What according to you the difference between your soul and your spirit?

@humbleme (1004)
India
November 6, 2007 12:44pm CST
Hello friends, What according to you the difference between your soul and your spirit?
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@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
6 Nov 07
hmmm this is a difficult one, now I am not religious so this is my very own thoughts, I do believe I am spiritual so here goes, my thoughts only...I believe my soul is the one part of me that will go on after I die, I think it is part of us that we don't really understand as yet, spirit hmmm this is the hard part, I believe we all have spirits to guide us through out worldly lives, maybe our souls are deep within and when we die our souls become spirits to guide others...I guess it is all an unknown area we will just have to wait for the real answer...just my thoughts.
@humbleme (1004)
• India
7 Nov 07
lilaclady, Thanks for your response.Spiritual science or the science of Creation is the highest level of science and we have only limited knowledge, so the answer is not just difficult for you but every of us even with people who are deeply related with spirituality, you have showed your interest thats enough for us, Thanks again.
@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
7 Nov 07
In brief, man is of three parts (1 Thes. 5:23): a (physical) body, a (psychological) soul, and a (spiritual) spirit. Watchman Nee's "Spiritual Man" gives a detail discussion on this matter, check it out at www.ministrybooks.org/watchman-nee-books.cfm Chapter 5 of the "Economy of God" by Witness Lee gives a good insight on this matter, check it out at www.ministrybooks.org/witness-lee-books.cfm
@humbleme (1004)
• India
8 Nov 07
Hello 2timothy, Thanks for your response and links but can you summarise your own understanding or realisation regarding this post?
@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
Man is of three parts: body, soul, and spirit. The body is the physical body, belonging to the physiological level, contacts the things of the material realm, and is the superficial part. The soul is the mental faculty, belonging to the psychological level, contacts the things of the mental realm, and is a deeper part. The spirit is the spiritual organ, belonging to the spiritual realm, contacts the things of God, and is the deepest part. For problems of the body, one may see a doctor. For problems of the mind, one may visit a psychologist. But only God can solve the problems in our spirit.
@humbleme (1004)
• India
22 Nov 07
Hello 2timothy,Thanks very much for your reply and sharing your knowledge.According to you "Soul is the deeper psychological mental realm",so you mean a psycologist is the doctor of our soul? Please explain and thanks again.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Depends on defintion. I usually think its the same thing, and other culutres take it this way as well. But in one scenario, I've thought of having the spirit which everyone else knows as the entity Theprogamer. Along with this is the soul that is eternal. Unfortunately with this, it seems that the spirit entity is lost with each cycle through the mortal body/realm. Its either loss or repressed so well that the next spirit/entity can barely access it. I do feel that something like this is possible due to dreams, mind-body problems, mind-soul perception, mental perceptions in general, varying degrees of thought/growth tied to nature/nurture/and the intangible. Excellent discussion Humble.
@humbleme (1004)
• India
7 Nov 07
Hello Progamer, Thanks very much for your response and sharing your realisations knowledge and experience,your points will definately help me to understand the difference better. Thanks again for sharing.