Sankhya Philosophy: Elements of Sankhya

                                                                  I have read that all living entities are generated from tatastha- shakti (SB 3.7.9). Living entities can be influenced by the internal or external potency of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

                                                                  Q. Please explain how do living entities behave while under the influence of Tatastha-sakti. Is the marginal potency an intermediate state between Pradhan and Prakriti? How long they belong to this region of marginal energy of Lord? What is the characteristic of marginal potency with regards to Internal and external potencies?

                                                                  Q. In a recent discussion about our original, eternal spiritual form and relationships as compared to our temporary material forms and relationships, I was asked "what are spiritual senses?", that is, of what are they composed and how do they interact with the spiritual equivalent of the "objects (or Object, so to speak) of the senses". I gave an answer that satisfied the inquirer, but did not fully satisfy me. Would you kindly answer this question? Thank you.

                                                                  Q. Then, there is also the conception of the Brahman. Apparently there are three different conceptions - the prakriti, the Purusha and the impersonal Form. Then there are three different bhagavan realizations - Brahman realizations, Paramatma realization and finally Bhagavan Realization. Then there are also statements made that the Supreme Lord is Krishna and that He is a person. It's a mistake, nay a sin to conceive of Krishna as being formless.

                                                                  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. As we are part and parcel of Krishna, we were already there in different bodies maybe spiritual or material bodies depending upon our karma and wandering between the universes, What exactly does Lord Brahmaji create at the inception of the universe? Is it the new spirit, or new body or new form?