The following is an excerpt from a room conversation with His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami and some of his disciples.
Date: Aug. 8, 1972
Orginal Source and Audio
Prabhupāda: Now after few hours millions of germs are coming out. They were not visible when the body was not dead. Now where they were?
Revatīnandana: They were within the body.
Prabhupāda: Yes. Similarly, in everything there is living entity.
Śyāmasundara: Yeah. But…
Prabhupāda: They will be visible in due course of time.
Śyāmasundara: What, what he was telling me was that this table itself has a jīva soul, as if the table…
Prabhupāda: No, no.
Śyāmasundara: …is a person. Oh.
Revatīnandana: So that’s what I was asking when I said, “Does the table have a jīva soul?” I was trying to ask that question.
Śyāmasundara: That’s what completely threw me off. I thought, oh…
Revatīnandana: That, that threw us all.
Śyāmasundara: That means the table is a person, this is a person…
Prabhupāda: A particular jīva soul was in that body. That it, it is also proof that every jīva soul is individual, although they are living combinedly. Everything is individual.
Revatīnandana: Well that’s…, that’s all right then.… Read More...