Points to Ponder: December 6, 2017
Today we shall reflect on God’s knowledge about what is a soul. God tells us that you are a soul. We have already explored that a soul is a point of non physical light of knowledge, purity, peace, love, happiness, bliss and power.Today we shall understand another very important aspect of the soul. A soul is like a CD. A CD holds the entire range of content recorded in it. However, when inserted into the CD player, specific parts of the entire spectrum are displayed on the screen at various points of time. The soul is very similar to the CD. I, the soul, encapsulate the entire gamut of attitudes, perspectives, traits and actions that I have to play out in this journey spread across various births and rebirths. In a CD, a particular record surfaces at a certain point of time although it is there all the while. For example, the fight sequence will play at 2 minutes an 3 seconds but it is there all the while. Similarly, a soul contains the entire range of attitudes, perspectives, traits and actions although the various facets of its personality emerge at different points of time.
To understand this more simple, let us take another example of a kitchen. In your kitchen you have the entire range of spices from cumin and coriander to nutmeg and nigella seeds. However, if you are going through a phase where you are mostly cooking regular simple food, only a few ingredients are lying on the easily accessible shelf while all others take a backseat. Now, it so happens that if you have not used an ingredient for a very long time, it is often relegated to some remote corner and if some sudden guests arrive, you don’t find it. Then the usual approach is to think that you have to buy it again as it is probably not there. Similarly, there are certain aspect of our personality, like the compassionate self, the pure self, the loveful self which are lying submerged under the more active aspects of my personality like the critical self, the jealous or the fearful self. However, we still contain the whole me despite the fact that I am only accessing the limited me.
In Spiritual Service,