The soul or the heart is said to be a nonphysical, positive, and everlasting energy source that serves the purpose of eliminating evil from our minds. The soul is said to encompass the mind or is in close proximity to it.The soul is derived from the pure heart of God when mankind was created. We are a part of God.
The soul collects every negative thought that originates from the mind, and serves to eliminate these negative energies from the mind. The positive energy of the soul attracts the negative energies of these evil thoughts. The soul temporarily is the storehouse of our evil thoughts. It is like the sand that binds the waste in our sewer system, so that the waste can be eliminated, extracting the recyclable water. These negative energies surround the pure positive heart, and are eventually eliminated from the soul. But how does the soul eliminate our evil thoughts?
The soul may release these negative energies internally resulting in disease or illness to the body; or it may release them externally, resulting in suffering or inconvenience to oneself (boomerang Karma). The main purpose of the soul is then the removal of evil thoughts that originate in the mind. It serves to purify the mind.
What happens to the soul when our bodies cease to exist? The soul is said to detach from our minds and ascend to heaven. But it is not just the pure heart or soul that ascends; it is also the negative energies that surround the soul that also ascends to the heavens. We can never escape what we have done. We reap what we have sowed. Eventually the soul descends back to earth, attaching to a developing mind, beginning the process of purifying the mind again. Our mindset (the way we think) continues in our next lives. The soul is who we are.
We have previously said that the soul collects every evil thought and eventually eliminates them. Human being have been gifted the power to reason and understand. The other species in the animal specie lack this power. We have control of our thoughts and have free will. We have the ability to suppress and calm our minds of evil thoughts. We do not have to act upon our evil thoughts. But if we act upon these thoughts like arrogance, like speak ill of others, or have anger or hate, we tend to make the path easier to bring upon these evil thoughts. If we suppress these evil thoughts, the path becomes more difficult to bring upon these evil thought from our minds. We have the ability by free will to purify our minds of evil.
With the soul (heart) and our gift of reasoning and understanding, God has given us the ability to purify our minds, resulting in the eventual purification of our souls. With the purification of all the souls in the world, God promises us a world of joy.
Note : negative thoughts that originate in our minds are called dusts. These dust that are captured by the soul, and surround the soul are: arrogance, greed, self-love, miserliness, and covetousness.