Body And Soul

Your physical body shouldnt be the only thing youd want to keep healthy. If you want to be a truly fit person, then you should address all three aspects of your beingyour mind, body and soul. This may sound like a complicated task, but in truth, holistic health is anything but complicated. Moreover, there are many ways for you to achieve it. Below are five of these techniques. Incorporate them into your daily life, and youll definitely see positive results in due time.

1.Eat healthy.
There are many great foods out there that can address your mind, body and soul all at the same time. Fruits and vegetables, for one, have been mainstays for holistic health practitioners since time immemorial. Other foods you can try are nuts and grains, as well as fish. Avoid taking fatty meats, or foods injected with too much sugar or salt. The cleaner your food tastes, the cleaner every aspect of yourself will be.

It may seem like a merely physical process, but in truth, exercise can benefit your mind, body and soul in ways you cant even imagine. Try going for a jog around your neighborhood, or taking up a dance or yoga class. Not only will your body feel great, but you will also end up feeling happy and content. All holistic health methods require some form of exercise, so sign up for a gym membership or running group as soon as you can.

3.Hang out with your loved ones.
It will do your mind, body and soul a whole lot of good when you surround yourself with a great bunch of people. Humans are intrinsically social beings, so when it comes to holistic health, being with fellow humans is an absolute must. Doing so will stimulate you mentally, emotionally, and yes, even physically, especially if you like playing sports or taking trips with them as a group.

4.Get a pet.
While human companionship is all well and good, it will also benefit your mind, body and soul to get a nice pet. A dog, for instance, is a pet you can run around with to get some physical exercise, and is also a creature with whom you can learn responsibility and empathywhich are two things vital for mental and emotional health. Better yet, you should go and adopt a pet instead of buying one. The good deed will definitely serve as plus points for your holistic health.

Meditation is a classic way to address the needs of your mind, body and soul at the same time. There is no such thing as a holistic health program that does not include meditation. And the thing is, you dont have to train under a yogi to be good at it. All you need is some quiet time in a secluded spot in your house. Just sit there and concentrate on absolutely nothing for as long as you can. Youll feel thousands of times better after your session.

Addressing every single aspect of your wellbeing is a must. You cant scrimp on one aspect or prioritize one over the other. You have to cover all bases if you want to live a truly holistically healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, as you have read, there are quite a few ways to guarantee just that. Choose one or more of the above suggestions and watch your life change for the better.

Frequently Asked Questions

    When does the soul leave the body?
    When someone goes code blue and they are revived and put on machines long enough for the family to say goodbye, do you think their soul has already left the body? Or do they hang on until the machines are turned off and the body completely dies? Anyone have any theories on this?
    Some of you peole are very nice, and some of you are just jerks for the sake of being jerks. I'm talking about someone I know who just died...maybe you don't believe you have a soul, but do you have a heart? This is my first and last YA question..

    • ANSWER:
      I believe the soul leaves the body at the moment all consciousness -- all chance for recovery -- ends. That would be either brain death, or at the moment of actual physical death, depending on the situation.

      I have my reasons for believing this.

      My stepfather's mother was dying of cancer in a nursing home. My niece was staying with me for the summer, and on the night before Hazel died, we had the strangest experience.

      About 11 that evening, my dog started prancing, and my niece and I both developed a case of the creeps -- as if someone unseen was with us. An hour or so after that, we both felt as if someone had touched us on the backs of our necks. Completely freaked out, we went to bed.

      As we lay there talking, she asked what the light in the TV room was. I looked out from the bedroom and saw a ball of light, about the size of a tennis ball and brilliant white, hovering about the room. Needless to say, we were terribly frightened.

      At breakfast the night morning, we relayed this information to my mother. She simply stated, "Hazel's dying, you know." Indeed, she died that afternoon.

      Upon her death, we learned that the prior evening, around 11 p.m., she had been pronounced brain dead. That coincides exactly with when my niece and I started feeling creeped-out, and when my dog began her fussing.

      I feel certain that what we saw from my room that night was Hazel's soul. It left her body when there was no possibility of recovery, and no consciousness. Her heart beat for another 18 hours, but she had moved on to wherever it is one might go. I believe this with all my heart. I know what I saw.

      I have been an atheist most of my life, but that one incident was so compelling that it has made me a believer in souls and the afterlife. There is no other explanation for what happened, and we investigated every other possibility before reaching this conclusion.

      I suppose that's also why, when people are being kept on life-support while in a vegetative state, doctors and other caretakers remark that the person is no longer "there."

      There is a life-force within each of us --the soul. When we are no longer able to support it, our soul moves on, and only the body remains.

      ADDED: I'm sorry for how some have treated you. As one of their fellow atheists, I receive the same simply because I believe differently than the accepted norm. I know it's difficult.

      I'm very sorry for the loss of your loved one. I believe he/she has moved on, and will be waiting for you in the afterlife.

      ((((((( hugs )))))))

    Describe Christian beliefs about the distinction between the body and the soul ?
    Please help!

    I know that some christians cremenate their bodies because they believe that they won't need it in the afterlife as they'll have a new form and others don't because they say they'll need their physical body... other ideas please :)

    Thank you =]

    • ANSWER:
      Body and soul in the Bible are the same thing.

      Sorry it is a bit long.

      If you start at the beginning in the book of Genesis at chapter 2:7 KJV we reads this -

      And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

      A soul is simply what man became when God breathed into him the breath of life on this basis your soul is simply a breathing creature.

      Proof of this can be seen in the scriptures that tells us what a soul can do.
      Look at the following quotations and see that the soul is an expression used to describe the breathing creature we are. -

      Abraham was evidently under the impression that a soul could died, because he said to Sarai his wife.
      Genesis 12:13
      Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

      A soul has affectionate feelings -
      Genesis 34:3
      And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.
      Genesis 34:8
      And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.

      A soul can suffer torment -
      Genesis 42:21
      And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

      A soul can eat -
      Exodus 12:15
      Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

      A soul can sin through ignorance -
      Leviticus 4:2
      Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them:

      A soul can touch
      Leviticus 5:2 Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.

      Soul can swear and has lips
      Leveviticus 5:4
      Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.

      A soul needs to have atonement made for it
      Leviticus 17:11
      For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

      A soul can eat
      Leviticus 17:12
      Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood.

      A soul belongs to God and it can die
      Ezezekiel 18:3-4
      As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
      Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

      A soul can sin and will die
      Ezekiel 18:20
      The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

      Finally a new testament quotation that souls die.

      Revelation 16:3
      And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

      If you have not stopped reading by now you can see that the word soul simply refers to the living being that we are at the moment.

      The soul is the living body in which forms each one of us.

      It is because there is no such thing as an immortal soul, that Christians who have a 1st centaury faith look forward to the there resurrection when Jesus returns to the earth to establish God s Kingdom.

      The Hebrew word nephesh in the Old Testament that and the Greek word psuchos used in the New Testament paint a similar picture about the nature of the soul.

      Know where in the Bible we are told that the soul is immortal.

      Ecclesiastes 9:5- 6
      For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
      Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
      Resurrection in the same way that Jesus was is what we look forward to in the future.
      Nearly didn't answer the question -

      Soul = Body goes to the grave.

    How does the soul enter the next body?
    Q. a. What happens after the soul leaves the body? b. What is the time [ in days/months/years ] to enter into the next body? c. How does the soul enter the next body? d. What happens to the subtle body [ mind/intelligence/false ego] after quitting the old body and entering the new one? i.e.The soul is energetic so what will be activity during this transition? f. What exactly will be the feelings/happenings when the soul leaves the body? And when it enters a new one?

    • ANSWER:
      After the death of a body... the soul atman within leaves it permanently to manifest another body... a journey of life providing matching parents are available on Mother Earth. If the matching parents are available... the soul immediately manifests the new body without waiting for a moment further. The ticking of the heart inside the new body indicates that soul has manifested the body.

      No soul ever enters a body... it simply manifests one. Whenever matching parents are available on Mother Earth... they immediately conceive a new life... a new body indicating that the soul has manifested!

      After the death of the body the intelligence (aka intellect) gets transferred to the new body through the complex process of DNA and chromosomes. This is what doctrine of karma is all about. Karma is the only connecting link between two manifestations. As is the residual balance of karma of the previous life... so shall be the next manifestation! If the residual balance of karma prompts that one shall manifest the form of a laborer in the next manifestation... it is just not possible that the soul manifests in the house of a king!

      The false ego... is limited to the present life only. The moment the body dies... the ego also perishes forever! New body... new form of life and a new ego will generate on its own! No human being has a separate mind... we only have individual brains which act as receiving and transmitting stations. Every thought flows from the reservoir of mind plus and mind minus. Mind is universal in nature. It is one for the whole of Cosmos... from where flow all the thoughts percolating in the Cosmos.

      As is the nature of the being... the individual so shall be the flow of thoughts through our brain. If we have serene nature... we invoke positive thoughts from the reservoir of mind plus. Those indulging in wanton desires and materialistic riches always invoke thoughts from the reservoir of mind minus. All is the result of a law that cannot err! In the cosmic system nothing is disordered at any stage contrary to what has been stated by Stephen Hawking in his famous book, "a brief history of time".

      The ignorant scientists who failed to analyze things in the spiritual domain summarized... that the system of God is disordered at some stage. We fail to perceive that science has its limitations. The prime reason why most scientists fail to travel the spiritual path! It was only Einstein who used his brain 4%... most human beings do not use their brain even 1%. In the balance 99% lay the hidden concepts of the Cosmos.

      Also if matching parents are not immediately available on Mother Earth... the soul atman in the interim hibernates in heaven or hell. Heaven is located in the core of the sun where temperatures exceed million of degrees centigrade. It is in such temperatures every soul feels comfortable. Hell is located in the periphery of the sun where temperatures are considerably less. In low temperatures does the soul suffer in eternity! More on Soul Atman and Mind -

    Are you your body, soul or mind? Are soul and body connected?

    • ANSWER:
      The dualism between the body and soul is very clearly evident in the physical world. The body is subservient and the soul is in charge; however both are indispensable. It is just that the soul is the master while the body is the obedient servant.

      People have a habit of letting themselves become fully absorbed in fulfilling their physical needs to the utter disregard of their spiritual ones, which are rarely so much as contemplated.

      We need only look at the vast number of institutions that exist to deal with the material aspects of our lives compared to the paucity of those that focus n the needs of the soul the mosque being one of those.

      The body has its rights and its demands upon us. However what worth does the body have without the soul? It is a mere corpse, no matter how powerfully or beautifully it is constructed. If the soul departs from it, it becomes a wasted husk. Its beauty can only be realized in partnership with the soul.

      If we look to apply this concept within an Islamic context, we immediately notice that our four primary acts of worship prayer , fasting, Zak h, and Hajj and indeed all forms of worship, require the participation of both the body and soul.

      However, the regrettable thing that beset the People of the Scripture the followers of Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them both) as well as many of the followers of Muhammad (peace be upon him) is that of being overly concerned with outward appearances at the expense of substance. There is more concern about bodily actions than there is with the soul. Concern for the outward aspects of worship is something good (though at times it can get out of hand), but such concern should not result in the inner meaning of our worship being forgotten.

      The physical aspects of our prayers are our standing, bowing, sitting, and prostrating. These are bodily motions. These are the aspects of prayer that most Muslims learn and commit to memory, and may Allah be praised. These are the matters that they generally ask about, sometimes in great detail.

