Srimate Ramnujaye Namaha!
Swami i was hearing the Katho upanishad and Prashna Upanishad audios recently and it was explained that there are zero jnanam (100% covering i suppose) aatma even inside acit substances like table chair or stone etc.
Swami it is not conceivable to understand this concept as I thought presence of aatma means, the corresponding acit housing the aatma, will grow , reproduce, dwindle and die etc. like plants animals humans etc.
Also it was said there can be many aatma inside any achit. So how will they attain next body? and what happens if a stone is broken into two.. both parts will have many aatma inside them?
Also is there any sloka in Bhagavat Geeta that refers to this concept mentioned in Katho and prashna upanaishad?
Kindly clarify this swami as it may be a doubt for many of us.