Topic: Body, material

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The wonderful material body Our material body is our visible, physical identity in the material world. It is made of material elements—solids, liquids, gases, etc.—and exists for a limited time. It is born, grows to maturity, and produces offspring; it then gradually dwindles, ceases to function, and ultimately vanishes. What we call a "living body" is a combination of two kinds of energy—...
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An article in The Times of London, entitled “Slowing Down the March of Time,” gave an update on research at an institute of experimental gerontology. According to a spokesman, “Some enigmas of aging are beginning to be unraveled by remarkable advances in medical research…. Growing old, in the traditional sense, is not inevitable. We are already developing ways to counter it” The author goes on to...
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The poet’s vision is “to see infinity in a grain of sand and eternity in an hour.” In much the same way, a person who ponders Lord Krishna’s words in Bhagavad-gita can see the Transcendence even in the daily affairs of this material world. Case in point: a recent article reported that each year, 20 million Americans suffer sports injuries. It seems a large percentage of these mishaps occur to...
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Devotees know that their bodies are temples of Vishnu, or Krishna. Krishna, the Absolute Truth, appears in three features: as the impersonal Brahman, as the Supersoul, and as Bhagavan, the personal feature, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. As the Supersoul, the Lord resides in every body, in the heart, along with the individual soul. Therefore, devotees respect their own bodies by keeping them...