Your "soul" is your fragmented consciousness that has been trapped within this plane of matter due to circumstances out of your control. "Reincarnation" is the cycle of soul trapping, which one can only break through by becoming enlightened to the true nature of reality and ascending to higher planes of consciousness. This reality that we inhibit is nothing more than an illusion that you've been indoctrinated into, through very powerful and old magic that you cannot comprehend.
Although for real I'm just some dumb nigga posting stupid shit on an anime imageboard, so make up your own theory bitch. It doesn't really matter in the end.
The soul in many religions, philosophical and mythological traditions, is the incorporeal and immortal essence of a living being. According to Abrahamic religions, only human beings have immortal souls.
- wikipedia entry on souls
souls are real, but they arent physical matter or energy
>Is there any reason we exist other than evolution and fucking? Yes, but even if this is all there is, there is no reason to lament.
> Bg 2.28 — All created beings are unmanifest in their beginning, manifest in their interim state, and unmanifest again when annihilated. So what need is there for lamentation?
>Why can't animals be closer to god? The body and brain of an animal covers the awareness of the soul to such a degree that it will not come to spiritual inquiry on its own. Although through the mercy of God or saint, animals can and have been brought immediately to transcendence.
I would put forward "consequence." Actions have consequences. Maya is thinking the soul has anything to do with these actions and consequences.
>>17228260 >to amuse yourself This is your reason. Are you aware that you hold one?
>>17230255 Agreed. I maintain the the MMO is a great modern analogy. A player (soul) contemplates material energy (the game) and becomes attached, and in this way develops material desire (logs in). These desires are communicated through the server, which both runs the entire gameworld (Brahman) and monitors each individual's actions (Paramatma).
The player never actually contacts or affects the game, but the player becomes so immersed in the game, that they suffer and enjoy according to what they witness. They can even become so immersed, that they forget to act in the real (spiritual) world.
>>17230453 >Bg 13.32 — Those with the vision of eternity can see that the imperishable soul is transcendental, eternal, and beyond the modes of nature. Despite contact with the material body, O Arjuna, the soul neither does anything nor is entangled. >Bg 13.33 — The sky, due to its subtle nature, does not mix with anything, although it is all-pervading. Similarly, the soul situated in Brahman vision does not mix with the body, though situated in that body. >Bg 13.34 — O son of Bharata, as the sun alone illuminates all this universe, so does the living entity, one within the body, illuminate the entire body by consciousness. >Bg 13.35 — Those who see with eyes of knowledge the difference between the body and the knower of the body, and can also understand the process of liberation from bondage in material nature, attain to the supreme goal.
Karma is "in-game currency," and affects your capacity to carry out your desires in the material realm. Transcendence is "logging out" of the game altogether. "High" karma can facilitate spiritual activity, but it can also trap one through enjoyment. The two are perpendicular forces; karma is not necessarily an impediment to transcendence.
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