Ordinarily we see all around us many diverse forms of life. However a person on the spiritual path sees the soul, not the body, as the real self of every living being. The soul, which is by nature full of bliss and knowledge, is an emanation from the Supreme Soul. Present along with the soul, the Supreme Soul becomes visible to the eyes of the sage. This higher perception was taught by all seers of the truth such Moses, Buddha, Christ and Mohammed. The sage, who is thus freed from physical revulsion and attraction, sees all living beings with equal vision and becomes a genuine lover of the universe.
Who is that Supreme Soul who is within all creatures as the indwelling guide, witness, maintainer and ultimate friend? Who is that, who is situated within all things, and yet everything resides in Him?