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The Soul After Death

  1. What proof can we have of the individuality of the soul after death?

“Is not this proof furnished by the communications which you obtain? If you were not blind, you would see; if you were not deaf you would hear; for you are often spoken to by a voice which reveals to you the existence of a being exterior to yourself.”

Those who think that the soul returns after death into the universal whole are in error if they imagine that It loses its Individuality, like a drop of water that falls Into the ocean they are right If they mean by the universal whole the totality of Incorporeal beings, of which each soul or spirit Is an element.

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If souls were blended together into a mass, they would possess only the qualities common to the totality of the mass there would be nothing to distinguish them from one another, and they would have no special, intellectual, or moral qualities of their own. But the communications we obtain from spirits give abundant evidence of the possession by each spirit of the consciousness of the Me, and of a distinct will, personal to itself; the infinite diversity of characteristics of all kinds presented by them is at once the consequence and the evidence of their distinctive personal individuality. If, after death, there were nothing but what is called the “Great Whole,” absorbing all individualities, this whole would be uniform in its characteristics and, in that case, all the communications received from the invisible world would be identical. But as among the denizens of that other world we meet with some who are good and some who are bad, some who are learned and some who are ignorant, some who are happy and some who are unhappy, and as they present us with every shade of character, some being frivolous and other serious, etc., it is evident that they are different individualities, perfectly distinct from one another. This individuality becomes still more evident when they are able to prove their identity by unmistakable tokens, by personal details relating to their terrestrial life, and susceptible of being verified; and it cannot be a matter of doubt when they manifest themselves to our sight under the form of apparitions. The individuality of the soul has been taught theoretically as an article of faith; Spiritism renders it patent, as an evident, and, so to say, a material fact.

Taken from the Spirit’s book, Q.152. By Allan Kardec

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El Alma Despues de la Muerte

¿Qué prueba podemos obtener acerca de la individualidad del alma después de la muerte?

– ¿No tenéis esa prueba mediante las comunicaciones que lográis? Si no sois ciegos, veréis, y si no sois sordos, oiréis, porque con sobrada frecuencia os habla una voz que os revela la existencia de un Ser que está fuera de vosotros.

Los que piensan que con la muerte del cuerpo el alma reingresa al todo universal están equivocados si con esto entienden que, a la manera de una gota de agua que cae al mar, aquélla pierde su individualidad. Pero se hallan en lo cierto si entienden por el todo universal al conjunto de los Seres incorpóreos del que cada alma o Espíritu es un elemento.

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Si las almas se confundieran con la masa no tendrían sino cualidades del conjunto y nada las distinguiría a unas de otras. No poseerían inteligencia ni cualidades propias, en tanto que, en todas las comunicaciones mediúmnicas, denotan la conciencia del yo y una voluntad distinta. La infinita diversidad que presentan, desde todos los puntos de vista, es consecuencia misma de las individualidades. Si después de la muerte sólo hubiera lo que se llama Gran Todo, absorbiendo a la totalidad de las individualidades, ese Todo sería uniforme y, por tanto, cuantas comunicaciones se recibieron del Mundo Invisible resultarían idénticas. Puesto que encontramos en ellas Seres buenos y malos, sabios e ignorantes, venturosos y desdichados; que los hay de todos los caracteres: alegres y tristes, frívolos y profundos, etcétera, salta a la vista que se trata de Seres diferentes. La individualidad se torna más ostensible todavía cuando dichos Seres prueban su identidad por medio de indicios indiscutibles, detalles personales relativos a su vida terrena y que se pueden verificar. Y ya no es posible la duda cuando se manifiestan ellos a la vista, durante las apariciones. La individualidad del alma se nos enseñaba, en teoría, como un artículo de fe, pero el Espiritismo la hace evidente y, en cierto modo, material.

Tomado del Libro de los Espiritus, Preg.152. Por Allan Kardec

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