“Prahlada Maharaja continued: My dear friends born of demoniac families, the happiness perceived with reference to the sense objects by contact with the body can be obtained in any form of life, according to one’s past fruitive activities. Such happiness is automatically obtained without endeavor, just as we obtain distress.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 7.6.3)
The evolutionary chain. Jumping from one form to another. The science of self-realization, rooted in the Vedas, gives the proper understanding of this mysterious concept. It is not the bodies which effect a change. They are composed of matter, after all, which is dull and lifeless. Matter in this sense is spread into different categories, or elements, some of which are subtle and some of which are gross.
“Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego – altogether these eight comprise My separated material energies.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita
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