There are six eternal elements in the Universe...
They are:
The universe is filled with nothing but these six eternal elements.
The functions of the six elements...
Illustrating the function of each of these elements in layman’s term, Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, the founder of Akram Vignan (most practical spiritual science), uses the simile of six partners of a private limited company. He says,
These six partners (six elements) make up a limited company.
1.That which provides the place for the business is Space.
2.The provider of the goods for the business is Matter.
3.That which transports the goods back and forth is the element of Motion.
4.That which does the work of arranging and storing the goods is the element of Inertia.
5.That which is responsible for the settlement of the above four is the element of Time.
6.And the One who oversees (knows and sees) everything is the element of Soul.

Does the Soul take up space?...
The fully Enlightened beings, having attained the stage of Absolute Knowledge, can know and see the minutest detail of every element; which they have described for us, to the extent it can be brought into words!!
The Soul is an eternal element, Matter is another element, and so is the Space.
The Soul and the Matter, having come close to each other, the living being comes into existence. This is a natural phenomenon.

The living being evolves from one-sensed living being to five-sensed living being, and then into human form (five senses + mind). Travelling through this journey of development, the living being passes through countless of births in each life form, and it needs space throughout its existence in this world. The element of Space provides to the living being, the required space. Hence, the living being (mixture of Soul + Matter) does take up space.

However, the Pure Soul does not take up any space, since the inherent property of pure Soul (the element in its pure form), is such that it does not need any space whatsoever.

The final stage of the Soul and how it is attained...
The living being, at every stage of its development, keeps gathering experiences over countless lives; and when it has fully experienced every single atom in this Universe, has known the entire gamut of time, space and every element in this Universe, it reaches the fully developed stage. When one reaches the final stage of development, the Soul becomes totally free of all karmas and moves to Siddhkshetra, where all the liberated Souls reside forever. The liberated Soul remains in permanent bliss, in infinite happiness all the time. The entire Universe reflects in the liberated Soul! It is the last development, and that verily is our ultimate goal of existence.

You can listen to this, directly from Pujya Deepakbhai, the Living Gnani, in His own words, at

The Soul is our own Self, the real Self...
Once we get to know that ‘I am Pure Soul’ indeed, the curiosity to learn more and more about our real Self is very natural and valid.

We are fortunate that today, we have amongst us Pujya Deepakbhai, the Living Gnani, who has the ability to answer our questions regarding Soul and how to awaken our Soul in this very life, in a very simple and lucid language, that is easy to understand!!!
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Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization