Re: In Sikhism, is there soul? Who created soul? Who control soul?
This is only my own very personal opinion, and like Ishnabhenji, is no way influenced by Gurbani, but the Guru Jyot I feel inside, when I find these feelings tally up with Gurbani, I feel very happy and content indeed, When they do not, then I realise I am missing some information, knowledge, or Gyan that I need to read up on as my understanding is clearly not correct.,
I have noticed that parts of my 'soul' (if my soul means who I am, the thing that makes me different from say Sinnerji, we obviously have different characters, traits, likes dislikes), come from many members of my family. I look like a cross between my mothers younger brother and my fathers elder brother, although, when younger I looked like my fathers twin. My dads elder brother was also like me when he was younger, so my soul must be made up of generations of souls. Do they all live in me? I can feel my fathers soul, and my mothers soul sometimes, but they are still alive!, and also, I am childless, and I am pretty sure being childless does not bar your soul from carrying on, or does it?
Sometimes I meet a kindred spirit, and realise my soul also lives in them, again, they may not be family, so the DNA question goes out of the window.
I can only conclude that a baby is born, it has a soul, made up of the DNA of its parents, a small moral compass, and access to say 1/3 of its brain, of its true potential, I think it was seeker3k that asked if a man who was deaf and dumb and blind could be a good sikh, I think he could , I think if you meditate on that moral compass which I would call Guru (not sure which one prakashji, however I would be delighted for you to tell me, and, no, I am not joking, I think there is something in the Gur Guru Guroo post, although Ambersariaji growling is always a sure fire way of sorting the wheat from the chaff), then I think you will find Bani and ultimately Gurubani, lets be honest, we did not need Guru to tell us most of things that we embrace, truth , honesty, bravery, all these things and more are all stored away in our heads, just waiting to be accessed, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is a written living embodiment of that information. Isaac Newton noted gravity, he did not discover it, it already existed before he noted it, so, I think Guru's knowledge exists in our head already, we just need to keep an eye out for dropping apples.
So all is well, you go through life, you learn, you unveil the information internally, you find it matches the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, all is good, and then you die, do you zip back into another baby, no, I do not buy that, that baby is the product of years of breeding and DNA, so you are left with either nothing, or something else, nothing seems harsh given you have a lifetime of knowledge under your belt, then again, nothing seems lenient if you have a lifetime of giving pain. Seeker mentioned that energy cannot be destroyed or created, does the brain have an energy that can be quantified? does a hard drive containing data weigh anymore than a hard drive with no data, could it weigh less???
The only rational explanation I can offer to myself at this present time is that as humans we see only a small part of what is going on. There could be more things going on around us that we are not aware off, this is not magic, this is physics, if things exist that are vibrating at a level that cannot be seen or felt, then we would be unaware of them. Maybe death liberates us from this world, and we exist as jyot. But then what about retribution, what about rewards for the good and punishment for the bad, I do not believe there is any divine retribution, but in some way, just as when you kick a dog, you may get bitten, then our actions in our lifetime someway influence our spiritual being afterwards, and that, I am afraid, is as far as I can take that particular theory