Spirit Soul: Nitya-siddha

                                                                  Q. While reading Krishna Book I read that Garuda, a pure devotee of Lord Vishnu, used to visit Vrindavana and would eat fish from Yamuna River. I also read that every living entity in Vrindavan is a devotee of Lord Krishna. It follows that the fishes were also devotees of the Lord. How can we understand this act of Garuda? My doubt is that in Vrindavan, especially when Lord Krishna was personally present, all living beings (including fishes) in Vrindavan were in their spiritual form. How can living being in spiritual form be killed?

                                                                  Q. Are there many souls in the other worlds who are serving Krishna with full devotion and do not want to come back to this world? Are liberated souls always playing and singing happily around Krishna? Or do they become submerged in Krishna and do not have any soul-body or soul- identification?

                                                                  Q. I was wondering if it is the official view of ISKCON that Srila Prabhupada is Nitya Siddha?

                                                                  There is no such official view. By studying the life of Srila Prabhupada and on the basis of scriptural evidence, however, we can see that Srila Prabhupada was an exceptionally empowered representative of the Lord and a perfected soul, siddha.