In many spiritual traditions of the East, it is believed that every individual has a divine spark within them, which is often referred to as the "divine soul." This divine spark is believed to be the essence of the ultimate reality or the divine consciousness, which is present in all things.
The gurus or spiritual teachers who refer to their students as divine souls do so to remind them of their true nature and potential. The belief is that all individuals have the potential to access this divine spark within them and to realize their true nature as a divine being.
Here are some quotes from famous philosophers and spiritual teachers who have spoken about the concept of the divine soul:
"The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different." -Hippocrates
"The soul is the same in all human beings and although the body may be different, the soul remains the same." - Socrates
"In every human being there is a divine spark that is capable of transforming the world." - Sri Aurobindo
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." - Teilhard de Chardin
"You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop." - Rumi
These quotes emphasize the idea that every individual has a divine essence within them and that recognizing this essence is a key to spiritual growth and enlightenment.
You all are divine souls --- GURU MAA