What is the difference between soul and spirit?

Man is spirit and has his origin in the Spiritual Realm or Spiritual Home which we also call Paradise. Every human being irrespective of his race, sex or faith and irrespective of whether he is adjudged a good person or bad person has this spiritual origin.

This spirit of man is permitted, through the grace of God Almighty, to have a field of activity for its development and maturity. This field of activity is what we call material creation, the most visible part being the earth-plane.

Before the human spirit can enter this material creation, it first must be properly clothed in a substance close in nature or consistency with the environment. One of the coverings that the human spirit receives is the soul-body which is the reason it is also referred to as a soul. The other covering is the physical body with the physical organs we use daily and that permits the human spirit to exist on earth as an earth-man.

So man is spirit from origin and the latter is given a soul-body and finally a physical body. Therefore, the soul is the description of man when he is no longer in his physical body but still bears within it the spirit as the actual living human being.

Ultimately, the spirit of man will also lay aside the soul-body just as happened earlier with its physical body before it can enter Paradise, its spiritual home.

So from origin in Paradise, man is spirit willing to journey out for the purpose of maturing and development. Before he gets to the earth-plane in the regions we collectively call the beyond, the spirit is enveloped in a soul-body. Then, later, both spirit, as core, with its soul-body is further covered by the physical body. When man drops the physical body in what we call death, he remains alive as a soul and shall later drop the soul-body to enter Paradise as spirit.

The explanation given in this article is based on the author’s understanding of the Work “In The Light of Truth”, The Grail Message by Abd-ru-shin.
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