[Advaita-l] Concept of soul

Mahesh Ursekar mahesh.ursekar at gmail.com
Sun Aug 26 00:01:11 CDT 2007

Pranams Ramesh-ji:

This merger/demerger goes against the "traditional" understanding of
"rebirth". By "traditional" understanding, I mean that when the subtle body
has exhausted its prarabdha vasana in one gross body, it sheds it and then
assumes a new one. With merger/demerger, the same gross body is switching
subtle bodies dynamically! It is like saying that when I am in one room
(cell in my body), I am Mahesh but when I go to another room (cell in
culture), I become Ramesh. That seems to be violating the basic concept of

Thanks, Mahesh

On 8/26/07, Ramesh Krishnamurthy <rkmurthy at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Ramesh
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