What happens to our Soul, When We Die?

When we are born...

We are born on this earth with a body. This body in which we are born, gets a name. We are identified with a name. We groom our body while we are alive. Little do we think of grooming our soul which is imperishable. We spend so much money on our perishable item, the body. However, grooming is important, I don't deny that but we should spend some time on our inner self which will make a lasting impression especially when our body is no more on this earth. We will be remembered for the deeds we did, we will be remembered for the actions we performed, we will be remembered for the words we spoke, we will be remembered for the achievements we achieved. The memory of our body will be lost in this race.

When we die...

When we die, our body is left on the earth to be buried or cremated. What will remain of that person is his memories, his deeds, his actions, his achievements. The body is perishable so, it's gone. The Soul releases from the body when the person dies. The soul goes to heaven and the Almighty has a log book ready for us. We have to report all the deeds we did. We have to justify ourselves. Then our soul is re-born into another body within minutes. This body would be the body of an animal or bird or a human being. It depends on our deeds we did in our previous life-time. If we have done good deeds. Our Soul could become immortal. Our Soul could unify with the soul of the Almighty. We would not have to take birth in any form.

What is the meaning of life?

Life is such a challenge. We all are aware of all the hardships we go through. At one junction of time, when we don't really know whether to take a right or a left turn. We look up and say, "Why ME!!" But, all of us go through that challenge in our life time. And if our soul becomes immortal then the above question would not arise. However, I realize that doing good deeds all the time is not possible since this planet allows only those people to survive who are the fittest in health and wealth. Others get crushed and get flushed away in the toilet. It's sad, but it's so true. Wish there was some way that we could do good deeds without getting crushed by the competition.

When we hurt somebody, there is something inside us which kinda pinches. This pinch is our soul. When we can feel the pinch, that means our soul is alive and we should continue doing *some* good deeds. Try to figure out our way through this LIFE while we are alive by trying to keep our soul alive.

Gosh! besides the daily challenges, another challenge to keep our soul alive. Now, who says that LIFE is NOT an over-rated word.




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Linda 5 years ago

Sure, this Life is such a turmoil and the challenge of keeping our Soul alive is another one...Good points indicated...well written!


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Linda...appreciate your input :)


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

You have raised very valuable points here.Though we are aware of the immortality of the soul and the death of the physical body and the fact that we are answerable for the misdeeds done here, we hardly think about it. I believe this is because of the struggle for existence.

A very nicely written hub Ruchira, and thanks for reminding that we are not here to stay forever.


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

Well said Rajan...the struggle for existence makes us do things that make us regret later on..

Thank you for dropping by your precious input...appreciated it!


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

you are welcome Ruchira. I need to read more of your hubs, which I,ll surely do as your profile is interesting.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

Hello Ruchira,

Voted up and beautiful!

Literally very meaningful and soulful thought expressed in beautiful words. If all can think like you then definitely modernization will lend a strength to the society and over all to the humanity.This sentiment has been echoed by me too in one of my poems posted recently.

Truly loved your hub.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Shampa,

Thank you for appreciating my thoughts. Sure, I will visit your poem and would love to see your insight into modernization.

Thanks for your valuable comment...feels good to share the same vision :)


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hello, Ruchira,

Nice hub. Very nice. Beautifully-written. Presented. Voted up and all the way. You are so talented. I admire that about you. Im now honored to follow such a creative person as yourself. Highest Regards, Kenneth Avery, from a small northwest Alabama town that looks like a town that Norman Rockwell would love to paint. I invite you to check my hubs if you would like a good laugh and also to follow me on hubs. I want to surround myself with creative, talented, and sincere writers such as yourself. Then I can learn from the BEST. Sincerely, Kenneth


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Kenneth,

Thanks for a wonderful comment. I am glad you liked the above.

Sure, I will drop by your profile to check out your hubs. Laughter is good for health and it is wise to be in good health :)


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

There is so much more than this earthly body and the earth here and now. I do believe we have to "groom" our spirit and that is most important. Our inner spirit is our connection to the living God. Thank you my friend.

Love

Sunnie


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

A profitable servant gives back more than he was given, and that's a real challenge when God gives a limitless potential of qualities we can share with others for good.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Sunnie,

Well said indeed. Unfortunately, the body does not last long enough than the soul thus, we should groom our inner-self more than our outer.

Thanks for stopping by with your valuable feedback. Always a pleasure to hear from you!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello Perspycacious,

You have poured out such beautiful words, my friend!

Thank you for such a precious comment...definitely upgraded the quality of my hub.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

When we die our breath is mixed into air, our bones and flesh into soil, liquid into water, consciousness into ether. Every element that makes our body merges into the very elements of the world. And then later they pass into plants and animals in the form of food, water, air etc. This is our rebirth, this is heaven; because you serve the mankind even after you abandon your body. Body is temporal, every moment death nibbles it. The carnal human beings end up being decomposed, the five elements segregate, but then they admonish entering into the livings again.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Wow...such depth and yet the truth.

thanks for such a thoughtful insight into it. I agree every word to it.

Thanks, Vinaya!


