On the timelessness of the soul, or on the immortality of the soul, it has been approached by religion as a possibility, and by science as an impossibility. The possibility that religion proposes is based on belief, while the impossibility that science proposes is based on empirical demonstration, that is, on the inability to demonstrate it. The foundation of religion about the soul is insufficient. The rational denial of science is also insufficient, therefore, neither religion nor science can address the issue of the immortality of the soul.
Every human being is aware of their temporality, they live according to the temporality of things, and they know that sooner or later death will come. This temporality is even further reinforced by the materialism of modern life. For modern man, being alive means having the integral functioning of the body, and health means the optimal functioning of the body. From this appreciation derives the fear of dying, because when the vital functions of the body cease, death comes, and with death, integration into mother earth. However, we only take into account the final event, death, and not the successive deaths of the organism throughout life. By the principles of destruction and conservation, matter tends to be destroyed and energy tends to be conserved. Matter is temporal and energy is timeless. The body is temporal matter and the soul is timeless energy.
Ontological bases of the immortality of the soul
The starting point for determining the immortality of the soul is the ontological base. In the ontological base lies the universal essence that constitutes the unity of energy and matter. Energy and matter are inseparable, this inseparability determines that matter and energy always exist and will exist at all levels of the organization of the universe. Energy and matter have their own peculiarities. Matter tends to destroy itself, hence it is temporal, while energy tends to conserve itself and hence is timeless. In this sense, the human body tends to destroy itself and is subject to temporality, while the soul tends to conserve itself and is subject to timelessness.
The timelessness of the soul at the same time manifests the immortality of human life. Life is sustained by energy and this energy is the human soul. The body is only temporary support of the soul. The unity of the body and soul makes us temporal living beings. While the human being lives on Earth, he continuously has to renew the body due to its continuous destruction. When renewal exceeds destruction, the body is developing, and when renewal is less than destruction, the body is aging. When the body in its process of destruction breaks the balance with the soul, separation or liberation arises. We call this process of liberation of the soul with respect to the body's death. The phenomenon of death is a natural process that continually occurs in nature.
Epistemological bases of the immortality of the soul
All laws of nature express the proportionality between energy and matter, that is, the reproduction of the universal essence. The proportionality between energy and matter is preserved in the process of human life development until biological maturity is reached. When the limit of biological development is reached, the human mind continues to develop, creating an imbalance between the mind and the body. The process of imbalance in favor of the development of the spirit or mind reaches a limit where energy feels the need to abandon the body. This event is known as death, but it is in itself the liberation of the soul due to asymmetry, imbalance, disproportion, or the rupture of the universal essence. However, energy, being indestructible and timeless, integrates into another material dimension according to the evolution it has achieved in its earthly development. Epistemologically, the body dies and the soul is preserved because it is energy.
Anthropological bases of the immortality of the soul
The conception of life in the human being is the reproduction of the universal essence where it is not only the integration of the DNA of the man and woman but also the unity of energy and matter. The receptive matter is in the ovum and the moving sperm are carriers of energy. From fertilization to the end of existence, it is a process of transformations of energy to matter and from matter to energy. This succession of transformations determines the development of consciousness and the body. The development of the body is quantitative and the development of the soul is qualitative. When the quantitative development of the body ceases, the qualitative development of the soul continues, determining the imbalance. The imbalance ends with the liberation of the soul, and we call this event death. Where the soul is preserved in timelessness and the body is destroyed in temporality.
Axiological bases of the immortality of the soul
From an anthropological point of view, the development of the soul is qualitative. This qualitative development means that the evolution of consciousness goes through different stages. Where each new stage is superior to the previous one. Thus, we can identify the infant's identity, the child's identity, the teenager's identity, the young adult's identity, the adult's identity, and the elder's identity. According to the universal essence, energy integrates with matter and transforms, the same happens with the human being in his development process, for example: when the newborn integrates into the family he transforms, when the child integrates into the school he transforms, when the young person integrates into society he transforms, when the human being integrates into humanity and nature he transforms. The levels of integration are determined by values.
Therefore, values have a direct and proportional relationship with the integration system. Thus, we can establish three levels of values: individual values, social values, and universal values. For the human being to integrate into the universe, he needs universal values. For the human being to integrate into society and humanity, he needs social values. For the human being to integrate into himself and have an individual identity, he needs individual values. The process of asymmetry between the soul and the body can be determined by the evolution of identity. The evolution of identity can be identified by the values constituted in consciousness. The formation of universal values determines the integration of the human mind into totality. This event manifests the immortality of the soul.
In conclusion, human life is sustained by energy, energy is the human soul. This human soul, like energy, is subject to conservation and timelessness. Therefore, ontologically death does not exist, epistemologically death does not exist, anthropologically death does not exist, and axiologically death does not exist. Only the immortality of the soul exists.