Spirit Soul: Function of the Soul

                                                                  Q. It is a common observation that most people are guided by their intelligence. It is stated in Bhagavad-Gita that Soul is higher than intelligence. So, can a person be guided by his/her Soul? If so how do we know that we are being guided by the Soul?

                                                                  Q. A devotee asked me the following question last night but I could not answer it.

                                                                  He asked - "Can the soul be bad?"

                                                                  I answered - I cannot answer that question. I stated that in our pure form, we (our souls) are all parts and parcel of the Lord so in actuality they cannot be bad but they are influenced by our life situations.

                                                                  Is this a correct reply?

                                                                  What is necessary in addressing this question is to clearly distinguish the difference between the soul and actions that are carried out by material nature.

                                                                  The soul is part and parcel of the Supreme, qualitatively one with Krishna. Thus the soul is good.