"Brahman is the universal supreme being, the originator of the life force; the Atman is the individual soul. Both are eternal, indestructible, and immortal. If Brahman represents the sea beach, then Atman is like a grain of sand that is part of that beach. Brahman is the root word for Brahmanda translated as Universe. Our individual souls are part of the entire cosmos and we can realize this truth only by connecting our souls to the cosmos"