What Form Does a Dog's Soul Have?

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What Form Does a Dog's Soul Have?

Postby backtohome » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:04 pm

Question: What Form Does a Dog's Soul Have?

Hare Krishna, Guru Maharaja,

My most humble obeisances unto you and Guru Mataji,

Recently you wrote, "Our material form has these characteristics because it is modeled after our original spiritual form just as clothes take the shape of the form upon which they are worn." Does this mean that the form of a dog's soul is dog-like and a cow's soul is cow-like, that this is how their material body became like a dog or cow and not like a human?

Begging your mercy
Virendra

Answer: All Souls Have Human Forms

All souls as essentially humans. So there is no such thing as a dog soul or a cow soul. In the spiritual world every soul is a human being, but according to their taste or rasa they assume different forms, some as humans and some as non-humans for the sake of serving the Lord in different capacities such as a cowherd boy, a cowherd girl, a cow, a calf, a flute, a tree, etc. So human consciousness is the original consciousness of all living beings throughout all of existence.

But if a living being misuses his independence by trying to become God or the center of enjoyment, he is given a place where he can think that he is the center of enjoyment. That place is this material world. And if he becomes too much sinful in this material world, he is punished by the laws of nature by being cast into the lower forms of animals, plants, etc in which his consciousness is very much covered by the three modes of material nature. After undergoing sufficient atonement in the lower species for his impious deeds of his previous human birth he is again allowed to take a human form and get human consciousness. And if he properly utilizes his human life to reawaken his dormant Krishna consciousness, he will re-enter the spiritual sky and regain his original position as eternal associate of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari
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