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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Sirus38, Apr 9, 2008.
Can Anyone define what a soul really is? is it our own unique memories or something else?
I think the soul is the essence of who we are. Our interests, personality, emotions etc. It is the part of us which is not tangible...
This one's gonna start a fight, lol
It's that part of the body that produces emotions and thought.
My soul is me! :biggrin1:
That of me which is not the physical me.
It's the bit I like about me.
And Calboner... souls don't suck... lips and mouths do! :wink: :tongue:
the soul is our being in the perfect state that tries to teach us right and wrong. Basically thats what it is
The soul, according to many religious and philosophical traditions, is the self-aware essence unique to a particular living being.
Always thought that was Jiminy (Give a little Whistle) Cricket.:biggrin1:
to me a soul is just the blank canvas of consciousness influenced by genetic traits and unique experiences to create the personality. people are born with a blank conscience and as they grow, genetic traits begin to manifest, combined with experiences completely unique to every person. those two factors have the ability to create an infinite number of unique personalities or "souls."
at least thats what i think.
Great explanation, dumbcow. I think of my soul as my real self and my body as what it's using here on earth. It is rather difficult for our finite minds to consider infinite thoughts, which this definition requires, because we haven't been 'schooled' for infinite thinking.
The soul is your spirit and physical body combined. Once you die, your spirit awaits the resurrection to become a soul forever.
As Budhists, it's best we not get involved - lest we be accused of recruiting.
But Pecker is pretty close.
Do cows have soul? Oops.. wrong thread.
no one could possibly answer that question.....
thatd be like asking.. what happens when you die? im sure someone here thinks they have the answer for that too...
As you predicted.
When you die, you're reborn.
No heaven. No hell.
Rebirth is all.
But Buddhists don't believe in a soul.
(Hard to explain what they do believe ...)
What you rerfer as the soul is the subtle mine that leaves our physical form when we die. Awaiting to be born in the next life, that being dependant on the karma we have created in this and previous lives. It is like a bird leaving one nest and flying to another. It is only through the human realm that we can achive enlightenment. This is the Buddhist understanding.
Welllll, maybe ....
I find the Buddhist understanding hard to grasp.
Those that still believe in the classic Buddhist notion of rebirth must have something not so different from the idea of 'soul' in mind ... and yet the sutras state that the is NO soul.
Something, in the classical view, was available for passage through an endless round of new incarnations, but it wasn't a 'soul.'
If you figure it out, Smartalk, let me know ...
Soul is just a word.
Call it spirit.
Call it essence.
Call it life-force.
Call it soul.
If you wanna be pedantic, what do Budhists call it?
I live it. I follow it (selectively and to a degree). Words, names or titles are not particularly necessary.
Nice font colour.
Fkn hard to read, tho.