies. These sufferings and pains are sometimes mixed. Sometimes they are very severe, and sometimes they are not. These bodily conditions are acquired due to the conditioned soul's mental speculation. He uses his mind and five senses to acquire knowledge, and these bring about the different bodies and different conditions. Using the senses under the control of the external energy, māyā, the living entity suffers the miserable conditions of material existence. He is actually searching for relief, but he is generally baffled, although sometimes he is relieved after great difficulty. Struggling for existence in this way, he cannot get the shelter of pure devotees, who are like bumblebees engaged in loving service at the lotus feet of Lord Viṣṇu.
  • material body exists with, SB 5.5.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.5.19

    My transcendental body [sac-cid-ānanda-vigraha [Bs. 5.1]] looks exactly like a human form, but it is not a material human body. It is inconceivable. I am not forced by nature to accept a particular type of body; I take on a body by My own sweet will. My heart is also spiritual, and I always think of the welfare of My devotees. Therefore within My heart can be found the process of devotional service, which is meant for the devotees. Far from My heart have I abandoned irreligion [adharma] and nondevotional activities. They do not appeal to Me. Due to all these transcendental qualities, people generally pray to Me as Ṛṣabhadeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the best of all living entities.
  • material elements cover, SB 1.15.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15.27

    Now I am attracted to those instructions imparted to me by the Personality of Godhead [Govinda] because they are impregnated with instructions for relieving the burning heart in all circumstances of time and space.
    , SB 1.15.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15.42

    Thus annihilating the gross body of five elements into the three qualitative modes of material nature, he merged them in one nescience and then absorbed that nescience in the self, Brahman, which is inexhaustible in all circumstances.
  • material senses unable to perceive, SB 5.5.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.5.19

    My transcendental body [sac-cid-ānanda-vigraha [Bs. 5.1]] looks exactly like a human form, but it is not a material human body. It is inconceivable. I am not forced by nature to accept a particular type of body; I take on a body by My own sweet will. My heart is also spiritual, and I always think of the welfare of My devotees. Therefore within My heart can be found the process of devotional service, which is meant for the devotees. Far from My heart have I abandoned irreligion [adharma] and nondevotional activities. They do not appeal to Me. Due to all these transcendental qualities, people generally pray to Me as Ṛṣabhadeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the best of all living entities.
  • materialists neglect, SB 7.6.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.4

    Endeavors merely for sense gratification or material happiness through economic development are not to be performed, for they result only in a loss of time and energy, with no actual profit. If one's endeavors are directed toward Kṛṣṇa consciousness, one can surely attain the spiritual platform of self-realization. There is no such benefit from engaging oneself in economic development.
  • merging of, SB 6.10.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.10.11

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Dadhīci Muni, the son of Atharvā, thus resolved to give his body to the service of the demigods. He placed himself, the spirit soul, at the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and in this way gave up his gross material body made of five elements.
  • mind covers constitutional position of, SB 5.11.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.11.17

    This uncontrolled mind is the greatest enemy of the living entity. If one neglects it or gives it a chance, it will grow more and more powerful and will become victorious. Although it is not factual, it is very strong. It covers the constitutional position of the soul. O King, please try to conquer this mind by the weapon of service to the lotus feet of the spiritual master and of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Do this with great care.
  • mind designation of, SB 5.11.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.11.6

    The materialistic mind covering the living entity's soul carries it to different species of life. This is called continued material existence. Due to the mind, the living entity suffers or enjoys material distress and happiness. Being thus illusioned, the mind further creates pious and impious activities and their karma, and thus the soul becomes conditioned.
  • mind reflects, SB 1.15.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15.41

    Then he amalgamated all the sense organs into the mind, then the mind into life, life into breathing, his total existence into the embodiment of the five elements, and his body into death. Then, as pure self, he became free from the material conception of life.
  • misconceptions concerning, SB 1.2.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.8

    The occupational activities a man performs according to his own position are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 1.2.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.21

    Thus the knot in the heart is pierced, and all misgivings are cut to pieces. The chain of fruitive actions is terminated when one sees the self as master.
  • Māyā controls, SB 5.11.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.11.5

