airatmaninravi AiR

October 15, 1964 - India

Soul

What is the Soul, have you ever thought? 
Or is it a mystery in which you are caught? 
We all have a Soul, we seem to know 
Let's realize the truth before it is time to go

 It is the Soul that makes me live 
But, is it the one that makes me forgive? 
What is the function of the Soul? 
What does it do to make me whole?
 
Body, mind, heart and Soul
Each has a specific role
The body moves and the mind does think 
The heart beats, and the Soul? I blink 

I have been taught that the Soul's in me 
It makes me who I am meant to be
It is with me when I live, till I die 
And then, I am told, it flies in the sky

Where does the Soul go and how? I wonder 
It goes to heaven, how? I ponder 
Everybody says, “We have a Soul” 
To search for it is now my goal

My eyes and nose I can touch and feel 
My mind, it wanders, my peace it does steal 
Aha! Now I know what my Soul does do 
It gives me life, I have got the clue 

The Soul is a power that gives me breath 
Without the Soul, there would be death 
It comes to me just as I am born
And it leaves me when life is gone 

Without the Soul, I would be dead 
I wouldn't talk, wouldn't eat bread 
My Soul is alive in every cell 
It makes me pray and ring the bell 

The Soul is energy, it gives me power 
It makes me grow tall like a tower 
But once it leaves, I can't even bend 
And my life story comes to an end 

What is the Soul? I stopped to think 
So many tales that make me blink
The truth by now I am sure I know 
It is Divine Life that makes me glow

What is our life's ultimate goal? 
To find the truth about the Soul
Before life is over, and it is time to die 
We must find the truth, not in ignorance lie 

Is my Soul different from yours? I think 
I question and try to find the link
Just like there is one power source in my house, I know 
That makes both gadgets work and the lights glow 

And so, there is just one life source 
It appears different, but it is one, of course! 
It is energy that creates all life 
In me, my parents, my kids, my wife 

Not just in human beings it is
In animals and plants, it's also this 
It is this Power that makes birds fly 
And everything alive on earth and sky 

What is this Power, the Soul that we call? 
What is this Power that is alive in us all? 
To discover the truth about the Soul 
Is our life's Ultimate Goal
 
The Soul is not mortal, it is Divine 
It is not yours, it is not mine
It is the Lord that lives in us
To realize this truth, we have missed the bus 

We never realize that God's in our heart 
He never leaves us, never goes apart 
It's strange through life for Him we search 
In temple and mosque and in every church 

God comes to us just as we are born 
He creates life and life goes on
Until the moment that He decides to leave 
We are alive, we must believe

He has blessed us with body and mind 
But that He's within, we never find 
We live in this world, we suffer and cry 
Until one day, we finally die

The body of ours returns to dust
But our actions, of course, redeem we must 
Therefore, while the body remains on earth 
Our mind and ego takes rebirth
 
As per our Karma we are reborn
The universal law makes the circle go on 
Happy or unhappy, it's not by luck 
Our life’s circumstances does Karma pluck 

And we, like fools, think it is the Soul 
That is reborn and pays the toll
Know the Soul is only the power
That gives us life every hour

As long as we live in ignorance, we return 
To suffer on earth, turn by turn
Because we think we are the ego and mind 
We have to go through the rebirth grind 

But once we realize we are the Soul 
Not the body and mind as we were told 
It is then from this cycle we are free 
And with our Lord forever we can be 

Then there is no Karma, it is not ME
I am the Soul, now I am free
There is no rebirth, once I know the truth
If only I get to the bottom of the root

At death, I will not return to earth 
My mind and ego won't take rebirth 
My Soul with God will then unite
And I will become one with the light 

But how should I get Liberation? 
It is only possible with Realization 
I must overcome ignorance of the ego and mind 
Then I will be liberated, I will find 

It all starts by going on a quest 
And putting all my beliefs to test 
When I ask and investigate, I then realize 
It's when I open my 'real-eyes' 

I am the Soul, I can never know
This truth I must realize before I go 
After realizing the truth, as a Soul I must live 
Not as an ego, that will give and forgive 

I am not 'I', this is how we must start 
Everything is God, in body, mind and heart 
When I live as Divine Energy
It is then from the world I will be free 

We think that the Soul is in us
Of course, this is true
But what we don’t know is that it’s all around us 
This news is new

We have a Soul, that’s what we’re told 
It gives us life and we live
But the truth is we are the Soul
Old lies we must forget and forgive 

It is not easy to live as the Soul 
For in the body, there is many a hole 
These senses are seeking, they desire, they crave 
And they take us to our mortal grave 

But if we have the Divine grace
That pours its blessings on our earthly face 
Then we will live on earth but be free 
And when we die, merge with eternity 

This is the purpose of man on earth 
To escape from death and rebirth
To realize the truth, we are the Soul 
And to unite with God, is our Ultimate Goal 
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