posted on Nov, 30 2002 @ 03:31 AM
Mad Scientist that is an interesting question. I feel the minimal answer covers everything and so here it is.
There is existance, this is the concious knowing of reality, we have existance and so on. This existance can be called our souls. But there is only
"one" true existance, all else is individuality. Once you are born for the first time, you are an individual, and forever since then you will
remain such, and be born again and again. You are in a sense set apart from the "oneness" of the over-all existance of things, but you return to it
after death before your next life, where I figure that all your life experiences becomes a part of it, with your own individual twist to it. This is
why I feel if you've caused much pain or sufferage, you lose your individuality and in a sense become only a memory.
That's a bit more complex actually then UTER simplicity. Simply put, once you exist you can not cease to exist. In some way our individuality has
to be maintained. I.E. Reincarnation or Heaven or such...no one can be sure of how, but only that it is.
But the more I thought about it the more interesting it became, taking a path of its own, because for instance, if you are a young soul, say born for
the very first time, does this affect your wisdom or commonsense, versus if you had been born millions of times through out the ages?