    Because the mind is absorbed in desires for pious and impious activities, it is naturally subjected to the transformations of lust and anger. In this way, it becomes attracted to material sense enjoyment. In other words, the mind is conducted by the modes of goodness, passion and ignorance. There are eleven senses and five material elements, and out of these sixteen items, the mind is the chief. Therefore the mind brings about birth in different types of bodies among demigods, human beings, animals and birds. When the mind is situated in a higher or lower position, it accepts a higher or lower material body.
  • Māyāvāda definition of, SB 2.6.40-41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.6.40-41

    The Personality of Godhead is pure, being free from all contaminations of material tinges. He is the Absolute Truth and the embodiment of full and perfect knowledge. He is all-pervading, without beginning or end, and without rival. O Nārada, O great sage, the great thinkers can know Him when completely freed from all material hankerings and when sheltered under undisturbed conditions of the senses. Otherwise, by untenable arguments, all is distorted, and the Lord disappears from our sight.
  • nature of, SB 3.25.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.17

    At that time the soul can see himself to be transcendental to material existence and always self-effulgent, never fragmented, although very minute in size.
    , SB 3.26.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.7

    Material consciousness is the cause of one's conditional life, in which conditions are enforced upon the living entity by the material energy. Although the spirit soul does not do anything and is transcendental to such activities, he is thus affected by conditional life.
  • nondevotees misunderstand, SB 3.5.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.5.4

    Therefore, O great sage, please give me instruction on the transcendental devotional service of the Lord, so that He who is situated in the heart of everyone can be pleased to impart, from within, knowledge of the Absolute Truth in terms of the ancient Vedic principles delivered only to those who are purified by the process of devotional service.
  • nonmaterial, SB 8.17.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.17.23

    O King, as the wind promotes friction between two pieces of wood and thus gives rise to fire, Kaśyapa Muni, whose transcendental position was fully absorbed in the Supreme Personality of Godhead, transferred his potency into the womb of Aditi.
  • of Rāvaṇa condemned, SB 9.10.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.10.28

    O pleasure of the Rākṣasa dynasty, because of you the state of Laṅkā and also we ourselves now have no protector. By your deeds you have made your body fit to be eaten by vultures and your soul fit to go to hell.
  • of Śiśupāla merged with Kṛṣṇa, SB 3.2.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.2.19

    You have personally seen how the King of Cedi [Śiśupāla] achieved success in yoga practice, although he hated Lord Kṛṣṇa. Even the actual yogīs aspire after such success with great interest by performance of their various practices. Who can tolerate separation from Him?
  • one in quality with Lord, SB 6.8.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.8.11

    After finishing this chanting, one should think himself qualitatively one with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is full in six opulences and is worthy to be meditated upon. Then one should chant the following protective prayer to Lord Nārāyaṇa, the Nārāyaṇa-kavaca.
    , SB 6.8.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.8.12

    The Supreme Lord, who sits on the back of the bird Garuḍa, touching him with His lotus feet, holds eight weapons—the conchshell, disc, shield, sword, club, arrows, bow and ropes. May that Supreme Personality of Godhead protect me at all times with His eight arms. He is all-powerful because He fully possesses the eight mystic powers [aṇimā, laghimā, etc.].
  • original position of, SB 6.10.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.10.11

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Dadhīci Muni, the son of Atharvā, thus resolved to give his body to the service of the demigods. He placed himself, the spirit soul, at the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and in this way gave up his gross material body made of five elements.
  • perceiving, method of, SB 2.2.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.2.35

    The Personality of Godhead Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa is in every living being along with the individual soul. And this fact is perceived and hypothesized in our acts of seeing and taking help from the intelligence.
  • perfection for, SB 7.7.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.54

    O my friends, O sons of demons, everyone, including you (the Yakṣas and Rākṣasas), the unintelligent women, śūdras and cowherd men, the birds, the lower animals and the sinful living entities, can revive his original, eternal spiritual life and exist forever simply by accepting the principles of bhakti-yoga.
  • perfection in knowing, SB 6.1.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.33

    Dear sirs, whose servants are you, where have you come from, and why are you forbidding us to touch the body of Ajāmila? Are you demigods from the heavenly planets, are you sub-demigods, or are you the best of devotees?
  • philosophers ignorant of, SB 6.4.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.4.31

    Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the all-pervading Supreme Personality of Godhead, who possesses unlimited transcendental qualities. Acting from within the cores of the hearts of all philosophers, who propagate various views, He causes them to forget their own souls while sometimes agreeing and sometimes disagreeing among themselves. Thus He creates within this material world a situation in which they are unable to come to a conclusion. I offer my obeisances unto Him.
  • pregnancy caused by, SB 7.7.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.18

    Just as the fruits and flowers of a tree in due course of time undergo six changes—birth, existence, growth, transformation, dwindling and then death—the material body, which is obtained by the spirit soul under different circumstances, undergoes similar changes. However, there are no such changes for the spirit soul.
  • pure condition of, SB 4.3.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.3.23

    I am always engaged in offering obeisances to Lord Vāsudeva in pure Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Kṛṣṇa consciousness is always pure consciousness, in which the Supreme Personality of Godhead, known as Vāsudeva, is revealed without any covering.
  • pure, compared with polluted, SB 4.20.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.20.16

    My dear King, I am very captivated by your elevated qualities and excellent behavior, and thus I am very favorably inclined toward you. You may therefore ask from Me any benediction you like. One who does not possess elevated qualities and behavior cannot possibly achieve My favor simply by performance of sacrifices, severe austerities or mystic yoga. But I always remain equipoised in the heart of one who is also equipoised in all circumstances.
    , SB 7.10.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.8

    O my Lord, because of lusty desires from the very beginning of one's birth, the functions of one's senses, mind, life, body, religion, patience, intelligence, shyness, opulence, strength, memory and truthfulness are vanquished.
  • purification of, SB 1.15.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15.31

    Because of his possessing spiritual assets, the doubts of duality were completely cut off. Thus he was freed from the three modes of material nature and placed in transcendence. There was no longer any chance of his becoming entangled in birth and death, for he was freed from material form.
  • qualities of, SB 4.25.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.10

    My dear King, once in the past lived a king named Purañjana, who was celebrated for his great activities. He had a friend named Avijñāta ["the unknown one"]. No one could understand the activities of Avijñāta.
    , SB 7.2.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.22

    The spirit soul, the living entity, has no death, for he is eternal and inexhaustible. Being free from material contamination, he can go anywhere in the material or spiritual worlds. He is fully aware and completely different from the material body, but because of being misled by misuse of his slight independence, he is obliged to accept subtle and gross bodies created by the material energy and thus be subjected to so-called material happiness and distress. Therefore, no one should lament for the passing of the spirit soul from the body.
  • radio shows dissatisfy, SB 2.6.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.6.46

    O Nārada, now I shall state, one after another, the transcendental incarnations of the Lord known as līlā-avatāras. Hearing of their activities counteracts all foul matters accumulated in the ear. These pastimes are pleasing to hear and are to be relished. Therefore they are in my heart.
  • rasas of, SB 1.1.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.3

    O expert and thoughtful men, relish Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, the mature fruit of the desire tree of Vedic literatures. It emanated from the lips of Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī. Therefore this fruit has become even more tasteful, although its nectarean juice was already relishable for all, including liberated souls.
    • See also: Rasa(s)
  • realized at death, SB 7.2.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.44

    Text

    " suyajño nanv ayaṁ śete mūḍhā yam anuśocatha yaḥ śrotā yo ‘nuvakteha sa na dṛśyeta karhicit"

    Synonyms

    suyajñaḥ---the king named Suyajña; nanu---indeed; ayam---this; śete---lies; mūḍhāḥ---O foolish people; yam---whom; anuśocatha---you cry for;
  • reincarnation of. See: Transmigration of soul(s)
  • relieved by Kṛṣṇa consciousness, SB 4.29.70plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.70

    As long as there exists the subtle material body composed of intelligence, mind, senses, sense objects, and the reactions of the material qualities, the consciousness of false identification and its relative objective, the gross body, exist as well.
  • satisfaction for, SB 7.11.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.11.7

    The Supreme Being, the Personality of Godhead, is the essence of all Vedic knowledge, the root of all religious principles, and the memory of great authorities. O King Yudhiṣṭhira, this principle of religion is to be understood as evidence. On the basis of this religious principle, everything is satisfied, including one's mind, soul and even one's body.
  • satisfaction of, SB 1.1.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.11

    There are many varieties of scriptures, and in all of them there are many prescribed duties, which can be learned only after many years of study in their various divisions. Therefore, O sage, please select the essence of all these scriptures and explain it for the good of all living beings, that by such instruction their hearts may be fully satisfied.
    , SB 1.2.5-6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.5

