Is there any text mentioning about the size of soul in Hinduism?

If there, then what is the size/volume of soul according to it?

Is it a physical thing and has same size for all organisms?

What I mean is physical dimensional explanation of soul.


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The size of the soul is mentioned in the Śvetaśvatara Upanishad.

बालाग्रशतभागस्य शतधा कल्पितस्य च ।

भागोजीवः स विज्ञेयः स चानन्त्याय क ॥ ५.९ ॥

Know the embodied soul to be a part of the hundredth part of the point of a hair divided a hundred times, and yet it is infinite.

(English translation of Svetasvatara Upanishad by Swami Nikhilananda)

Considering the thickness of the tip of the human hair approximately 1 millimeter. Calculating the size we can around 1 nanometer (i.e. 0.000000001 meter). Since the soul is so tiny, it is not possible to see the spirit soul with the naked eyes.

  • A human hair is closer to 100 µm. (100 µm / 100) / 100 = 10 nm Commented Apr 26, 2018 at 14:38

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