Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras


16. God enters a living body

सुपर्णाद्वयश्रुतेः जीवोपाधि तत्।१६।
suparṇādvayaśruteḥ jīvopādhi tat|16|

The Veda says that there are two birds on a single tree. This means that God enters a living body and is in association with the soul.


The Veda says that God and soul exist together in a living body (Dvaasuparnaa…). Therefore, the medium of God is always a living body and not any inert item in the world. The bird represents a living item. God is beyond living and inert items. God can exhibit any property of any item because all items and properties of the world are generated from God alone. Hence, God exhibits the properties of life also, though He is beyond life. Hence, God and soul are treated as two living items or two living birds.

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