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                                   SOUL                                   

                          Spirit and Immortality                          


                               1.  Essence


    4489     The Soul is made of consciousness and mind; it is made of   
             life and vision.  It is made of the earth and the waters; it
             is made of air and space.  It is made of light and darkness;
             it is made of desire and peace.  It is made of anger and    
             love; it is made of virtue and vice.  It is made of all that
             is near; it is made of all that is afar.  It is made of all.

                                                  Upanishads (c. B.C. 800)


    4490     Soul - Something in us that can be without us and will be   
             after us.                                                   

                                                 Thomas Browne (1605-1682)


    4491     Vital spark of heav'nly flame!                              

                                                          Pope (1688-1744)


    4492     Everything here, but the soul of man, is a passing shadow.  
             The only enduring substance is within.                      

                                                      Channing (1780-1842)


    4493     The production of souls is the secret of unfathomable       
             depth.                                                      

                                                   Victor Hugo (1802-1885)


    4494     Spirit is living, and Life is Spirit, and Life and Spirit   
             produce all things, but they are essentially one and not    
             two...                                                      

                                               H. P. Blavatsky (1831-1891)


    4495     Doth not the sun harden the clay?  Doth it not also soften  
             the wax?  As it is one sun that worketh both, even so it is 
             one Soul that willeth contrarieties.                        

                                                 Akhenaton? (c. B.C. 1375)



                               2.  Opposites


    4496     The disembodied spirit is immortal; there is nothing of it  
             that can grow old or die.  But the embodied spirit sees     
             death on the horizon as soon as its day dawns.              

                                           Kabbalah (B.C. 1200?-700? A.D.)


    4497     The all knowing Self was never born, nor will it die.       
             Beyond cause and effect, this self is eternal and immutable.
             When the body dies, the Self does not die.                  
             If the slayer believes that he can kill,                    
             And the slain believes that he can be killed,               
             Neither knows the truth.                                    
             The eternal Self slays not, nor is ever slain.              

                                                  Upanishads (c. B.C. 800)


    4498     Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world.    
             Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world.  
             Just as the soul sees but is not seen,                      
               so God sees but is not seen.                              
             Just as the soul feeds the body,                            
               so God gives food to the world.                           

                                          The Talmud (B.C. 500?-400? A.D.)


    4499     I am the resurrection and the life;                         
             he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,    
             and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.       

                                                  Jesus (B.C. 6?-30? A.D.)


    4500     What springs from earth dissolves to earth again,           
             and heaven-born things fly to their native seat.            

                                            Marcus Aurelius (121-180 A.D.)


    4501     The soul is created in a place between Time and Eternity:   
             with its highest powers it touches Eternity,                
             with its lower Time.                                        

                                               Meister Eckhart (1260-1327)


    4502     There is nothing strictly immortal, but immortality.        
             Whatever hath no beginning may be confident of no end.      

                                                 Thomas Browne (1605-1682)


    4503     Can it be?  matter immortal? and shall spirit die?          
             above the nobler, shall less nobler rise?                   
             shall man alone, for whom all else revives,                 
             no resurrection know?  shall man alone,                     
             imperial man!  be sown in barren ground,                    
             less privileged than grain, on which he feeds?              

                                                         Young (1683-1765)


    4504     Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of    
             light and another of darkness; on the confines of two       
             everlasting hostile empires, Necessity and Freewill.        

                                                       Carlyle (1795-1881)


    4505     From the doctrine of the two Principles, Active and Passive,
             grew that of the Universe, animated by a Principle of       
             Eternal Life, and by a Universal Soul, from which every     
             isolated and temporary being received at its birth an       
             emanation, which, at the death of such being, returned to   
             its source.                                                 

                                                   Albert Pike (1809-1891)


    4506     Spirit is the real and eternal;                             
             matter is unreal and material.                              

                                               Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910)


    4507     For I never have seen, and never shall see,                 
             that the cessation of the evidence of existence             
             is necessarily evidence of the cessation of existence.      

                                                     De Morgan (1839-1917)


    4508     The Soul is born old, but it grows young;                   
               that is the comedy of life.                               
             The Body is born young and grows old;                       
               that is life's tragedy.                                   

                                                   Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)


    4509     The Seer is the unchanging, non-dual unity or Soul.         
             The seen is the changing, visible universe and the mind.    

                                                     Sivananda (born 1887)



                              3.  Insight


    4510     Spirit is the first differentiation of SPACE; and Matter    
             the first differentiation of Spirit.  That, which is neither
             Spirit nor matter -that is IT- the Causeless CAUSE of Spirit
             and Matter, which are the Cause of Cosmos.  And THAT we call
             the ONE LIFE or the Intra-Cosmic Breath.                    

                                                Book of Dzyan (B.C. 3000?)


