Existence of eternal soul

The human mind may interpret this information in different ways.

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They arise from the misconception 'I AM'. When you draw a clock, you crush all 12 numbers into the right side of the drawing and don't notice that anything is wrong. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. The ego creates the feeling of separation and individuality anava.

In the Chandogya Upanishad we come across an interesting story, which illustrates this point. And then he knows that he has done what has to be done, that he has lived the holy life, that he is no longer becoming this or that, that his rebirth is destroyed. They are anxious about heaven and they seek the pleasure of Self in heaven.

The belief in soul or Self and the Creator God, is so strongly rooted in the minds of many people that they cannot imagine why the Buddha did not accept these two issues which are indispensable to many religions.

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Just as the body changes from moment to moment, so thoughts come and go, and there is no permanent state underlying the mind that experiences these thoughts, as in Cartesianism. However, those who go to the immortal world of Brahman never return. Conscious mental states simply arise and perish with no "thinker" behind them.

Upon discovery that it was only a piece of rope, his fear subsided and his mind became peaceful. Perceiving this, O monks, the disciple sets no value on the body, or on sensation, or on perception, or on mental constructions, or on consciousness. Some, following Calvin[37] believe in the immortality of the soul and conscious existence after death, while others, following Luther[38] believe in the mortality of the soul and unconscious "sleep" until the resurrection of the dead.

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