Question : What is the difference between soul and spirit?
Spirit is the one which resides in the heart and soul is the one that the spirit is enveloped by the causal of the five elements, causal, that is the soul. When a person dies then the soul comes out, means the spirit is there and this Kundalini* plus these five causals, causal means the causes of these. Like you have got Mother earth, you’ve got fire, you’ve got five elements, that’s the soul.[…]
It is universal, you see, connection with this big power which is so communicating, so there’s no question.
(….Question on Spirit after death.??…)
Depends on, supposing it’s a ordinary person and he dies then maybe his spirit might come back after thirteen, fourteen days, immediately. But supposing there is an incarnation who dies then he comes after two thousand years. And same with the devils who are dying, they also come to face the incarnations who are there or anyone like that. So there are categories; incarnations are born after two thousand years and devils also are born like that to fight the incarnations. And the ordinary people also there are types, some of them want to be born again very fast, some wait and realized souls can decide when they want to have a birth. It’s different birth for realized souls; if they want to have their birth, immediately they can have it, if they don’t want to have it, they need not. But some of the souls hang in the limbo as and then they attack people.[…]
It is the residue of the desire of the person. Ordinary persons are not detached, so they get born. Supposing a mother dies in an accident and she’s worried about her children, she gets her birth very fast……….
( Source: An Extract of Talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in Malaysia on 15th March 1992.)
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