Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-11-11 19:39:12
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Shri Guru Parampara! Pranams! Human hairs are generally between 20 and 200 microns wide. 1000 nanometers equal 1 micron. The Upanishads state that the spiritual soul is 1/10,000th the tip of the hair. So assuming the tip of the hair to be around 20 microns, we can conclude that our soul is around 2 nanometers in size. Ofcourse the dimension of the soul is spiritual and the soul is situated in the region of our heart. Some scientists believe that two nanometers is the diameter of a DNA helix which is their code of life. So they seem to getting quite close in the dimensional aspect though they are still quite far away in realizing that life in the body is caused due the presence of the spiritual spark (soul) in the body, which in turn is a part and parcel of God.
Daaso'smi, Swami Gaurangapada.
Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-11-13 17:36:13
Welcome Shyama to NITAAI.com! We greatly value your comment and question about the soul. I have considered the size of a thinner human hair which is around 20,000 nanometers since the Vedas talk about 1/10,000th the tip of the hair. Even if the scientists and engineers can produce chips or cells which are smaller than the dimension of the soul, they will still not be able to see the soul even with their most advanced material instruments. This is because even though the physical dimension of the soul is around 2 nanometers, the soul itself is a fully spiritual spark (made up of sat-chit-ananda) which cannot be seen by material vision or instruments even though those instruments may be capable to see material particles smaller than the dimensions of the soul. To see the soul, they would have to make an instrument which can see particles made up of sat (eternity), chit (knowledge) and ananda (bliss). For this, the instrument itself has to be sat-chit-ananda and thus it cannot be manufactured in this material world which is inherently asat, achit and nirananda by nature. I hope this helps. Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!Daaso'smi, Swami Gaurangapada.
Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-11-17 06:32:33
Dear Shyama, I suggest you go out on a long walk where you are the only one with the Holy Names and complete a considerable part of your quota of chanting with disturbance from sense objects. Or close your chanting room, phones etc. and all external influences and try to develop a deep relation with the Holy Names. This will force you to focus on the Names. The advise of Jagannatha Gauranga dasa is wonderful and it is a guarantee that increasing the chanting of Nityananda Gauranga Naam will greatly inspire you in the chanting of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra and greatly enhance the quality of Harinaam also.
Daaso'smi, Swami Gaurangapada.
Post Author: Shyama Date: 2007-11-13 14:45:46
I have read that human hair are 80,000 nanometer wide, so soul should be around 8 nanometer. When we make chips(ICs) , now a days feature size(size of Gate length when we make transistor) is around 35 nanometer. My question is suppose if engineers able to reduce the feature size upto that level then they will be working at the size of soul. But in Geeta it is written that no one can see the soul. I am really confused , please clear my doubt.
Post Author: Jagannatha Gauranga dasa Date: 2007-11-14 22:56:50
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!
Dear Shyama in my experience I would say that chanting Nityananda and Gauranga on japa would help increase your taste for chanting the maha mantra. This is because offenses are cleared very quickly by chanting the Nityananda and Gauranga mantras and you will want to chant the maha mantra. Actually I would start out chanting exclusively Nityananda and Gauranga on japa and then add 1 or 2 rounds of the maha mantra if you can. Swami Gaurangapada has a chart with different chanting levels that you can look at. This is also Srila Prabhupada's wish that everyone very regularly chant the names of Nityananda and Gauranga as per a Caitanya Caritamrta purport. Also reading the pastimes of Lord Gauranga in Caitanya Bhagavata really help. Basically it is very important to take shelter of Lord Gauranga and his pastimes and associates if you want success in the worship of Krishna the cowherd boy.
Post Author: Shyama Date: 2007-11-14 13:46:29
Thank you so much Gurudev for clearing my doubt. Since last year this question was troubling me. Just one more advice from you... I am not able to chant 16 rounds, I dont feel like. I beg you please give some practical solution. I have fallen down badly.