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The enlightened soul alone can be said to have free will – Mataji Vanamali



Is there no hope for the individual? Can he never escape from the cage he is in? Hinduism says that the only escape is to free ourselves from the constraints of the body-mind-intellect cage in which we all live. Then enter the realm of the Atman, which alone can be said to be free from all constraints.

The enlightened soul alone can be said to have free will for he is not being imposed by an external agent but only by the freedom of his own soul.

Like the child reveling on the beach, playing with sand, making castles which will be swept away by the sea, the liberated soul is bound by nothing.

He takes orders only from the Divine within him and none will dare to question him.
– Mataji Vanamali