Definition Soul

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Vijay Kumar:
Try understanding the concept as a whole. A soul atman manifests a body to purify itself. Every soul is pure spirit... free energy that can never be destroyed or created. Every soul exists from times immemorial... right from the stage of the big bang when the Cosmos came into being! This free energy... the spirit we know as soul is God Almighty in minuscule form.

If a grain of sand is an independent soul atman... the whole mound of sand is God Almighty. Every soul atman desires purification ever since it came into existence. This is only possible when it manifests a series of bodies on a life supporting planet like Mother Earth. Starting the first manifestation as an amoeba (single cell formation), it subsequently evolves into multi-cell formation, then insect life, plant life, animal life and finally the form of a human being.

The soul within an insect, a plant, an animal and a human being is the same. When the soul manifests the body of an insect... it consists of more impurities than when it manifests the form of a plant.

After crossing through 7.3 million manifestations... the soul atman finally manifests the form of a human being... the highest manifest stage in the cosmic life cycle! It is only as a human being the soul atman within gains final release from the cycle of birth and death.

The soul within every living being lives in the heart. As long as the soul resides in the heart... the heart keeps beating. The moment the soul atman leaves the body... the body decays and dies forever! The freed soul atman immediately manifests another body on Mother Earth provided matching parents are available.

The cosmic life cycle goes on and on until human being gains enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha). It is only then our soul atman liberates forever and goes to the kingdom of God (aka Vaikunth in Hinduism)... a place of no return!

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... One who realized self in his life time! Send your query!

A to Z of Definition Soul explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on define soul atman hinduism can be found at : Body and Soul  ... Vijay Kumar - 5th June 2010.

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