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Should I be able to feel God inside me because my soul is a part of God?

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1972 Conversations and Morning Walks

Yes, God is inside also.
Talk with Bob Cohen -- February 27-29, 1972, Mayapura:

Bob: Now, if I may ask another question on this?

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Bob: The soul may be, I have considered, somewhat a part of God. But my soul I do not feel, but at times I think I feel God. It's... I'm here maybe, and you may say God is here. If the soul is inside me, then should I be able to feel God inside me? Not all of God I mean, but a...

Prabhupāda: Part of God.

Bob: Yeah. Not to mean to say that I feel I am God, but to mean to say I feel that I am God...

Prabhupāda: (Speaks to someone in Bengali) (break)

Bob: I was asking Prabhupāda the meaning of the soul being part of God but I don't feel my soul, God in me. But God may be here, separate, separate from me. But should I be able to feel God inside me because my soul is a part of God?

Prabhupāda: Yes, God is inside also.

Bob: If I could feel God inside me, then I should be able to understand transmigration, I would think.

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Bob: If I could feel God inside me...

Prabhupāda: Yes...

Bob: ...feel this soul, then I should be...

Prabhupāda: God is everywhere. God is inside and outside also. That is to be known.

Bob: And how do you feel God inside you?

Prabhupāda: That is, of course, not in the beginning. But you have to know it from the śāstras by the Vedic information, as in the Bhagavad-gītā it is said that īśvaraḥ sarva-bhūtānāṁ hṛd-deśe 'rjuna tiṣṭhati (BG 18.61). God is there in everyone's heart. In the Brahma-saṁhitā it is also said, aṇḍāntara-stha-paramāṇu-cayā... Not only in my heart, God is also within the atom. So this is the first information. And then, by yogic process you have to realize it.

Bob: Yogic process.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Paramātmā realization.

Bob: Is chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa such a yogic process for realizing this?

Prabhupāda: Yes, it is also yoga, yogic process.

Bob: What kind of yogic process must I do to find out, to feel this information, to feel the soul inside?

Prabhupāda: Yes, there are many different yogic processes, but for this age this process is very nice.

Bob: Chanting.

Prabhupāda: Yes.