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- The conscious living entity (jiva or atman) is distinct from the body made of inert matter (Prakriti).
- The Jivas are the eternally subordinate fragmental parts of God (Ishvara). Both the soul and the Supreme are spirit (Brahman).
- Prakriti, consisting of the three qualities (gunas), is completely subordinate to the will of the Lord.
- Some jivas forgetting their relationship with the Supreme Lord, became entangled in prakriti and are confined indefinitely to the process of transmigration under the law of karma.
- All the Lord’s unlimited potencies, both spiritual and mundane, are non-different from the Lord and yet, inconceivably, He simultaneously retains His personal identity, distinct from them.
- There is only one Supreme Lord who has many names including, Hari (the Almighty) and Krishna (the All-attractive); all others, including the demigods, are His servants.
- Each jiva has an eternal constitutional position (svarupa) as servant to the Lord in one of five loving relationships (rasas).
- The jiva can gain liberation (mukti), or release from illusion (maya), by re-establishing his dormant relationship with the Lord through the practice of devotional service (bhakti-yoga). In this way, he escapes the wheel of birth and death (samsara) and returns to the spiritual realm.
- Such love of God (Krishna prema) can be re-awakened through the grace of a genuine spiritual master (guru) appearing in disciplic succession (parampara).
- The process especially recommended for this age, the age of quarrel (Kali-yuga) is the offence-less chanting of the holy names of the Lord, especially in the form of the Maha-Mantra:
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.