Valuing The Physical And The Non Physical

When the soul leaves the body, it’s not just the body that dies but it’s as if all the connections with the world of that individual are simply switched off. Not only the relationships but all specific plans, projects and desires suddenly have no further means (medium) through which they can be expressed or put into practice. The powers of thinking, deciding and the personality traits (‘sanskaras’) connected with the life that is being left behind, stop and get hidden momentarily to emerge again in a new body, a new life. All the material things that belonged to that particular individual are passed on to others.

It’s interesting to note that even when the body is sick it can only be treated when the soul is still present. If we take out the soul no one remains to look after the body.

On the other hand, the body is a truly marvelous vehicle for the soul to express itself through. No manufactured machine could hope to compete. For example, it is calculated that in just one day, the brain is able to complete a hundred times more connections than the entire telecommunications system of the planet. Or compare the human eye with any manufactured camera or the heart with any manufactured pump. The body’s importance cannot be played down or not taken into account.

 

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2 thoughts on “Valuing The Physical And The Non Physical

  1. Awesome blog. Good thoughts. Always exciting to meet another spiritual minded person. 🙂

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