Why Study Soul


Patanjali, the famous grammarian of Sanskrit, starts his book with definition of grammar followed by reasons for reading the difficult subject. In doing so, he communicates to his readers, most importantly, not to waste their time if utility of grammar enumerated by him does not serve their purpose. Sanskrit Grammar is tedious, tough and taxing, and those who feel its assimilation lies beyond their caliber may better save their time for reading literature or memorizing mantras. Situations with study of Soul are no different. That every one of us has a soul is demonstrated. However, knowledge of soul has a specific and practical importance for only a few. Consciousness and soul have evolved in time and advanced powerful souls are common only in specific cultural communities and geographic conditions (2). Only persons with evolved soul may evince keen interest to excel in its knowledge and pursuit.