|The soul is not
a material limb or organ of the body. It is not located in any particular part of the
body. It permeates body and mind. Unless the mind is clear, that which permeates it will
not assume a distinct form or become known. It is one thing to see external objects, but
it is altogether a different process to perceive an entity which permeates and is hidden
in our own inner being and whose imperceptibility is due to our passions.
Introspection may enable us to analyse our minds and we may
ratiocinate about the subject. But to see the soul, we should not only direct
our eyes inwards but also calm the mind and clear it of passion. Purity of thought and a
state of detachment almost amounting to joy arising out of the liberation from external
stimuli will remove the turbidity of the medium through which we have to see.
Truth, penance, true understanding and purity of life are
essential requisites for the revelation of the spirit within. When thus revealed. He
shines spotless and resplendent within oneself. The seekers who have freed themselves from
sin are vouchsafed the vision.