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When does the soul enter the body?


As life does not engage with the body just like that. It happens as a process. When a woman or a mother conceives, two little cells coming together then become some meatball, literally. But this meatball will become a life. It is somewhere between 40-48 days after conception that the life process enters. I don’t know what the medical opinion is. Any doctors here? Okay. Okay. Alright. I’m saying this from my personal experience. It’s 40-48 days, that’s the space where you enter. There are some lives which enter later. Suppose, see this is something a woman or a mother would feel if we train her a little bit. If she sees that a life entered beyond 48 days, then you’re delivering somebody truly special. Because this life will take time to settle. Some phenomenal is on the way. You have heard, somebody sees you know, Gautama’s mother and this man says, you’re going to deliver a phenomenal being. Somebody looks at Yashoda and says to the mother, you’re delivering a phenomenal being. This is simply because when you notice after 48 days of conception, still life has not entered but enters a little later than that, this means you are expecting a phenomenal being to arrive. Why it is so, if I go into the intricacies, it’ll take you somewhere. But normal life enters somewhere between 40-48 days. Now after this, for some reason, after all womb is a manufacturing unit of this body. For some reason, if the body did not form itself appropriately for that life, or for any life, then the life chooses to exit before its delivered. So this is a stillborn baby. Or sometimes, because of whatever compulsions, a mother may choose to abort the child. That is another form of thing. But in these things, the engagement with the body for this life truly begins somewhere approximately between 84-90 days. It is where really life gets engaged. Till then it’s foraging. It is looking if this is suitable, if this womb is a right place. This is not a conscious thing. This is an unconscious. Tendency wise, it is seeing if it matches. By tendencies. The appropriate word for this is, traditionally we call this vasanas. Depending upon the vasana, you’re looking for an appropriate body. So, though it is partially engaged, it can exit before 90 days. Between 84-90 days, the life gets properly engaged. From then on, it’s a proper baby. From then on it’s a proper life.

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