The soul’s immortality is one of the predominant themes in Phaedo. In the dialogue between Socrates and his friends/philosophers, they discuss four arguments for the immortality of the soul to illustrate and attempt to prove the concept of the afterlife. The afterlife is the place where the soul supposedly goes after we die. The four arguments are: The Opposites Argument, The Theory of
Some religion does not believe in after life. There are plenty of religions that teaches about after life. Here are some of their beliefs about afterlife: 1. The Hinduism religion does in the afterlife and believes when a person dies there is a rebirth and reincarnation of the soul. Hinduism and Jainism both believe that the soul becomes a part of a jiva.
He however was unsuccessful in his quest for immortality. Another very well-known story of the search for immortality was the fountain of youth. Juan Ponce de Leon went on a journey to find the fountain of youth, but he too was unsuccessful in his search for immortality. Scientists have wondered about the possibility of virtual immortality where your mind is uploaded to a computer once you die. Some people thing it is possible, but others say that the science is to complex.
There is no real explanation for how humans and the universe came into being but some suggest that the universe is eternal. Their purpose in life is to become aware of the gods and celebrate their presence. Right and wrong are determined by individuals because there are too many gods for there to be one source of morality. There isn’t much mention of what happens after death in polytheism. Monotheists believe that there is only one God in all places at all times.
Souls enter the heavens or hells based on how they acted in their former life as a gift or consequence. They would learn their lessons in the immortal world and then continue on to their next life. It is believed that you stay in the heavens s longer then the hells but it still is only till you learn the rest of your lessons. They enjoy their pleasurable time in heaven, then fall back down to the earth by rain into the ocean of births and deaths. It is believed that a woman conceives by eating a plant that water from the oceans of births and deaths has entered.
A Thousand Bodies For One Soul “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn,” ( Gandhi). The reincarnation is, for most of the scientists, a fascinating idea of soul’s rebirth. In the Hinduism reincarnation is considered as a punishment for the past mistakes, or as a gift because of the good works and help provided to others. History records different believes of reincarnation: into the animals, plants or human being.
In the epic of Gilgamesh the first encounter of immortality is the fact that the hero himself is not entirely human, but in fact two-thirds god and one-third mortal. The divine part stems from Ninsun, Gilgamesh’s mother, and establishes the natural relationships that can occur between the godly world and their mortal servants. As the ruler of the city of Uruk, the fact that he possesses in part a divine blood line, and the later addition of his godlike companion Enkidu, Gilgamesh pursues his first claim to immortality by going on an adventure to slay Humbaba: “If I fall on the way, I’ll establish my name: / ‘Gilgamesh, who joined battle with fierce Humbaba’ they’ll say.” (Gilgamesh 111). At this point in the poem Gilgamesh is fueled by his own greatness and is seemingly searching for a figurative immortality in the fame and recognition for his deeds. Even though Gilgamesh is himself acknowledging that death is a possible outcome of his planned endeavor, he seems to diminish its likelihood as he criticizes Enkidu for fearing the upcoming adventure, “Here you are, even you, afraid of death”
The most authentic description of the Fates has been passed out by the attic poets Homer and Hesiod. Homeric Portraiture In The Iliad and The Odyssey, Homer relates of Fate (Moira) rather than Fates (Moirai). In his view, the Fate is a single impersonal power which is basically concerned with the cessation of life. Surprisingly, in The lliad, Homer also mentioned the Fate in plural form, albeit only for once. In Homeric description, the Fate acted independently from the gods and Zeus was the sole god who could control it.
Of course that is just in theory though. Also, with research Zeus, again in theory, did not die. People just stopped believing in him with the rise of Christianity. This was during a time when people did not have an explanation for natural disasters. They just naturally assumed that there was evil that had to be corrected and the gods were putting their wrath on the humanity.
However one can try to form a vague description of the soul by considering its properties. Some of the properties that we can think of are as follows: 1. Is it electromagnetic in nature? No direct evidence has been found to indicate that Jiv Atman is magnetic or electromagnetic in nature. According to Hindu mythology it is believed that a man after death must be placed with head towards north and foot towards south.