    4511     Something is added to thee unlike to what thou seest; some- 
             thing animates thy clay higher than all that is the object  
             of thy senses.  Behold, what is it?  Thy body remaineth     
             perfect matter after IT is fled, therefore IT is no part of 
             it; IT is immaterial, therefore IT is eternal:  IT is free  
             to act; therefore IT is accountable for its actions.        

                                                 Akhenaton? (c. B.C. 1375)


    4512     The Spirit, without moving, is swifter than the mind;       
             the senses cannot reach him:  He is ever beyond them.       
             Standing still, he overtakes those who run.  To the ocean of
             his being, the spirit of life leads the streams of action.  

                                                  Upanishads (c. B.C. 800)


    4513     As the same fire assumes different shapes                   
             When it consumes objects differing in shape,                
             So does the one Self take the shape                         
             Of every creature in whom he is present.                    

                                                  Upanishads (c. B.C. 800)


    4514     'Tis true; 'tis certain; man though dead retains            
             Part of himself; the immortal mind remains.                 

                                                       Homer (c. B.C. 700)


    4515     All men's souls are immortal,                               
             but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.     

                                                   Socrates (B.C. 469-399)


    4516     The human soul develops up to death.                        

                                                Hippocrates (B.C. 460-370)


    4517     We all have been for all time...and we shall be for all     
             time...As the Spirit of our mortal body wanders on in       
             childhood, and youth and old age, the Spirit wanders on to  
             a new body:  of this the sage has no doubts.                

                                               Bhagavad Gita (c. B.C. 400)


    4518     Whatsoever that be within us that feels, thinks, desires,   
             and animates, is something celestial, divine, and,          
             consequently, imperishable.                                 

                                                  Aristotle (B.C. 384-322)


    4519     The countenance is the portrait of the soul,                
             and the eyes mark its intentions.                           

                                                      Cicero (B.C. 106-43)


    4520     All souls must undergo transmigration and the souls of men  
             revolve like a stone which is thrown from a sling, so many  
             turns before the final release...Only those who have not    
             completed their perfection must suffer the wheel of rebirth 
             by being reborn into another human body.                    

                                                   Zohar (120?-1200? A.D.)


    4521     There is spirit in the soul, untouched by time and flesh,   
             flowing from the Spirit, remaining in the Spirit, itself    
             wholly spiritual.  In this principle is God, ever verdant,  
             ever flowering in all the joy and glory of His actual Self. 

                                               Meister Eckhart (1260-1327)


    4522     The soul is a veiled light.  This light is triple:          
             the pure spirit, the soul or spirit, and the mutable        
             mediator.  The veil of the soul is the shell of the         
             image.  The image is double because it reflects a           
             light - the good and the evil angel of the soul...          

                                               Moses Cordouero (1522-1570)


    4523     Yet stab at thee who will,                                  
             No stab the soul can kill!                                  

                                                Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)


    4524     The spirit of man communes with Heaven;                     
             the omnipotence of Heaven resides in man.                   
             Is the distance between Heaven and man very great?          

                                               Hung Tzu-ch'eng (1593-1665)


    4525     The soul is a fire that darts its rays through all the      
             senses; it is in this fire that existence consists; all     
             the observations and all the efforts of philosophers ought  
             to turn towards this ME, the centre and moving power of our 
             sentiments and our ideas.                                   

                                             Germaine De Stael (1766-1817)


    4526     We are much better believers in immortality than we can     
             give grounds for.  The real evidence is too subtle, or      
             is higher than we can write down in propositions.           

                                                       Emerson (1803-1882)


    4527     Man only of all earthly creatures, asks, "Can the dead die  
             forever?" - and the instinct that urges the question is     
             God's answer to man, for no instinct is given in vain.      

                                                 Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)


    4528     The human soul is like a bird that is born in a cage.       
             Nothing can deprive it of its natural longings, or          
             obliterate the mysterious remembrance of its heritage.      

                                                  Epes Sargent (1813-1880)


    4529     If thy Soul smiles while bathing in the Sunlight of thy     
             Life; if thy Soul sings within her chrysalis of flesh and   
             matter; if thy Soul weeps inside her castle of illusion;    
             if thy Soul struggles to break the silver thread that       
             binds her to the MASTER; know that thy Soul is of the earth.

                                               H. P. Blavatsky (1831-1891)


    4530     Fire is the most perfect and unadulterated reflection,      
             in Heaven as on Earth, of the ONE FLAME.                    
             It is Life and Death, the origin and the end of every       
             material thing.  It is divine "Substance."                  

                                               H. P. Blavatsky (1831-1891)



    4531     Our hope of immortality does not come from any religions,   
             but nearly all religions come from that hope.               

                                           Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899)



                               4.  Positive 


    4532     As the moon retaineth her nature, though darkness spread    
             itself before her face as a curtain, so the Soul remaineth  
             perfect even in the bosom of the fool.                      