      The spiritual aspects of prayer are our devotion, humility, and submission to Allah in full sincerity and devotion. It entails our recognition of Allah s greatness and divinity that inspires us with a sense of reverence and awe.

      Is there any relationship between our concern for the physical aspects of prayer and our concern for the spiritual? Indeed, there is. When we carry out the outward aspects of prayer, we are, without doubt, obeying our Lord and fulfilling His command by upholding one of the pillars of our faith.

      At the same time, should not we know why our Lord, in His infinite wisdom, commands us to offer prayers at fixed times in a prescribed manner? Should we not wonder about the effects that these prayers should have on our persons and our lives?

      The same can be said for fasting. Why do we fast? Surely Allah does not need our fasts.

      Allah says: O humanity! You are in need of Allah and He is free of all wants, worthy of praise. [S rah F tir: 15]

      The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Whoever does not leave off false speech and evil deeds, then Allah has no need of his leaving off his food and drink. [Sah h al-Bukh r (1903)]

      We know that Allah has no need for us to leave off eating and drinking in any case, even when we abstain from false words and false deeds.

      The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, conveying to us the words of his Lord: O my servants! If the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you came together as the heart of the most pious man among you, it would not increase my dominion in the least. O my servants! If the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you came together as the heart of the most sinful man among you. It would not diminish my dominion in the least. [Sah h Muslim (2577)]

      Surely fasting was not prescribed to punish us and make us suffer from hunger and thirst.

      Indeed not, for Allah says: What can Allah gain by your punishment if you are thankful and you believe, and Allah is grateful and all-knowing. [S rah al-Nis : 147]

      The Prophet (peace be upon him), during the pilgrimage, saw an old man being supported on both sides by his two sons. The Prophet (peace be upon him) asked: What is the matter with him?

      They said: He had taken an oath to walk.

      The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Allah is in no need of this man s punishing of himself. Then he ordered the man to ride. [Sah h al-Bukh r (1865) and Sah h Muslim (1646)]

      Was fasting, then, prescribed for us to attain blessings and rewards?

      Without doubt, Allah bestows immense rewards upon his servants for their fasts. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Whoever fasts in faith seeking reward, all of his previous sins will be forgiven. [Sah h al-Bukh r (38) and Sah h Muslim (716)]

      However, the rewards and blessings that we receive for of fasts, our prayers, and our charity are Allah s

    Peace185 What is the difference among body, soul and spirit?

    We often hear body, soul and spirit. How do they differ from one another?

    The quotations herein are from the Holy Bible, King James Version.

    1 Thessalonians 5:23 states: And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."

    Man, therefore, really consists of body, spirit, and soul which I will explain what they are.


    The body referred to is the physical body. It comes from the soil, the `dust of the ground', hence, inanimate, lifeless. Does a lifeless thing die? This is what the Holy Spirit said about the physical body: it is just for maggots to eat, which I believe is true.

    Here are quotations from the Holy Bible about the physical body:

    Genesis 2:7 - "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground."
    Genesis 3:19 - "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
    Genesis 3:23 - "Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken."
    Ecclesiastes 12:7 - "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was."
    Ecclesiastes 3:20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
    Genesis 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
    Genesis 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

    How much soil did God use? If I am not mistaken, the Holy Spirit said that it is one and a quarter liters only.

    The dirt of the skin is a manifestation that the physical body is soil. Even though not exposed, why is it that dirt of the skin is produced in some areas of the body, like the groin? Where did it come from?

    The spirit is the breath of life that God breathed into the nostrils of the man He formed (Genesis 2:7). John 4:24 states: God is a Spirit . Therefore, His breath is a spirit as well and is weightless, cannot be seen, cannot be touched, invisible, has life because God is alive.

    Where is God? God is in all His creations. Among the living things God created are:

    On the third day, He created the grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind (Genesis 1:12). On the fifth day, God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind (Genesis 1:21). On the sixth day, God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind (Genesis 1:25).
    And on this day also, God made man in their image, after their likeness, to have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth (Genesis 1:26).

    Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

    Man therefore consists of the physical body and the spirit from God. There is a part of God in man, and that is the spirit. We call this as conscience. God joined the physical body and the spirit, that is why Jesus said in Mark 10:9: What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder or let not man separate. God forbids murder or the killing of our fellow human being. Exodus 20:13 states: Thou shalt not kill.

    Luke 23:46 states: And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
    Acts 7:59 states: And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.


    In Genesis 2:7, it states: And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

    So man has a soul, a living soul. The other living things, God gave them His spirit but no soul. Genesis 3:22 states, And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil. This makes man different from the other living things that God made man s being able to know the difference between good and evil. It is the soul that knows the difference. It is only man among the living creatures that God created who can know this difference. Hence, it is only man who can either be rewarded to live with God in Heaven or be punished and be condemned to Hell. Ezekiel 18:4 states: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
    But what is good in one religion may be evil in another. If the commandment is from the true God, what is good is good and what is evil is evil. If the commandment is not from the true God, i.e., a false god, then the commandment of this false god is not necessarily the truth. It may be good in a particular religion but it is evil as per commandment from the true God. Hence, a person has to search for the true God.

    The ghost that we sometimes see is the soul of a departed person. On the 43rd day after a person s death, he has to enter a gate. If he fails to enter the gate, then it will be closed and he will not know how to enter through it. He will just wander outside. Those that we see as whitish images are examples of these wandering souls. They will remain there until Judgment Day when everybody will receive his sentence whether his soul will go to Heaven or to Hell to live there forever. Why forever? Because God lives forever, so will the soul lives forever.
    Hebrew 4:12 states: For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and as a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. confirmed that it is true that Dr Duncan MacDougall conducted an experiment in 1907 wherein he reported that there was a consistent drop in weight when a person dies , the instance of last breath. This is the soul that leaves the dead body. The average weight of the soul is oz or 21 grams. However, there was no drop in the weight for dogs when it dies . Does this show that dogs do not have soul? Most likely because they cannot distinguish good from evil. The web address of Snopes is

    Why do you think that among the Holy Scriptures of different religions, it may only be the Holy Bible that gives the differences among body, soul, and spirit?
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    Aristeo Canlas Fernando, Peace Crusader and Echo of the Holy Spirit
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    • ANSWER:
      The human body is more than just flesh, bones and blood. Genesis 2:7 says: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul or living being . Humans and animals alike have the breath of life. Genesis 1:30 informs us that the beasts of the earth, the birds of the air, have life or the breath of life. The expression, living being in both the Authorised Version and the New International Version is translated as living creature in Genesis 1:20, 24. However, humans are unique because only humans can claim to have been made by the Spirit of God. Job 33:4 says The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life . The NIV is virtually identical. Job also said this: But there is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding . The NIV renders it as it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding . God s spirit and God s breath are the same. The soul and the spirit are the immaterial aspects of humans.

      The spirit is the element within humans that enables us to have an intimate relationship with our creator, in whose image we are made. Spirit is what connects us with God, who is spirit: God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). King Solomon asked Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth? (Ecclesiastes 3:21) He concluded: Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. (Ecclesiastes 12:7). Before Jesus died he cried out and said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit; and having said thus, he gave up the ghost (or, breathed his last NIV) Luke 23:46. Stephen, as he was being stoned to death, prayed: Lord Jesus, receive my spirit (Acts 7:59). The spirit returns to God.

      Soul refers to both the immaterial and the material aspects of humanity. Whereas human beings have a spirit, human beings are souls. Soul means life. When Rachel died after giving birth to Benjamin, it was said (in Genesis 35:18) as her soul was departing (for she died) or, as she breathed her last (for she was dying) (NIV). Soul can refer to the whole person, whether alive or in the afterlife. Revelation 6:9-11 says that the souls of those who were slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held were under the altar, and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? They speak, and they receive an answer! They were given white robes and instructed to rest yet for a little season. The Christian belief is that the souls of deceased saints are waiting to be clothed with their heavenly body. This will happen on the day Christ returns to earth, with those saints, and dead bodies will rise from the grave, being clothed with bodies made fit for heaven as they rise to meet Jesus in the air. It is noteworthy that although some Christians think it is more correct to say the spirit, rather than the soul, when speaking of the period between physical death and the Day of Judgement, both the AV and the NIV clearly say it is souls under the altar, not spirits.

      The soul and the spirit are connected, but separable: For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit (Hebrews 4:12) The soul is the essence of humanity it is who we are. The spirit is that aspect of humanity that connects with God.

    define body, mind and soul please, and make them relate?
    i am doing and essay on how the character V for vendetta is stronger then Winston for 1984, you dont need to know who they are but my points are he is stronger though mind body and soul, i want to make a motivator at the beginning to make ppl want to read it, i want to define these words and maybe link them some how?

    please try, thanks. the dictionary deffs are not very good for these..

    • ANSWER:
      Before defining body mind and soul... we need be clear about three things. Our belief in existence of God, our soul atman... the spirit within being the master and controller of the body and no human being has an independent mind! If we do not believe in God Almighty or our soul atman being the controller and master of the body... nothing would become clear... try whatever may!

      The mind of the Cosmos is one. Human beings only have a brain that acts as a receiving and transmitting station. All thoughts positive or negative are transmitted from the central reservoir of mind... all positive thoughts emanating from the reservoir of mind plus and negative thoughts from the reservoir of mind minus.

      Every single thought keeps floating in ether and never dies! A word once spoken can never be retracted... the reason why one must never indulge in verbal abuse! Ever since God Almighty (a cluster of purified souls' atmans in the cosmos) explodes self with a big bang... the mighty Cosmos forms.

      In the melee all souls atmans scatter all over the Cosmos at unimaginable speeds. These hurtling souls atmans... in their cosmic sojourn gather impurities on the way similar as a rolling ball gathers moss! To cleanse itself of the dross impurities within every soul atman manifests a series of 8.4 million bodies on the whole.

      The initial 7.3 million manifestations are in insect, plant and animal form. The remaining 1.1 million manifestations in the human form! The human form is the highest manifest stage in the cosmic life cycle through which our soul atman finally liberates itself from the cycle of birth and death forever.

      The cosmic crux of life... the relationship between soul, body and mind becomes clear by fathoming the depth of wisdom contained in the sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... never otherwise! Through the path of Christianity... no human being can ever understand the essence of life as detailed by God Almighty.

      In the journey of life every human being at any given moment of time invokes positive or negative thoughts! The invocation of positive or negative thoughts is purely dependent upon the individual concerned. Those with a sunny disposition and godly thinking... invoke positive thoughts all the time from the reservoir of mind plus... such people always tend to remain happy!

      Dogged with wanton desires and greed for materialistic riches most human beings in life invoke negative thoughts from the reservoir of mind minus. Such people become a pawn in the journey of life... suffering most of the time! Human beings are not meant to be slaves of destiny. Rather human beings must manifest destiny by controlling the flow of thoughts.

