The Hub of Being (48) Synopsis – The Soul

Nothing dies. The body is just imagined. There is no such thing. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

Actuality is not reality. In reality, nothing lives and nothing dies. If materiality is a mirage, so too is life and death.

Death is not an event in life. We do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. ~ Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein

Synopsis

The person comes into being when there is a basis for it – an organism, a body. In it the absolute is reflected as awareness. Pure awareness becomes self-awareness. When there is a self, self-awareness is the witness. When there is no self to witness, there is no witnessing either. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

A soul is the consciousness of a living being. The term is used to indicate that the resonance of a consciousness may transcend corporeality. A soul may reincarnate.

A soul is part a social group and is constantly attended and visited by other souls: presences. As our existence is mired in matter, the best course of action is to focus on skills and entertainment in the earthly realm.

A sated soul abandons its quantized form with the expiration of the mind-body, merging back into the infinite and eternal Ĉonsciousness. Satiation comes in not desiring more experience as a phenomenal entity.

He who is related to a mind that is restrained, possesses discrimination and therefore always pure, then the embodied soul attains the goal, from which he is not born again. ~ Katha Upanishad 3.3.7