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Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras

 

    

103. Space came from God, who is experienced only in the Human Incarnation


अत्मापि परब्रह्म प्रकरणतर्कात् नित्यतनुमदवतारात् च।१०३।
atmāpi parabrahma prakaraṇatarkāt nityatanumadavatārāt ca|103|

In the same Vedic statement, the word Atman stands for God due to the logic of the context and due to the only possible human soul always associated with a body in the Human Incarnation.

Explanation:

The source of space was also denoted by the word Atman in the Veda (Atmana akashah…). Here, based on the context the word Atman should be taken to mean God. If you take the soul of an ordinary human being as God, it cannot generate space in the real world from which the entire universe evolved. Moreover, the Human Incarnation indicates the human body containing the soul as the medium for God. The only expression of God entering the world is through the human soul along with the human body. The human soul does not exist independently without the body even after death. After death also, the soul attains an energetic human body to go to the upper worlds. In this world, no soul is seen without a materialized body. Hence, the human soul indicates the soul with its gross body, which is always associated with it. Thus, the usage of the word Atman to mean God is perfectly justified from all angles.

Note:

The source of space was also denoted by the word Atman in the Veda (Atmana akashah…). Here, based on the context the word Atman should be taken to mean God. If you take the soul of an ordinary human being as God, it cannot generate space in the real world from which the entire universe evolved. Moreover, the Human Incarnation indicates the human body containing the soul as the medium for God. The only expression of God entering the world is through the human soul along with the human body. The human soul does not exist independently without the body even after death. After death also, the soul attains an energetic human body to go to the upper worlds. In this world, no soul is seen without a materialized body. Hence, the human soul indicates the soul with its gross body, which is always associated with it. Thus, the usage of the word Atman to mean God is perfectly justified from all angles.

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