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If you removed a mans etheric body would he die ?

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  1. Etheric body? There is no such thing. This kind of gibberish is not all that far removed from the typical crap spewed by christers. I’ve never really seen much difference between the christers, the new-agers, the wiccans, the scientologists, etc.

  2. It’s part of the concept that a soul has three bodies: the gross material body which is useful only on Earth and which dies, the etheric body which is still of the same shape and identity as the material body had been, and the actual soul which is the spirit and is not bound to the identity of the current body or any representation of it.
    Theoretically, you shed the material body and travel to Heaven in the double of this body, the etheric. That’s how come you feel no different and appear to others in Heaven as yourself.
    If by some strange mishap you dropped this body as well, you’d still be yourself, your own self. Nothing would die.
    Eventually, when you are ready to reincarnate, you’d give it up anyway, as it would then be just another identity from the past and you’d be making a new one.

  3. Dawn W: I do not expect this to answer your question, only shed a little light on the subject. Have a good day Dawn.
    “What an amount of confusion has this seven-fold classification given rise to! These seven principles, as generally enumerated, do not correspond to any natural lines of cleavage, so to speak, in the constitution of man. Taking the seven principles in the order in which they are generally given, the physical body is separated from the so-called life-principle; the latter from what is called linga sarira (very often confounded with sukshma sarira). Thus the physical body is divided into three principles. Now here we may make any number of divisions; if you please, you may as well enumerate nerve-force, blood, and bones, as so many distinct parts, and make the number of divisions as large as sixteen or thirty-five. But still the physical body does not constitute a separate entity apart from the life principle, nor the life principle apart from the physical body, and so with the linga sarira. Again, in the so-called “astral body,” the fourth principle when separated from the fifth soon disintegrates, and the so-called fourth principle is almost lifeless unless combined with the fifth. This system of division does not give us any distinct principles which have something like independent existence. And what is more, this sevenfold classification is almost conspicuous by its absence in many of our Hindu books. At any rate a considerable portion of it is almost unintelligible to Hindu minds; and so it is better to adopt the time-honored classification of four principles, for the simple reason that it divides man into so many entities as are capable of having separate existences, and that these four principles are associated with four upadhis (1) which are further associated in their turn with four distinct states of consciousness. And so for all practical purposes — for the purpose of explaining the doctrines of religious philosophy — I have found it far more convenient to adhere to the fourfold classification than to adopt the septenary one and multiply principles in a manner more likely to introduce confusion than to throw light upon the subject. I shall therefore adopt the four-fold classification, and when I adopt it in the case of man, I shall also adopt it in the case of the solar system, and also in the case of the principles that are to be found in the cosmos. By cosmos I mean not the solar system only, but the whole of the cosmos.”

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