Controversy Origin of the jiva

This controversy did not really exist during the time of Srila Prabhupada. This kind of controversy was quickly settled by Srila Prabhupada. He never allowed these kinds of philosophical battles over matters of Gaudiya philosophy. However, it appears that the issue has arisen after the passing of Srila Prabhupada as a point of philosophy that remains yet unclear in the minds of many devotees who follow Srila Prabhupada or accept his spiritual authority.

The books of Srila Prabhupada and his many lectures and conversations seem to leave some doubt or uncertainty about the subject, as it appears that one can support either position (fall from Goloka or not) with the statements and books of Srila Prabhupada. Amongst the disciples of Srila Prabhupada there seems to be much confusion, debate and discussion about the topic.

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