We Are Individuals Eternally
“Know that which pervades the entire body is indestructible. No one is able to destroy the imperishable soul.” (Prabhupada recites verse in Sanskrit)
Now it is very clearly enunciated, the nature of the soul. Any sensible man can understand. This is practical. Formerly, all the verses, they were more or less theoretical: dehino ‘smin yatha dehe kaumaram yauvanam jara [Bg. 2.13]. This is, it may be taken theoretical. Not theoretically, but actually the fact, but still less intelligent cannot understand that there is a soul within this body. But here it is explained very clearly. Avinasi tu tad viddhi. Tat — that thing which is spread all over the body. Avinasi tu tad viddhi, tad — that, avinasi — imperishable. So what is spread all over the body?
Consciousness. That is spread all over the body. Everyone can understand that if I pinch any part of my body or your any part of the body, you feel pain. Or similarly, if you get some other facilities, pleasure, so pains and pleasures are felt so long there is consciousness. Any man can understand. And as soon as the consciousness is not there, sometimes we are made unconsciousness by drugs, by chloroform and other anaesthetic medicine, or by nature, unconscious stage.