A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapuranam-1-8.

1: King Parikshit’s Question to Suka Maharishi -8.

These descriptions in the beginning of the eighth chapter of the Bhagavadgita point out that we belong to all levels of existence.

It is, therefore, not to be considered as something unwarranted that a time comes when we have to shed this body, because every day we are shedding the earlier components of our body in the process of rising into a more healthy condition.

Cells of the body decompose every moment of time, and it is believed that every seven years all the cells are changed; we become new persons altogether. But we do not know that this is happening because of the identification of consciousness with every process that is taking place.

Otherwise, if this linkage of development is not filled in by consciousness, we would feel jerks every time we jump or move from one level to another level.

Such jerks are not experienced on account of a rapid action of consciousness, just as the rapid flashing of many still pictures on a screen makes us feel that it is a continuous movement although they are all small pictures, one independent of the other.

The rapidity of the action of consciousness makes us feel that we are continuously one whole human being.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  ..