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Soul in the Body | Example | Short Reads

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You are the Light | The Soul

To understand the concept of the Soul in the body; and what we, Spiritual Beings really are, we take an example of a matchstick. We have heard this many times that We are Spiritual Beings in a Human Body but what does that really mean?

In this example, we compare the matchstick to a Human Body and the hidden light of the matchstick to the “Light” that we Spiritual Beings are.

Just as we lit the matchstick, we witness that we cannot see the reflection of the light on the wall but only that of the matchstick. Similarly, the Vedic texts state that this Physical Reality is nothing but “Maya”/ “an illusion” (that which exists but is constantly changing and thus is spiritually unreal) and illusion is that of this Human Body.

We further notice that when we ourselves stand in the sunlight or artificial light, we cannot see the Light is hidden within us (that we are) but only the reflection of our own body.

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As we are unable to see and understand our True Light, we think that we ARE the Body.

One may argue that all of this is so imagery. How is that possible?

Time and again, the Rishis & the Gurus of India have taught us that we can experience and witness that we are truly Spiritual Beings by turning our attention inwards.

At present, our attention is outwards in this world. We can see how Social Media has engulfed us with all its glamour.

All one desires today are followers, likes, and comments. Are we able to think beyond that? Even if we are able to, we do not have the time to pay attention to such thoughts.

Family responsibilities, goals, ambition, and relationships; we are lost in all of it. It is only when one comes across an uncertainty in life that one starts thinking about the subject of LIFE, God, and the Existence of One’s own Being.

But if we haven’t paid attention to this matter all our lives, how can we expect to get the answers to all our questions in a matter of hours?

We spend our lives educating ourselves and making a career. It takes us years to reach professional excellence.

Then how can we expect to gain all spiritual knowledge and wisdom in days? Is it a degree? A certified course?

My friend, we came to this earth for our evolution; but we have completely forgotten our true essence.

We have forgotten our true spiritual nature. Until we experience our Spiritual nature, how can we expect to gain Spiritual Wisdom that will follow the experience? We haven’t entered the first grade and we want a college degree.

Everything takes its own time. We must have patience. We must become a seeker first and start by seeking the answers to the questions that arise within us. It all starts with “Seeking”.

It is the constant seeking within us that will eventually lead our souls to the gates of salvation.

Seek and you shall find.”

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