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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Interesting, the first I have heard of parallel Universes that were not Multi-verse type Universes. Do you have references to any papers or articles on this?
    Not off hand, just caught a glimpse of these new theories gaining popularity from the science channel watching Through the Wormhole where they also speak of how physics cannot explain what put all the energy and matter into the singularity that created our Universe....which is something I have been saying for years but finally heard it from someone else.

    They don't equate the other planes of existence with heaven though.....but then again they never look into what truly coordinates living matter to function together and evolve into very complex systems either
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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Not off hand, just caught a glimpse of these new theories gaining popularity from the science channel watching Through the Wormhole where they also speak of how physics cannot explain what put all the energy and matter into the singularity that created our Universe....which is something I have been saying for years but finally heard it from someone else.

    They don't equate the other planes of existence with heaven though.....but then again they never look into what truly coordinates living matter to function together and evolve into very complex systems either
    While I would be and am intrigued by ideas of Heaven and that plane of existence, congruent and out of phase with our own, I am most interested in ideas about a dimension of thought and thoughts as "particles/waves" in that dimension and how that dimension interacts with our own through the bridge of our mind-brain.

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    Re: What is a soul

    Did you check a dictionary?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    A soul has a memory of all the sins and virtues ever acted upon. It is undetectable as it doesn't reside on our plane of existence (matter and force). It resides above the plane of thought.
    You're right... While I live, the words and images (souls) of all my dead friends and relatives live in my memory. When I die, their words and images will die with me, gone forever.

    It's the same with my novels. Hundreds of people I created on paper still live in my memories. I can bring them back to life anytime I'm moved to do it. and they too will die with me... Gone forever.

    And since their memories are more alive to me than memories I didn't create, they are also souls, undetectable souls.

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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    You're right... While I live, the words and images (souls) of all my dead friends and relatives live in my memory. When I die, their words and images will die with me, gone forever.

    It's the same with my novels. Hundreds of people I created on paper still live in my memories. I can bring them back to life anytime I'm moved to do it. and they too will die with me... Gone forever.

    And since their memories are more alive to me than memories I didn't create, they are also souls, undetectable souls.

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    I am talking about the memory of your soul, which does live on beyond our death and return on reincarnation. They are impulses or fabrications of the subconscious. Saṅkhāra

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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I am talking about the memory of your soul, which does live on beyond our death and return on reincarnation. They are impulses or fabrications of the subconscious. Saṅkhāra
    Life and death are real. Having a soul that survives beyond death is a belief. What's more important, belief or facts?

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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Ben E King got close to the definition......

    YouTube - BEN E KING what is soul
    Just so much noise.
    Have I a soul?
    Wish I did, and that I could somehow live forever.
    But, I think a soul is the invention of people who need something to believe in.

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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by fredmertz View Post
    The ancient greeks would study a dead human body (that died of 'natural causes') and did not see anything different from the connections in the dead body (all bones, veins, organs) and a living body - everything was in tact. No bumps or bruises or parts missing. So what was the difference between the dead an living? That's what they call the soul. What happened to the soul, that which makes the dead body live, after death was up to debate. But the existence of the soul was simply obvious. Simply because it exists doesn't necessarily mean that it exists beyond your body.
    Exactly... The only thoughts that remain after one dies are the memories of him while he was alive.

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    Re: What is a soul

    Man can make his own heaven - its a beautiful day - and he can make his hell. Those without a soul cannot see the heaven, which is all around us.
    Ignorance and fear = hell
    Knowledge = heaven...
    sounds and reads good to me, but is this true??

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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Not off hand, just caught a glimpse of these new theories gaining popularity from the science channel watching Through the Wormhole where they also speak of how physics cannot explain what put all the energy and matter into the singularity that created our Universe....which is something I have been saying for years but finally heard it from someone else.
    Everyone is entitled to their theories, scientists and amateurs alike, but that doesn't mean we have to treat them as fact.

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