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

  • Vishnu Walse

    But who am I? Who is the witness, enjoyer and sufferer that activates my body?……These are the genuine question any sincere spiritual aspirant could ask to get out of the clutches of Maya.

    It’s not the body that people love…..Yes Maharaj this very true and nobody would like to sit near a dead body.

  • navin poojary

    the example given to explain difference between soul and body is very nice

  • govind

    thanks a lot Maharaj.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

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

  • 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.

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful quote by Radhanath Swami.

  • shirish

    Thank you Radhanath swami maharaj

  • http://-- srikanth

    it is a powerful annology maharaj has given
    wonderful

  • Naveen

    Thanks to Radhanath Swami for a wonderful explanation.

  • 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?

  • Deepak

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

  • 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

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    very nice explanation swamiji……thanks

  • 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.

  • saroj

    so simple….thank you so much Maharaj!

  • Venkata Buddhiraju

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

  • 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.

  • Gaurav Bhardwaj

    Very simple yet revealing piece of writing by Radhanath Swami.

  • Anil Timbe

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.