Temple Prasadam / The Inner Body of the Soul

A cyberspace devotee wants to know more about temple and prasadam and if one can eat it. Gurudeva says the prasadam is blessed by the Gods and contains the vibration of the entire ceremony. By applying the prasadam on the forehead you participate in the ceremony just as if you were here physically. A cyberspace devotee wonders about the soul. Gurudeva says it is very simple. He says that he is a soul - a soul body with many tools. One tool is an astral body to move in the astral plane, another tool is the mental body to move in the mental plane and yet another tool is the physical body to move in the physical plane.

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A cyberspace devotee, Radharama, asks about Mahasivaratri prasadam that she received from our temple. What is it made of and can she eat it? Can she share it with others?

Well, prasadam is blessed by the Gods and contains the vibration of the entire ceremony. Yes, you can eat it. Yes, you can share it with others. Of course, non-Hindus wouldn't understand. The vibhuti is made from burnt cow dung, which represents the entire Universe will be ashes one day, when Siva has His Mahapralaya and then begin again.

By applying the vibhuti to your forehead you participate in the ceremony, just as if you were here physically.

A cyberspace devotee by the name of Girish, wonders about the soul and asks all kinds of questions from the Gita and also from the Vedas about the soul..

Girish, it is very, very simple. You are a soul and you are a soul body that has various tools. One tool is an astral body to move on the astral plane. Another tool is the mental body to move on the mental plane and another is the physical body to move in the physical world.

But essentially, you are the soul. You are the observer. You are the motivator of your mental body, of your astral body, of your physical body.

Look to the Vedas. The Vedas came from God, through the Rishis. Bhagavad Gita came from man.