posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 01:36 AM
I thought that the older a soul gets and the more lives it has lived, the more enlightened it becomes? The whole idea behind reincarnation is the
experience of all vicissitudes of life, much like the tempering of a sharp sword. The soul becomes sharp enough to cut through the illusions and
accept life. There's widespread disagreement about what happens to the soul when it reaches enlightenment. Popular thought believes that the soul
needn't continue to be reborn at that point.
With these thoughts, and many more, in mind, I'm surprised by your post. Far from being enlightened, the impression is solipsism, egotism, hubris and
a latent need for attention. Are any of these traits the markers of an enlightened soul? The implication is that your many lives have been quite
unproductive based on the understanding you've gleaned.
The Dalai Lama (an old soul) has an effect on people no matter what their beliefs. He is often described as having a warm and peaceful personality. He
is said to be full of life and enjoys keeping up with politics and sport. He is at once an earthly and spiritual man. People that meet Dalai Lama
leave with the feeling that 'he has met them' rather than the other way round. Old souls that are learned should possess wisdom, humility, humor and
a joy of life. Brighten up, let the sun in.