Loading the player ...
Bhagavad-gita 7.6

Hyderabad, December 11, 1976
Prabhupada: (devotees repeating)
"Everything that exists is a product of matter and spirit..."
Devotees: "Everything that exists is a product of matter and spirit."
Prabhupada: You do not require to repeat this. Etad yonini, the different forms of life... Just like here we are, human being, the cows, the dogs, the ants, the trees, the plants, so many different forms of life. Every one of us, we are living being. But according to our karma we have got different bodies. Just like we have got different dresses. We are all human being, but we have got different dresses. Similarly, sarvani bhutani, all living entities, they are all Krsna's part and parcel, but they have refused to cooperate with Krsna. They wanted to enjoy material life independently.
Therefore different forms of bodies are there, but Krsna is the cause. Krsna... Just like father. Father is the cause of the sons, but the sons may be different. Not exactly all the sons are on the equal pattern. Similarly, we are originally all part and parcel or sons of God. Therefore God's qualities are there in us, very minute quantity, because we are very small. So the quality is there. Just like drop of water from the ocean. The taste is there. The taste of the ocean, salty, is there in the drop of ocean water. There is no difference. Only the difference is quantity... In quality they one one. Quality, that salty taste, quality, that is one. Any drop of the ocean, you can take the salty taste, but the drops may be of different quantity and the ocean is very, very big. This is called acintya-bhedabheda, simultaneously one and different. One in quality.
So qualitatively we are one. God is good, so in quality we are good; we are not bad. But why you have become bad? Because we are now differently dressed. Dehatma-buddhih. A dog is thinking, "I am dog," and a man is thinking, "I am man." A cat is thinking, "I am cat." He is neither cat, neither dog, neither human being. He is part and parcel of God. Aham brahmasmi. This is self-realization, "I am not this body." Just like we are differently dressed. So I am not the dress. I am human being; you are human being. Panditah sama-darsinah [Bg. 5.18]. Therefore, those who are learned scholar, they do not find any difference between cat and a brahmana because the brahmana is also a living entity and the cat is also a living entity, differently dressed.
So we have to rectify this mistake, that we are not this body. This is our external covering. We are spirit soul, part and parcel of Krsna. And that is the stage of liberation. Svarupena vyavasthitih [SB 2.10.6]. Now we are acting according to the covering. When we shall not act according to the covering but according to our constitutional position, that is liberated platform. Krsna consciousness means when we understand that "We are part and parcel of Krsna. Therefore our duty is to serve Krsna," this is self-realization, this is liberation. When we are fully convinced about this fact that "We are all part and parcel of Krsna. Our only duty is to serve Krsna," then you are liberated. So the bhakti science means to purify. Ceto-darpana-marjanam [Cc. Antya 20.12]. We are differently conscious. Somebody thinking, "I am American," somebody, "I am Indian." This is not our identification. The identification, when I shall think, as Caitanya Mahaprabhu gives us information, jivera svarupa haya nitya-krsna-dasa [Cc. Madhya 20.108-109], that is self-realization.
So Krsna says,
So "They are caused by Me," Krsna says. The body... Body is the material, earth, water, air, fire and ether, mind, intelligence, ego. They are also emanating from Krsna. Bhinna me prakrtir astadha. The difference is they are not in touch with Krsna but it is Krsna's energy. Just like I am speaking and it is being recorded. When it will be replayed, you will find that I am speaking, but that speaking is separated. The speaking has come from me, but in the tape record it appears that it is separated. Or it is separated. In one sense it is not separated because originally comes from me, and another sense, it is mechanical going on. So similarly, this material world is also Krsna. Idam hi visvam bhagavan ivetarah. This material world is emanating from Krsna. Aham sarvasya prabhavah: [Bg. 10.8] "I am the origin of everything." Everything means there are two things, one jada and one cetana, matter and spirit. There are two things. Matter is coming from Krsna, and the spirit is also coming from Krsna. Therefore He is the original cause. Sarva-karana-karanam [Bs. 5.1].
He is the cause of matter and He's cause of spirit also. So sarvam khalv idam brahma. Everything is from Brahman. Krsna is the Supreme Brahman. And Vedanta-sutra, janmady asya yatah: [SB 1.1.1] "Everything is coming from Him." Therefore Krsna said, etad yonini: "Although this yoni, the different types of living entities, are there, eight million, four hundred...," etad yonini bhutani sarvanity upadharaya, aham krtsnasya, "they are all caused by Me." Aham krtsnasya. Krtsnasya means "of everyone." "Their body is also Mine, and they are spirit soul. They are also Mine."
So everything is Krsna's. So therefore this body, I am claiming, "It is my body." It is not my body. It is Krsna's. Krsna is giving you. Just like father gives the dress to the children. Actually the dress belongs to the father. So when we understand this body is also Krsna's energy, I am also Krsna's energy, my intelligence is Krsna's energy, and my identification is also with Krsna, in this way when we realize fully, that is Krsna consciousness. And when Krsna withdraws, then it is finished. This Krsna, when He withdraws the spirit soul from the body, then the body remains, and in due course of times the body becomes... "Dust thou art, dust thou beist." This is mixed up, panca. Panca-tattva prapta. Again the body is mixed up. Just like from the earth you make so many different types of forms. Again, when it is broken, it falls down on the earth, and in due course it becomes earth again.
So this change is going on of the external body, not of the spirit soul. The spirit soul is individual, Krsna is individual, and it continues. Every one of us, we were individual in the past, we are individual at the present moment, and we shall continue to be individual in future. But when we are covered by this material body, this individuality becomes differentiated. Otherwise, even though individual—we are spirit soul—we are one, spirit soul. And without any material contamination, our relationship is permanent. Krsna is the origin, master, prabhu, and we are emanation from Krsna, servants. So and this relationship continues. Then there is no impediment on account of this bodily covering. Hrsikena hrsikesa-sevanam bhaktir ucyate [Cc. Madhya 19.170]. When we are not contaminated by the body, we remain pure. With that senses, when we serve Krsna, that is our liberation. That is called bhakti.
Thank you very much. (end)

Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/classes/bg/7/6/hyderabad/december/11/1976

If you Love Me Distribute My Books -- Srila Prabhupada