One supersoul but acting differently

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Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source: Oneness Is Variety

There are different types of body, and each one is acting in a different way. Different way means the… Why they are working different way? If the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Paramatma, is the same in the…, in each and every body — isvarah sarva-bhutanam hrd-dese arjuna tisthati (BG. 18.61) — why one is acting different from the other? One is acting different… That is the action of the individual soul. The Supersoul is there, simply sanctioning: “All right, you do like this.” Because he’s insisting. And He’s sanctioning: “All right, you do like this.” Therefore naneva bhati visvatma. Visvatma, the Supersoul, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He appears to be acting differently. He’s not acting differently. Just like the magistrate. Magistrate is giving different judgment: “This man should be treated like this. This man should be treated…” The man, the magistrate, is the same, but because the culprit is different, therefore he has got to give different judgment. Culprit is different; he’s not different. He’s one. This is the proof that Paramatma and jivatma are two different personalities. They’re not one. This is the proof. Why? Naneva bhati visvatma. He’s Visvatma, the Supersoul. Why one is acting as a hog, one is acting as a dog, one is acting as a demigod, Indra, Candra, Varuna? Why these differences? We are all living entities, jiva-tattva, and the Visvatma, the Supersoul, is the same in everyone’s heart. Why they are acting differently? This is the proof that there is individual soul, jivatma, and the Paramatma, Paramatma is sanctioning. The same example: the magistrate, or judge, is giving different judgment because the criminals, or the complainers, they are different. Naneva bhati visvatma bhutesu ca tatha puman.