                                                 Akhenaton? (c. B.C. 1375)


    4533     The Spirit filled all with his radiance.  He is incorporeal 
             and invulnerable, pure and untouched by evil.  He is the    
             supreme seer and thinker, immanent and transcendent.  He    
             placed all things in the path of the Eternal.               

                                                  Upanishads (c. B.C. 800)


    4534     As  the sun that beholds the world                          
               is untouched by earthly impurities,                       
             so the Spirit that is in all things                         
               is untouched by external sufferings.                      

                                                  Upanishads (c. B.C. 800)


    4535     There is a god within us, and we have intercourse with      
             heaven.  That spirit comes from abodes on high.             

                                                    Ovid (B.C. 43-18 A.D.)


    4536     The soul has this proof of its divinity:                    
             that divine things delight in it.                           

                                                   Seneca (B.C. 3-65 A.D.)


    4537     'And God created man in His image.'                         
             It is this image which receives us first when we come       
             into this World, it develops with us while we grow and      
             accompanies us when we leave the earth.  Its source is      
             in heaven.                                                  

                                                   Zohar (120?-1200? A.D.)


    4538     'Tis immortality, 'tis that alone,                          
             Amid life's pains, abasements, emptiness,                   
             The soul can comfort, elevate, and fill.                    
             That only, and that amply this performs.                    

                                                         Young (1683-1765)


    4539     The soul is indestructible and its activity will continue   
             through eternity.  It is like the sun, which, to our eyes,  
             seems to set at night;  but it has in reality only gone to  
             diffuse its light elsewhere.                                

                                                        Goethe (1749-1832)


    4540     Our dissatisfaction with any other solution is the blazing  
             evidence of immortality.                                    

                                                       Emerson (1803-1882)


    4541     The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul.   

                                                       Emerson (1803-1882)


    4542     There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding
             joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.  

                                               Frederick Faber (1814-1863)


    4543     The soul is, of course, the noblest part of man.            

                                                       Lubbock (1834-1913)



                              5.  Negative


    4544     As a draft-animal is yoked in a wagon,                      
             even so the spirit is yoked in this body.                   

                                                  Upanishads (c. B.C. 800)


    4545     This world is indeed in darkness,                           
             and how few can see the light!                              
             Just as few birds can escape from a net,                    
             few souls can fly into the freedom of heaven.               

                                              The Dhammapada (c. B.C. 300)


    4546     The want of goods is easily repaired,                       
             but the poverty of the soul is irreparable.                 

                                                     Montaigne (1533-1592)


    4547     Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what 
             the soul is.                                                

                                                      Voltaire (1694-1778)


    4548     There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers, but    
             ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some     
             brutal hoof.                                                

                                                       Richter (1763-1825)


    4549     To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation 
             of a great mistake.                                         

                                                  Schopenhauer (1788-1860)


    4550     My mind is incapable of conceiving such a thing as a soul.  
             I may be in error, and man may have a soul;                 
             but I simply do not believe it.                             

                                              Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)


    4551     Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death
             of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts     
             through fear or ridiculous egotism.                         

                                                      Einstein (1879-1955)


    4552     Thinking, understanding, reasoning, willing, call not these 
             Soul!  They are its actions, but they are not its essence.  

                                                 Akhenaton? (c. B.C. 1375)



                               6.  Advice


    4553     The Spirit is beyond sound and form, without touch and taste
             and perfume.  It is eternal, unchangeable, and without      
             beginning or end; indeed above reasoning.  When             
             consciousness of the Spirit manifests itself,               
             man becomes free from the jaws of death.                    

                                                  Upanishads (c. B.C. 800)


    4554     Know that which pervades the entire body is indestructible. 
             No one is able to destroy the imperishable soul.            

                                               Bhagavad Gita (c. B.C. 400)


    4555     Do not think that man is but flesh, skin, bones and veins;  
             far from it!  What really makes man is his soul; and the    
             things we call skin, flesh, bones and veins are but a       
             garment, a cloak; they do not constitute man.  When man     
             departs this earth, he divests himself of all the veils that
             conceal him.                                                

                                                   Zohar (120?-1200? A.D.)


    4556     One should leave a single person for the sake of a family;  
             for the sake of a village he should abandon a family;       
             a village he should renounce for the sake of a country,     
             and for the sake of his soul, the earth.                    

                                          The Hitopadesa (600?-1100? A.D.)


    4557     The spirit is smothered, as it were, by ignorance, but      
             so soon as ignorance is destroyed, spirit shine forth,      
             like the sun when released from clouds.                     

                                                     Sankara (c. 900 A.D.)


    4558     I pity men who occupy themselves exclusively with the       
             transitory in things and lose themselves in the study of    
             what is perishable, since we are here for this very end-    
             that we may make the perishable imperishable, which we can  
             do only after we have learned how to approach both.         

