[Advaita-l] Concept of soul

Ramesh Krishnamurthy rkmurthy at gmail.com
Sat Aug 25 23:50:35 CDT 2007

Pranaams Mahesh-ji,

On 24/08/07, Mahesh Ursekar <mahesh.ursekar at gmail.com> wrote:
> My next question was: What happens if I extract some cells from my body as a
> culture (or say I donate blood in a bag)? These cells are alive and behave
> in the same manner as when they were in the body. In short, they are living.
> By Sadanandji's account of life, they should have a "subtle body" of their
> own. *Where does the subtle body for these cells come from?* Surely it is
> not the subtle body of the entire jiva as they are outside it. If you can
> answer this one question, I would be most satisfied and we can bring this
> thread to a close.

What if I postulate that subtle bodies (souls) can merge and demerge?
That should answer your question, I suppose. Of course, such
merger/demerger would involve merger/demerger of associated vasana-s
and karmaphala-s too.


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