Jiva or Living Entity: Dependent Position of a Jiva

                                                                  Q. I was listening to Srila Prabhupada's lecture on BG 2.7-12 where he mentions about why God became many. Srila Prabhupada states that God became many individual beings to enjoy His pleasure potency. But we also learn that our material existence is due to our propensity to own, control and enjoy independent of the Lord. How to connect these two understandings?

                                                                  Q: If the soul is part and parcel of Krsna (BG 15.7) and given Krsna is in the spiritual world and everyone in the spiritual world is infallible (BG 15.16), how is it that the soul has fallen into the material world in the first place?
                                                                   
                                                                   
                                                                  As Krishna's extended parts and parcels, the jiva has qualities like Krishna. One of those qualities is free will. Krishna has unlimited free will, whereas the jiva has tiny free will.
                                                                   
                                                                  When utilized properly, the jiva's free will is lovingly directed towards Krishna's service and seeking His happiness.
                                                                   

                                                                  Q. I have a query, which I want to humbly put forward to you for clarification. The Lord is supreme and complete, "purna". So anything emanating from `purna' will also be `purna'. Like 1+1=1, or 1-1=1. My question is - why are the jivas and material energy not complete or as powerful as the Lord? I know that this point is not linked with the `purna' analogy so the question is foolish. But still I am not able to convince myself. Can you kindly clarify this foolish doubt of mine?

                                                                  Q. 1. Are the demigods obliged to pay back to their worshiper the boon he is asking for? If they are administrators of this universe then how is it that they are offering benedictions? Is this in addition to their normal duty of administration?