Soul Vs Body

“It’s not the body that people love, but the soul. The body is a temporary vehicle. Without the soul, the body is like a car without a driver. I see through my eyes, smell through my nose, taste through my tongue, hear through my ears, feel through my skin, think through my brain, and love through my heart. But who am I? Who is the witness, enjoyer and sufferer that activates my body?”

- Radhanath Swami in The Journey Home book

  • Vijay Korde

    Today, everybody is just running behind the bodily activities but forgetting the real one that is soul, the real driver of the body.

    Thank you Maharaj for reminding me my real identity.

  • http://www.radhanathswami.com/projects Manish Ahuja

    Life of all is so much body centered that soul dies in hunger, soul food is to chant holy names and discuss about krishna.

  • Nilesh

    Thank you HH Radhanath Swami maharaj for awakening my sleeping soul.

  • Nilesh

    If once can understand this simple thought , then SP say’s that is perfection of life.Thank you very much HH Radhanath Swami maharaj.

  • Nilesh

    If one can understand this simple fact , I am not this BODY , I am the soul ,then that is the perfection of once life…Srila Prabhupada Says…Thank you very much HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Anil Timbe

    Such a striking analogy to understand how we are not body but soul.

  • Gaurav Bhardwaj

    Very simple yet revealing piece of writing by Radhanath Swami.

  • Sumit

    This is a fantastic quote by Radhanath Swami. It gives so much pleasure when Radhanath Swami repeats the same words in his own style which were told by Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Geeta.

  • Venkata Buddhiraju

    Radhanath Swami gives here a simple and lucid example to understand the fundamental difference between body and soul

  • saroj

    so simple….thank you so much Maharaj!

  • http://google priya aiyar

    We are driven by bodily needs but it is the needs of the soul that must be taken care of first.Thanks Maharaj for reaching out to many with this message.

  • http://Yourwebsite Ravi Garg

    very nice explanation swamiji……thanks

  • Sunny

    Radhanath Swami so nicely explains that we have an existence apart from this temporary body and actually when we love someone we love the real person, the soul and not the body. Without the soul, the body has no value its just dead matter

  • Deepak

    Wonderfully said Maharaj, We are not the body we are the soul.

  • Shra1wiz

    Despite knowing this all, what is it that makes a man still think he is the body and not the soul. I am quite intrigued by this Radhanath Swami Maharaj?

  • Naveen

    Thanks to Radhanath Swami for a wonderful explanation.

  • http://-- srikanth

    it is a powerful annology maharaj has given
    wonderful

  • shirish

    Thank you Radhanath swami maharaj

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful quote by Radhanath Swami.

  • http://OnLoveRadhanathswamiQuotes P.Durgadevi

    In Bhagvad gita fifth chapter 8,9 slokas Krishna says The one who has higher conscious seeing,eating,moving one place to another,sleeping, breathing, though all these activities he is doing,he knows that he is not doing.because all these activities are done by the senses.but he is far awayfrom all these.All glories to maharaj.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Thank you for the realization that we are actually the soul and not the body.

  • govind

    thanks a lot Maharaj.