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Man Running

Man Running

 This picture shows the many frames on the spool of movie film. Although there are actually many, many different frames, when projected in continuous sequence on the screen the image appears as one. Ordinarily we see a man as localized, but at every moment the ‘frame’ is changing without the notice of the viewer. The soul within the heart does not change however, it remains the same.

On the top you can see how the soul takes on new bodies as one puts on new dresses. When the ‘dress’ (the body) becomes too old and worn out, as at the time of death, the soul takes on a new body. Lord Kåñëa says in Bhagavad-gétä 2.22: “As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones” When a coat is old and cannot be used anymore, one has to purchase another. The man is the same, but his clothes are supplied according to the price he can pay. Similarly, one ‘purchases a new body with the ‘money’ (karma) one has accumulated in his life. According to a person’s karma, he receives a certain type of body.

 

 

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