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The Madame X wrote:…Buddhists deny a permanent individual spirit altogether…. The mind and the personality is created anew each time [a new life is formed], as are the subtle bodies. There is, as the Buddha taught, no soul which passes from body to body. Instead there is a vast and complex pre-existent entity (yourself) which creates the situation leading to the reincarnation chain.
Necromancer9 wrote:As for [the soul] "not depending on others to exist", most teaching do not directly claim that it does, however the implication is the our soul does depend on others. References to it taking a community of believers to grow would support this.
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