Originally posted by OdBod
There are many more microbes living in and on the Human body than there are Human cells. We cannot survive without these microbes, not only are they essential for physical processes they have an influence on the mind, they are an integral part of the Human organism (similar to the Lichen condition). It raises some interesting religious questions. For example ...[text shortened]... My information source is Focus magazine issue 278
Your soul is transcendental and has no contact with germs and bugs etc.
The soul is not material and never touches mundane material matter.
However your individual soul, although it influences your every action, will never and has never mixed itself with your material body.
At death, your body and any bugs holding onto it shall all decay and rot together and finally become dust in the wind.
You..............the SOUL, shall then incarnate into another body which is only a secretion of semen at the beginning, but months later shall take the shape of the next thing you are destined to be.
The cycle of [birth, disease, old age and death] shall once again continue and you shall do it all over again.
Getting off this wheel of suffering and returning back home to Godhead can only be accomplished when the living entity embraces pure devotional service of the LORD Sri Krsna Bhagavan.
There is .........no other way, no other way, no other way. than to chant the Holy names of the lord constantly.
This is the Maha Mantra for deliverance from ignorance and bodage to Maya
HARE KRSNA HARE KRSNA
KRSNA KRSNA HARE HARE
HARE RAMA HARE RAMA
RAMA RAMA HARE HARE