    O sages, I have been justly questioned by you. Your questions are worthy because they relate to Lord Kṛṣṇa and so are of relevance to the world's welfare. Only questions of this sort are capable of completely satisfying the self.
    , SB 1.2.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.8

    The occupational activities a man performs according to his own position are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Personality of Godhead.
  • scientists misunderstand, SB 7.13.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.29

    Just as a deer, because of ignorance, cannot see the water within a well covered by grass, but runs after water elsewhere, the living entity covered by the material body does not see the happiness within himself, but runs after happiness in the material world.
  • senses of, SB 3.25.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.7

    Devahūti said: I am very sick of the disturbance caused by my material senses, for because of this sense disturbance, my Lord, I have fallen into the abyss of ignorance.
  • service aptitude of, SB 2.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.1.15

    At the last stage of one's life, one should be bold enough not to be afraid of death. But one must cut off all attachment to the material body and everything pertaining to it and all desires thereof.
  • sitting place for, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
  • situation of, SB 6.1.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.31

    The order carriers of Yamarāja were snatching the soul from the core of the heart of Ajāmila, the husband of the prostitute, but with resounding voices the messengers of Lord Viṣṇu, the Viṣṇudūtas, forbade them to do so.
  • size of, SB 3.25.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.17

    At that time the soul can see himself to be transcendental to material existence and always self-effulgent, never fragmented, although very minute in size.
    , SB 4.23.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.23.15

    In this way, Pṛthu Mahārāja gradually raised his air of life up to the hole in his skull, whereupon he lost all desire for material existence. Gradually he merged his air of life with the totality of air, his body with the totality of earth, and the fire within his body with the totality of fire.
    , SB 7.7.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.19-20

    "Ātmā" refers to the Supreme Lord or the living entities. Both of them are spiritual, free from birth and death, free from deterioration and free from material contamination. They are individual, they are the knowers of the external body, and they are the foundation or shelter of everything. They are free from material change, they are self-illuminated, they are the cause of all causes, and they are all-pervading. They have nothing to do with the material body, and therefore they are always uncovered. With these transcendental qualities, one who is actually learned must give up the illusory conception of life, in which one thinks, "I am this material body, and everything in relationship with this body is mine."
    , SB 7.7.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.24

    Sober and expert persons should search for the spirit soul with minds purified through analytical study in terms of the soul's connection with and distinction from all things that undergo creation, maintenance and destruction.
  • spiritual body one with, SB 2.8.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.8.7

    O learned brāhmaṇa, the transcendental spirit soul is different from the material body. Does he acquire the body accidentally or by some cause? Will you kindly explain this, for it is known to you.
  • spiritual form of, SB 1.2.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.6

    The supreme occupation [dharma] for all humanity is that by which men can attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendent Lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted to completely satisfy the self.
    , SB 1.6.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.6.28

    Having been awarded a transcendental body befitting an associate of the Personality of Godhead, I quit the body made of five material elements, and thus all acquired fruitive results of work [karma] stopped.
  • spiritual understanding of, SB 1.2.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.20

    Thus established in the mode of unalloyed goodness, the man whose mind has been enlivened by contact with devotional service to the Lord gains positive scientific knowledge of the Personality of Godhead in the stage of liberation from all material association.
  • subtle body &, SB 4.29.59-61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.59

    The expert knowers of the Vedic conclusions say that one enjoys or suffers the results of his past activities. But practically it is seen that the body that performed the work in the last birth is already lost. So how is it possible to enjoy or suffer the reactions of that work in a different body?
    , SB 4.29.68plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.68

    The mind of the living entity continues to exist in various gross bodies, and according to one's desires for sense gratification, the mind records different thoughts. In the mind these appear together in different combinations; therefore these images sometimes appear as things never seen or never heard before.
  • suffers in material modes, SB 4.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.1.15

    Anasūyā, the wife of Atri Muni, gave birth to three very famous sons—Soma, Dattātreya and Durvāsā—who were partial representations of Lord Viṣṇu, Lord Śiva and Lord Brahmā. Soma was a partial representation of Lord Brahmā, Dattātreya was a partial representation of Lord Viṣṇu, and Durvāsā was a partial representation of Lord Śiva.
  • Supersoul &, SB 6.1.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.42

