References and Further Reading
- BG 2.13 -- transmigration of the soul to different material bodies
- BG 2.17 -- definition of soul
- BG 2.20 -- characteristics of the soul
- BG 5.18 -- qualifications of a paṇḍita, or one who is learned
- BG 5.29 –- devotee of the Lord is friend to all living entities
- BG 14.4 –- Kṛṣṇa says, "I am the seed-giving father of all living entities"
- BG 18.54 -- one who is transcendentally situated is equal to all living entities
- SB 3.25.21 –- symptoms of a sadhu
- SB 4.22.31 –- animals and the soul
- SB 6.10.9 – compassion as religious principle
- SB 6.16.43 -- Āryans equal to all living entities
- SB 7.14.9-- treat animals like own sons
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- Since there is some consciousness in all bodies - whether man or animal - we can understand the presence of the soul
- How do you know that animals have no souls? Animals and children are of the same nature. Does this mean that the children of human society also have no souls?
- The living entity first accepts a body that is human in form, but gradually, due to his degraded activities, he falls into lower forms of life
- Evolution takes place in the lower species of life, nature's law. But when you come to the human form of life you have got your responsibility. Wherever you want, you can go