The soul (𝘕𝘢𝘧𝘴) in itself alone is no other than consciousness (𝘙𝘶𝘩), which is all-pervading.
But when the same 𝘙𝘶𝘩 is caught in a limitation through being surrounded by elements and it’s five senses, in that state of captivity it is called 𝘕𝘢𝘧𝘴.
The 𝘕𝘢𝘧𝘴 is symbolical, and really denotes the eye, the pupil of which is like a bee; in other words the nature of the 𝘕𝘢𝘧𝘴 may be studied in the nature of the eye.
All things exposed to the eye are reflected in it for the moment, and when the eye is turned away the reflection is in it no more. It had received it for the moment only.
Such is the nature of the 𝘕𝘢𝘧𝘴. Youth, age, beauty, ugliness, sin, or virtue, all these are before the 𝘕𝘢𝘧𝘴 when they are exposed to it during the physical or mental existence; and the 𝘕𝘢𝘧𝘴, interested in the reflection, may be for the time attracted and bound by the object reflected; but as soon as the 𝘕𝘢𝘧𝘴 turns away it is free from it.
Every experience on the physical or mental plane is just a dream, an illusion before the 𝘕𝘢𝘧𝘴.
It is ignorance when it takes this experience to be real. It does so because it cannot see itself; as the eye sees all things, but not itself.
Therefore the 𝘕𝘢𝘧𝘴 identifies itself with all things that it sees, and changes its own identity with the change of its constantly changing vision.
The 𝘙𝘶𝘩 has no birth, no death, no beginning, no end. Sin cannot touch it, nor can virtue exalt it. Wisdom cannot open it up, nor can ignorance darken it.
It has been always and always it will be.
This is the very being of the 𝘙𝘶𝘩, and all else is its cover, like a globe on the light.
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