Soul V. Spirit : What's the difference?

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The terms ‘soul’ and ‘spirit’ often get used interchangeably making it confusing to the spiritual seeker. For instance, Christianity uses the terms differently than Eastern Spiritual tradition. And New Age Spirituality borrows these terms from Eastern Spiritual tradition but often lacks rigorous distinction between the two.

In this video, I explain the difference between the terms soul and spirit, according to yoga philosophy using Paramahansa Yogananda's commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2 verse 20.

Even if you're new to yoga philosophy, or have never heard of the Bhagavad Gita, Yogananda gives us a wonderfully deep, yet understandable explanation of these terms through the use of analogy.