Soul is Energy - 1
Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed, and so is the Soul.
Lord Krishana has explained the existence of soul in Gita.
As said in the Svetäsvatara Upanishad (5.9) :
satadhä kalpitasya ca
bhägo jévah vijïeyah
sa cänantyäya kalpate
Which means :
“When the upper point of a hair is divided into one hundred parts and again each of such parts is further divided into one hundred parts, each such part is the measurement of the dimension of the soul.”
In modern science that would be of the order of sub-atomic size.
Soul is nothing but energy. It is the energy that keeps us moving. It is the energy by virtue of which we can feel the air, the water, the touch of a body, warmth of the sun, coldness of the moon.
This symptom of the soul's presence is perceived as individual consciousness.
And when this soul is gone, there is no energy to move, the consciousness of the body is no more. The body can not move, It can not hear, It can not feel.
And this is Death.
Lord Krishna has also said that soul can not be destroyed by any means. It travels from one body to another, without getting older. When it leaves a body, the person is dead and when it attains a different body, a new child is born.
The soul of a human is same as that of an animal or that of a tree or any other living body, let it be the smallest insect on the earth or the fishes in the water.
An analogy can be drawn with a law of modern science - 1st law of thermodynamics.
"Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed, but can be transformed from one form to another.".
I wonder if we could ever prove this scientifically.
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