Utility of Soul in Vibrant and Peaceful Society

  • All religions except Buddhism believe and struggle to achieve the stability (infinite and eternality) in some way or other to reach this ideal.
  • Our minds are constantly changing from extrovert to introvert. Where is the substance within? We do not find it.
  • Who is to decide the controversy between the Buddhists and the Christians?

Most of us have wrong information that soul is used for evolution from worldly field to spiritual field. It is true but it has to be understood that soul is very useful to achieve the vibrant society and also to maintain the world peace if understood properly. Soul is recognized by all the religions mainly Hindu, Christianity and Islam. In Hinduism, soul is understood by Atman or Jivatma; Christianity recognizes the same as soul and Islam terms this as “Rooh”. The article briefly describes that how soul is a helping hand to achieve dynamic and hassle free society in order to achieve vibrant world.

1.0 Concept of Soul in common man’s language

Veda and Bhagvad Gita reveal the clarity of the soul in order to understand whether the soul is a substance or not? The question is whether the soul is the substance or the subtle matter or the changing or fluttering mind? Scriptures reveals that whenever mind is pure and losing its existence after expanding as a mind stuff or Chitta (free from any Vritti or fluctuation); the same is transformed as soul. Normally, our minds are constantly changing because of which, it has limitation to expand as Chitta. Where is the substance within the mind? We cannot find the same. This is because, we are now this and after some time we will become that. We can believe the soul as substance for a moment, provided if we can stop these changes.

If we analyse the concept laid down in most of the religions (except Buddhism), there will be more clarity. For instance, all religions except Buddhism believe and struggle to achieve the stability (infinite and eternality) in some way or other to reach this ideal. Buddhism denies the substance and is quite satisfied with that. It says that this business about God, the soul, immortality, and all that will not irritate us with such questions. But all the other religions of the world cling to this substance. They all believe that the soul is the substance in man in spite of all the changes. This means that God is the substance which is in the universe. They all believe in the immortality of the soul.

The image “Changeable cannot be a substance (soul)” briefly describes that the question is: Are we the substance [the soul] or the subtle matter which is the changing, swelling or weak mind? Our minds are constantly changing from extrovert to introvert. Where is the substance within? We do not find it. This is because, I am now this and now that. Anyone will believe in the substance if for a moment if the change is stopped. Changeable is lower mind whereas unchangeable substance is the higher mind; which evolves after uniting subtle energy (prana) and subtle space (weak mind). The same (Bindu Visarga) is the place for soul.

Understanding the substance in a man and also in the universe helps a person to evolve and becomes realized in respect of creation of matter, nature and universe. The substance is either Atma in a man or Parmatma or God in the universe. Buddhism denies the substance and is quite satisfied with that. But all the other religions of the world cling to this substance. They all believe that the soul is the substance in man in spite of all the changes. Likewise, God is the substance which is in the universe. They all believe in the immortality of the soul. Christianity says there is a substance that will live forever.

These are speculations. Who is to decide the controversy between the Buddhists and the Christians? Christianity says there is a substance that will live forever. The Christian says, “My Bible says so.” The Buddhist says, “I do not believe in your book.” To resolve the controversy between Buddhism and other religious-concept, there is need to have the knowledge about the soul…

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A N Pandey

Director, Spiritual Awareness Program (SAP), Hyderabad.
ORCID Amrendra Pandey (0000-0003-3882-2416) – ORCID | Connecting Research and Researchers. Professionally Nuclear mechanical engineer in department of Atomic Energy in India; having Master of Engineering Degree with Honours. Originator of common platform where Scientist and Spiritual Master can exchange the discovery in their respective fields. Well versed in Quantum Possibility, Upward Causation, Quantum Reduction and Downward Causation of modern science along with Manifestation and Evolution process of Yoga. Author of More than 20 books on Yoga and its application published by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana Bangalore, Amazon.com, Kindle and Smashwords.com. 


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