Like the sun in the example given in this verse, the spirit soul throughout its sojourn has seen unlimited expressions and reflections within its consciousness and yet knows that nothing “outside” is its Self, nor is the mind’s reflection of it Self should be accepted as the original person. The way that we experience life and creation is similar to how we dream. Our dreams constantly change and are not actually who we are, and disappear upon our awakening. When we have deep dreamless sleep, and we awaken, though we may not have had any dreams, we know whether we had good sleep or not. Therefore it can be understood that the soul is eternally separate from the material mind and body. In our material pursuit for knowledge we are being educated in the temporary material creation and not the eternal science of the soul and its relationship with the Supreme Absolute Truth. If one wants to fully understand who they are, and their relationship within the cosmos, then they first have to understand the soul which is the activating force of the body, and its relationship with the Divine.
“An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery, which are due to contact with the material senses. O son of Kunti, such pleasures have a beginning and an end, and so the wise man does not delight in them.” Bg. 5.22
“One whose happiness is within, who is active within, who rejoices within and is illumined within, is actually the perfect mystic. He is liberated in the Supreme, and ultimately he attains the Supreme.” Bg. 5.24
“The total material substance, called Brahman, is the source of birth, and it is that Brahman that I impregnate, making possible the births of all living beings, O son of Bharata.” Bg. 14.3