      The cosmic journey of life is undertaken by our soul atman. Our soul atman... the spirit within is the absolute master and controller of the body and not vice versa! It is not within the powers of the body... the human form to manifest a soul atman! Understanding the crux of life in the initial stages of my earthly abode... I realized God in 1993 at 37 years of age. More on soul atman-

    how are body and soul connected?
    If scientists believe that human consciousness is just a byproduct of our physical brain and nervous system, then how can our souls define us without the physical existence of our bodies? Meaning, if we believe we have souls, and so much of our body's system is contributing to the functioning of our souls(we can communicate using our tongues, see and admire through our eyes, express through our ability og speech), then how can our souls exist without the body? Do you believe there is consciousness outside of the brain? Do you believe who we are is so heavily based on the physical matter that makes us? anything additional shared would be helpful as well


    • ANSWER:
      We are body, soul, and spirit.
      Because the flesh works against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh, an interface is needed for a buffer zone. Think of the soul as the buffer zone, which is an interface between our bodies, and our spirit.
      The spirit of a man, or woman, becomes at-one with the spirit in the world, or Father Yah's Holy Spirit. The soul is also the battleground.
      Jeremiah 4:5 says, Before I made thee in the belly, I knew thee. Before thou camest forth out of the womb, I ordained thee, and sanctified thee a prophet unto the nations."

      That means that a human being is complete before they are born, because that is when they are assigned a destiny.

    Why do people say "body, mind and soul"?
    The soul is the mind, will & emotions. Its like saying "body, mind & mind".
    Why do people refer to the spirit as the soul when they are separate things?
    Ok, I think I get it now...
    saying "body, mind and soul" is like saying "body, mind and mind/spirit".

    • ANSWER:
      II. "Body and Soul but Truly One"

      The human person, created in the image of God, is a being at once corporeal and spiritual. The biblical account expresses this reality in symbolic LANGUAGE when it affirms that "then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being."229 Man, whole and entire, is therefore willed by God.

      In Sacred Scripture the term "soul" often refers to human life or the entire human person.230 But "soul" also refers to the innermost aspect of man, that which is of greatest value in him,231 that by which he is most especially in God's image: "soul" signifies the spiritual principle in man.

      The human body shares in the dignity of "the image of God": it is a human body precisely because it is animated by a spiritual soul, and it is the whole human person that is intended to become, in the body of Christ, a temple of the Spirit:232

      Man, though made of body and soul, is a unity. Through his very bodily condition he sums up in himself the elements of the material world. Through him they are thus brought to their highest perfection and can raise their voice in praise freely given to the Creator. For this reason man may not despise his bodily life. Rather he is obliged to regard his body as good and to hold it in honor since God has created it and will raise it up on the last day.233

      The unity of soul and body is so profound that one has to consider the soul to be the "form" of the body:234 i.e., it is because of its spiritual soul that the body made of matter becomes a living, human body; spirit and matter, in man, are not two natures united, but rather their union forms a single nature.

      The Church teaches that every spiritual soul is created immediately by God it is not "produced" by the parents and also that it is immortal: it does not perish when it separates from the body at death, and it will be reunited with the body at the final Resurrection.235

      Sometimes the soul is distinguished from the spirit: St. Paul for instance prays that God may sanctify his people "wholly," with "spirit and soul and body" kept sound and blameless at the Lord's coming.236 The Church teaches that this distinction does not introduce a duality into the soul.237 "Spirit" signifies that from creation man is ordered to a supernatural end and that his soul can gratuitously be raised beyond all it deserves to communion with God.238

      The spiritual tradition of the Church also emphasizes the heart, in the biblical sense of the depths of one's being, where the person decides for or against God.239

    will soul lead the body?
    I am not sure if your body understand your soul? but most times the soul understand the body's needs, the body might feel pleasant, but the soul is suffering because the body did something against the soul, body is relaxed and tried to persuade the soul: please enjoy with me! the soul is strict and self-control but feel painful........

    • ANSWER:
      I believe a better understanding comes when you realize you are not just body and soul, but body soul and spirit. Paul said this:

      "Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. "

      When he says "entirely", he goes on to describe what entirely is: spirit and soul and body.

      The spirit is the highest part of a man, and it is the part of us which is able to commune with God. Because men are sinners, the spirit in them becomes dead - cut off from the uncreated eternal Life of God. Christ died for the sins of men, and when we repent (turn) from our sins and call upon God to save us un the name of Jesus Christ, the spirit in us becomes alive - this the Bible calls being born again. The soul is also within us, but it is that part of us which receives impressions from both the spirit and the body. These two are in conflict with each other - the spirit against the flesh (body) and the body against the spirit.
      This is why Paul says:

      "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
      For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.
      But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.
      Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,
      idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,
      envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
      But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
      gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. " Galatians 5:16-23

      Only when we bring the flesh into subjection to the spirit do our souls find peace and victory within.
      But before all this, we must be born of the Spirit.

      That is why Jesus said: "You must be born again."

    What is the real name of Body & Soul Magazine?
    I have seen it referred to as Body & Soul Magazine and have seen it as New Age Journal. Is this the same magazine or are they just owned by the same publisher?

    • ANSWER:
      Body & Soul was first launched in 1974, then called "New Age Journal". The topics covered in the magazine became more mainstream for women and was renamed "Body & Soul" in 2001. It was sold by New Age Publishing, Inc. in 2004 and is now published by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. They also publish Martha Stewart Living and Everyday Food. The mission of "Body & Soul magazine is to excite, inform, inspire and encourage our readers in their quest toward Whole Living . Reader s will find ideas on how to rejuvenate and relax, with tips on dealing with stress and increasing energy. There are numerous articles that focus on exercise with yoga techniques, meditation and other alternative activities to promote whole living. Additionally, there are recipes for healthy meals and articles covering the latest studies on benefits of various foods. Body & Soul offers earth-friendly, organic techniques for personal beauty and d cor for the home. In every issue The Natural Vet tackles problems associated with pets through all-natural methods and reviews of the latest fiction and non-fiction books, dvds and music. You ll also find Action Plan with tips to get you motivated, organized and healthier. Reader s of "Body & Soul" might also enjoy Natural Health or Real Simple. ..

    Whats your opinion Is the mind part of the body and the soul ?
    Can the soul think after death ?

    • ANSWER:
      Mind is neither part of body or soul (the atman within). Mind has an absolutely independent status in the cosmic life cycle. Mind of the whole Cosmos is one. No human being or any other living being ever has a mind. We all have brains... so do other living beings! The brain of a human being acts as a receiving and a transmitting station.

      Every single thought existing in the Cosmos gets relayed from mind plus and mind minus. As is our residual balance of karma... so is our invocation of thought! One indulging in wanton desires and materialistic riches invokes negative thoughts from the reservoir of mind minus. Those with a sunny disposition and godly thinking invoke positive thoughts from reservoir of mind plus.

      Mind has two compartments... mind plus and mind minus! Thoughts of positive nature exist in mind plus... those negative in mind minus! Every single human being invokes thoughts floating in ether all over Cosmos. Mind exists somewhere in the center of the Cosmos. All thoughts travel at almost unlimited speeds... frequencies much higher than the speed of light.

      All Wisdom gained by human beings is directly invoked from the reservoir of mind plus. Vedas... the sacred Hindu scriptures were invoked by human beings directly from God Almighty. The Wisdom exists in the reservoir of mind plus since the beginning of time. As and when human being becomes mature enough to gain Wisdom... the same gets invoked accordingly!

      Our soul atman within is God Almighty in minuscule form residing within our heart. Every soul atman when not manifesting a body resides in the center of the sun where temperatures exceed millions of degrees centigrade. It is in such temperatures the soul atman feels comfortable. Our soul atman is made up of pure cosmic energy incomprehensible by human beings.

      In the circumstances... do we still feel that our soul atman (a cluster of pure cosmic energy) can think after the death of the body? It is the body manifested by our soul atman that invokes thoughts and not the soul atman within! Our soul atman manifests the body to eradicate the impurities within. It is through the complex process of karma... life moves on from one manifestation to another.

      The moment soul atman leaves the body... it becomes dead and decays with time! If matching parents are available on Mother Earth... the soul atman immediately manifests a new body... and starts a new earthly life cycle! The new body... the human being has the power of discrimination that distinguishes us from animals. It is this body that invokes thoughts from the reservoir of mind plus or mind minus... and not the soul atman within! More on Mind Power -

    what does the term mind body and soul meen?
    what does the term mind, body & soul meen??

    • ANSWER:
      If we try and assimilate definition of mind, body and soul... all becomes clear by itself!

      As per sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... no human being ever had an independent mind. The mind of whole cosmos is one... it has two compartments... reservoir of mind plus and reservoir of mind minus! Every single human being only has a brain that acts as a receiving and transmitting station.

      We only invoked thoughts that are already circulating in ether... all across cosmos! All positive thoughts are drawn form reservoir of mind plus... negative thoughts from reservoir of mind minus! Every second thousands of thoughts flyby our brain! As is our intelligence... accordingly the invocation of thoughts... positive or negative!

      Everything in cosmic system depends on karma performed. Invocation of thoughts positive or negative is solely dependent upon the residual balance of karma of human beings at a given moment of time! One with godly disposition and good thinking always invoked positive thoughts from reservoir of mind plus. Those indulging in vice invoked negative thoughts from reservoir of mind minus!

      The body is the human form that was manifested by our soul atman to cleanse itself of all dross impurities within! Ever since a soul atman started its cosmic journey... it got mired in impurities similar as a rolling ball gathers moss. To cleanse self of dross impurities within starts cosmic life cycle of every soul atman. In the start of journey every soul atman was pure... untainted!

      By itself no soul atman can purify of its own... it needs an external medium... a body to work out its karma... remove dross impurities within! Similar as one KG of pure gold embedded in hundred KG lump of gold ore cannot extract self of its own and needs external mining machinery and processes for the same... every soul atman also requires a body to work out its karma!

      A soul atman is super consciousness pervading whole cosmos! We are primarily a soul atman on its cosmic journey of 8.4 million manifestations... an earthly life cycle of 96.4 million years! The moment human beings reached stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)... all is over for the soul atman within. The cosmic journey of soul atman finally came to an end! A soul is termed atman in Hinduism.

      As stated in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... our soul atman the spirit within is the absolute master and controller of human body and not vice versa! It is not within the capability of human body to manifest a soul atman. Right from first manifestation to last... the 8.4 millionth manifestation... the journey of life for a soul atman is one single span of life! More on Human Beings -

    How to prove that we are not this body,but spiritual souls?
    We are not this body!
    We are spiritual souls!
    How can you prove it?

    • ANSWER:
      good question .
      the soul is the real self and not the body the body is like a dress . well what u can do is u can stand in frot of a mirror and ask yourself where is my hand then lift ur hand and tell ur self this is my hand . then ask urself which is my leg ten show ur leg to ur self like wise do it for all your body parts .
      so what do u get :
      1) this is My hand .
      2) this is My head .
      3) this is My leg .
      4) this is My Nose.
      so u see everywhere u get "My leg ', My head" and so on .
      if everything is yours as you are saying "my" my" so when i ask u then you point to yourself where are you in that body then where do u point .
      you cannot point but that you the real self is there within your body thats yourself and actually subconciously we all know it but still we dont accept . just like the way we knao in the deapth of our heart we know God is there and he is our best friend but still we dont accept .

      if u want to know more u can always mail me directly .

    What is a body and a soul?
    Anyway i need to understand what is a body and a soul, may someone out there make it clear so that i know and understand the differences between body and soul. Yes, i will also go to a grammer school and learn more, after all the language i am using is foreign but all the same i like it and will struggle hard to learn it thanks for advise.

    • ANSWER:
      The body is the temple of the soul. The body will die someday, but the spirit is immortal. The soul is the real you, not the body. The soul is living inside each of our bodies having a human experience.

