|[Adhyaya II - Slokas 11-13, 17, 20, 22,
24, 25, and 30 Adhyaya XIII - Slokas 26, 32 and 33.]
THE first step in religion is the realization of the
existence of an entity behind the apparent body, i.e., the Soul. The visible body is not
the whole reality. There is in it an unseen but ever-active master of the house, the Dehi,
the possessor of the body, whose existence we should realize before we can live the true
life. This entity, the Self, should not be confused with the intangible functions of the
brain. It is not mere Thought, Perception, Emotion, will or Discriminative intelligence.
These are all but functions of the physical body.