Jayapatākā Swami: We know from Bhagavad-gītā that there is a subtle body and a gross body. The subtle body is mind, intelligence and false ego. So the DNA is external. That may make our bodies similar to our parents’ bodies, but we are not the body and so, we develop our consciousness separate from the body. And that way, you can develop your spiritual life. So your life is transcendental and by remembering Kṛṣṇa, you achieve your spiritual identity. That is not dependent on DNA.
18-February-2022 Chennai, India