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  Friday, 31 March 2017
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Is it correct to say that "Human Soul", "Causal Body", and "Superior Manas" are exactly the same thing, or are there subtle distinctions between them?

I'm looking at the following references, among others:

The Spiritual Soul unfolds into the Human Soul who is the Superior Manas...
(Tarot and Kabbalah, Samael Aun Weor)

Many clairvoyants usually see a sweet creature of a blue electrical color, very beautiful, within the mental and desire vehicles that is easily confused with the Human Soul or Body of the Conscious Will (Causal body).
(Light from Darkness, Samael Aun Weor)

In fact, the intellectual animal still does not have a Causal body. The beautiful blue creature that clairvoyants see within the lunar vehicles is what in Zen Buddhism is called Buddhata, the essence, a fraction of the sacred Human Soul within us.
(Light from Darkness, Samael Aun Weor)

Atman unfolds Himself into the Spiritual Soul. The Spiritual Soul unfolds into the Human Soul who is the Superior Manas; the Human Soul unfolds into the Essence, or Buddhata.
(Tarot and Kabbalah, Samael Aun Weor)
5 years ago
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Accepted Answer
Yes, the terms "Human Soul", "Causal Body", and "Superior Manas" are essentially interchangeable.

Other times, there are indeed subtle differences. Monad, for example, can be understood at the God Mercury, Shiva, the Duad of Iod-Cheva in Binah, the Duad of Atman-Buddhi, and the Triad of Atman-Buddhi-Manas...
5 years ago
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It may be helpful if I explain why I ask this question. I am working on compiling and translating a glossary that explains these terms using quotes from the books of master Samael. One of the things that confuses me about about master Samael's teachings is that he uses so many synonyms for each concept. To make it easier for readers, I want to have a complete list of synonyms in the definition of every term in the glossary. I see some terms in the gnostic doctrine that are defined informally in some places and more formally in others. For example, there are places where it is stated that the monad is Atman-Buddhi-Manas and other places where it explains in more detail that the Monad is Atman-Buddhi, which expresses itself through its emanation in the the superior manas. If I list something as a synonym when it is actually just a closely-related concept, a list like that could deepen the reader's confusion rather than clarifying.

thanks in advance and sorry for asking such picky questions.
5 years ago
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#13958
Accepted Answer
Yes, the terms "Human Soul", "Causal Body", and "Superior Manas" are essentially interchangeable.

Other times, there are indeed subtle differences. Monad, for example, can be understood at the God Mercury, Shiva, the Duad of Iod-Cheva in Binah, the Duad of Atman-Buddhi, and the Triad of Atman-Buddhi-Manas...
5 years ago
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Thank you KH. :)
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