Spirit Soul: Activity of the Soul

                                                                  Q. "One who can see that all activities are performed by the body, which is created of material nature, and sees that the self does nothing, actually sees". Why is it said that the self does nothing and that the body is the doer?

                                                                  The soul is being carried on the machine (yantra) of prakrti, or material energy, like a chariot carries a passenger. The body is performing activities, or prakrti is the performer, not the soul.

                                                                  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. Are dreams real? Do they represent anything or does it only represent our subconscious mind?

                                                                  Q. If one knows that he/she will never be an initiated devotee because of lack of desire to follow the very strict regulative principles and life style, is there any benefit to anyone for this person to maintain interest in Krishna Consciousness? There are times when Srila Prabhupada says in his books that some people are just a disturbance. How do you know if he means these kinds of people?

                                                                  Q. I have struggled through material life and achieved material success but I am still not happy. I also chant Hare Krishna mantra 4 rounds and sometimes 16 rounds. What is transcendental happiness? Is it possible to live happily without material worries?