13 November, 2011

The Size Of The Human Soul

Bhakti Tirtha Swami
"Ancient scriptures tell us that man is more than the physical body. In fact, we have two bodies: the physical and the astral, or subtle. But we are the soul!

According to the ancient Vedic scriptures of India, the size of the soul is 1/10,000 the tip of a strand of hair. It is located in the heart region and is the actual life force.

The physical, as well as the astral or subtle body, acts as a covering or costume that the soul wears in its journey throughout the material sphere. As we pass from costume to costume or from body to body through the process known as reincarnation, the impressions of previous lives imprint themselves on the subtle body and are carried with us during each lifetime.

In the dream state, activity in the subtle body becomes more dominant than activity in the physical body. Our dream experiences are often impressions accumulated from many lifetimes"


A quote by Bhakti Tirtha Swami (1950-2005)

Bhakti Tirtha Swami was a Hindu teacher, and leader of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, more popularly known as the Hare Krishna Movement.

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2 comments:

  1. the size of the soul is that small? does this mean size like time is said sometimes to be is an illusion and there is no such thing

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  2. Great quote here. It makes senses that dreams can be a way to tap into past lives.

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