                                                        Goethe (1749-1832)


    4559     He ne'er is crowned with immortality                        
             Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.                 

                                                         Keats (1795-1821)


    4560     As the tempest and the thunder affect not the sun or the    
             stars, but spend their fury on stones and trees below;      
             so injuries ascend not to the Soul of the great, but waste  
             themselves on such as are those who offer them.             

                                                 Akhenaton? (c. B.C. 1375)



                             7.  Potpourri


    4561     The Spirit of the Eternal shot out of his Body like a sheet 
             of lightning that radiated at once on the billows of the    
             Seven millions of skies, and my ten splendours were his     
             limbs.                                                      

                                                   Zohar (120?-1200? A.D.)


    4562     By the Heaven and Him who built it,                         
             by the earth and Him who leveled it,                        
             by the soul and Him who perfected it,                       
             then He taught it the ways of its ruin,                     
             and the way of its safety.                                  

                                                       Koran (c. 651 A.D.)


    4563       In consequence of possessing diverse attributes, the      
             Supreme Existence appears manifold, but when the attributes 
             are annihilated, unity is restored.                         
               In consequence of those diverse attributes, a variety of  
             names and conditions are supposed proper to the spirit, just
             as a variety of tastes and colours are attributed to water. 

                                                     Sankara (c. 900 A.D.)


    4564     I sent my Soul through the Invisible,                       
             Some letter of that After-life spell,                       
             And by and by my Soul returned to me,                       
             And answered "I Myself am Heaven and Hell."                 

                                                   Omar Khayyam (fl. 1100)


    4565     Souls perfected on this earth pass on to another station.   
             After traversing the planets they come to the sun;          
             they ascend into another universe and recommence their      
             planetary evolution from world to world and from sun to sun.
             In the suns they remember, and in the planets they forget.  
             The solar lives are the days of eternal life,               
             and the planetary lives are the nights with their dreams.   

                                               Moses Cordouero (1522-1570)


    4566     The stars shall fade away, the sun himself                  
             Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years,                
             But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth,                  
             Unhurt amidst the wars of elements,                         
             The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.              

                                                       Addison (1672-1719)


    4567     Still seems it strange, that thou shouldst live forever?    
             Is it less strange, that thou shouldst live at all?         
             This is a miracle; and that no more.                        

                                                         Young (1683-1765)


    4568     The soul, uneasy and confined from home,                    
             Rests and expatiates in a life to come.                     

                                                          Pope (1688-1744)


    4569     Awake, my soul!  stretch every nerve,                       
               And press with vigour on;                                 
             A heavenly race demands thy zeal,                           
               And an immortal crown.                                    

                                              Philip Doddridge (1702-1751)


    4570     I reflected how soon in the cup of desire                   
               The pearl of the soul may be melted away;                 
             How quickly, alas, the pure sparkle of fire                 
               We inherit from heaven, may be quenched in the clay.      

                                                  Thomas Moore (1779-1852)


    4571     For the sword outwears its sheath,                          
             And the soul wears out the breast.                          

                                                         Byron (1788-1824)


    4572     I feel my immortality oversweep all pains, all tears, all   
             time, all fears, - and peal, like the eternal thunders of   
             the deep, into my ears, this truth, - thou livest forever!  

                                                         Byron (1788-1824)


    4573     The soul of man is larger than the sky,                     
             Deeper than ocean, or the abysmal dark                      
             Of the unfathomed centre.                                   

                                             Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849)


    4574     We are born for a higher destiny than that of earth.-       
             There is a realm where the rainbow never fades, where       
             the stars will spread out before us like islands that       
             slumber on the ocean, and where the beings that pass        
             before us like shadows, will stay in our presence forever.  

                                                 Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)


    4575     Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with 
             an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day!  
             No, no, man was made for immortality.                       

                                                       Lincoln (1809-1865)


    4576     Life is the soul's nursery - its training place for the     
             destinies of eternity.                                      

                                                     Thackeray (1811-1863)


    4577     Ah, the souls of those that die                             
             Are but sunbeams lifted higher.                             

                                                    Longfellow (1819-1892)


    4578     No, no!  The energy of life may be                          
             Kept on after the grave, but not begun;                     
             And he who flagg'd not in the earthly strife,               
             From strength to strength advancing - only he               
             His soul well-knit, and all his battles won,                
             Mounts, and that hardly, to eternal life.                   

                                                Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)


    4579     The monuments of the nations are all protests against       
             nothingness after death; so are statues and inscriptions;   
             so is history.                                              

                                                   Lew Wallace (1827-1905)


    4580     Immortality - A toy which people cry for,                   
             And on their knees apply for,                               
             Dispute, contend and lie for,                               
               And if allowed                                            
               Would be right proud                                      
             Eternally to die for.                                       

                                               Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?)


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