Sunday, December 25, 2016

Atma Direction

1.4 The Atma
The Soul is the self, that which is unborn and never dies. Every being is comprised of a Soul, Mind, Body and Intellect. A vivid explanation of the links between these 4 is given in Katha Upanishad:

"Consider the embodied soul as the master of the chariot, the body as the chariot, the intellect as the charioteer, and the mind as the reins." – Swami Lokeswarananda
Understanding this, we may infer that our true self, the soul, is but an observer overseeing the experiences of life. It is not attached to the bodily ailments or the heartaches of life, yet we as beings identify ourselves with our surroundings and hence our good and bad karmas are experienced through our surroundings.
1.5 The union of souls
In this mortal abode, other souls incarnate with us due to a certain amount of karma shared between the souls. Two souls, who have spent continuous lives fighting with each other, will meet

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