The reason I asked this question is because of a conversation I had with someone who believes in reincarnation. Unless new souls were being made as an ongoing process there would not be enough souls to go around. At least that was my reasoning during the conversation.
Didn't you know? They all come from string theory and we're all being strung along in the infinite parallel universes. You and I are everywhere together. New universes and souls being produced all the time, which as everyone now knows is relative. It's all beyond my wee brain, but ah, there you are.
I'm not a Christian, but here we go (this is a tenet of our faith):
Some parts, or cells, of the Creator begin in a "spiritually uneducated" state and need the opportunity to grow, to learn, to realize over countless lifetimes of experience that Love is All. These ignorant "seeds", so to speak, are packed tightly into bales (like cotton bales, or hay bales) and stored on the Causal Plane (a couple of major levels of existence higher than this Earth planet) until there's an opening--a population explosion, in other words.
When such an opening occurs, workers on these inner planes open the bales and each "seed" is placed in the lower planes, given an initial "loading" of karma--sort of a kick start--to start Its ball (of experience) rolling.
Thus, a "new" Soul is not exactly created, since It did exist in seed form from the beginning. On the other hand, as an INEXPERIENCED Soul ("new Soul") Its beginning state of consciousness is so low (perhaps beginning as a rock or some such) that thinking of It as "newly created" isn't really that far off, either.
"New" Souls are introduced to the rounds of karma and reincarnation whenever population levels allow for additional numbers on any given planet. We (Souls) start out somewhat like those Chia Pet packets of seeds--not activated until the water hits, yet all the potential is there...just unaware.
Then, as "bales" of new "seeds" about to sprout are activated, they are given little "backpacks" of karma to get the wheel rolling, as it were...and the game is on.
I think souls, like people, themselves, start when a new person is born and continue to grow over the course of that person's lifetime. I think anyone who has ever had, truly treasured, and respected as an indiviual, a new baby is very likely to think this way.
I'm open the idea that souls may either "go off into soul land" after people die (or not); but either way, I can see how, as each soul spends some time living on Earth, could blend with or be impacted by all others - contributing to an ever-changing shift in "collective consciousness".
I am not trying to sell this concept!!! I once wondered if God created the earth as some sort of six Flags or Disney world type of vacation spot for his angels, gettin bored doin whatever they do for eternity. After their vacation the body dies and they go back to their jobs and hopefully they have contributed something to humanity and can still remember which door they came in through. Like I said I'm not selling this idea just a thought. Who knows.
Hi Mohit, Sorry to answer so belatedly. Ok, you say:
"But all souls come from the super soul or the creator or god.
The Buddhist philosophy is to break this cycle of birth and death and attain Moksha or Nirvana or oneness with god the supersoul and then you don't come back to this painful existence."
My dear friend, you are a wonderful being with such religious experience! So please do not be offended with my slight correction to your sayings. In Buddhism there is no talk whatsoever of supersoul nor god the supersoul. But indeed, the basic Buddhist philosophy calls for breaking the beginningless cycle of death and rebirth, called Samsara, and the attainment of Nirvana. The followers of the great vehicle vow to attain full omniscient Buddhahood in order to help all migrating beings without exception out of Samsara.
Hi I enjoy an intelligent debate and find no offense in your answer.Thank you for being so polite. The Buddha is a man and the state of being one with god.Buddhism is a branch of Hinduism and the Buddha attained the state of enlightenment or fusion with god the super soul.After that followers of Buddha referred to this state as the Buddha hood , the Buddha was all for gaining enlightenment or fusing with god the Light, the super soul. In Hinduism the soul is called Atma and the super soul or god is called Paramatma.
Buddha hood is a name used to denote this state of fusion with god (enlightenment, samadhi, satori)and one can use Holy Spirit, Great Spirit, Brahma, Shiva, Ma, super soul, Buddha hood etc
EVERYTHING is infinite. Infinity arises out of nothingness and in that place there is no actual "place", no time. So basically souls just ARE - and as with everything, there are an infinity of them. Blowing our minds constantly. Tapping into the infinite pool of compassion and love (some people call God) is what really matters.
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