When scientists disintegrated the atom for the first time,
the magnitude and intensity of the liberated atomic energy
left the world amazed. When bombed by highly loaded subatomic
particles, in great speed, the minuscule atom liberated energies
inconcebivly powerful. Similar conditions exist in the tiny
spiritual soul, the vital force and the true me of all the
beings, exhibits the energies of his original nature. Under
ordinary material conditions, however, this true nature of
the soul is invisible and ignored by us.
Described in Bhagavad-gita Like Him is as atomic particle,
antimaterial, the soul known in sanscrit as atma, is much
subtler than the material energy. The soul, that is atomic
in size, is the vital force in all the alive beings and it
is the source of energy that maintains all of the alive entities.
The energy of the atma disperses for the whole alive body,
and it is the cause of we feel several pains and pleasures
everywhere of the body. This current of the soul is known
as conscience. Although we cannot see the soul, its presence
can simply be understood by the conscience.
We cannot sometimes see the sun in the sky due to presence
of clouds, but the sunshine is still visible. In the same
way, we can accept the presence of the soul in all of the
alive bodies - Human, animal, plants, fish or bird - because
we noticed life in them.
Inversely, we can feel the absence of the soul after the death
because we see that the conscience ceased in the dead body.
In the death, the soul leaves the material body, but it suffers
the experience of the death without being affected. Therefore
in Bhagavad-gita we found the soul described as "unalterable",
"indestructible", "insoluble", "existing
in the whole part" and "invisible" (Bg 2.24).
Each minuscule soul, we learned in Bhagavad-gita, it is a
fragmentary "part, eternal" of Krishna, or God.
The energy of the soul flows of his relationship with God,
the Supreme Soul. The soul is constitutionally related with
Krishna, as well as the parts of our body they link with our
whole body. Because the soul is part of Krishna, its nature
is to serve him as well as our hand it serves the whole body
supplying food to mouth when we eat. When the soul executes
his original function gradually their natural characteristics
The soul is described in Vedas as "marginal energy",
endowed with choice freedom to serve or not Krishna, or God.
When the soul manifests desire not to serve God and he acts
independently of God, the inherent spiritual qualities to
it are temporarily blocked due to the forgetfulness of Krishna.
When this happens, the soul leaves the field of pure spiritual
energy (the spiritual world) and under influence of the material
energy, enters in a physical body.
In his transcendental original state, the soul is characterized
by three qualities. The first is the eternity, for makes part
of the Supreme Lord and it is, according to Bhagavad-gita,
"non born" and "immortal". Second is that
the soul full of knowledge, being part of Krishna, that is
the source of the whole intelligence and that it is fully
conscious. And third, the soul is very adventurous, because
of his connection with Krishna, the sum total of all the happiness
As soon as understand the nature of the soul, we can begin
to understand the nature of God. Gradually accomplishing the
soul through the knowledge in Bhagavad-gita, we wake up the
original qualities of the soul: eternity, knowledge and bliss.
Our relationship will only then be able to be reestablished
with Krishna, or God.