Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras


21. Atman or soul is the subtlest part of the human body

मानुषतनोः सुक्ष्मतमांश आत्मा।२१।
mānuṣatanoḥ sukṣmatamāṁśa ātmā|21|

Atman or soul is only the most subtle part of the human body.


In the Gita, it is said that God enters the human body. This does not mean that God enters the inert human gross body alone. The human body is the human being and is a composite of three bodies (gross, subtle and causal). The causal part is called as soul or Atman. Hence, when the Gita says that God enters the human body, it means that God enters a human being, which is a composite of the gross, subtle and causal bodies.

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