You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.
~ Walter M. Miller, Jr.
I heard this quote recently from a dear teacher & friend. There’s another one I heard before, with similar meaning.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
What is soul?
Dictionary defines it as “The spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal.”
In the koshas framework, soul is what’s beyond anandamaya kosha. The innermost – the subtlest – the eternal, unchanging reality.
I was talking with a friend today, he asked me about meditation. I asked back “What’s meditation for you?” His answer “To get in touch with inner self”. I think he’s referring to the soul.
Why are we out of touch with the soul? Because of disharmony. Distortion. Dissonance.
What to do about it then? I will write more on next post.