    The sun, fire, sky, air, demigods, moon, evening, day, night, directions, water, land and Supersoul Himself all witness the activities of the living entity.
    , SB 6.16.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.16.46

    O unlimited Supreme Personality of Godhead, whatever a living entity does in this material world is well known to You because You are the Supersoul. In the presence of the sun there is nothing to be revealed by the light of a glowworm. Similarly, because You know everything, in Your presence there is nothing for me to make known.
    , SB 6.16.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.16.51

    All living entities, moving and nonmoving, are My expansions and are separate from Me. I am the Supersoul of all living beings, who exist because I manifest them. I am the form of the transcendental vibrations like oṁkāra and Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Rāma, and I am the Supreme Absolute Truth. These two forms of Mine—namely, the transcendental sound and the eternally blissful spiritual form of the Deity, are My eternal forms; they are not material.
    , SB 6.16.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.16.55

    Know Me to be the Supreme Brahman, the all-pervading Supersoul through whom the sleeping living entity can understand his dreaming condition and his happiness beyond the activities of the material senses. That is to say, I am the cause of the activities of the sleeping living being.
    , SB 6.17.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.17.33

    He holds no one as very dear and no one as inimical. He has no one for His own relative, and no one is alien to Him. He is actually the soul of the soul of all living entities. Thus He is the auspicious friend of all living beings and is very near and dear to all of them.
    , SB 6.19.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.19.13

    Mother Lakṣmī, who is here, is the reservoir of all spiritual qualities, whereas You manifest and enjoy all these qualities. Indeed, You are actually the enjoyer of everything. You live as the Supersoul of all living entities, and the goddess of fortune is the form of their bodies, senses and minds. She also has a holy name and form, whereas You are the support of all such names and forms and the cause for their manifestation.
  • Supersoul accompanies, SB 4.21.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.21.35

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead is all-pervading, but He is also manifested in different types of bodies which arise from a combination of material nature, time, desires and occupational duties. Thus different types of consciousness develop, just as fire, which is always basically the same, blazes in different ways according to the shape and dimension of firewood.
  • Supersoul compared with, SB 2.2.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.2.35

    The Personality of Godhead Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa is in every living being along with the individual soul. And this fact is perceived and hypothesized in our acts of seeing and taking help from the intelligence.
    , SB 2.5.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.5.17

    Inspired by Him only, I discover what is already created by Him [Nārāyaṇa] under His vision as the all-pervading Supersoul, and I also am created by Him only.
    , SB 2.6.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.6.21

    By His energies, the all-pervading Personality of Godhead is thus comprehensively the master in the activities of controlling and in devotional service. He is the ultimate master of both nescience and factual knowledge of all situations.
    , SB 3.22.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.22.4

    That is why the brāhmaṇas and kṣatriyas protect each other, as well as themselves; and the Lord Himself, who is both the cause and effect and is yet immutable, protects them through each other.
    , SB 3.24.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.45

    He thus became liberated from conditioned life and became self-situated in transcendental devotional service to the Personality of Godhead, Vāsudeva, the omniscient Supersoul within everyone.
    , SB 4.28.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.40

    King Malayadhvaja attained perfect knowledge by being able to distinguish the Supersoul from the individual soul. The individual soul is localized, whereas the Supersoul is all-pervasive. He became perfect in knowledge that the material body is not the soul but that the soul is the witness of the material body.
    , SB 7.2.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.45

    In the body the most important substance is the life air, but that also is neither the listener nor the speaker. Beyond even the life air, the soul also can do nothing, for the Supersoul is actually the director, in cooperation with the individual soul. The Supersoul conducting the activities of the body is different from the body and living force.
    , SB 7.13.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.44

    A learned, thoughtful person must realize that material existence is illusion. This is possible only by self-realization. A self-realized person, who has actually seen the truth, should retire from all material activities, being situated in self-realization.
    , SB 7.14.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.38

    O King Yudhiṣṭhira, the Supersoul in every body gives intelligence to the individual soul according to his capacity for understanding. Therefore the Supersoul is the chief within the body. The Supersoul is manifested to the individual soul according to the individual's comparative development of knowledge, austerity, penance and so on.
    , SB 8.1.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.1.10

