Spirit Soul: Transmigration of the Soul

                                                                  Q. I wanted to know about the concept of transmigration of soul which is preached in the Bhagavad-Gita, but this transmigration is no where mentioned in the Vedas. In fact, the Vedas also say that God has no form; please clarify on the same.

                                                                  Bhagavad-gita is integral part of Vedic literature; in fact it is popularly called Gitopanisad, for it summarizes the essence of all Vedas, and has emanated directly from the lotus mouth of the Supreme Lord, as do all of the Vedas.

                                                                  Q. Srila Prabhupada said scientists cannot create life or bring life in to dead body. but in ancient ages "Sanjevani Vidya" was used to bring life back in dead bodies. it is also a material science, so in future scientists may rediscover "Sanjevani Vidya" and can bring life from dead.

                                                                  Q. The laws of karma are very complex, but at least we have some understanding from Srila Prabhupada: there are 8,400,000 forms of life through which the soul can transmigrate, 400,000 of which are human. In any of those human forms (if I'm not mistaken), we are permitted the opportunity to re-establish our dormant relationship with Krishna.

                                                                  Q. I have been wondering about a lot a issues related to religion. I wonder if you can help me find some answers and direction. I sometimes feel confused. Knowing that we are going to die, what is the point of living?

                                                                  [NOTE: This question was presented by a 13 year old. The language within the answer has been chosen accordingly.]

                                                                  Q. 1.  Why don't we remember the past life sufferings? If one is suffering in this life some say that it is due to one's past bad karma, which is vague to believe.

                                                                  The workings of karma are not vague, but quite reasonable and logical to understand.

                                                                  Q. Can you briefly describe the doctrine of reincarnation and the law of karma, how they determine the jivas experiences here and in the afterlife?