We all realize that our bodies decay, but somehow we continue to exist. The soul is who we are; and it is our bodies we borrow from God. From the ancient ocean, God created humans beings from the primitive creatures of the sea to the evolved intellectual beings that we are today. Our evolved bodies give us the opportunity to live the joyous life. Yet many of us do not realize that our bodies are not ours, and have the false belief that our bodies are who we are (race, gender, age, intellect). We then discriminate and hurt others because of our differences. Unknown to most of us, we are going against God.
Because of our complex neural system, it allows us to have free will. We are not at the mercy to our animal instincts or of our evil thoughts that may exist in our minds. Because of this we (souls) have the ability to evolve and attain the joyous life where our minds become pure and spirited. There is no such thing as an evil person; it is only because there are evil thoughts. Evil thoughts are greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness, and self-love. These thoughts can be eliminated if we understand the soul or who we are.
It is the soul that appears to continue to systematically purify us of evil thoughts by bringing upon joy or suffering to our borrowed bodies. Let me explain. The soul collects our debits and credits of our actions, and then stores them as fate. It also collects and distributes our thoughts from and to our minds. Metaphorically our souls (we) are like suitcases that carry our vital information (fate and thoughts) from one lifetime to another. Our thoughts and fate are closely interrelated, as a change in one will affect the other. What will be easier to change? It will be our thoughts to change our fate. God tells us that our own souls help us purify our minds.
This negative fate, or suffering brought upon by our souls reminds us of our existing evil thoughts that we have acted upon in the past. If we ponder and do not act upon our sufferings or temptations brought upon by our souls, then these negative thoughts gradually are eliminated from our minds; and our souls become pure and will bring upon positive fate or joy. If we ignore our souls, and act upon our negative thoughts, then we accumulate more negative thoughts and create more demerits that the soul collects as negative fate.
In summary, we must ponder what comes from our souls, and understand that sufferings, temptations and obstacles may be coming from our souls to purify our minds. When our minds are purified, then our souls will bring upon only joy to our borrowed bodies.