    Within this universe, the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His Supersoul feature is present everywhere, wherever there are animate or inanimate beings. Therefore, one should accept only that which is allotted to him; one should not desire to infringe upon the property of others.
    , SB 10.2.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.2.27

    The body [the total body and the individual body are of the same composition] may figuratively be called "the original tree." From this tree, which fully depends on the ground of material nature, come two kinds of fruit—the enjoyment of happiness and the suffering of distress. The cause of the tree, forming its three roots, is association with the three modes of material nature—goodness, passion and ignorance. The fruits of bodily happiness have four tastes—religiosity, economic development, sense gratification and liberation—which are experienced through five senses for acquiring knowledge in the midst of six circumstances: lamentation, illusion, old age, death, hunger and thirst. The seven layers of bark covering the tree are skin, blood, muscle, fat, bone, marrow and semen, and the eight branches of the tree are the five gross and three subtle elements—earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego. The tree of the body has nine hollows—the eyes, the ears, the nostrils, the mouth, the rectum and the genitals—and ten leaves, the ten airs passing through the body. In this tree of the body there are two birds: one is the individual soul, and the other is the Supersoul.
  • Supersoul contrasted to, SB 3.15.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.15.45

    This is the form of the Lord which is meditated upon by the followers of the yoga process, and it is pleasing to the yogīs in meditation. It is not imaginary but factual, as proved by great yogīs. The Lord is full in eight kinds of achievement, but for others these achievements are not possible in full perfection.
  • Supersoul directs, SB 4.22.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.37

    Sanat-kumāra advised the King: Therefore, my dear King Pṛthu, try to understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is living within everyone's heart along with the individual soul, in each and every body, either moving or not moving. The individual souls are fully covered by the gross material body and subtle body made of the life air and intelligence.
  • Supersoul realized by, SB 3.21.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.21.12

    When Kardama Muni actually realized the Supreme Personality of Godhead in person, he was greatly satisfied because his transcendental desire was fulfilled. He fell on the ground with his head bowed to offer obeisances unto the lotus feet of the Lord. His heart naturally full of love of God, with folded hands he satisfied the Lord with prayers.
  • Supersoul superior to, SB 4.22.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.38

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead manifests Himself as one with the cause and effect within this body, but one who has transcended the illusory energy by deliberate consideration, which clears the misconception of a snake for a rope, can understand that the Paramātmā is eternally transcendental to the material creation and situated in pure internal energy. Thus the Lord is transcendental to all material contamination. Unto Him only must one surrender.
  • Supreme Soul compared with, SB 7.7.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.18

    Just as the fruits and flowers of a tree in due course of time undergo six changes—birth, existence, growth, transformation, dwindling and then death—the material body, which is obtained by the spirit soul under different circumstances, undergoes similar changes. However, there are no such changes for the spirit soul.
    , SB 7.7.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.22

    The Lord's eight separated material energies, the three modes of material nature and the sixteen transformations [the eleven senses and the five gross material elements like earth and water]—within all these, the one spiritual soul exists as the observer. Therefore all the great ācāryas have concluded that the individual soul is conditioned by these material elements.
    , SB 7.7.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.24

    Sober and expert persons should search for the spirit soul with minds purified through analytical study in terms of the soul's connection with and distinction from all things that undergo creation, maintenance and destruction.
    , SB 7.7.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.25

    Intelligence can be perceived in three states of activity—wakefulness, dreaming and deep sleep. The person who perceives these three is to be considered the original master, the ruler, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • supreme, Kṛṣṇa as, SB 2.8.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.8.3

    O greatly fortunate Śukadeva Gosvāmī, please continue narrating Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam so that I can place my mind upon the Supreme Soul, Lord Kṛṣṇa, and, being completely freed from material qualities, thus relinquish this body.
  • svāṁśa, compared with vibhinnāṁśa, SB 3.28.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.28.43

    As fire is exhibited in different forms of wood, so, under different conditions of the modes of material nature, the pure spirit soul manifests itself in different bodies.
  • symptoms of, SB 3.5.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.5.11

    Who in human society can be satisfied without hearing sufficient talk of the Lord, whose lotus feet are the sum total of all places of pilgrimage and who is worshiped by great sages and devotees? Such topics can cut off one's bondage to family affection simply by entering the holes of one's ears.
    , SB 3.5.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.5.45

