|Query: Do Animals Have a Soul...|
If we try to understand the complete analogy of the spiritual system...
the cosmic system built by God Almighty... all becomes absolutely clear! Whether animals have a soul atman or
insects have a soul atman within is not further debatable! We only need to understand why God made the Cosmos
in the first place!
The big bang occurrence caused formation of new cosmos... a new cosmic
life cycle! All souls atmans in the Cosmos which were in their purified state... because of the big bang
spread out all over the Cosmos at unimaginable speeds. The rolling ball gathers moss and the rotating souls
atmans also became imbibed with impurities on the
These impure souls could regain their original pristine pure form by
working out their karma. And to work out their karma... they needed a body! And started a chain of 8.4
million manifestations for every single soul atman before it got liberated from the cycle of birth and
death... the process of manifesting body again and again!
Every single soul atman initially manifests the form of 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 a human being. Before reaching
the form of human beings... the soul atman within has already manifested 7.3 million life
In the human form alone we have 1.1 million manifestations before a human
being gains enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)! The form of a human being is the
highest manifest stage in the cosmic life cycle. Only as a human being our soul atman within becomes free
forever from manifesting life forms again and again.
The about analogy clearly confirms that every form of life right from the
stage of amoeba has a soul atman within. The sacred Bhagavad Gita in Hinduism... the doctrine given to
mankind by Lord Krishna in Mahabharata absolutely confirms the presence of soul atman within every life form.
Bhagavad Gita is the only scripture available to mankind the knower of which becomes the knower of all.
Essay by: Kaivalya
Jnani ... One who realized self in his life time! Send your query!
A to Z of Do Animals Have a Soul explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on existence of soul in animals can be found at : Body and Soul
... Neeru J. - 5th June 2010.
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