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"A question on the nature of the soul"

From: Lakshmi N Srinivasa (lsriniva_at_uceng.uc.edu)
Date: Wed Sep 18 1996 - 11:36:11 PDT

Dear members,

I was reading the second chapter of Bhagavad gita (commentary by Srila
Prabhupada). When explaining some of the slokas in that chapter, Srila
Prabhupada states that the soul in atomic in nature. He further proceeds to
say that both jivatma (which is atomic in nature) and Paramatma recide in 
our heart.

What I could not understand was whether paramatma is also atomic in 
nature according to dvaitists. Moreover, The literal meaning of the 
slokas in the second chapter of bhagavad gita does not point towards the 
atomic nature of the soul.

My questions are
1. What is the nature of soul according to the three main schools of thought?
2. What is the main difference in liberation according to the three schools?

I am eagerly awaiting the response for these questions from the 
enlightened members of the list.

Om namo narayanaya namaha.

Sincerely

Lakshmi Narasimhan S.

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