posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 10:55 AM
The soul may be a silly concept if you think about it for a long long time.
It's a question of identity.
I found my answer when I was contemplating time.
Time is a trick of attention.
in expanding and going into the roots of this thought, this statement became: Reality is a Trick of attention.
What is alive? everything is alive, and everything is dead! what is the definition of life?
things that move, they are alive? then the rocks of the earth are cells of a life from, they cycle to anf fro from the center, melting and
solidifying, moving and changing.
the planets move in their courses, and there are energy beings as well.
life is self-organizing? te universe is self organizing!
but I stray from the subject.
There are no souls...
if you think about reincarnation long and hard enough.
the basic question that keeps coming up when anyone studies reincarnation- 'How is it that so many people remember being the same person?' an answer
is, that they are full of it, but that's wrong, because we've seen the overwhelming evidence that reincarnation is true.
I think it's been made far too complicated.
Reality is consciousness, it is mind. it is one mind, and trying to discover itself, it divides and subdivides itself, and by focusing the attention
on the subdivisions, all manifestation arises.
Samsara (entanglement) is when one mind forgets the interconnection, the wholeness, it becomes a pocket, and it beleives it is seperate from
everything based on it's attachment to it's identity. Identity is broken up, into small bits.
This is like when you are multitasking, you break up your attention, well, in this way, the mind breaks up into Reference Points. then it becomes
entangled in the sense impressions, and loses that part of itself in that reference identity.
So reincarnation is addressed thus: if we all share the same memories of transmigration we are the same soul, or there is no individual soul.
this means that everyone is always everyone that has, will, or does live.
What about subtle bodies and so forth? we have evidence that we are more than flesh!
well yes, of course you do. it is only science that claims there is only flesh. As I said there are also energy animals, and energy worlds. but they
are all superimposed, they are all one reality, and the identified mind simply shifts sense-data organization to recognize a given reality-form, to
identify with the body-mind that interacts with that world.
A metaphor: when you look at a cloud and see a dog, that is like reality. it is all along a cloud, but when we reorganize the sense data, it is a
similarly, if we play a video game, we temporarily become super mario. it is the same with you and I, we are the sprites, and the player is Mind or
God, whichever you think makes the most sense, it doesn't have to be a supreme being, it could just be a force, like gravity. it could be personal or