Soul (consciousness) and Body (matter)
Body Consciousness – the root cause of sorrow
A person is in body-conscious when the Soul identifies itself with the physical body i.e. when the thinking, feeling, actions, and behaviors are with the awareness of being a body or the physical mind. Being in body consciousness is the root cause of all the evils in the world because the vices of lust begin upon looking at others as a body. Anger is another big enemy of wisdom. Peace is a source of wisdom. Hence God says - become Soul conscious and bring it in your awareness. You are a tiny point of spiritual light and might. You are my child.
Soul Consciousness – the key to a blissful life
When we are in the state of awareness that “I am a Soul and not this physical body”, then our powers are unlimited, as the soul is not limited to anything. In other words, the person thinks, feels, acts, responds, etc with the awareness that he (the soul is referred) is the master of the body. When in soul-consciousness, the original qualities of a soul (peace, purity, love, bliss) naturally emerge. We the soul is not dependent on external (physical) things for peace and happiness. They are our inner nature. Vices are the reason for experiencing sorrow or peaceless-ness. Thus it is now a message of God and it is time to awaken. We all are brothers, son of one incorporeal God.