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Will that extend to animals also? According to our Hindu philosophy, I understand everything has a soul

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1973 Conversations and Morning Walks

Yes, yes. Everything. Everybody has a soul.
Room Conversation with Krishna Tiwari -- May 22, 1973, New York:

Krishna Tiwari: It's my belief too that there's a soul (laughing), but I, scientifically I don't know.

Prabhupāda: Your, your, your belief is also based on some scientific data.

Krishna Tiwari: No. No. Beliefs can be anything. But I can believe he's out to kill me. He can believe I'm a bad man.

Prabhupāda: No, no.

Krishna Tiwari: Belief has no foundation.

Prabhupāda: No.

Krishna Tiwari: Not necessarily foundation.

Prabhupāda: Belief, belief is there. Fact is not belief. Fact is fact.

Krishna Tiwari: Well fact has to be established.

Prabhupāda: Established? Is established. I say, I say that this is the distinction between dead man and living man.

Krishna Tiwari: Will that extend to animals also?

Prabhupāda: Anyone. Anyone.

Krishna Tiwari: According to our Hindu philosophy, I understand everything has a soul.

Prabhupāda: Yes, yes. Everything. Everybody has a soul.

Krishna Tiwari: Well, that makes me doubtful, because if I go into my laboratory and I can create as many souls as I like. I can breed animals, as many as them I like.

Prabhupāda: You cannot create. The souls are already there. You can find out...

Mangalavati +  and Rishab +
June 5, 0011 JL +
September 19, 0012 JL +
BG: 0 +, SB: 0 +, CC: 0 +, OB: 0 +, Lec: 0 +, Conv: 1 +  and Let: 0 +