Spirit Soul: Constitutional Position

                                                                  Q. What is praying? Why do we have to pray? When should we pray? How should we pray?

                                                                  Prayer is an address to a superior in supplication. Of all those who are worshipable, the Personality of Godhead is the most worthy object of one's prayers, and so are His pure devotees who are His direct and confidential representatives.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  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. 1. I have heard the concept that the body changes, but what makes us eternal and who we really are, the soul, never does. I accept this as fact, of course. However, I am uncertain about the soul never changing. I am 38 years of age now and I am not the same person I was spiritually, mentally, emotionally, as I was when I was 28 or 18.

                                                                  Q. 2. I understand that a lot of that has to do with life's experience and conditioning; but if that is the case, then how do we determine who we are as a soul as opposed to who we are based on maya's influence?


                                                                  Q. In the loving association of devotees, I am very slowly developing an "unmotivated" love for the wonderful devotees. But somehow I am also simultaneously realizing, that there is a lot of impersonal attitude towards others who are not devotees of Krishna.