|Query: Define Soul...|
A soul (aka atman in Hinduism) is pure cosmic energy... much beyond the
comprehension of most human beings! The spirit as detailed in Christianity and our soul atman within means
the same. The definition of soul atman has been wrongly interpreted in Christianity. It is our soul atman
that manifests the human form to work out its karma... remove impurities
The concept of soul is best understood if we start from the beginning of
the Cosmos. Consider a phase in the cosmic system when the dissolution of the old cosmos occurs. The
dissolution of the Cosmos results in all souls atmans in the Cosmos reaching the last leg of cosmic life...
the 8.4 millionth manifestation!
The moment human beings reach 8.4 millionth manifestation... one reaches
the stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)! Reaching the last... the 8.4
millionth manifestation announces the end of the cosmic journey for the soul atman within. Once all souls'
atmans in the Cosmos regain their original pure pristine form... they enter the abode of God!
At this point of time... after the dissolution of the old cosmos
occurs... the size of the entire Cosmos (as detailed in Bhagavad Gita... the most sacred Scripture of
Hinduism... the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna) reduces to the size of half a thumb. Why? Devoid
of all impurities within... all souls' atmans simply occupy a mass half the size of a
This half the size of a thumb... the combined power of all purified souls
atmans in the Cosmos is what we know as God Almighty. One grain of sand an independent soul atman... the
whole mound God Almighty! This prime pristine pure cosmic energy... the cluster of all purified souls atmans
in the Cosmos unable to retain itself for long explodes with a big bang!
And starts the formation of a new cosmos... a new journey of life! The
mother of all explosions... the sacred big bang causes all souls atmans to hurtle down their cosmic journey
at unimaginable speeds! As the rolling ball gathers moss... all hurtling souls' atmans also gather impurities
in their cosmic journey!
To remove the impurities... the dross within... every soul atman manifests a series of 8.4 million bodies! Starting
life as an amoeba (single cell formation)... the first manifestation in the cosmic life cycle... it further evolves
into multi-cell formation, then insect life, plant life, animal life and finally the form of human
Only in the human form the soul atman within regains its original pure
pristine form... never otherwise! Never from heaven or hell can the soul atman gain direct access into the
kingdom of God (aka Vaikunth in Hinduism). Heaven and hell are interim stages in the life of soul
Depending upon the residual balance of karma whenever matching parents
are not available on Mother Earth the soul atman hibernates in heaven or hell! In heaven if the residual
balance of karma is positive and hell if negative! Heaven exists in the core of sun where temperatures exceed
millions of degrees centigrade.
Hell exists in the periphery of sun where temperatures are considerably less. It is in such low temperatures the
soul atman suffers in eternity! The journey of the soul atman... the life cycle of 8.4 million manifestations is
one single life span for the soul atman. The residual balance of one life gets transferred to next manifestation
through the complex process of karma.
The closing balance of one life becomes the opening balance for the next
manifestation. Changing of body by the soul atman within is as simple as changing of guards at Buckingham
Essay by: Kaivalya
Jnani ... One who realized self in his life time! Send your query!
A to Z of Define Soul explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on definition soul atman in hinduism can be found at : Body and Soul
... Neeru J. - 5th June 2010.
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