Every living entity is an individual soul, changing only its body over a period of time. This body changes and manifests itself sometimes as a child, youth, and as an old man. It is perishable, we take birth and die one day. Yet, the soul is unchangeable, it just swaps bodies and it is this body that accounts for happiness or suffering, according to one’s Karma. 


The soul’s existence is thus permanent, it is imperishable and eternal. This spirit soul is also the source of energy situated in the heart of the living beings. It is so small, equivalent to the size of an atom.

It is the light source, primeval, and even has no trace of history at all.

The body, on the other hand, transforms itself from birth in the mother’s womb and passes through different phases of a child, youth, eventually, one day becomes old and vanishes completely.  On the other hand, the soul is neither born nor does it die. 


The soul is unbreakable, insoluble, everlasting, immovable, invisible, inconceivable, immutable, and infinitesimal.



Source : Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, A. (2020). Bhagavad Gita as it is. Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.

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Dr. Chitvan.