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The body soul distinction is a myth derived from philosophers such as plato discuss.

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'body soul distinction is a myth derived from philosophers such as plato' discuss. Dualism is the notion that humans have composite natures, they believe that humans have a material aspect (the material part is the physical body & brain) and a non-material part (the mind and soul). They both exist correspondingly in us we also have the ability to disembody the soul from our body. Plato's belief of the soul is that it is immaterial, and a persons true self, this mirrors the Hindu belief of the Atman, Hindus believe that humans have the real self, the soul. Plato also he believes the soul is pre-existent and immortal. Plato believes that at the end of life the soul is set free from the body, and that that our true self, or 'jiva' is actually ...read more.


Plato also added the argument of the opposites, he believed that the physical world consists of opposites such a big and small, light and dark, he suggested that the opposite of living must be death, but for death to be something rather than nothing there must be a purpose for it, Plato argues that the opposite of life cannot be death as being the end will render it meaningless and a nonentity, for that reason, this argument supports the idea of reincarnation, that our next life depends on our state of the soul and our conduct in the previous life. Many people over time, have given criticism of Plato's views, Peter Geach questions what it can mean for the disembodied soul to see the forms, given that seeing is a process that is linked to ...read more.


the third eye makes Geach's criticism void, as this would imply that blind people would not be able to access the world of the Forms through their soul and it is known that blind people can still dream and can obtain the power see the world through their third eye. In conclusion, I believe that the body and soul distinction is not a myth derived from philosopher as the belief what we must distinct our souls from the body exists substantially in Hinduism, Hindus emphasize the importance of spirituality in their teachings, they include extra sensory perception in their attributes of accessing the third eye chakra, and I believe this is similar to the belief that if we run away with our mind away from the body, we can achieve true knowledge of our selves. ...read more.

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