Sri Sri Vijayeendra Tirtha (Paramaguru of Sri Raghavendra Tirtha)
Explains through a simple analogy or Upamaanam. Â Mahan Sri Vijayeendra Tirthar jestingly asks: Â "Will a mother willingly and knowingly give poison to her child and, then also give an anti-dote for the poison? The answer is NO. Similarly, would anyone knowingly enter/ jumpÂ into dirt and then clean oneselves up from dirt? The answer is NO. So, why would the Lord create Jivatmas and knowingly put Avidya, Agyanam into them that then makes them think that they are different from the Paramatma which supposedly they are not, Then why would the Lord also give them ways (i.e., study of scriptures, atma vichaara etc. etc.) by sending a messenger, as an anti-dote to overcome this Avidya? Similarly, why would the Jivaatmas enter into dirt knowingly if they were originally unsullied that makes them deluded and, then later study scriptures to realise that they are the same as Brahman??
So definitely Jivatma and Paramatma are totally seperate . Whats your comments?