Know thou of a truth that the soul, after its separation from the body, will continue to progress until it attaineth the presence of God, in a state and condition which neither the revolution of ages and centuries, nor the changes and chances of the world, can alter. -Baha?u?llah, Gleanings, p.155.
How is it that the same looking cells-
with the same genetic blueprint-
early in the development of the human
embryo become different tissues?
It?s one of the greatest puzzles in biology.
The recipies are genes; the cookbook
is the chromosomes and the chefs the
protein molecules on DNA which switch
genes on and off.
How is it that the same looking people
with the same basic human physiology
for the first phase of their existence-
some four score years and ten-
have such different soul experiences
after their separation from the body?
It?s one of the greatest puzzles in
the history of religion, philosophy
and theology. The recipies are the
specific theologies of the afterlife;
the cookbooks the Holy Writings
of the great religious traditions
and the chefs the prophetic Teachers.
4 January 1996
So what Ron Price is doing is posing a question about a completely non-existent problem?
"Why do people behave differently when they are perfect clones of each other for the first fourteen years of their life and have exactly the same experiences?" Ooh, that is difficult to answer. Thankfully, not only is it not true, it's impossible. Oh, well.