How Did I Get Here? 

I am an eternal spiritual person and I do not need a material body. The eternal spiritual world exists. The majority of eternal living beings live in the spiritual world. The minority of eternal living beings exist in the material universes trapped inside material bodies. All variety we see here in the material world exists in its perfect spiritual form in the spiritual world. Everything I experience within the material universe is a reflection or a material imitation of what is eternally real in the spiritual world. 

How did i get here

Everything within the material world is made of temporary dead material energy. All symptoms of life are due to the eternal living beings residing within temporary bodies. Time is a controlling factor and decays and destroys everything. Whatever we experience in the material world cannot remain fresh, the law of satiation applies. We become satiated with what we see, taste, hear, feel, think; it all becomes stale and old. I become bored, frustrated, angry, envious, jealous, burned out, unfulfilled, and full of fear and despair. 

Everything within the spiritual world is eternal life or spiritual energy. The living being is eternal and his form is made of spiritual energy. The trees, the sky, the land, the animals, the rivers, the homes and palaces, everything is made of spiritual energy. The influence of time is absent, everything is eternally new and fresh with no deterioration or death. I am never satiated, all my experiences become newer and fresher at each moment. My love, happiness, satisfaction, well- being, excitement, laughter, friendship, enjoyment, at every moment is at its fullest, yet every moment it increases!

Life within the spiritual world is unimaginable with newer and newer activities in perfect relationships. 

I cannot trace back to the exact time I left the spiritual world, but by understanding it is my home, I can begin to reverse the consciousness which brought me to the material dimension. My memory of who I am, and my real home is intact, it is simply covered by the illusion that I AM THIS MATERIAL BODY. What does that mean? 

I am a spiritual being and I will never, ever, be happy within the material world where everything ends in destruction and death. My amnesia of my original eternal existence is complete but can be completely cured by the process of Bhakti Yoga. This is the easiest and most powerful of all yoga. By its practice, I can return to my original position in the spiritual world. 

In the material world, I am out of my element, like a fish out of water. A fish is thrown on land, and it will flap around until it dies. I am in the same situation. I have been thrown into the material world and placed into a material body. I flap around for a while and then the body dies, and I leave that body. I am placed in another body for another birth and thrown on the land again. I flap around until the body dies. Reincarnation happens again, and again and again. I need to re-enter the transcendental ocean of spiritual love and life. 

In my current condition of illusion, I have forgotten my real home, my family, my friends, my purpose, my function, my essence. 

I have rebelled against the all-attractive Supreme Lord, who loves me, is my best friend and well-wisher, and who desires that I return home.  

Rebellious means that I made a choice to become master instead of servant, to be a controller, to oppose the Supreme Lord in his spiritual home of perfect harmony and love, where all serve Him in perfection. 

As a result, His illusory energy commanded by Maya, covered me with false ego (I am this material body, the lord and master) and threw me out of the spiritual world into the material dimension. I entered the material dimension as a prisoner for rehabilitation, always controlled by the tricks of Maya, by time, by the modes of material nature, by the law of karma, by lust and enviousness, by the wheel of repeated birth and death. 

If I conclude that I am spirit, that this world is not my home but a place of suffering, then my rehabilitation was successful. I can be paroled. The condition of my parole is to take up the process of Bhakti Yoga. When I achieve the goal of Bhakti Yoga, my incarceration in the material world is finished.  

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About Author:

Sahadeva das is an initiated disciple of Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa who comes in a long line of bona fide yoga spiritual masters. Sahadeva das considers it his great fortune in life to have heard and learned from a self-realized soul and is humbly attempting to pass on what he has received.  

Where Did I Come From? 

Where have I come from? If I trace my time in this world back through the years, it might seem that I came from a cramped womb, via the process of birth. I was squeezed out into blinding light and cold, into an abrupt change in environment.  But was this really the beginning of my existence in this world?  

Vedic literature tells me that I am an eternal living being and that I have repeatedly undergone the experience of birth. 

As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. The self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change.  

Bhagavad-Gita 2:13

This may be the only body I recall having but previously I was in another body. When that body died, I left it and passed into this new body which grew in my mother’s womb. 

Above, a man is changing garments, and below the soul is changing bodies.
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I can remember the different stages of my body as it grew, my small child’s body, my boyhood body, my teenager body, and so on. And now I am in an old man’s body! I, the soul, have passed through these different bodies. My body has changed, but I still feel that I am the same person I have always been. 

This is because I am the eternal person within the body, not the ever changing and temporary body itself. I have been here all along, watching the changing of the body. Death is just another change of body. 

For the soul there is never birth nor death. Nor, having once been, does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying, and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.

Bhagavad-Gita 2:20  

I am an eternal spiritual being, and I do not need a material body. In fact, I do not belong in the material world at all. I came from an eternal spiritual world, the real home of the eternal living beings, where there is no birth and death. 

Please watch this 10+ min video discourse from Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa about the evidence of the unchanging self to know more.

I have been here in the material universe so long that it is impossible to trace out the exact history of my entry.  But I don’t have to stay here. I may have amnesia and no longer know my eternal home. I may have forgotten who I really am. But these memories are not lost, they are just buried, covered by the illusion that I am this material body. 

Above, a devotee is engaged in various devotional activities for the Deities (authorized incarnations of the Lord, who comes in this form to accept our service). Below, a sankhya-yogi engages in the analytical study of matter and spirit. After some time, he realizes the Lord (the forms of Radha and Krsna include all other forms of the Lord) within his heart, and then he engages in devotional service.
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I am an eternal spiritual being, and I will never be happy within the temporary material world of birth and death. My amnesia can be cured by the process of Bhakti Yoga. This is the easiest and most powerful of all yoga practices. By Bhakti Yoga alone, I can return to my original position in the spiritual world. 

That is the way of the spiritual and godly life, after attaining which a man is not bewildered. Being so situated, even at the hour of death, one can enter into the kingdom of God.  

Bhagavad-Gita 2:72  

Thank you for reading!

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About Author: 

Sahadeva das is an initiated disciple of Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa who comes in a long line of bona fide yoga spiritual masters. Sahadeva das considers it his great fortune in life to have heard and learned from a self-realized soul and is humbly attempting to pass on what he has received.