    What else except body, soul and spirit?
    How many principles are there, and how are they described?
    A threefold division means that we have a body, soul and a Spirit, but they in their selves can further be divided into other different parts or there are parts independent from these three.

    Between our body and soul there should be a type of a messenger which allow them to communicate with each other, the same with the soul and the spirit.


    • ANSWER:
      Between creatures (including human beings) and God there are millions of invisible elements. There are divisions too. Human being is a combination of several spirits. We are just robots in flesh created by scientist God. Each of us have memories like that of the computers'. The fed things (data= knowledge=several spirits or invisible elements) are in contact with the memories since childhood. If current (electricity) stopped the memory loses all data. This is with computer. The same thing occurs to all of us. Computers are functioning by electric power but human beings are functioning by natural power. We call this as soul. This soul is nothing but simply a power like electricity. If this is stopped our memories lose all data (all spirits or invisible elements). These spirits scatter and go to different places. No one lives in the form of spirit or anything after death.

      All these spirits are coming only from outside and departs on death. Dreams are composed by some of these spirits. These spirits are always playing with the life of the human being either within their own circle or with the rival spirits. The dreams are part of their games to satisfy some spirits. That's why dreams are not clear in the way human expects. If you hurt anyone by a word your spirits are answerable to other spirits of the human you have hurt. When your spirits unable to do anything through you they compose dreams to satisfy the other spirits. Dreams telling about future is rare.

      These are the information I have gathered from my own experience and thoughts. Regarding spirits I have read an English book (from library) some 12 years back. In which the author states each and every feelings are spirits. I don't remember the name of the author and book. My opinion: Example: Hatred is a spirit. If a person don't like a specific vegetable it's a spirit. If the same person don't like a specific drink, it is another spirit. If the same person don't like any person (without reason), it's another spirit. Like wise there will be many spirits in one hatred.

    study of body, mind, and soul?
    i know the study of the body is called physiology, and the study of mind is called psychology, the study of the soul however i do not know it's name. i previously thought either theology or philosophy possibly, but neither of those are quite what i thought, theology being the study of God,and philosophy being the study of soul, mind, and other aspects of humanity and existence. so if there is a distinct study of soul, what is it called, and if not, what field of science or research most closely defines the soul. please and thank you for answers.

    • ANSWER:
      The term "soul" is a loosely defined concept outside of religion...which does not make it a religious concept (even though they claim almost exclusivity on the soul). The area of study the would be Metaphysics and a form of Psychology that dwells in this area is Transpersonalism. Spirituality or anything with "Spiritual-" as a precursor may also be worth investigating. Religion has the market cornered on the "soul" as far as they are concerned... but theology/religion already has it defined w/ little room for others to introduce their thoughts,feelings and concepts. Gary Zukov has written some interesting stuff in the area of the soul. Basically, the field of Metaphysics is wide open and waiting for new seekers and ideas. You may wish to check out Transpersonalism. There is an excellent body of work developing there as well.

    the poem " Body and Soul"?
    Have anyone read the poem "Body and Soul "by B.H.Fairchild? What does this poem mean?

    • ANSWER:

      All of my life, I've played that great game of baseball. I've been on many teams and have won many games - I've even been a part of a few tournament champion teams. Baseball is an everyday man's game - that's why it's America's favorite pastime. The memories created from playing baseball as a young child cannot be duplicated by anything else. The long sun-drenched summers of playing double-headers day after day can really become exhausting, but after the season ends you are always itching to get back on the diamond. So I could relate to B.H. Fairchild's poem "Body and Soul" right off the bat. This poem is a great baseball story, one that could be told for ages.

      As a kid, growing up playing sports, I was always going from one to the other. Sports were my life, and still are a huge part of it. I mean what else does a kid have to worry about except for the next big game? Lucky for me, I grew up in a neighborhood where there were a lot of kids - and a few my age. These kids became my best friends, and still are to this day; a big part of the reason we're still buds is because of the memories we've mad through playing sports - in this case, baseball. I always played with these kids of all my baseball teams growing up, and I came to learn about other kids on the teams, too. That's why the game is so great; it's just about one of the best ways to meet new friends. And this isn't anything new, either. It's been going on for years. My dad - I remember him always telling me about his baseball buddies, and how he went to camps with them and was always around them playing baseball. Today, a lot of these guys are still my dad's friends, grown up now with their own families but with memories of summer baseball never to be forgotten. For men, baseball is a bonding experience, a way of getting together and working together to give 110 percent, sweating and getting dirty. For me, it's a game where I can go out and play and take out some aggression, release everything that has been bothering me and just think about the game. It's a release, and it replenishes my soul when I'm playing.

      So the first stanza of Fairchild's "Body and Soul" was one I could relate to right away. It's a typical setting, dads sitting around drinking some bourbon and telling the old baseball stories.

      Half-numb, guzzling bourbon and Coke from coffee mugs,
      our fathers fall in love with their own stories, nuzzling
      the facts but mauling the truth

      As a kid growing up, I heard all the stories, too. Dad would tell me about how he played and sometimes showed me the newspaper clippings of his all-star moments. When he took me to baseball camp in Missouri as a youngster, we had ample time to talk about the good times he had as a kid going to camp too. These stories haven't stopped - I still hear about dad playing ball. I don't mind the stories, though; Dad is just bringing back the old memories as he sees me play. I think I remind him of when he was a kid. He never pressured me into playing, he never tried to live vicariously through me, and baseball was something I chose to start playing on my own. I do believe I get the love for the game from my dad, though; he's just like me when it comes to playing ball - we take it seriously. Just think if you could get 20 kids on a team like that. You'd be pretty good.

      As the poem goes on, one of the dads begins to tell a story about a sandlot baseball game in Oklahoma back in the 1940s.

      These were men's teams, grown men, some in their thirties
      and forties who worked together in zinc mines or on oil rigs,
      sweat and khaki and long beers after work, steel guitar music
      whanging in their ears

      Sandlot games, or pick-up games, are still played all over today. We always try to get a game together, whether it be home-run derby or just Indian ball. In the poem, the dad tells a story about how the other team one day came up one man short, but they brought a kid who was just 15 years old to fill the roster. They looked at the innocent looking kid and thought, yeah, go ahead and let him play, even though this kid carried himself in a little different way. This boy had a swagger to him like he knew the game.

      But they chatter
      and say rock and fire, babe, easy out, and go right ahead
      and pitch to the boy, but nothing fancy, just hard fastballs
      right around the belt, and the kid takes the first two
      but on the third pops the bat around so quick and sure
      that they pause a moment before turning around to watch
      the ball still rising and finally dropping far beyond
      the abandoned tractor that marks left field.

      The guys watch with amazement, cursing, how far the ball flew. The second time he comes up to bat, he gets a slider and they get the same result. It happens not one more time but three more times, including one time switch-hitting left-handed.

      He swings exactly the way he did right-handed
      and they all turn like a chorus line toward deep right field
      where the ball loses itself in sagebrush and the sad burnt
      dust of dustbowl Oklahoma.

      Then comes the best part of the story - come to find out this wasn't your everyday kid. This was the late, great Mickey Mantle.

      To these guys in the poem, winning wasn't everything. They could have walked the kid, but they were "Men who knew how to play the game, / who had talent" and too much pride to do it that way.

      And so they did not walk him,
      and lost, but at least had some ragged remnant of themselves
      to take back home.

      And although the guy's team didn't like the result of letting this kid play, they went home to their wives and drank cocktails and listened to the radio with memories of the day's game. Winning isn't everything to me, either. It's definitely enjoyable, but getting the opportunity to play at the college level is a blessing all in itself to me. While I'm young, I look forward to going out there to practice the game I love every day. That's what baseball was to these men, too, a way of going out and forgetting the job and the wife and just playing the game they loved. The men believed they had been through much harder things in life, a depression and a war, and their pride for the fame and their soul would not let them walk him. They chose to pitch to him, and although they lost they still went home to play another day.

      To conclude, "Body and Soul" is a great example of how baseball is such a great game. These men went out every :Sunday for a sandlot game to forget the week's stress and relieve their soul of it. Baseball for me is the same way - when I step across that foul line, I forget about the day's work or the week's stress. I just think about the game. When I go home, as the men in the poem went home, life is back to normal - with the wife, work and, in my case, school. When I have children, I hope to keep the dream alive and watch them grow up playing and beginning to love the game that I have come to love so dearly. I'll be just like my dad was with me, always encouraging the game and passing on memories.

    what is relation of body with soul?
    We use the necessary obligations to keep surviving our body. While is there any thing to keep soul alive or it is nothing.

    • ANSWER:
      The soul speaks of the inner "you" - what makes you uniquely yourself as distinguished from any other person. The soul is the seat of self awareness, and is the mediating organ between the spirit - the highest part of a man, and the part that makes us eternal; and the body - the part of us that enables us to interact with the material word.
      When God created man, it was His purpose that the spirit, which connects us to God, would be the dominant aspect of our personality.
      When Adam and Eve fell through sin; they became alienated from the uncreated Life of God, and they died that day spiritually speaking. GOd said "In the day you eat of the (forbidden) fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you will surely die"
      And they did die, but not physically, but spiritually. THe result is that every descendant of Adam is also born with the nature of Adam - a nature prone to rebellion and sin. When we are confronted with moral decisions and choose what we know to be wrong; we sin and we become alienated from the Life of God.
      Most people are content to live this kind of living death all their lives; but for the sensitive searching soul, this kind of existence does not satisfy. These are the ones God is seeking - those that are not content with the futility of a mere earthly existence; but seeking a lasting, an eternal purpose in life.
      Jesus said "Unless you are born again, you cannot see (or enter) the Kingdom of God"
      Please read the following to see what you can do about that..........

    Can a body contain more than one soul?
    If you don't believe in a god or spirits, please leave this page now and don't waste my time. Unless you think I have some sort of medical ailment, please bring it up.

    Now, I was thinking about this the other day, but I feel as though there are different souls in my body that range in personality. It's like one of the them is sort of reserved, sort of humble, and quiet while I have another that I characterize as outgoing, loud, and arrogant. Along with this, the reserved one feels as if I'm a tiny pebble on the ground next to people, and the loud one feels as if I tower everyone around me and it feels unbelievably strong. And there is one more I would characterize as a monster. I rarely feel this one however I feel this incredible surge of wrath for no reason. So, is it possible for multiple souls to inhabit one body? Or am I sick and need medical help? Or is there something else going on here?

    • ANSWER:
      Science would tell you this is Schizophrenia. Others would tell you these are common mood swings. Everyone has there own opinions on this and i think we all have felt the way you do about it from time to time. Allow me to elaborate.

      First some say there is no difference in the soul and spirit but i disagree. I believe from the scriptures man is made up of a body, soul and spirit. The following commentary and verse illustrates the fact that there are a soul and a spirit in man.

      The greek of the New Testament makes things a little more clear. We know there is a difference between the soul (psyche) and the spirit (pneuma) by looking at Hebrews 4:12- "For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit..." .

      One is the consciousness, intellect, reasoning, personality,emotions and or feelings etc. I believe this part is our soul. I believe the spirit is our life-force the "breath of life" that God/Yahweh put in us, the part of us that is like Him. Its the interdimensional part of us that can transcend this physical realm and enter into the heavenly realms and into the presence of God/Yahweh. This spirit may also make it possible to exist in 2 places at once but this is high speculation and not to be considered as fact.

      Your personality separations maybe only different parts of your emotions expressing themselves as moods swings and may change your perspective on things to cope with things that are happening in your life at that moment.

