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WHAT MEN THOUGHTWhat Is Soul?
[From The Rosicrucian Digest July 1947]
As from a blazing fire in a thousand ways similar sparks proceed, so are produced living Souls ... from the Indestructible and they also return to Him.--The Mundake Upanishad.
The Soul is the man's real self.--Plotinus.
Ever consider and think upon the world as being but one living substance and having but one Soul.--Marcus Aurelius.
And in the center he put the Soul which he diffused throughout the body...--Plato.
The mind is never right but when it is at peace with itself; the Soul is in heaven even while it is in the flesh.--Seneca.
No atom of matter, in the whole vastness of the Universe is lost; how then can man's Soul, which comprises the whole world in one idea, be lost?--The Talmud.
The Soul is a fire that darts its rays through all the five senses; it is in this fire that existence consists.--Madame De Stael.
...Within man is the Soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal One.--Emerson.
And some hold that the Soul is diffused through the universe. Perhaps this is what led Thales to say that all things are full of Gods.--Aristotle.
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