Tenrikyo /I think therefore I am

I use to wonder who I was before I was born. I know there are many who would say that we did not exist before; but it is hard to imagine not thinking. Was it not Descartes that said, “I think, therefore I am”. As I am reaching my golden years, I wonder what will happen when I die. Will my thoughts just disappear with my physical body? Is it not our physical brains that make us think? Without the brain, do we exist? This is where religion takes over. The soul is said to be an intangible energy force located somewhere in our bodies. Some call it the heart, as the expression from the heart. I often wonder if the soul can operate independent of our brain? It is this soul that many will say will exist after our physical demise. Maybe the soul is capable of thinking by itself; or maybe the soul requires a physical brain to think? Some will say that the soul is an aggregate of our thoughts converted to energy, either positive or negative. It is storage of our life (heaven) or lives (reincarnation).

What happens to the soul when it leaves the body? Some will say it goes to heaven or hell. Maybe the soul uses God’s mind to think? Eastern religions will say that the soul goes to heaven, and then eventually finds an environment and family appropriate to the energy (positive or negative) it has collected in the soul. Imagine the myriad of possible placements with 7 billion people on this earth. To be continued……….

About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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