    O great Supreme Lord, offensive persons whose internal vision has been too affected by external materialistic activities cannot see Your lotus feet, but they are seen by Your pure devotees, whose one and only aim is to transcendentally enjoy Your activities.
    , SB 3.6.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.6.10

    The Supreme Lord is the Supersoul of all the demigods entrusted with the task of constructing the cosmic manifestation. Being thus prayed to [by the demigods], He thought to Himself and thus manifested the gigantic form for their understanding.
    , SB 3.6.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.6.36

    In spite of my inability, whatever I have been able to hear [from the spiritual master] and whatever I could assimilate I am now describing in glorification of the Lord by pure speech, for otherwise my power of speaking would remain unchaste.
  • transcendental. See: Chanting holy name(s) of Lord; Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra
  • transcendentalists understand, SB 7.7.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.21

    An expert geologist can understand where there is gold and by various processes can extract it from the gold ore. Similarly, a spiritually advanced person can understand how the spiritual particle exists within the body, and thus by cultivating spiritual knowledge he can attain perfection in spiritual life. However, as one who is not expert cannot understand where there is gold, a foolish person who has not cultivated spiritual knowledge cannot understand how the spirit exists within the body.
    , SB 7.7.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.22

    The Lord's eight separated material energies, the three modes of material nature and the sixteen transformations [the eleven senses and the five gross material elements like earth and water]—within all these, the one spiritual soul exists as the observer. Therefore all the great ācāryas have concluded that the individual soul is conditioned by these material elements.
  • transfer of, by yoga, SB 4.4.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.4.24

    Maitreya the sage told Vidura: O annihilator of enemies, while thus speaking to her father in the arena of sacrifice, Satī sat down on the ground and faced north. Dressed in saffron garments, she sanctified herself with water and closed her eyes to absorb herself in the process of mystic yoga.
    , SB 4.4.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.4.25

    First of all she sat in the required sitting posture, and then she carried the life air upwards and placed it in the position of equilibrium near the navel. Then she raised her life air, mixed with intelligence, to the heart and then gradually towards the pulmonary passage and from there to between her eyebrows.
  • transfer of, to spiritual world, SB 6.10.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.10.12

    Dadhīci Muni controlled his senses, life force, mind and intelligence and became absorbed in trance. Thus he cut all his material bonds. He could not perceive how his material body became separated from his self.
  • transmigration of. See: Transmigration of soul(s)
  • transmigration’s effects on, SB 4.29.75plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.75

    By virtue of the processes of the subtle body, the living entity develops and gives up gross bodies. This is known as the transmigration of the soul. Thus the soul becomes subjected to different types of so-called enjoyment, lamentation, fear, happiness and unhappiness.
  • understanding of, SB 6.4.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.4.25

    Because they are only matter, the body, the life airs, the external and internal senses, the five gross elements and the subtle sense objects [form, taste, smell, sound and touch] cannot know their own nature, the nature of the other senses or the nature of their controllers. But the living being, because of his spiritual nature, can know his body, the life airs, the senses, the elements and the sense objects, and he can also know the three qualities that form their roots. Nevertheless, although the living being is completely aware of them, he is unable to see the Supreme Being, who is omniscient and unlimited. I therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto Him.
  • understanding position of, SB 7.2.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.58

    Hiraṇyakaśipu said: While Yamarāja, in the form of a small boy, was instructing all the relatives surrounding the dead body of Suyajña, everyone was struck with wonder by his philosophical words. They could understand that everything material is temporary, not continuing to exist.
    , SB 7.2.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.60

    Therefore none of you should be aggrieved for the loss of the body—whether your own or those of others. Only in ignorance does one make bodily distinctions, thinking "Who am I? Who are the others? What is mine? What is for others?"
  • “unification” of, with Supersoul, SB 4.8.82plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.82

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead replied: My dear demigods, do not be perturbed by this. It is due to the severe austerity and full determination of the son of King Uttānapāda, who is now fully absorbed in thought of Me. He has obstructed the universal breathing process. You can safely return to your respective homes. I shall stop this boy in his severe acts of austerities, and you will be saved from this situation.

See also: Conditioned soul(s); Consciousness; Liberated soul(s); Life; Living entities; Rasa(s); Self