Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 10 Feb 2005


What is the special work, which leads to the difference between a robot and a living being?

[What is the ‘special work’ that life does? What is the special function that life performs? In what substrate is the soul information contained after death? What is the difference between being ‘only a robot’and being alive?]

The aim of the creation is the entertainment of the Lord. When you see a movie, you get bored if the entire movie shows only inert bodies and inert changes and interactions between them. Both inert objects and living beings are required for complete entertainment. A movie must contain all types of inert items like stars, hills, rivers etc. and also all types of living beings like plants, birds, animals, human beings, ghosts, angels etc. When you take meals in a feast, the variety of the items shows the dignity of the feast. You feel happy with many different food items in the feast. Therefore, the main or special work or function of any item in the creation including life is only the entertainment of God. The speciality in the work and function of life is that it is differentiated from all other items, which include the robot too.

The robot contains chips introduced by the scientist. The human being contains the strongest concepts of various chips [feelings, samskaras or past impressions or subtle body] that accompany the soul for the past millions of births. The electricity in the robot is comparable to the life energy in the human being and is called as the casual body or soul. The chips introduced in robot can be compared with the subtle body of the human being. The information is stored in the subtle body, which is the life energy existing in the form of pulses. If the pulses are lost, only life energy remains, which is called as the soul or the casual body. Since the information itself is a bundle of pulses, certainly the substrate for the information will be the soul itself. The information itself is the subtle body. The external metallic structure of robot is comparable to the gross body of the human being.

In both the robot and human being several microprocessors can simultaneously work so that both simultaneously grasp the various characteristics of an object. When the chip is removed from the robot, it is comparable to the death of a human being. The chip of the human being leaves the gross body and enters a similar energetic body. The chip works with electricity [life energy] in the energetic body too. Thus, a special technology exists in the case of a human being, which is not yet caught by the scientist. The robot resembles a human being in all the above aspects but certain other aspects, which are termed as ‘special technology’ is additionally present in a human being. When Lord Jesus raised the dead body, He ordered the ‘chip’ along with its power to enter the same gross body. When it was done, the energetic body [in which the body of Lazarus had entered after the death of his physical body] vanished in space by dissipation. This technology is in the hands of the Lord and not in the hands of the scientist. He also ordered a tree to die on the spot and the tree died. The life left the tree based on His order. The discussion about life and how creation took place is not very important because the main aim of the whole spiritual field is to please the Lord. Such topics like life and the process of creation are matter of interest only for science, which aims only at the materialistic benefits for human beings. Therefore, the interest of spirituality is different from the interest of science. We give the explanation of the creation but finally we have no interest in our own explanation. It is only of interest to science in which, we are not much interested.