      To get back to your original question i think that in a singular person it is only possible to have one soul but that soul can have different sides or manifestations. However in a aberration of this if there are Siamese twins where there seem to exist 2 different people in one body there may indeed be 2 souls in that one body.

      You are normal and many have felt this way. However extremes of this kind where evil deeds are done because of variants in these aspects of personality manifestations may involve some physiological impairment ,illness, or other nefarious spiritual involvements.

    If Body+Spirit=Soul, does Body=Soul-Spirit?

    How is the soul different from the spirit?
    I got it from one of the poster's names.

    • ANSWER:
      You have asked a deep theological question here, and I am going to do my best to answer it.

      Man like God is a triune (3-part) being. Man is composed of Body soul and spirit. The body is the hull. The soul is the emotions and the spirit is that part which seeks God. So your equation is not totally correct.

      You can take away one part and still have the other two. It is our soul that is the cause of the phrase--"will to live" It is our spirit that calls us to Jesus. it is our body that houses all of this.

      A person can ignore the calling of the Spirit and still have a body and soul.

      A person can ignore the soul and still have a body and spirit.

      A person can loose the body and still have a spirit and soul.

      I hope I helped.

    Which part of your body is your soul in?
    Is it trapped there?
    If I remove that part of the body will I also remove your soul?

    • ANSWER:
      All of those people who talk of spirit:

      Spirit is a Latin word meaning ''to breath''. Way back yonder in the Roman Empire, medical science had taken a dive comparative to studies carried out during the Greek empire. Thus: the question of whether a person was alive or dead came down to whether or not they were breathing in and out. Other similarly 'advanced' civilizations such as the Hebrew's have Ruah which means vital breath; the Greeks used Pneuma/psyche which both relate to breath/breathing: thus, the terms Spirit, Ruah, Pneuma/psyche are all equivalent.

      The confusion of Soul/spirit comes from translation (transliteration) errors. Soul is a Germanic word, and has no connection to the word Spirit in meaning (e.g. the word Soul has no connotation to breathing at all). The word ""Soul''' has its origin in the Old English word Sawol and it meant originally "coming from or belonging to the sea," because that was supposed to be the stopping place of the soul before birth or after death (similar to the Greek God of the sea ''Poseidon'' being also God of the underworld). The concept is simple: consciousness is form that the soul perceives in a similar way that water is given form when it flows down a mountain side. When the water reaches the sea (or if it hits a reservoir and evaporates), the water no longer has form, but may be blown by the wind back over land and can then take form by raining upon the land.
      Hope that clears up the confusion for you all:
      Summary: Spirit = person breathing hence alive,
      Soul = metaphor for the flow consciousness from birth to death and back to birth again.
      Out of the two, Soul is religious in origin and Spirit comes from ancient medical studies.

      The 'body' as separate from anything else is an illusion created by thinking. Thinking separates objects. Without thinking, you would not be able to tell your father that his skin is burning. That is the use of thinking, in relation to actions in the real world. If thinking turns away from the real, to attempt to speculate about the unknowable, the result is a 'synthesized illusion' that has no physical use. For instance: in Eastern medicine, it was (and in some places still is) forbidden to dissect a human body, for fear of harming the soul. Thus: eastern medicine is behind in the study of surgery. Western pioneers had to put aside the traditional belief's about the soul in order to make use of thinking for physically helping in the effort to survive.

      What is beyond the rationale of the brain (beyond the realm of observation) is not explainable in any terms by thinking, just as it is not possible for a tree to grow tall enough to touch the Sun.

      The brain wants explanations for everything, especially for: what happens after death. Thinking is scared of stopping, and wants to create the illusion of continuance.

      The brain is very powerful at altering the physical chemistry of the body. If you daydream of kissing a girl, you get an erection and associated feelings.

      Also if you regulate the breathing to reduce oxygen concentration to very low levels (inducing hypoxia), the brain experiences hallucinations consistent with the cultural traditions that the person believes in: e.g. Muslims see visions of Muslim saints etc, Christians see the virgin Mary or Christ , Krishna followers see numerous Deva's, and Alien believers see Aliens.

      The brain is known to emit alpha waves and then later Theta and Delta waves (detected either by electroencephalography (EEG) or magnetoencephalography (MEG)) in response to hypoxia (low oxygen concentrations in the brain cells). Alpha waves are also experienced during rapid eye movement sleep e.g. in vivid dreams prior to waking up; however, during REM sleep in the night, Delta/Theta waves predominate. Thus: Pranayama can be used to induce waking dream state; where, the practitioner will dream concordant to their ideas and notions (fears and desires) about the world.

      Thus: all these altered states of mind are brought about by the brains desire to seek escape from natural patterns of existence. Various meditative techniques can have similar results as taking drugs or fasting till near death (or not drinking to near death, which is quicker to cause). Entering these experiments gives the brain something more to analyze, which helps maintain self-centered thinking hold over attention. Escapism makes the brain dull; or, escapism is the brains reaction to being tired and needing rest.. Either way: what you ask is an irrelevant question in relation to daily living. Wander where you like, it is not for me to tell you where to explore: it is not a question of right or wrong; rather, there are consequences for being dis-engaged with the physical world around you.

    What is the difference between body, soul and spirit?
    Where the body, soul and spirit goes if you die? Are you ready to face death? Why? What assurance do you have?

    • ANSWER:
      The body is a material, empirically real thing. The soul and spirit are not, and are synonyms. The body decomposes or the ashes blow around. I am ready to face death; I accept my mortality and have for a long time, because I have nothing to fear, just biology. I am sure because I know biology.

    Question about body and soul...?
    First off. No religious answers. You post a religious answer and you will automatically not be chosen. I want a scientific answer, for i trust science above faith.

    As much as you can, as detailed as you can be, Answer this:
    How does a body have a soul?
    In essence, How am i being as a bag of meat and blood, different from any other bags of meat and blood? How does a bag of meat and blood get a soul that makes me different than you? There has to be some proven connection that is scientific.

    Again, no religious answers!

    Thank you and have a nice day!

    • ANSWER:
      Since you want a scientific answer, I'll try my best to give you one.
      The soul that you are talking about in terms of science is your mind. The mind tells you what is wrong or what is right and the mind is actually your soul.
      If the other bags of meat and blood refers to other animals, then it is because you have a more developed brain, and all the physical differences are because of the different habitat. If you are speaking about humans then it is because of the difference in climate, surroundings etc. that alters your genes.
      Throughout your life you come across different events that give you a kind of experience. It can be touching an apple or walking on the moon. These experiences are stored in your brain through neural pathways(this is what is called memory). Whenever you have to do something, your brain goes back to these memories and helps you do things in the best way possible. Since everyone has different experiences in life, everyone has a soul that helps them make decisions in a way different from others. Hence you have a soul that makes you different from me and everyone else.

      P.S: I think you should give religion a chance. Treat religious scriptures as moral science text books and it will really help you become a better person

    Mind Body n Soul?
    i am looking for an article "you can create anything out of nothingness
    because GOD did it , on mind body n soul

    • ANSWER:
      I believe this is the article you are looking for.

      The world we inhabit in came into existence 4600 million years ago. But the world of bygone eras underwent a sea of change, and the result is today s evolved and reformed world. The entire flora and fauna surrounding us was created out of nothingness. The barren earth stood in solitude and then God began the phenomenal creation of life. When God could create this fascinating and miraculous world for us out of nothing, we, who are created in His image, can also weave fascinating realities for ourselves.

      According to physicists, the entire earth with all its components, whether natural or manmade including human bodies is made up of atoms. Atoms are the building blocks for all matter. These atoms are made up of subatomic particles, which are mere fluctuations of energy and information. Energy and information are abstract, they are only impulses. Thus it concludes that everything is basically made up of non-material; the essential stuff of the creation is non-stuff. Scientists believe that life first began in the shallow, warm-water pools at the edges of oceans, which was ideal environment for vital chemical formations that eventually generated life. The earliest life form was in the form of unicellular bacteria, which evolved over millions of years to become the present day complex life. The intricate network of our intellect also arises from non-material chemical releases of energy in our body.

      We see the world of objectivity around us through our body, but we convert this objectivity into subjectivity through our mind and perceive the ideas and thoughts through our intellect. Every thought and idea, every wish and want and every emotion, happens inside the brain which stores our mind and intellect. The brain contains some 50 billion nerve cells. Tiny electrical nerve signals pass through this vast network representing our thoughts and memories. These electrical signals are nothing but impulses of energy and information. The point of significance is that that each individual has different level and quality of these chemical or energy releases and therefore a differentiated thought pattern. This explains why an event or information becomes a reason to celebrate for some while a cause of gloominess for other. The germane fact is that man is the master of his own thoughts. Since thoughts are nothing but fluctuations of energy, if he adopts the function of UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) for his body, he can regulate the flow of energy level and control his thoughts.

      The material prosperity that envelops us is the consequence of application of our scientific knowledge to our lives. The automobiles, dishwashers, super computers, space shuttles, etc could be invented because their inventors and contributors had ideas about it. Thus everything is created out of nothingness or say impulses of energy. The most real yet enchanting example of manmade creation is Microsoft, the brainchild of Bill Gates. The operating system Windows is predominantly used in the world. Bill Gates was not born with the thought of Windows or other software and present it to the world at a specific age. The ideas and thoughts were his self-generated. Once Bill Gates' mother asked him, What are you doing Bill? . To which he replied, I am thinking, mother. The result of his thinking is above the call of recognition. This only corroborates the truth that the tiny electrical nerve signals CAN CREATE a magical world around us, otherwise how could a monitor, a keyboard and a MSN, come from nowhere?



      When the impulses of energy in our body are capable of creating the awesome physical world around us, it can in no modicum proportion generate a mental world fecund with positivism. The kind of thoughts that crop up in our minds is our own doing. If the fertilizer is rich and healthy in composition, the harvest will naturally be high quality and bountiful. We are sermon and advised to have positive thinking because positivism and optimism is the key to unlock success. But to achieve positive thinking is an end in itself. We know that our thoughts are minute energy releases of some chemical composition. So unless we can tame the nature of our energy release, we cannot get the better of our thoughts. The chemicals released in the body are hormones and each such hormone has a specific function to perform. With scientific advancement, there are techniques and instruments to regulate the release of some such hormones but fitting an instrument in our brain to change the quality of our energy impulse is yet to be achieved.

      Good Luck & God Bless.

    Is it possible to have two souls in one body?
    Eve recently tried to convince me we had two souls (She is the other one). I don't really believe in souls and paranormal but I wanted to know if someone who does knows anythin about it's opnion
    Like a roBoss : Indeed

    • ANSWER:
      Things are topsy turvy here. It's the soul which has a body, not the body that has a soul.
      The soul is the living force of the body. It's the presence of the soul that brings the body in motion. The soul does never changes but the body changes continuously. The soul is eternal and the body is temporary. The soul is substantial but the body is relative to the soul.

      In normal circumstances, one soul reigns over one body. But it is possible that other souls, who have no material body (ghosts) or who have some extraordinary powers, try to parasite on other bodies or try to possess it. Also in the body of Siamese twins, house two souls.

    What do Muslims believe about body, soul and spirit?
    Christians believe that we are all three. The body and spirit together = a soul, or person

    We are a soul, for now. I've heard that a spirit needs a body and ours now is of flesh, but that it will become one entirely of Spirit. There is disagreement within Christianity on this, but this is my belief.