Joe 4 years ago

When we die, all that we have done is forgotten. It is our brains chemical composition which causes our decisions in life to the large degree. As we die there is a good chance we will enter another body, as our "self" but depending on the genetics of our parents will decide on whether our "soul" is good, or "bad". Be grateful that your soul in this existence is a good one but there is absolutely nothing you can do to determine your next.

It's life i'm afraid.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello Joe,

Actions speak louder than anything in this world. It is the actions that you do TODAY will be rewarded in this lifetime or in your next life. No hereditary genes whether good or bad can help give us a good/bad life.

You can help evolve your soul for a next life by your actions which will help mark your destiny.

Be not afraid of life, my friend. Just keep doing your actions as what your conscious suggests and keep that soul alive.

Wishing you peace and joy!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Great hub Ruchira. Your grace always shines through your work. I have always tried to be mindful of getting good karma. The older you get, the more difficult it gets to tolerate other's behavior and I can feel the decline in my outlook on other people and my own karma. Great hub!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Tammy,

I am glad that you are aware of your deeds esp when it comes to other's misbehavior. I wish you luck my friend!

I am also fighting along to fill up my piggie bank with good deeds...lol

thanks for your kind words!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

A woman in an extended coma suddenly sat up in her hospital bed, looked up at something she saw in the upper corner of her hospital room and clearly asked "Are you the angels who have come to take me home?" She smiled, lay back down, and died. Perhaps her experience can be helpful and instructive for others.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

It sure is Perspycacious.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Ruchira,

Like you, I believe in a life after this one and it is called eternal life for a reason. We only wear these mortal bodies for a period of time and we should consider the much longer time-frame which lies ahead of us when we choose to lead (hopefully) good exemplary lives on earth. Voted up, interesting and useful.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Peggy,

I agree with you on the above. Life is short and we have to make full use of it by doing good, which will be carried forward as our karma's. Beliefs make us move forward and as long as we are doing good :)

thanks for stopping by with your valuable feedback!


buttttt 4 years ago

awsome


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

thank you :)


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia

This is very deep in a good way. I believe personally that people either go to heaven or hell after they die based on if they have put their faith and trust in Jesus. Many different cultures and groups of people have answered this question you have asked in various ways. This is well-written. I voted this up and interesting! :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you ebower. Yes, depending on our deeds, we will pay either way. Thank you for dropping by with your valuable feedback and appreciation.

Sorry for the late response.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

Beautifully written and I enjoy your writing about this topic Ruchira, wonderfully done. I've struggled for a long time with the idea of what comes after, I may never truly know for sure until it happens. Thank you for sharing, voted up, beautiful, interesting, and awesome :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi olde Cashmere,

The above is my reading and trying to understand from different perceptions and religions. I have come to a conclusion that all religions have different concept of after life and this is my conclusion.

I am glad you liked the above.

wishing you joy, always!


Delilah 4 years ago

I love your writings about keeping the soul alive. I totally agree with u. When I was younger, I only how to groom my body but as I get older, I knew that my soul is very important n I must nourish it everyday by doing good deeds to others n to worship God.


Sonya 4 years ago

I agree with you about grooming our soul. When we die, our soul exit our body n go to a spiritual realm which is similar to earth but for the spirits of the dead. The angels will welcome us and tell us what we had done on earth n how we must redeem our sins. We must travel to a few processes till we are healed, purified n cleansed. Then we may enter the heaven, the kingdom of God. No evil spirits r allowed to enter heaven. If they refuse to redeem their sins, they will abide in purgatory till they r ready to cleanse n purify their soul. If they still refuse, God will annihilate them. This is what I believe cos I hv been to the other world by my late boyfriend who died from an accident last year. He showed me how he died, healed n restored. He even introduced me to his late mother. Both of them look young n radiant. He told me he is happy now that he is in paradise. I dream of him quite often n he took me to his world which is similar to earth. He smiles n cuddles me without saying a word. I am not afraid of death anymore knowing that he is my soul mate n he will welcome me to the other world.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Well said Dalliya. With age comes maturity 'cause of the many incidents man faces. I am happy you found your goal and wishingyou the best!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

hi Sonya,

I am happy to read that you are climbing the ladder of wisdom.

Wishing you joy and peace, my friend!


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

You will write have many bestselling books someday. WHOA!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you integrityyes for your kind words :) cheers!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

A very thought provoking hub, Ruchira! Voted up and shared.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Beautifully said. Nourishing the soul is not often a steady preoccupation as much as nourishing one's body. The Karmic cycle is defined well here... i love the 'soul pinch' concept. well done!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Terrye. Glad to get your votes :)

Thanks Doc. A pleasure to get insight from medical background ;) Cheers!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Uplifting and hopeful hub!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Strange that I have been thinking about this very thing, how little we feed our spirits rather than our bodies. I think it is time on earth we all started feeding our spirits, it may make a really big difference and I know it would help us through. Hope to see you on the other side. :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Audrey. Good to see your votes :)

Thanks Jackie. Yes, we have to ponder within ourselves:) Wishing you the best!


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SatendraSaini 23 months ago from India

very nice description. Thanks for sharing such good ideas.


Kenneth Avery 23 months ago

Hi, Ruchira,

I came back to re-read this hub. Amazing stuff. Great text and points.

Thanks for sharing.

Voted UP and all of the choices.

I would love it if you were following me.

Have a Peaceful night.

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