Jiva or Living Entity: Controlled Position of a Jiva

                                                                  Q. We are a product of the environment that we take birth and grow up in. To a great extent this environment determines whether one will be religious or not. If God is in control of this, then why should one have to suffer the consequences of being born in an atheistic family?

                                                                  Q. In one class you expressed: "When tribulations come we should allow Krishna to control, who wants to control as He likes." Please elaborate this further if you so desire.

                                                                  Q. I was reading the Bhagavad Gita and I am not able to understand something which I feel like there is a contradiction. Please help me dispel my doubt.

                                                                  Q. How is the law of attraction related to the teachings of Krishna Consciousness? Do our thoughts decide our action and attract good or bad by the way we think? Is everything derived from our thinking? How is that related to Krishna Consciousness? I came across a book that says that “Do you believe your life experience is in your hands and that only all GOOD can come into your life if that is the way you think?

                                                                  Q. My mind has become very rational and logical. I am losing the faith on God due to one/two mistakes I have made in my life. I am feeling depressed and guilty about the incidents. Please let me know how to build the faith on God.

                                                                  Faith is built by association. Association with the modes of nature result in various kinds of faith in different categories of people, while association with the transcendental devotees of God builds our faith in God.