    • ANSWER:
      we have a soul, that is the conscience part of us. thats how we have our feelings, how we think of god, ourpurity and stuff, they are not simply chemical reactions. our body is the TOOL to feed the soul if you get what i mean.

      let me give you an example:

      say for instance you have a purpose to get from your home to somewhere far and you need to drive. the car is the TOOL and you are driving the car, the car wont drive without you and you cant drive without a care

      same thing, your body needs the soul otherwise you will be like an animal and your soul needs a body to function.

      also our hands are a part of the body so if you use your hands to give money to the poor then that (the tool) is feeding your soul. its making you a better person within. do you get it now?

      and our bodies do go with us to the afterlife because allah says he will ressurect us and bring our bodies back together from the dust

      he says that in hell he will keep renewing your SKIN so it burns again so that makes it abvious that will have a body. im not sure if it will LOOK the same because he says in paradise the women are BEAUTIFUL and without any flaws. he's helping us distinguish how flawless we will be compared to this wordly life which is probably why he created so many in this world e.g: spots, hairyness and stuff (basically things a girl doesnt like on them) same goes for males.

    Could your body reject your soul?
    This is for the opened minded spiritual people.

    So a few months back, I established that my soul is not human in origin. You can call me crazy, but that's what I know.

    As of late I've been feeling disconnected from myself, uncontrollable twitches, moments in time where I just completely lose grip on time.

    My question is, is it possible for a body to reject a soul that isn't human in origin?

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm... I think this is the most interesting thing I've read in a week. I'm so curious as to how you came to this. Fascinating, really.

      Okay, no souls are 'human' in origin. Unless you're thinking reincarnation, but even then... still not. I'm also suddenly curious as to your definition of a soul...
      My impression is that you might be referring to 'consciousness' - the bit of you doing the thinking that makes you, well, you. - Possibly not important....
      No, your physical presence in this world will not reject the 'soul' that inhabits it. There is an agreement of sorts between that 'soul' and its experience here on the physical plane, and what you're asking doesn't happen... not as you're describing things.
      I have a whole lecture I could give you, if you're interested. It will either be enlightening or crazy, dealer's choice. It will probably be long, which is why I won't do it here. Send me a note if you're interested.

    Where in the body is our soul?
    Where is the soul meant to be in our bodies?
    the head?, or in the whole body?
    and what exactly does it look like?

    • ANSWER:
      I found this online:

      "Our soul is our conscious thought, will, emotions etc. It is intimately connected to the body, as the body is the vehicle of the soul. If the body is damaged the soul will be unable to function correctly. Our soul would then be "located" in our brain, although it is nothing physical. That being said, there is no certain dichotomy of the body and soul. They are connected, yet distinct."

    The Christians believe in soul and body, so what do the Jews believe in?
    do they beiieve in the soul and body separation as well? if you have any sources, that would be great.


    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely. Jews believe in a soul and a body. There are also different parts of the soul.

      The belief in the resurrection (One of the final messianic prophecies is that the dead will rise and everyone will live again, physically.) is a reflection of this notion.

      The soul cannot do "good" without a body. And the body cannot do good without a soul animating it.
      So, the notion of "rewards" in an "afterlife" should also include both the body and soul.

      The belief in souls as well as bodies is so much a part of Judaism, I'm not even sure where to begin with citations.

      The creation of man testifies to the eternal life of the soul. The Torah says, "And the Almighty formed the man of dust from the ground, and He blew into his nostrils the SOUL of life" (Genesis 2:7). On this verse, the Zohar states that "one who blows, blows from within himself," indicating that the soul is actually part of G-d's essence. Since G-d's essence is completely spiritual and non-physical, it is impossible that the soul should die. (The commentator Chizkuni says this why the verse calls it "soul of LIFE.")

      That's what King Solomon meant when he wrote, "The dust will return to the ground as it was, and the spirit will return to G-d who gave it." (Ecclesiastes 12:17)

      From Judaism's perspective, our eternal soul is as real as our thumb...

      But the concept goes much deeper. From an eternal view, if the ultimate pleasure we're going after is transcendence - the eternal relationship with the Almighty Himself, then who would be luckier: Someone who lives an easy life with little connection to G-d, or someone who is born handicapped, and despite the challenges, develops a connection with G-d. Who would be
      "luckier" in terms of eternal existence? All I'm trying to point out is that the rules of life start to look different from the point of view of eternity, as opposed to just the 70 or 80 years we have on earth.

      So what is the afterlife exactly?

      When a person dies and goes to heaven, the judgment is not arbitrary and externally imposed. Rather, the soul is shown two videotapes. The first video is called "This is Your Life!" Every decision and every thought, all the good deeds, and the embarrassing things a person did in private is all replayed without any embellishments. It's fully bared for all to see. That's why the next world is called Olam HaEmet - "the World of Truth," because
      there we clearly recognize our personal strengths and shortcomings, and the true purpose of life. In short, Hell is not the Devil with a pitchfork stoking the fires.

      The second video depicts how a person's life "could have been..." if the right choices had been made, if the opportunities were seized, if the potential was actualized. This video - the pain of squandered potential - is much more difficult to bear. But at the same time it purifies the soul as well. The pain creates regret which removes the barriers and enables the soul to completely connect to G-d.

      So what about "heaven?"

      Heaven is where the soul experiences the greatest possible pleasure - the feeling of closeness to G-d. Of course not all souls experience that to the same degree. It's like going to a symphony concert. Some tickets are front-row center; others are back in the bleachers. Where your seat is located is based on the merit of your good deeds - e.g. giving charity, caring for others, prayer.

      A second factor in heaven is your understanding of the environment. Just like at the concert, a person can have great seats but no appreciation of what's going on. If a person spends their lifetime elevating the soul and becoming sensitive to spiritual realities (through Torah study), then that will translate into unimaginable pleasure in heaven. On the other hand, if
      life was all about pizza and football, well, that can get pretty boring for eternity.

      The existence of the afterlife is not stated explicitly in the Torah itself, because as human beings we have to focus on our task in this world. Though awareness of an eternal reward can also be an effective motivator.

      For further study, see Maimonides' Foundations of the Torah, "The Way of G-d" by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzatto, and the commentary of Nachmanides to Leviticus 18:29.

      With blessings from Jerusalem,

      Rabbi Shraga Simmons


    World awareness thru the body with its sensory faculties of sight, sound, smell, hearing,touch. We relate to others here, including the activites of the soul.

    Self awareness thru the soul with its faculties of intellect, emotion, volition. This is the seat of the personality.

    Spiritual awareness thru our spirit with its faculties of conscience, intuition, and communion which is the seat of our intentions, sometimes refered to in the Bible as the heart.

    Get it?

    • ANSWER:
      The soul is the entire being, body and breath combined. The spirit, I think is the attitude of life. The body is as hardware, the breath is as the electrical power, the mind is as the software, and the soul is the enitire computer.

    When does the soul enter the body?
    I had read that the soul does not enter the body any sooner than just before birth. This would seem to contradict a lot of what we have understood or been taught on the subject. I wonder if you can offer your thoughts on this question.

    • ANSWER:
      The 'soul' is a religious construct whose existence can't be proved (and St. Paul talks about 'spirit, soul, and body,' just to make matters a little more complicated). So your question can't be answered in any objective sense; different religions, and different branches of the Christian religion, will offer you their own answers depending upon their own interests - especially their interests in the question of abortion.

      However, for what it's worth: the Roman Catholic church used to have as part of its doctrine the notion of Limbo: that was a place where the souls of children who had died unbaptised were supposed to go. (The notion has been quietly dropped, despite its having been part of the ex cathedra teaching for a very long time; the rationale was that they couldn't go to heaven because they hadn't been baptised, but they hadn't committed any sins so they couldn't go to hell or to purgatory, so Limbo had to be invented as a sort of Heaven-lite. Therefore Catholics were taught how to administer 'conditional baptism' to any baby who seemed in danger of dying, to make sure that the soul went to Heaven). In the days before Vatican II and the ecumenical movement, the energy that some Catholics and Protestant put into hating one another was remarkable - you should see films of the younger Ian Paisley protesting against Popery in Northern Ireland - and I remember one Catholic being challenged along the following lines: 'Given that approximately one-third of all conceptions are lost before the mother realises that she's pregnant, shouldn't conditional baptism be administered to all used sanitary protection, in case there's a soul adhering to the detritus?'

      So - what's taught on this question is a matter of the teacher's opinion, and isn't subject to proof one way or another.

    NATALIE COLE Fans!!! Where can I find the song Body & Soul on the internet???
    I'm dying to hear this song! I know it's by Natalie Cole, and it came out around 1990. I'm pretty sure it's called Body & Soul but I can find absolutely *nothing* on it, not even a lyrics list.

    Of what I can recall, It goes:

    " I need to know, know, body and soul,
    I have no doubts inside or out....
    don't leave me out in the cold"

    Please help!!! Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      This song is called Body and Soul by Anita Baker not Natalie Cole. It is on Anita Baker's Greatest Hits CD.

      Body and Soul

      What have you done to me
      I can't eat, I cannot sleep
      And I'm not the same anymore
      I don't know what to do
      All of me wants all of you
      Do I stand alone at the shore?
      Now once I coud turn away
      From everything I feel today
      But, now I want to walk
      through your door
      But I've got to know - oh
      Body and soul
      That you've got no doubt
      inside and out
      We are whole - oh
      Body and soul
      Don't leave me out in the cold
      Just love me body and soul
      -do you hear me baby-
      I've wasted too much time
      Livin' for what wasn't mine
      Then came the day I found you
      And now I want nothing less
      I've found a love that is truly blessed
      I wanna make dreams come true
      But I've got to know - oh
      Body and soul
      that you've got no doubt,
      inside and out
      We are whole - oh
      Body and soul
      Don't leave me out in the cold,
      Just love me body and soul
      Every day is getting better,
      The more I trust I feel
      stronger, stronger
      Every kiss brings me closer,
      It feels good to love you

      (ad lib)
      is there any doubt
      in your mind?
      oh babe,
      love me baby
      love me
      Just love me,
      body, baby and soul,
      Just love me....
      Body... and.....soul

    Mind Body Soul and Spirit? What are these??
    So I hear you have Mind Body Soul and Spirit... where did this methodology come from? who uses it? why do people beleive in it? What is Soul and what is Spirit? How do you feed and maintain these? What happens to you when all these are good?

    • ANSWER:
      From my understanding, its only mind body and soul.

      Pretty much we all have a body, and if we look after it, it will be with us for some time,
      We of course all use our minds, learning not only at schools or in the workforce, as well as our bodly functions come from the mind, like blinking and walking talking etc.

      After death our bodies and mind return to the earth, the soul or some call human spirit, Carries on.

      Some believe it goes to heaven,
      Some believe in reincarnation, which will return your human spirit back to learn more. in a new body (Some say Old Soul).
      Some believe nothing happens, and that when we die we just die.

      Death is going to happen to us be it if your good or bad, its part of nature.
      A lot of people believe in the soul / Spirit because they feel there inner self or higher self speaking with them or motivating them.
      Some people believe in there soul because of scriptures that tell them they have one.

      How to maintain these things?.. Well .
      Body needs food and a well balanced diet and exercise.
      Mind needs to learn and grow of course not to be damaged within the body so no head trauma would be a good start..
      Our soul / Spirit grows with our life experiences and knowledge.
      Listening to our inner self and our Gods.

