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Old 06-02-2007, 01:47 PM   #1
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Question What is Soul?

A soul is somethin' deep inside

But a soul is a somethin' that you can't hide

What is soul?



Discuss......

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Old 06-02-2007, 02:45 PM   #2
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I was just pondering that this morning, and this is what came to me:

What is the difference, where is the boundary between the voice and the song?
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:11 PM   #3
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I heard it weighs about a pound.
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:21 AM   #4
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A soul is what passes from your loved one, family or friend and who then lives in you.

You don't hide it - you live it, and love it and pass it on to your loved ones, family or friends and hopefully
, they continue to pass the soul.

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Old 06-03-2007, 08:54 AM   #5
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why do we have to hide it then?

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Old 06-03-2007, 10:42 AM   #6
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we hide it because it's our safe spot for those extra secret things.
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:04 PM   #7
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I heard it weighs about a pound.
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:21 PM   #8
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Assuming there is a soul and disregarding what happens to the soul after death, when is the precise moment that the soul leaves the body? Is it at the brink of death, when the eyes close and the body begins to shut down? For a couple of moments after death, your cells still function. They can't communicate with each other, due to the lack of a functioning nervous system, but they're still alive, which is why post-mortem organ transplants are possible.

I think most belief systems agree on the fact that the soul doesn't remain with the body after death. But what about people in vegetative states? Are their souls comatose?

Is it possible that the soul is just the explanation for the self-awareness of the mind? There are physical locations in the brain that are designed for self-monitering and behavioral homeostasis, but the mind is such an intangible thing that maybe we need a spiritual representation for it.

Just some thoughts. I need to meditate on this.
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:42 AM   #9
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OK, that might sound a bit unromantic , but I figure the soul as sum of all electromagnetic waves produced & (partially) emitted, it's unique for each individual, every living being - whether human, animal or plant - has one (of course an ant has then a more tiny, less structured soul than an human).

If that's so we really can't hide it. We leave parts of it wherever we are, whatever we touch. When people are close their souls overlap and give new patterns. When they like each other their souls are in resonance, if they dislike each other in dissonance. Kinda like in the figure of speech 'to be (not) on the same wavelength'.

Those we feel 'soulless' might possess a very dissonant field all on their own already, those with beautiful souls have a very harmonic one. How 'old souls' (and there are such indeed!) fit into that, dunno...

When a living being dies he/she/it stops emitting EM waves, but lives on in a way as he/she/it has contributed a lifelong to that big pool of waves, which is called world soul.

Eyes are often seen as window to the soul. That might be so, because they are close to the brain where radiation is intense.

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its what they use to make brawndo
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:47 PM   #13
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^^That's not soul; it's soul's godfather.
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:14 PM   #14
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best answers so far, bp and stephi b.



worst, mczero



it's all very well, but we bandy the word about like we know
what it means, but it turns out that no-one really has much
of an idea. same with the self-reflection therad, how can
you self-reflect when you don't know what self is?

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