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Smart Quote of the Day, February 25, 2016

Complexity: 
Easy

" . . . During sexual intercourse, the mentalities of the father and mother are combined when the father's semen and mother's egg mix, and this combination is acquired by the child."

Today's Smart Quote is from A Second Chance, Chapter 11, in the section entitled, "Body of Desire."

The Srimad-Bhagavatam describes in detail how a conditioned living entity takes birth. According to his karma, the living entity is put into the semen of a particular father, and the living entity's gross material body is manifested from the union of father and mother. During sexual intercourse, the mentalities of the father and mother are combined when the father's semen and mother's egg mix, and this combination is acquired by the child.

Each of us has a different type of body: no one's body is identical to anyone else's. The different types of bodies have a cause, and that cause is karma. According to one's previous activities, one develops a certain kind of subtle body--made up of mind, intelligence, and false ego--and on the basis of the subtle body one gets a particular gross body. . .