what is soul..? this question i have asked myself many times and got new meaning everytime. and i tried to summarise my understandings in the following words.
we call some as great soul and some not so great ...so what really makes the soul great? it all depends upon the contribution of that particular human being for the betterment of mankind
Soul is one which is eternal and body is something which has to perish utlimately ( this applies to those who are called "great soul").
i believe that everyone has got a soul (like a mud) and it is upto how he shapens up his soul just like beautiful idol out of mud..its upto the individual how he really 'hands' his soul.
it is the bloody body( desires excited by different organs of body) which makes the human bad or good, the soul should always keep the physical body under control to maintain "equilibrium" state int the human life.
Some people often link 'athma' with mind, but i think athma is omnipresent i.e it is existing in every cell of body. The athma should control and co-ordinate all the acitivities of the body. It should keep generating the "sathvika shakti"(divine power) whenver our body run out of...
i sincerely hope that exercise to entire body will keep this power alive and regenerate like renewable resource of energy just like sun-light.