Soul is only a created item

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Soul is only a created item

Gitah paraaprakrutih prakruteh shreshthaiva .

(In Gita, the soul is said to be paraaprakruti, which means best part of the creation. Para means best and not different here, because both para and apara are said to be prakruti or creation).

The soul or Jiva is said to be a part of the creation only in Gita. The inert part is called as Apara and the living part is called as Para. Since, both are parts of the creation only, no part is God or creator. Moreover, we have said above that both para and apara are inter convertible. Inert energy is a form of inert matter. Awareness is a special work of inert energy. Therefore, the inter conversion of energy into matter and energy into work are scientific concepts. Hence, you cannot say that para means different from apara. The difference is only superficial. Basically both are one and the same and hence para can be said as the best form of apara and hence both constitute the same item of creation.