Mantra: “instrument of thought” (from the Sanskrit verb “man”, “think” and the suffix “tra” “that acts”).
If we think that the Greeks called the soul “psyché” (literally “breath”, from which psychology) and Aristotle described it as the purest part of the human intellect, and in Jewish mysticism it is called Ruah, the breath of life, than we realize how much we all have always said the same things, in different ways.
We also see how the soul, the vital breath, is associated with one of the fundamental functions of the body: breathing.. And finally, we can see how mind, body and soul are interdependent and each one’s state affects the others and their overall balance.
The journey continues …