- Aug 2010
- Welsh Marches
To be sure, these various ideas can be held as opinions, but they are either true or false and may thus either be right or wrong.Buddhism does not believe in existence of souls (Anatta - non-substantiality). Your questions has many answers in Hinduism depending upon what a person believes.
1. There are people who would say God creates souls (He is omnipotent and create or destroy as many souls as and if he wants).
2. Others will say that soul is a part of God, arises from him and dissipates into him).
3. There are still more who would say that there is only one Supreme soul and seeing or believing in many is just an illusion.
4. Lastly there may be more people like me who would say that only Brahman (which is not a God) exists in the universe and it is unchangeable. The world and different people, different things, all are illusions.
Hinduism leaves it free for its adherents to form their own opinion. These opinions are personal, so no question of them being wrong. The opinions apply only to the persons holding them, leaving others to have their own opinion.