Being is the indwelling spirit, the continuing efficient cause that makes all life live.
What we consider different and opposed to one another are different manifestations of the
same Universal Being. As the soul is to the body, so is the Lord the Soul of all souls.
When, for instance, one says I went, I came or I did,
though outwardly it is the movement of the body it is really the act of the person that
dwells within and brings about all the activities of the body.
It would be a mistake to believe that the body is tile agent. In the
same, though in a less obvious way, the Supreme Being is the soul of our souls. Every
movement of the individual soul is an activity of the Lord. All souls are so to say His
bodies. The Lord is a reality and so too are the souls that are His bodies.
Just as, though the body is a reality, it is the spirit
within that gives to the body its life, so going one step further that which gives life
and reality to the individual souls and makes them what they are is the Supreme Being.
The Paramaatman, the overall Soul, permeates and supports all souls; but that does
not mean that the latter are unreal, The universe as a whole and every individual living
and non-living object, all together as well as severally, serve as bodies for the
all-pervading Universal Being.