Sankhya Philosophy: Material Creation

                                                                  Q. 1. In the SB 6.1.51 it is explained that the subtle body is endowed with sixteen parts -- the five knowledge-acquiring senses (nose, tongue, eyes, skin and ears), the five working senses (speech, hands, legs, genitals and anus), the five objects of sense gratification (beauty, taste, smell, sound and touch), and the mind. In other places the subtle body is described as composed of mind, intelligence and false-ego.

                                                                  Q. In Sri Isopanisad, Mantra 3, page 30 - Srila Prabhupada says, "The killer of the soul is destined to enter the darkest region of ignorance to suffer perpetually." Does perpetual here mean forever or eternally? Do such living entities ever have hope again or are they condemned forever in the lower planetary regions?

                                                                  I have gone through several websites for 'DASAVATAR' (ten incarnations), and there is a confusion whether Lord Krishna is an avatar or Sri Hari (the original Supreme Lord) Himself Who came down on earth. At a few sites Krishna is shown as an avatar and Balarama also as an avatar of Ananta Sheshanaag (also Lakshmana); while on some others Balarama is presented as avatar and they treat Krishna as Sri Hari Himself, the original Avtari, not an avatar.