What is the soul? What is the self? And then, how is one supposed to act in that relation? Instead people are naturally just going on in the same old bodily concept of life. Just that they have added a little touch of belief of God, just you know, “Yes, I believe in God.” You see, but… so here in the yoga process it’s mentioned here, that actually one is supposed to control the body, control the mind, control the senses with intelligence. Bring the body under the control of the intelligence, which is the closest thing to the self, and by regulating the body by engaging the body in either yogic process or directly in the service of God, one is supposed to transcend the bodily concept of life.
H.H Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
26th Dec, 1982 SB class @ Atlanta,