|Query: Soul and Spirit...|
Our soul atman is not a spirit roaming freely without a physical home in
the Cosmos. Our soul atman is the real essence of life... it is our soul atman that has manifested the body
and not vice versa. It is not within the capability of a body to manifest a soul
After the occurrence of the big bang... all souls' atmans in the Cosmos
hurtle down the cosmic journey at unimaginable speeds. As the Rolling Ball gathers moss... these souls'
atmans also gather impurities on the way. To cleanse themselves... to regain their original pure pristine
form all souls atmans manifest a cycle of 8.4 million bodies (an earthly life cycle of 96.4 million
Starting the journey 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 a human being. It is only as a human being our soul atman
within reaches the last leg of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation by reaching the stage of
enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha).
Having gained salvation... our soul atman liberates forever from the
cycle of birth and death and goes back to the kingdom of God forever (aka Vaikunth in Hinduism)... a point of
no return! From the first manifestation to the last... the 8.4 millionth manifestation... the crux of life is
to remove the dross within our soul atman by performing the requisite karma. This is the real essence of
Essay by: Kaivalya
Jnani ... One who realized self in his life time! Send your query!
A to Z of Soul and Spirit explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on body soul spirit can be found at : Body and Soul
... Neeru J. - 5th June 2010.
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