ancient-serpent
magictransistor:

Abu Yahya Zakariya’ ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (أبو یحیی زکریاء بن محمد القزویني), The Wonders of the Creation and the Curiosities of Existance (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing), ca. 1203-1283 CE.


Jormungander - The sea monster that encircles the world.

magictransistor:

Abu Yahya Zakariya’ ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (أبو یحیی زکریاء بن محمد القزویني), The Wonders of the Creation and the Curiosities of Existance (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing), ca. 1203-1283 CE.

Jormungander - The sea monster that encircles the world.

and-ialmostdo
No they don’t.  It’s a nice sentiment, but not Buddhist at all.
One of the central tenets of Buddhism is Anatta- or the concept that none of us have a “soul” in the sense of a permanent, unchanging self.  
If that were true it would mean we are all eternally, irrevocably separate from each other- essentially solitary.
Buddhism rejects this falsehood.  All separation between you and others is simply a delusion of the mind, unable to perceive true reality and non-duality.  
You as as equally “soul mates” with every single human and living creature as every other.  And they are as equally you as you are them.
A lot less romantic, but a lot more True.

No they don’t.  It’s a nice sentiment, but not Buddhist at all.

One of the central tenets of Buddhism is Anatta- or the concept that none of us have a “soul” in the sense of a permanent, unchanging self.  

If that were true it would mean we are all eternally, irrevocably separate from each other- essentially solitary.

Buddhism rejects this falsehood.  All separation between you and others is simply a delusion of the mind, unable to perceive true reality and non-duality.  

You as as equally “soul mates” with every single human and living creature as every other.  And they are as equally you as you are them.

A lot less romantic, but a lot more True.