-->The washcloth example: Water in the washcloth is absorbed and can be retained. Both washcloth and water are separate, but held together as one. Mind and soul can exist within the body, but can be released when ready. So when we die, it’s like the death angel wringing us out to dry. The spiritual energy built up within the body must go somewhere (matter cannot be created or destroyed) so it escapes the body into the environment and exists as a bodiless mind. Just a thought.
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