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Who am I ? The science of the soul

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  1. Who am I ? The science of the soul

  2. Summary (2.11 to 2.30) • 1) APPLICATION OF 2.11 • Teacher may use strong words to dismantle the misconception of the student. • 2) Jiva and God are eternally individual(2.12) • Refutation of Mayavada Theory. • 3) Body keeps on changing from Boyhood to old age to death. (2.13) • 4) Tolerate the non-permanent dualities of this world(2.14) • 5) Soul eternal & Body temporary(2.16– 2.21) • 6) Soul changes the body like change of dress(2.22) • 7) Soul is not material but spiritual(2.23 – 2.30)

  3. The driver and the car are distinct

  4. Transmigration of Soul There are 8.4 million living entities

  5. Who am I ? My real identity is NOT this temporary BODY, but... the eternal SOUL !!!

  6. Proof for the existence of the Soul • Common sense Difference between the dead body and the living person • Intuitive understanding The real self “I” distinct from body, mind and intelligence

  7. Consciousness - the symptom of the • existence of the soul Eg. Sun rays are symptom of sun Consciousness distinguishes a dead body from a living one Consciousness gives the proof of the soul • Near Death Experiences (NDEs) • Past-life memories • Astral body travel

  8. Kimberly Clark Sharp

  9. Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson Dr. Karlis Osis, Now Deceased

  10. Past life memories Dr. Michael Sabom Dr. Raymond A. Moody

  11. Near Death experiences

  12. Dr. Ian Stevenson

  13. Memories at age 3 Remembered over 50 facts Born 1948, India Name Biya Pathak & had two sons Details of House: 4 rooms, white w/black doors with iron bars. Had motor car Died of “pain in her throat” & was treated by Dr. S.C. Bhabrat in Jabalpur Professor Banerjee verified all of these facts 1959 Biya’s family visited her unannounced – test memory Imdtly recognized brother, husband & son Reminded husband – stolen 1,200 rs. fm box – only he & his wife had known this At home, she recognized, Biya’s room & the room she died in; Second, third & fourth brother Wife of younger brother Son of second brother Swarnlata Case

  14. Chase Bowman at the age (5 years) he had his first past life memories

  15. Case 1: Lesion/ toenail • Thiang San Kla • Born – Thailand, Oct. 1924 • Six Birth Defects – 2 major • Lesion of left side of head • Right toe – partially detached portion of the nail • Recognized police officer • Recalled names of murderers • Spontaneously recognized daughter

  16. Case 2: The Hand • Lekh Pal Jatav – born December 1971, India • Birth Defect – born without the fingers/phalanges of his right hand • He indirectly identified his father • Pointed to the place where the machine had stood

  17. Case 3: The Leg • Ma Khin Mar Htoo • Birth defect – leg missing from 10 cm below the knee • Previously known as Kalamagyi • Kalamagyi was run over by the train • Right leg severed - found considerable distance behind the rest of her body

  18. Knowledge of the Soul The Soul is : • indestructible BG 7.7 The soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind nainam chindanti sastraninainam dahati pavakahna cainam kledayanty apona sosayati marutah

  19. individual BG 2.12 Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be na tv evaham jatu nasamna tvam neme janadhipahna caiva na bhavisyamahsarve vayam atah param BG 15.7 The living entities are my eternal fragmental portions. Due to conditioned life they struggle from senses and mind Ma mai vamso jiva loke Jiva bhuta sanatana Manasastanidriyani prakrtistani karsati

  20. sat-cid-ananda Body is asat, acit, nirananda • situated in the region of the heart Soul gives the energy to the heart to flutter • changes bodies BG 2.22 As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones vasamsi jirnani yatha vihayanavani grhnati naro 'paranitatha sarirani vihaya jirnanyanyani samyati navani dehi

  21. BG 2.13 dehino 'smin yatha dehekaumaram yauvanam jaratatha dehantara-praptirdhiras tatra na muhyati As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not bewildered by such a change

  22. infinitesimally small Kesa agra sata bhagasya Satadha kalpitasyaca The size of the soul is 1/10,000 the size of the tip of hair.

  23. inconceivable BG 2.25 It is said that the soul is invisible, inconceivable and immutable. Knowing this, you should not grieve for the body. avyakto 'yam acintyo 'yamavikaryo 'yam ucyatetasmad evam viditvainamnanusocitum arhasi

  24. Matter is formless, The Soul gives form to matter. Eg Shirt Matter is dead, spirit gives life to matter Eg. Car Matter undergoes tranformations Takes Birth Grows

  25. stays Produces offsprings dwindles Dies

  26. Spirit soul does not undergo these tranformations BG 2.20 For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain na jayate mriyate va kadacinnayam bhutva bhavita va na bhuyahajo nityah sasvato 'yam puranona hanyate hanyamane sarire

  27. Gross body Subtle body Earth Mind Water Intelligence Fire False ego Air Ether If one gives up his subtle body before the time of death, he gets liberated

  28. Am I GOD ? We are : • not GODS • GOD’s • can never become GOD

  29. Soul Supersoul • Humans (jivatmas) GOD (paramatma) • Infinitesimal (anu) Infinite (vibhu) Cognizant of everyone and everything • Cognizant of • one’s body • A loving • servitor Eternally a loving master

  30. Simply saying is not enough, one should act accordingly Eg of Birds and the sage By chanting mantra, Person becomes “Brahmabhuta prasannatma” We are one in quality with GOD, but different in quantity. Our salvation depends on the acceptance of this reality.