      What happens when all these are good.. Well then you have a great body, well developed mind, and i hope a soul / Spirit that shines though even the darkest of times.

      BB. ALD

    Jehovah's Witnesses: Are body and soul the same thing??
    The watchtower teaches that the body and soul are the same thing. You teach that the soul is life. How can a person have a life without a body?? MATTHEW 10:28 seems to destroy your idea that the soul and body are the same thing. How do you explain this?? And how do you explain Philippians 1:23 "For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:".

    How can Paul depart and be with Christ when there is no life after death?

    • ANSWER:
      Yet another strange false doctrine from the watchtower society.

      Body and Soul not the same
      Proof - Bible Scriptures

      THE BODY
      We all know what the body is, namely our flesh and bones, circulation and nervous systems, governed by our brain, and dependent on the good functioning of our heart and lungs. It is the physical us.

      THE SOUL
      The soul is our intellect, our personality, in fact, our identity. The first mention of the soul in the Bible is in Gen 2:7, where is is recorded that Adam BECAME a living soul. Notice that Adam did not RECEIVE a soul, Adam became a soul.

      Man is made up of body, soul and spirit (1 Thes 5:23). The soul continues on in a conscious state when separated from the body at the time of death (Gen 35:18-19, 1 Kings 17:21-22, Matt 10:28, Rev 6:9-11). At the time of resurrection it will again be united with the body and the saved will go to heaven (1 Thes 4:13-18), but the unsaved will be cast into the lake of fire for eternity (Rev 20:11-15)

      The society does not even explain how the 144,000 will exist in heaven without a human body. They teach that a physical body is necessary for existence. According to them, if there is no physical body, there is no soul. How then can they exist in the next life without a soul?!

    Differences of the mind, body and soul?

    • ANSWER:
      THere is no difference they all work together and if not then they all fail. It is like the YING and the YANG

      The mind
      The mind is the control center of the body and the producer of logical and rational thought. The mind, in this sense, is believed to be either inside the brain or the physical brain is believed to be the control center of the body, and perhaps an aura or something around the brain or even outside of the head is believed to be the actual thought-producing mind. The brain is essential, on Earth, for communication and the most basic of human function (i.e. walking, talking, etc).

      The body
      The body is a structure made of cells that's purpose is to keep the mind and soul on Earth. The body, in this sense can be thought of as something that secures or ties the mind and soul to Earth. The body is often thought of as a vessel for the mind and/or the soul, but there is metaphysical reasoning that suggests that the soul is not a small substance inside the body but rather something that is in no way contained in the body but perhaps intertwined with it. The body ties the mind and soul to Earth, and when the body dies, the tie that secures the mind and soul to Earth is broken.

      The soul
      The soul is the elemental human structure that is believed to generate the extremes of human emotion (i.e. love, hate, happiness, etc). The mind and soul together make up what non-religious philosophy refers to as consciousness. In many religious systems, the soul, along with the mind, is believed to be immortal and to live on after death. Many religions believe the soul may become contaminated with sin. Some metaphysical theories[citation needed] suggest that the soul has an image that is visible on Earth; this belief is also associated with the belief that all things on Earth have spiritual qualities.

      The dualist model cold be adopted and could claim that the body is separate from the soul or the materialist model could be adopted, which maintains that there is not a distinction between body and soul.

      Since this three-part division of mind, body, and soul assigns to the body all physical characteristics, theories which support a mind-body-soul distinction (or a simpler body-soul distinction, like that of Descartes) are pressed to assert a way in which the purely non-physical mind and soul can influence the purely physical body. Critics have characterized such dualist theories as theories of the "Ghost in the machine," since they must make an effort to account for a non-physical entity's influence or control over a purely physical one. In some non-religious traditions, this problem is avoided by rejecting the idea of a soul and instead positing that the mind is a product or process of the physical brain; this solution is suggested by John Searle, among others.

    where live soul in our body?
    i want to know that in our body where soul live?

    • ANSWER:
      Good question. i will try to give you an answer and i will be happy if it gives you satisfaction.

      The soul is located in every part of our body, when it is removed on dying, one feels as if a punch of needles was thrown on him and every piece of his body got one, then those needles were all removed till no needle left!

      Human soul is just caged by human body, and death is just the release of this soul, which remains waiting till the day comes when all people raise from their graves and retain their souls again, when their bodies and souls die again, and raisen again to be questioned before being rewarded by Paradise or Hell:

      i give you some more details about the soul. please read.

      We all know that a person exists in two states: alive and dead. By alive, we mean that he walks, talks, functions, and grows; dead means that the person does not respond to any stimulant, can not grow and the body deteriorates. We explain the difference by saying that a living person has his soul inside of him and regarding a dead person, we say that his soul departed.

      The soul comes into the body for a purpose. Each soul has a task to perform in this world and therefore is put into a body in that it may activate the body to perform these deeds. Yet in each body there is a force which opposes the desires of the soul. This force is called by several names; the evil inclination, the animal soul, or the natural soul.

      just i will explain you in simple question and answer.

      1. What does a soul mean to you?

      Ans: i gave more details above about a soul.

      2. Do we need soul ?

      Ans: yes, without soul we can't do anything. so, we need soul.

      3. Is it something that only exists if you believe in it?

      Ans: yes, i believe it on the said reason stated above.

      4. Does it exist after death?

      Ans: I explained the difference by saying that a living person has his soul inside of him and regarding a dead person, his soul departed.

      5. Are they connected/belong to Heaven or to the person them-self?

      Ans: Not connected to heaven and belong to the person only.

      6. If they exist, would humans be the same without them?

      Ans: No human or animal will live without a soul. Without the soul, the body is like a light bulb without electricity, a computer without the software, a space suit with no astronaut inside. With the introduction of the soul, the body acquires life, sight and hearing, thought and speech, intelligence and emotions, will and desire, personality and identity.

      hope this will help you and thanks for the opportunity. !!!

    Body, Soul and Spirit?
    Is our soul and spirit the same or Separate? Is our spirit alive or dead because of what Adam and Eve did? If we have a spirit, Where does the Holy Spirit Reside?

    Any additional input in regards to this is also greatly welcomed.

    • ANSWER:
      Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

      Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

      Genesis 1 explains God said let US create man in OUR image.

      Genesis 2 shows how man is created from the dust (flesh)
      God breathed life into him (spirit)
      and man became a living soul (soul)

      God created man above the animals more than flesh which returns to dust but with an eternal spirit.

      Soul is the marriage of body and spirit.

    Is the Soul the body?
    If the soul is the body,Why does Jesus make a distinction between the body and the soul in Matthew 10: 28

    • ANSWER:
      Because The body is physical.
      Your soul is Spiritual and lives in you physical body.
      Once you physical body dies the Spirit leaves your physical body.

      James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

      Is the Soul the body? No its not

    body soul and spirit?
    some christians say that trinity is like body soul and spirit ,the answer to that is ,you say that son is God ,father is God and holyspirit is God ,let me ask you ,is soul a person? is body a person? is spirit a person? ,what is difference between spirit and

    • ANSWER:
      I think of soul as my innermost self that just IS, whereas spirit is more tied in with my mind and my will. To me, the soul is my person and my spirit and body are things my soul has. Although I am a christian, I am not a trinitarian so I can only speculate about what the trinitarians mean by what they say. I think the body/soul/spirit interpretation means that God is one, with three aspects.

    Differenciate psychic body, human body and soul?
    What is psychic body? are the soul bad or good? what is in the human body does not have the psychic body?
    answer it in a mystic way...

    • ANSWER:
      1. Your Human Body is JUST "Your Body"; AND that is that or it.

      2. There is NO SUCH THING as a "Psychic" Body BECAUSE that is SIMPLY "Your BRAIN" !

      3. YOUR Soul is the "IMPORTANT Thing" Because it is made up of your body AND Your TOTAL PERSONALITY & Very Being ! ! !

    When does the soul enter the body, according to the Catholic Church?
    I want to know just when the soul enters the body, at least according the Catholic Church. I have heard answers as short as sixteen days after conception to as long as two months after conception. If you could provide sources that would be helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      Conception is the instant of body and soul being joined together.

      God's Perfect Justice would be compromised if He did not give each body its instant soul at that moment. We all receive the same justice, being IN POTENTIA (potential) children of God for every second of our existence. Therefore, no one can claim he receives less than God gives to every other human creature.

      God knew every soul from all eternity, its future good and evil deeds, even knowing the soul, He unites each soul with its earthly body at conception. .

      Unlike Angels, whose spirits He knew from all eternity, their good, their evil, He created THEIR SOULS to remain spirits.

      Only Our Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Second Person of the Holy Trinity, became Man, and in doing so, He was called LOGOS, God-Man, with two natures forever after. From the instant of HIS CONCEPTION, the Angels were astonished to know of the Second Person of the Trinity was conceived as the LOGOS, to be born as MAN of the Immaculate Mary! Their astonishment and adoration filled the world at Bethlehem!

      Because Creation is God's Divine Plan, Catholics hold God's creation of every soul to be in sanctity. Any deliberate frustration to conception during marriage, or any deliberate action to destroy conception at any time is mortally evil and spiritually fatal. It breaks God's Divine Plan. It is the Sin That Cries to Heaven For Vengeance.

    Strangest dream ever - soul pulled from body?
    Today I went to sleep at 6am, even though I had to wake up at 7am.
    When I went to sleep, later on I felt my soul being ''pulled'' from my body, I have had this happen twice before in my entire lifetime, both times I ''pulled'' it back. However, this time I didn't. I thought maybe I should let it go and see what happens.

    When I stopped pulling it back it was pulled from my body, and while it was doing so I literally felt the 'wind' on my face area and the immense strength pulling me away.
    The reason I let go this time is because something in me thought maybe there is a better life once I die, so I let go to die and to be pulled away. It was painful at first, but as soon as all of my 'soul' was out of my body I had this most strangest feeling ever, a good happy feeling which I can't describe. I should mention I still have this feeling while I'm writing this, 12 hours later. It's a really happy, calm feeling, but so much more I can't describe it.

    Once I was out, I was being flown somewhere and then I fell into this area, something in me made me know this was a sort of test and I HAD to pass it. Then my mother woke me up at 8am cause I was late for college. I felt so gutted, and very angry, but this strange feeling isn't allowing me to be happy, every time I try to get angry at her for waking me up, this feeling overwhelms it and it gives me this really nice feeling in the back of my head, making me happy again.

    What was it, has anyone experienced this before? What do you think it is? I'm kind of worried whether I lost something because I was woken up before I could complete the test. Maybe my spirit.
    In the third paragraph I meant ''isn't allowing me to be angry'', and NOT ''isn't allowing me to be happy''.

    • ANSWER:
      Welcome to my territory. ;)
      Its called katabasis. Your soul goes out. Your spirit stays in. If you wake early; your soul slowly drains back into your body.
      Did you have the double-vision? Able to see there and here at the same time, making it hard to focus on one or the other?
      Katabasis is a form of High Necromancy. Particularly, something better Psychopompry. A living psychopomp is extraordinarily rare. I have read they are so uncommon that only a few are born every generation. You are the only other one I have ever met.

