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Atman appears to be active when in reality, the senses are active.

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Attachment, desire, pleasure, pain, and the rest are perceived to exist as long as the buddhi, or mind, functions.

Realize Atman to be distinct from the body, sense-organs, mind, buddhi, and non-differentiated Prakriti, but the Witness of their functions, comparable to a king.
As the moon appears to be moving when the clouds move in the sky, so also, to the non-discriminating, Atman appears to be active when the senses are in reality.
The body, senses, mind, and buddhi engage in their respective activities with the help of Consciousness, which is inherent in Atman, just as men work with the help of the light that is inherent in the sun.
Attachment, desire, pleasure, pain, and the rest are perceived to exist as long as the buddhi, or mind, functions. They are not perceived in a deep sleep when the mind ceases to exist. Therefore, they belong to the mind alone and not to Atman.
You are the stainless Brahman
The body and so on, created by avidya and of the nature of an object, are perishable, like bubbles. Realize through discrimination that you are the stainless Brahman completely different from them.
Brahman appears to be a jiva through ignorance, as the stump of a tree appears to be a man. This jiva-hood is destroyed when the real nature of the jiva is realized.
Realize that to be Brahman, the attainment of which leaves nothing more to be attained, the blessedness of which leaves no other bliss to be desired, and the knowledge of which leaves nothing more to be known.
Brahman pervades all objects, all actions are possible because of Brahman; therefore, Brahman permeates everything, as butter permeates milk.
All that is perceived, all that is heard, is Brahman and nothing else. Attaining the Knowledge of Reality, one sees the universe as the non-dual Brahman, Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute.
(Atma Bodha by Adi Shankacharya)
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