Black Lives Matter
Based on the non-Vedic teachings, we are the body. This means a black man cannot say ‘I am not black’.
Only the Bhagavad-Gita teaches that we are not this body, and thus a black man can say ‘I am not black’.
Based on the Bhagavad-Gita, All Lives Matter, because the living entity is the soul and not the body, and all souls are equal and eternal.
Based on the Bhagavad-Gita:
- We are not this body, but the soul within the body. The car is not the driver.
- The soul is not black, nor white.
- The soul Is not male, nor female.
- Every soul is eternal, full of bliss, and full of knowledge.
- The soul is not American, nor Indian, nor African.
- All living beings have a soul.
- All souls are equal.
- The soul is not high caste, nor low caste.
- Every soul is a family member of God, and this is why all lives matter.
- Every soul is accompanied by God in the heart.
- Every soul gets liberation eventually. There is no eternal damnation.
- No soul can be destroyed by any weapon, burned, blown, nor moistened.
- The soul is not young, nor old.
- The soul is within the heart of all living beings.
“As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.22)
“Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.12)
“I am seated in everyone’s heart..” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 15.15)
“As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not bewildered by such a change. “ (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.13)
“That which pervades the entire body you should know to be indestructible. No one is able to destroy that imperishable soul.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.17)
“The soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by ﬁre, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.23)