Originally posted by SystemResistor
reply to post by Sinter Klaas
The question is, where do "fresh" or "new" people come from.
Why can't it be similar to physical reproduction? Assuming a soul is something like a computer or machine that creates this personality (you, the
avatar of your soul, the persona) to interact with itself and others, this soul has a lot of information that the personality gathers which at some
point is enough to allow the personality at that time (when the soul has reached a certain level of maturity) to become more or less permanent, or it
has recognized it's soul and itself and that thought perpetuates it's existence. The soul contains everything in existence from when it was formed but
because of that it needs a persona to only experience one aspect of that whole at a time. Even though it is infinte once it exists, it has a
beginning, just an everlasting open end.
We don't need to know a lot about our bodies to procreate, it's all very basic, neither does the soul. We only need a few years of having the feeling
we move our own bodies, while if I had to program a robot to do something I don't even think about anymore (like scratching my butt) I'd have to spend
a lot of time, more than when I would learn the same motion as a baby. It's all complicated when you think about it step by step, which muscles to
move in what order, distances, force of pressure of my nail scratching my butt, I can only conclude we are made to be innocent creatures that expect
to be as we are now when we die, which is great but really odd too when you think about it. We do extremely complicated things just like that, because
we never realised how difficult it really is and if we would view it that way we would actually make it difficult just because that is our power,
something becomes what we expect or make of it.
So basically I can imagine at some point 2 manifestations get frisky, do some kind of merging thing and create a new soul and seperating afterwards.
That new fresh and blank soul manifests a persona which gets scouped up by this wave which is part of this universe and such a persona becomes (or
becomes tied to) matter, or incarnated. It doesn't have to be this planet by the way, could be anywhere.
How do we even gain our own personality, if we are a combination of our mothers and our fathers, and their mothers and their fathers.
Personality traits or characteristics make up a personality or character but they are just parts that make up the whole (you) and they can be changed.
Everyone picks them up in life, it's all about impressions. You're a piece of stuff that is like a mold, you meet people and they want to impress
something of their own onto you. We do that all the time when we communicate, making sure the other understands what we're trying to communicate. But
not all impressions are lasting, some are consciously swept off, some are accepted and part of the mold starts to mimic such accepted impressions. In
other words, when someone has copied some personality trait or some truth from another it is made into one's own, those are the impressions that are
When it comes to "karma" it would mean that, our "judgement" is within each and every person that we have ever had contact with, as they
represent our connection to the collective mind. I mean, if we were all immortal and were guaranteed an afterlife then we could all basically do a
bunch of evil things without concern, however, with the threat of the "second death" it puts a new perspective on the commonly held ideas of selfless
service, compassion etc. That is, in order to maintain your awareness, you have to be of a benefit to the whole.
When the personality that was brought fourth by it's soul returns to the soul and doesn't understand it all or has turned out to be so different than
the soul it might be rejected and archived (or deactivated, turned inanimate, as if the spark the soul put there gets transferred) then the soul
starts anew until it likes it's personality, how it's become. So humans get reborn and reborn until humanity has reached a collective level of
perfection that it is unlikely a soul would reject the personality it send to become created, sort of like becoming human in utopia and growing up
with people who already have good ideals and a lot of wisdom.
edit on 16/2/2011 by Dragonfly79 because: (no reason given)