baddha-jīva

the conditioned soul who is bound by matter. With regard to the origin of the baddha-jīva this passage states that Bhagavān’s eternal associates in the spiritual world do not have any contact with and are completely unaffected by the material energy. Only some of the jīvas that emanate from Mahā-Viṣṇu come into the material world. The original Bengali in the Jaiva-dharma is as follows:
goloka-vṛndāvanastha evam paravyoma-stha baladeva o saṅkarṣaṇa-prakaṭita nitya-pārṣada jīva-sakala ananta; tāṅhārā upāsya-sevāya rasika; sarvadā svarūpārtha-viśiṣṭa; upāsya-sukhānveṣī upāsyera prati sarvadā unmukha jīva śaktite cit-śaktite bala lābha kariyā tāṅhāra sarvadā balavān; māyāra sahita tāhāṅdera kona sambandha nāi; māyāśakti baliyā kona śakti āchena, tāhāo tāṅhārā avagata nana; ye hetu tāṅhārā cit-maṇḍala-madhyavartī evam māyā tāṅhādera nikaṭa haite aneka dūre; tāṅhārā sarvadāi upāsya-sevā-sukhe magna; dukha, jaḍa-sukha o nija-sukha ity ādi kakhanī jānena nā | tāṅhārā nitya-mukta premai tāṅhādera jīvana; śoka, marana au bhaya ye ki vastu, tāhā tāṅhārā jānena nā |
karaṇābdha-śāyi-mahā-viṣnura māyāra prati ikṣana-rūpa kiraṇagata aṇu-caitanya-gaṇa o ananta; tāṅhārā māyā-pārśva-sthita baliyā māyāra vicitratā tāṅhādera darśana-pathārūḍa-pūrve ye jīva-sādhāraṇera lakṣana baliyāchi, se samasta lakṣaṇa tāṅhādera āche, tathāpi atyanta aṇu-svabhāva-prayukta sarvadā taṭastha-bhāve cit-jagatera dike evam māyā-jagatera dike dṛṣṭipāta karite thakena | e avasthāya jīva atyanta durbala, kenanā, – juṣta vā sevye-vastura kṛpā-lābha karatah cid-bala lābha karena nāi | iṅhādera madhye ye saba jīva māyā-bhoga vāsanā karena, tāṅhārā māyika-viṣaye abhiniviṣṭa haiyā māyāte nitya-baddha | yāṅhārā sevya-vastur cidanuśīlana karena, tāṅhārā sevya-tattvena kṛpāra sahita cid-bala lābha karataḥ cid-dhāme nīta hana; bābā! āmarā durbhāgā, kṛṣṇera nityadāsya bhūliyā māyābhiniveśa dvārā māyābadha āchi; ataeva svarūpārtha-hīna haiyāī āmādera e durdaśā |

The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia. 2015.


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