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Re: "A question on the nature of the soul"

From: Vidyasankar Sundaresan (vidya_at_cco.caltech.edu)
Date: Wed Sep 18 1996 - 19:19:48 PDT

> 
> My questions are
> 1. What is the nature of soul according to the three main schools of thought?

To the best of my knowledge, the notion of atomic size of the soul is
rejected in advaita. The nyAya school holds that the AtmA is atomic in
nature, but this is regarded as untenable. In fact, in advaita, as the
Atman is held to be ultimately identical with brahman, it has to be
described as all-pervading, i.e. infinite in nature. 

Regards, 

S. Vidyasankar