What is soul? If it is produced from food then, when food stops soul is destroyed?

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What is soul? If it is produced from food then, when food stops soul is destroyed?

Soul is pure awareness, which is a special work form of energy produced by the oxidation of food. Its generation requires the function of several biological systems also like lungs, stomach, nervous system etc. When any one of these fail, the energy is not produced and awareness in general disappears as in the deep sleep in which the nervous system takes rest.

But the subtle body, which is a bundle of strong feelings (Samskaras), which are the waves of awareness, is not destroyed and it leaves the body for final enquiry. The enquiry is conducted by God based on these Samskaras only and not mere pure awareness, which is common in every soul. If you mean the subtle body for the soul, it is not destroyed. Even in the subtle body, pure awareness exists like gold in the jewels.



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Soul what is ?

According to you soul is perishable but in the scriptures it is imperishable; It seems soul is defined by you upto the synonyms of bodies either to gross or subtle.
Soul is immortal according to 2 verses given from Bhagavad Gita as below:---
1. He who thinks of this One as the killer, and he who thinks of this One as the killed--------both of them do not know. This One (soul) does not kill nor is it killed.
2. Never is this One born, and never does it die; nor is it that having come to exist, It will again cease to be. This One is birthless, eternal,undecaying, ancient; it is not killed when the body is killed.

True status of Soul is non-die, ever-existing, eternally existing.

NIDHI PARKASH | Thu, 05/27/2010 - 06:53