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  1. In the Gospel of Luke, there is a parable told by Jesus Christ:

    A certain rich man was clothed in purple and fine linen, and every day he feasted splendidly. There was also a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was lying at his gate with scabs and wanted to eat the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table, and the dogs came and licked his scabs. The beggar died and was carried by Angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died, and they buried him. And in hell, when he was in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom, and cried out, and said, ” Father Abraham! have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame.” But Abraham said, ” Child! remember that you have already received your good things in your life, and Lazarus has received evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are suffering; and besides all this, a great gulf has been established between us and you, so that those who want to cross over from here to you cannot, nor do they cross over from there to us. ” (Luke 16: 19-26)

    Jesus himself, when dying on the cross, said to the repentant robber::

    Verily I say unto thee, now shalt thou be with me in Paradise. (Luke 23: 43)

    Therefore, I believe that the soul is the source of our consciousness, and where it will go after the death of the body depends on God and on how we lived our life on Earth.

  2. If you don't care whose opinion you accept as true, then the meaning of your question is rhetorical. Questions related to the spirit must be answered by a specialist in spiritual science. A genuine spiritual master. Guru's Garden. Belonging to the chain of disciplic succession. This will eliminate distortion and misinterpretation. The responses of those who have not reached the stage of liberation of the soul from illusion, mai, are relative due to the limited ability of the cognizing senses and shortcomings. According to the Vedas, the soul is a tiny particle of superconsciousness endowed with a small degree of independence. After the soul leaves its body, it goes to the planet of the death god Yamaraj. Where it is determined the type of body that it will receive in the new birth. What a person thinks about at the moment of death, this type of body he will find. According to the actions performed in life, this body can be better or worse than the previous one. This is what the Bhagavad Gita teaches. The science of the soul is described in detail in the second chapter.

  3. I think that there is a soul, it is the totality of all knowledge and accumulated experience, after death the soul enters the spiritual world, there is nothing physical and connected with people's conjectures, there is no heaven or hell, and the life lived is not remembered, as it is voluntary purification, the soul usually takes the form of thoughts and previous forms of bodies of the lives lived, some people can remember their past incarnations and arrivals in the spiritual world, this is normal .

  4. 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.” As you can see, after a person has received breath, he HAS BECOME A SOUL. He didn't receive it as something separate from the body. It follows that man himself is a SOUL. A living person is a living soul. Genesis 1: 20,21 refers to all creatures as living souls. In the Bible, the word “soul” often conveys such meanings as : life, man.

    A soul (i.e. a person, any living creature) can die. The expression “dead souls” is very well known to us. This is confirmed in the Bible: Ezekiel 18: 4: “For, behold, all souls are mine: Both the soul of the father and the soul of the son are Mine; the soul that sins will die.” This verse says that the Creator gave life. It belongs to Him. Because of sin, the soul dies, that is, the soul is mortal.

    The place where all souls go is well described in Ecclesiastes 3: 19,20: “The fate of the sons of men and the fate of the animals is the same: as those die, so do these also die, and all have one BREATH, and man has no ADVANTAGE over cattle… Everything goes to one place: everything came from the DUST and everything will return to the DUST.” After death, a person is in NON-EXISTENCE ( i.e., unconsciousness).

    But there is something comforting. Only man was created in the image and likeness of God, that is, with the prospect of living forever on earth. Acts 24: 15 speaks of hope for all dead people:”…There will be a resurrection of the dead, the JUST and the UNRIGHTEOUS.” This was made possible by the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, who died for us. John 3: 16 says, ” For God so loved the world( mankind) that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

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