      As to the place you went: Probably The Veil. The Veil is the border between The Land of The Living (or The "Quick" as in "The Quick and The Dead" actual meaning) and The Land of The Ascended Dead. In The Veil you face yourself. Your subconscious will create your biggest regrets and deep-seated fears as a "Hell" or it will be a mirror of your pride and vanity as a "Heaven". And you DO have to pass. If you had been dead; you'd be stuck there with no way out until you get over your "self". But as a katabaser, you get the advantage of cleaning out your closet, so to speak. You always have a door BUT the more your in The Judgment of The Veil, after awhile you'll forget the door back and get trapped in torment or bliss until you overcome the need for it. Once you do, BOTH doors appear and the place turns into something kind of cozy. Mine is a small 10x10 room with a chocolate velvet chair and a single victorian oil lamp on a three legged circular endtable. The doors are oiled oak with bronze french handles. One door to The Quick and waking world. One door to The Lands of The Ascended Dead.

      Oh, and that feeling of calm: Like being a 5-year old buried in fresh clean clothes fresh out the dryer right? Happy and peaceful and makes you feel just good all through you? That's god. Not the christian God, but the actual god behind what Jesus meant. The real God. Godhead. The One.

      So go back, katabase. And finish The Judgment. Then go into the Ascended Lands. You'll learn more there than anywhere here. Like al those questions about god and what happens after we die and what parts all religions got wrong. And best of all: You can talk to god directly. When there ask a spirit or soul the direction to The Reliquary. It's the place closest to god. From there you can see it and talk to it. It doesn't" speak" out loud. But you'll feel the words. It's voice in almost like an orgasm. That's how good it feels.

      Find me on as Mugami.
      Message me from there; if you want any advice on The Afterlife and katabasis. XD
      This is exciting!!!

    Can someone explain the BODY SPIRIT AND SOUL?
    When the body dies the soul still lives? What is the Spirit? Isn't the Spirit like the soul? I'm confused.

    • ANSWER:
      In short:

      Soul is more or less what defines every being as their true essence.

      Spirit is just another word for 'being' of any soul - the stage in which a soul can be.

      Body (physical body) is a vessel which a soul uses to experience life in a way that can not be experienced in spirit form.

    What are any elements of commonality between body and soul ?
    from the point of view of Socrates' understanding of body and soul, but if you have a different point of view thats fine if you can still answer this

    • ANSWER:
      The element of "commonality" is a relation. The simplest mention of that relationship between body [Greek = soma] and soul [Greek = psyche] is given by Socrates in the Cratylus dialogue, where Hermogenes has been arguing with Cratylus about names and asks that Socrates be included in their discussion. So they discuss...

      I will take that which appears to me to follow next in order [after analyzing "Anthropos" = human being]. You know the distinction of soul and body?

      SOCRATES: Of course.

      HERMOGENES: Let us endeavor to analyze them like the previous words.

      SOCRATES: You want me first of all to examine the natural fitness of the word psyche (soul) and then of the word soma (body)?

      HERMOGENES: Yes.

      SOCRATES: If I am to say what occurs to me at the moment, I should imagine that those who first used the name psyche [animus in Latin; soul in English KB] meant to express that the soul when in the body is the source of life and gives the power of breath and revival [anapsuchon? Greek characters in my text KB], and when this reviving power fails then the body perishes and dies, and this, if I am not mistaken, they called psyche. But please stay a moment. I fancy that I can discover something which will be more acceptable to the disciples of Euthyphro [i.e. theologians and/or mystics KB], for I am afraid that they will scorn this explanation. What do you say to another?

      HERMOGENES: Let me hear.

      SOCRATES: What is that which holds and carries and gives life and motion to the entire nature of the body? What else but the soul?

      HERMOGENES: Just that.

      SOCRATES: Then you may well call that power phuseke which carries and holds nature [he phusin oxei kai exei; (Once again Greek characters KB)] and this may be refined away into psyche.

      HERMOGENES: Certainly and this derivation is, I think, more scientific than the other.


      HERMOGENES: But what shall we say of the next word?

      SOCRATES: You mean soma (body). HERM. Yes.

      SOCRATES: That may be variously interpreted and yet more variously if a little permutation is allowed. For some say the body is the grave (sema) [from which cemetary in Latin is derived KB] of the soul which may be thought to be buried in our present life, or again the index of the soul because the soul gives indications to (semainei) [from which semantics is derived in English KB] the body. Probably the Orphic poets were the inventors of the name and they were under the impression that the soul is suffering the punishment of sin and that the body is an enclosure or prison in which the soul is incarcerated, kept safe (soma; sozetai), as the name soma implies, until the penalty is paid. According to this view not even a letter of the word [soma; body] need be changed. [Plato, Cratylus; 399d - 400c/d]

      There is a much more detailed exposition of "soul/psyche" in Plato's Timaeus, where Timaeus [a Greek astronomer] does the talking and Socrates listens. That dialogue is cited by Aristotle in his review of what "his/our predecessors" said about the soul, in his treatise "Peri Psyches" [literally "about souls"; or "On The Soul" as the official English Title] where he reviews the major theses of philosophers on "psyches" from the earliest recorded opinions, to his time, thereby giving Plato's view of the soul (from the Timaeus) more than Socrates's more simply stated view put forward in the Cratylus.

      Aristotle's review is more informative, I think, because he points out that the earliest theses about the soul were that it was some sort of body --- like fire [e.g. Heraclitus of Ephesus], water [e.g. Thales of Miletus] or air. Then more sophisticated views of the soul were advanced. Aristotle points out the "absurdities" of all the opinions and keeps what he considers the "good stuff" before he gives his own explanation of what a soul is, to the effect that:- The soul is the efficient, formal and final cause of any living body [plant, animal or human living-body].

      But he has an interesting analogy to illustrate how close he thinks that souls and living bodies are integrated, by saying, quote

      Suppose that THE EYE were an animal --- SIGHT would have been its SOUL, for SIGHT is the substance or essence of the eye which corresponds to the formula, the eye being merely the matter of seeing; when seeing is removed the eye is no longer an eye except in name --- it is no more a real eye than the eye of a statue or painted figure. [Peri Psyches; BK II, Ch. 1., 412b lines 18 - 23].

      So "source of life and motion" [Socrates] to a "living body", with "living powers" [e.g. "sight" Aristotle] is what the ancient Greeks thought a soul/psyche to be.


    What is man a body, soul, spirit?

    • ANSWER:
      yes, you've got it! we are body, soul and spirit. the body is... well, the body. the soul is our mind, emotions and will. the spirit is the part of us that communicates with God.

    Jesus Body and Soul to Heaven?
    How could Jesus have risen to Heaven body and soul, if Heaven is a spiritual place, a non-material region of the universe? If the region is non-material, then bodies cannot survive there.
    Serious, intellectual answers please. :)
    Carl: I ask because this is what Christianity teaches. I'm asking it is possible to believe Jesus went up to Heaven body and soul if Heaven is a nonphysical place. I am looking for answers that are logical and can make the two statements compatible. I am confused, which is why I ask.
    Jean: If Heaven were physical, then one could argue that humans could have gone to Heaven and back. But we can't, even if we tried, so it must possibly mean that it is nonphysical. How come no bodies, save Jesus' and Mary's if you believe that are allowed in Heaven? how do we even know they went up body and soul?

    • ANSWER:
      How could Jesus have risen to Heaven body and soul, if Heaven is a spiritual place, a non-material region of the universe?

      Serious, intellectual answers please?????

      Its like asking for a serious intellectual answer to a "what are the favourite colours of the telly tubbies" question.

      The error in your question is that you haven't established the existence or properities of the entities that you are asking about. As they are invented places you are free to give them whatever properties Christians care to give them. So because they aren't interested in reality Christians could just claim that physical bodies are transformed by magic into 'spiritual' ones as they enter heaven. You may as well debate what properties the telly tubbies have as anything goes by 'magic' in the religion world.

    Poll: Perfect Body or Perfect Soul?

    • ANSWER:
      Perfect soul. Although I like the "perfect body soul" idea. :P

    Will the spiritual body work without soul?
    Yahoo already have answers of spirit and soul differences.

    • ANSWER:
      spiritual body without soul can't work

    Is there anything between your body and soul?
    A physical body, a subtle (pranic) body, a mental body and finally the soul.....Is this what you believe in or is it just your soul and physical body combination that constitutes your being? It may so happen that when our physical body dies, we move to subtle planes to enjoy the pleasures there, and then from there we move on to the mental planes and from there to the earth again...Is this a possibility?

    • ANSWER:
      You may want to ask this question on a science forum and compare the answers you get from here. As a scientist myself, I will answer this question from a different angle. The short answer to your question is "No, I don't believe what you said is a possibility". The long answer is the explanation.

      When someone suffers a stroke, what is happening is that their is a failure in the blood supply that carries oxygen to a certain part of the brain being affected. Accordingly that part of the brain dies, resulting in some loss of the persons faculties. It could be the ability to count, speak, recognize faces, move muscles, see colors or otherwise make sense of the world. Now examine essentially what you are proposing.

      When we die our heart stops beating, blood stops moving and the brain completely dies. Not just one part of the brain, but all of it. What most religious people believe is that when we die we go somewhere, heaven, hell, another plane, the spirit world. What they are saying is that whilst faculties can be destroyed by partial brain death, when the brain totally dies, we magically retain all of our mental faculties and can (for example) fly up into a tunnel of light and recognize grandma.

      The feeling of bliss so commonly reported in people who have been clinically dead for several minutes is quite well understood by scientists. Non-painful trauma to the brain often releases feel-good chemicals (mostly endomorphines) in mega amounts. There is a deep calm, a state of bliss and extreme well-being. This is also reported by people who have survived extreme hemorrhages where blood, toxic to neurons, has flooded the brain. The tunnel of light is also readily explained as the heart shuts down the brain continues to function for up to 10 minutes. The pupils dilate, flooding the retina with light. The peripheral vision of the retina starts to shut-down first creating a faded concentric pattern with a bright light at the center. It must be quite an experience and compelling to anyone will a religious orientation to life. However, scientists know how it happens and it's nothing to do with the spirit, God, Allah, heaven or any dogma supported by religion.

      So the answer to your question is, no, the soul and the body are one and the same thing. Some people find this reality terrifying. Personally, I find it thrilling to embrace reality, no matter how dark it may seem. There is beauty and bliss in understanding the world that far surpasses and comfort blanket that religion or spiritism has to offer.

    In Catholic, does the physical body and soul resurrect after our death?
    I ask this question to Catholic believers.

    God sent himself as a human being(Jesus) down to earth and gave himself as a sacrifice to pay for our sins and then revived after three days. If he only intended to save our souls, not our physical body, he wouldn't have sacrificed himself in a physical way, but in soulistic way(being condemned in hell for three days and resurrecting) only. So we will resurrect physically too, given a new physical body after our death when our souls enter the Heaven.

    Is this correct? Am I understanding Catholic teaching correctly?

    • ANSWER:

      These will be the same bodies people had in earthly life but our resurrection bodies will not die and, for the righteous, they will be transformed into a glorified state, freed from suffering and pain, and enabled to do many of the amazing things Jesus could do with his glorified body (cf. 1 Cor. 15:35 44, 1 John 3:2).

      The resurrection of the body is an essential Christian doctrine, as the apostle Paul declares: "[I]f the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised. If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished" (1 Cor. 15:13 18).

      The Scriptures teach concerning the resurrection that "all who are in the tombs will hear His voice and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment" (John 5: 28-29). Believers therefore "await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will change our lowly body to be like His glorious body."(Phil. 3: 20-21)

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