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Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras

 

    

44. Even the charged soul is only an ordinary soul


पुरुषोत्तमोपि गीत आत्मेति।४४।
puruṣottamopi gīta ātmeti|44|

Even the charged soul or purushottama is only an ordinary soul if you take the soul as it is. This is made clear in the Gita.

Explanation:

Even the charged soul called as the best soul or purushottama, consists of two components, which are God and the soul. Even during the stage of charging, the two components stand separately in a single phase. Therefore, the soul-component remains as soul itself. This point is made clear in the Gita, when Krishna says that He is the ordinary soul that exists in any ordinary human being (Ahamaatmaa…). The soul here in the charged state denotes God just for the facility of expression of God.

Note:

Does Krishna say that He is only an ordinary soul?

When He says that He is the soul existing in ordinary human beings, He is referring to the medium in which He is present. That medium (soul) is as good as any other soul. In a live electric wire, the wire is as good as any other metallic wire. By referring to the medium in which God is present, He is identifying with the medium, soul, which present in every human is being. He identified Himself with the wire. He is only indicating the medium there.

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