"Where is thy self?" asked the Buddha.
All compound things are transitory: they grow and they decay..
"Thy self to which thou cling to is a constant change.
Years ago you were a small babe;
then, you were a boy; then a youth, and now, thou art a man.
Is there any identity of the babe and the man?
There is an identity in a certain sense only.
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Nevertheless, someone will say: "How are the dead to be raised
up? Yes, with what sort of body are they coming?"
Look! I tell you a sacred secret: We shall not all fall asleep
in death, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, during the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised up Incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1Corinthians 15:35 52
Concerning Soul and Body, son, we now must speak; in what way Soul is deathless, and whence comes the activity in composing and dissolving Body.
For there's no death for aught of things that are..
That No One of Existing Things doth Perish, but Men in Error Speak of Their Changes as Destructions and as Deaths
Doth then this life not perish?
Hermes: Hush, son! and understand what God, what Cosmos is, what is a life that cannot die, and what a life subject to dissolution.
Yea, understand the Cosmos is by God and in God; but Man by Cosmos and in Cosmos.
The source and limit and the constitution of all things is God.
Hermes Trismegistus - Corpus Hermeticum