Originally posted by Wandering Scribe
reply to post by flexy123
You speak a lot about the soul. Tell me:
~ Wandering Scribe
Let me at least TRY to answer where I am able to. Some of your questions are "difficult" really, for example the questions about the "material" or
weight of the soul.
I can give you questions in response there so you see why I cannot adequately answer that:
I remember a dream from last week well since it was a dream where I was able to wake-up and continue with the dream many times (which is really rare),
otherwise of course it's just one of many dreams.
In the dream, we were moving somewhere and a truck had a central role in the dream.
What "material" was the truck made of?
Was the truck made of metal? If so, how can the truck be made of metal if it was "only a dream", it doesn't make any sense to explain it
that way. Was the truck made of "brain cells" - seeing that it was a dream, so one explanation must be that the things in the dream must be made of
See where the problem is....
01. What is a soul made out of?
02. How does the Creator make a soul?
I don't know how the creator makes souls.
03. Where does the material for a soul come from?
I "know" that souls come from the creator (or sometimes also called "source") but can't answer whether "the material" comes from there or is
"created" from there.
04. Can a soul be destroyed?
I remember having read that souls CAN be destroyed but this is a very rare thing which would only happen if for some reason any other ways to repair
or "change" a soul would have failed, in case such a "repair" was needed for a reason. So or so, IF souls can and are destroyed, it is an
extraordinary and rare thing. This is what I "know".
05. What kind of evidence for the soul exists?
Personally for me there exists a lot of evidence in the form of NDEs, reincarnation and regression hypnosis and even some kinds of
"para-psychological" occurrences eg. channeling. Although 90% might be hoaxes and nonsense, there are a few very compelling and perplexing reports.
Some/many of those accounts are absolutely not to explain. For me, the evidence that we have duality of spirit/body is much larger than the evidence
that the soul is a "function" of our brain.
There are also some intriguing tales about children remembering past lives...and hints maybe ould also be seen with OOBE/LD experiences. It all just
"fits in nicely". Also, note that many/most religions, not only the established ones, have the element of the external soul in them that survives,
and there must be a reason for that why humans believe this for ages. Other evidence is altered states of consciousness like trances etc.
06. Can the soul be seen?
Generally no, but I think it's possible in altered states of consciousness.
07. Can the soul be weighed?
08. If a soul chooses the life it wants, can I choose not to reincarnate?
Yes you can choose whether or not to reincarnate.
09. What does my soul do if it chooses not to reincarnate?
You teach other souls or you spent time resting or learning "in between lives".
10. What evidence can you present that man-made religion is wrong?
The evidence I gave you above which personally convinces me that we have duality of spirit/body and can choose to reincarnate many times - the
religions which deny either aspect of it are "wrong" although most religions have it in parts right. Note that, actually, this belief does not
contradict religions, in fact it confirms many in their fundamental ideas. Say, Christianity and many other religions also has the belief that the
soul "survives death"..it's a cornerstone of almost any religion...it's just in the details where some religions, IMO are wrong.
11. How do you know there is a single Creator? Why not a group of creators?
I didn't say there is only a single creator. In fact, there is the possibility there are more creators
12. What does it mean that people have encounters with Jesus, Inanna, Kṛṣṇa, or other deities if the afterlife presented by
religion/theology/mythology is incorrect?
See above, in many fundamental parts religions are NOT "incorrect" - the rest, honestly and in my opinion, are irrelevant detail interpretations and
semantics, say, how we name or interpret deities or the assumption that we enter the AL and then stay in the AL forever.
There is further evidence that our belief does actually shape how we perceive the BL, in simple terms: If we want to meet Jesus, Krsna etc. and are
convinced of their existence we can actually meet them and perceive the BL as the "afterlife" as we have been taught in church/religion. When
someone, in the BL would meet Jesus, it is therefore not "wrong", in the same way as any other BL experience would not be "wrong"