The soul is unborn and eternal

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  1. garry420

    garry420 Well-Known Member

    Just as boyhood, youth and old age are attributed to the soul through this body; even so it attains another body. The wise man does not get deluded about this. The contacts between the senses and their objects which give rise to the feelings of heat and cold, pleasure and pain etc. are transitory and fleeting. The wise man to whom pain and pleasure are alike, and who is not tormented by these contacts becomes eligible for immortality. The unreal has no existence and the real never ceases to be. That alone is imperishable, which pervades this universe; for no one has power to destroy this indestructible substance. The soul is never born nor dies nor does it become only after being born. For it is unborn, eternal, everlasting and ancient; even though the body is slain, the soul is not. As a man shedding worn-out garments, takes other new ones, likewise the embodied soul, casting off worn-out bodies, enters into other which are new. Weapons cannot cut it nor can fire burn it; water cannot wet it nor can wind dry it. For this soul is incapable of being cut; it is proof against fire, impervious to water and undriable as well. This soul is eternal, omnipresent, immovable, constant and everlasting.

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