Is There Really No Such Thing As A Material Existence

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna's lotus feet]“I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who know this perfectly engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 10.8)

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Friend1: Okay, reality check time.

Friend2: For you or me?

Friend1: The central teaching of the Bhagavad-gita is that we are not the body. I am spirit soul.

Friend2: Aham brahmasmi.

Friend1: I am part and parcel of the spiritual energy known as Brahman.

Friend2: I wouldn’t say that is the central teaching of that one particular book, but it is certainly the starting point when taking up the science of self-realization.

Friend1: The spirit is reality. It is real and lasting. It is never born and it never dies. Material nature is a different story.

Friend2: Dull and lifeless. An inferior energy. Prakriti, or…

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