Question: Where did we come from?
Romapada Swami answers: Please study very carefully chapter 14 & chapter 16 of the Bhagavad-Gita. Originally we were with Krishna. That is our original and constitutional position. In order to experience the privilege to love, Krishna has given us free will. To love is a choice. Free will gives us that choice. We can either love Krishna or misuse that free will and turn away from Krishna. Envy of Krishna was a feeling that somehow or other arose in our hearts; that envious feeling has brought us to the material world where we have become entangled, consumed and implicated in so many misconceptions and illusions – the consequence of which is that we have forgotten Krishna. While wandering in the maze of material existence we have created many attachments; these attachments, in ignorance of Krishna, are the cause of our suffering.