When Krishna says, ‘You are eternal soul’, He means that as a being, you are beyond time, but as of now, you are caught in the mind between the past and the future.

He says beautifully, ‘There was never a time when I, you and all these kings did not exist. If you think that our souls will also die along with our bodies, you are wrong. We existed before our birth and will remain after our death. It is also not true that any of us will not be in the future.’ We will be in the future as there is no death of our being or consciousness. Whatever dies, can never live. Whatever lives can never die.’

Here, your deep consciousness says that something is living in you. This quality you attribute to your body and mind. Do not misunderstand your consciousness to be your body and mind.

You are not the body or the mind. As long as you are caught in the past and the future, you think that you are the body and mind. The moment you come down to the present moment, you experience that you are beyond the body, beyond the mind.

Krishna does not mean that we existed in the form that we are here now, or that He was present always as Krishna in the form we imagine Him to be, with a flute in His hand and a peacock feather on His head, He means that our spirits which are eternal, always existed and will always exist. In our spiritual state, that of our soul, we are divine, one with the universal energy, Brahman.

-Mahavatar Paramahamsa Nithyananda

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