Veda says that God is also the Lord of the souls
  • sridatta1 January 2008
    Veda says that God is also the Lord of the souls
    111) Tadabhaave bhedah shrutaatmeshwara upamaane cha.

    (In the absence of God, the distinction is significant. God is said to be the Lord of the souls. Even in the simile, the distinction is similar.)

    The distinction between the living and non-living items becomes significant in the absence of God. The living jivaatman (jeeva and atman) controls the non-living gross body. According to the will of jeevatman the gross body moves. But, once God enters, this distinction disappears because both jeevatman and gross body become completely controlled items. Veda says that God is also the Lord of the souls (Atmeshvaram…). In the simile also, the female servants control the ornaments in the absence of king’s daughter, but once she is present, the servants are also controlled like the ornaments.

    112) Tatraapi naantah paakshikam baahyamapi tadapi tasmaat.

    (Even there, there is no internal control and even the external control is partial and even that is due to the will of God only.)

    In ordinary human beings, the soul or jeevatman is the partial controller of the external gross body because the gross body moves according to the will of the soul. However this does not mean that the soul or Para prakriti is the absolute controller of the inert gross body or Apara prakriti. Both these are just the colleagues of the same class of creation. The soul cannot control the gross body internally since the soul cannot rectify the damaged internal systems like heart, kidneys etc. of the gross body.
    The external control is just by co-operation as per the order of God. When the inert gross body is hit by another huge inert stone, the soul is unable to control the fall of the stone and is unable to live in the gross body. The soul runs away in this situation, called as death. Therefore, even the external control is partial only as per the wish of God.