Wayist Philosophy for Juniors
Who are you really, the true you?
Some people think they are a human animals, and that is all. When people think like that, they say that when the body dies, they also die.
Wayist believe that people don't die, its just their bodies that die. The soul lives on after the body died.
Some people think that their thoughts are who they are. The problem with this is that thoughts come from a human body's brain. It can happen that a body's brain get damaged, or get sick, and then it doesn't work very well. The brain is just a machine like a heart, or lungs, it works for the body. Most animals have brains and thoughts.
Wayists believe that people are more than just thoughts. We also believe that thoughts and brain power are not as important as some people think. Even if a body has a problem with its brain, inside that body is still a real person and there is nothing wrong with the real person. Even if a brain never learned to speak, and has never heard of television or a telephone because it was never taught; it does not make the real person any less of a person because inside that body is a real person worthy of the same respect as any other.
Wayist know that a person is a soul. You are a soul. Souls have bodies made not of flesh and bone and blood but of energy which is a little bit like light energy or fine electric energy. If a soul wants to live on Earth it needs to get a body and it needs to be born here as a baby. Like a spaceman wears a specially made suit to live in space, so does a soul need a specially made human body to live on earth.
Souls only visit Earth for a few years at a time and when they do, they need to be inside a human animal body like the one you have now.
Some soul beings are very old. They have lived for hundreds and thousands of years and they are very wise. Yes, your soul has been to earth before and you are many hundreds of years old, perhaps even thousands of years-old.
Soul beings pass through a state we call soul-heaven when they are not in a body on earth. Sometimes souls need to come and live on Earth but they cannot live here without bodies. People who live on Earth must have human bodies. When a soul comes to live here on Earth among us, it has to be born as a baby and grow up here in a family. Most souls have been born and died as humans many times before. Being born, to reincarnate is harder than to die. Dying is easy and not unpleasant--it is unpleasant for loved ones who will miss the the person. However, everyone is in the cycle of being born and dying so we know one another and we will again meet in another life or in another state. We tend to travel through these cycles in groups of like-minded people.
Human bodies don't last very long. They are also not as strong as souls. Souls last very very long and can live for many thousands of years. Human bodies can get sick, or even have accidents that damage them. Even if a body is very healthy it still gets older every day. All human bodies will die one day and when that happens the soul goes back to soul heaven.
In soul heaven there are many people that you have known for ages and ages. Every now and again when a soul needs to come and live on Earth for a while it has to live in a new body again. We call that reincarnation. Incarnation means to "be inside a body of flesh". Therefore, re-incarnation means that the soul incarnates again, and again. Souls like to incarnate because every time they do it the world is different again and they learn all kinds of new things.
Learning is very important to souls. Souls must learn all that they can about life on Earth in all different places, cultures and in many different families.
There you have it, you are a soul. People are souls and the bodies that they have now are just loaned to them for a short while. After you have used your body to learn a lot of wonderful new things here on Earth, your soul will give the old body back to Earth and go on to live in heaven again for a while.
Do you know someone who recently went back to heaven? You probably miss that person but you can bet on aunt Milly's dentures that you will see those people again, in heaven.
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