Soul can be damned as well as saved.
To the man who has conquered his mind and senses,
his Self is a friend who brings the ultimate good.
But to the man who has failed to restrain his mind and senses,
the same Self is an enemy
his malicious conduct causes griefs.
It is, therefore, an obligation, a sacred trust,
men act to uplift their Soul rather than degrade him.
The restrained mind of a yogi can be compared
the steady flame of a lamp in a place
where there is no wind.
Progressing even further than this,
the climax-the stage of ultimate bliss-
reached when even the perfectly restrained mind is dissolved.
The eternal joy which is free from all worldly attachment
Yog is that which unites one with this state.
[Revered Gurudev Swami Adgadanand JI Paramhans]