[Advaita-l] Concept of soul
mahesh.ursekar at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 23:24:41 CDT 2007
Bringing in the Ramayana brings with it too many unknowns. For one, it
belongs to another Yuga and given our knowledge in this Kali Yuga, many
things of that Yuga are not explainable (e.g. a monkey army, stones floating
on water, etc)
On 8/24/07, Ravisankar Mayavaram <abhayambika at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think it is the other way around. A jivA can identify itself with
> any material body, even if that does not show any sign of "life" such
> as growth, activity, decay, etc. And then suffer the consequences of
> such an identification.
> Think of this, ahalya was cursed to become stone and remain as such
> till Sri rAma liberated her. Would you say that stone had life? Then
> does all stones have life? But the jIva called ahalya suffered that
> state of grossness of stone and she was bound to it. So are other
> instances, where other beings were bound trees etc.
> When a man and woman mate to produce a baby, are they producing a
> jIva? No at the point of conception, a jIva based on its karma and the
> will of God identifies itself with that embryo, suffers the
> consequences thereafter.
> I may be totally wrong, but I believe that a soul/jiva can be made to
> identify itself with any material body and suffer based on its karma.
> So if God ordains that jIvA has to cling on whatever these scientists
> create and suffer, then it will have a soul - otherwise it will not.
> Sri rAma did walk a lot on stones, there was but one ahalya.
> SrImAtre namaH
> On 8/23/07, Mahesh Ursekar <mahesh.ursekar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Pranams!
> > If we manage to create life from scratch, does that debunk the soul
> > See below:
> > http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20249628/
> > Your valuable views would be appreciated,
> > Thanks, Mahesh
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