Is there any scientific explanation for the concept of changing bodies?
Q: Is there any scientific explanation for the concept of changing bodies? Why do we suffer mentally even after chanting daily?
A: Of course, Dr. Ian Stevenson's 3000 cases of children remembering past lives point to the reality of changing bodies.
Q: I was at a funeral in India where the body is burnt. The resultant is a lump of matter. Is soul recoverable from that matter of rubble?
A: The body is burned so the soul will not hover around it. The soul leaves the body at death and does not remain in the body.
Q: Thank you. Materially I say that I chant most times inattentively. I am always in offense. So, in the material concept, I am not qualified to enter the kingdom of Krishna. Spiritually, is that the same concept? I am told Krishna is very merciful. All He wants a little pinch of true love.
A: Inattention is a big offense--because Krishna is the holy name--inattention to chanting is a big problem. When we chant inattentively, it is like we are inviting Krishna, and then when He comes we are ignoring Him. Krishna is attracted by even a little love, but what He wants is pure devotion. Because Krishna is merciful, He can show mercy to those who chant inattentively, but if we want to develop love for Krishna, we should not settle for inattentive chanting.