People believe in the immortality of the soul because they are conscious of death — not that they know the soul is immortal, but just because they see everybody dying, they know the certainty of death. Now, how to escape from a certainty? Create a fiction. Remember, I am not saying that the soul is not eternal, I am simply saying that people’s belief that the soul is eternal is a fiction. The belief is a fiction.
As long as the ignorance of the self lasts, so long will there be misery.
O my mind, why dost thou cry? Realize thy Atman (Soul), o Beloved; drink the timeless great nectar of non-duality.
The individual has totally different interests from the society, because the society has no soul. The society is soulless. And if you become too much a part of the society, it will reduce your soul also to a non-entity. Beware, before you have lost your whole opportunity. Don’t be a slave. Follow society to the point you feel is needed, but always remain master of your own destiny.
In Atman (soul) there is neither manhood nor womanhood, because such conceptions cannot exist in eternity.