Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 615

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The Yoga of the Supreme Person
Chapter 15: Verse- 9

srotram caksuh sparsanam ca rasanam ghränam eva ca
adhisthäya manas cäyam visayän upasevate[1]


The living entity, thus taking another gross body, obtains a certain type of ear, eye, tongue, nose and sense of touch, which are grouped about the mind. He thus enjoys a particular set of sense objects.


In other words, if the living entity adulterates his consciousness with the qualities of cats and dogs, in his next life he gets a cat or dog body and enjoys.onsciousness is originally pure, like water. But if we mix water with a certain color, it changes. Similarly, consciousness is pure, for the spirit soul is pure. But consciousness is changed according to the association of the material qualities. Real consciousness is krsna consciousness. When, therefore, one is situated in Krsna consciousness, he is in his pure life. But if his consciousness is adulterated by some type of material mentality, in the next life he gets a corresponding body. He does not necessarily get a human body again; he can get the body of a cat, dog, hog, demigod or one of many other forms, for there are[2] species.



  1. srotram=ears; caksuh=eyes; sparsanam=touch; ca=also; rasanam=tongue; ghränam=smelling power; eva=also; ca=and; adhisthäya=being situated in; manah=mind; ca=also; ayam=he; visayän=sense objects; upasevate=enjoys.
  2. 8,400,000

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