Do we create a soul and achieve eternal life?
The body enables the experience of life day by day in the physical realm. The soul enables the same, lifetime by lifetime alternating between the physical and the astral, which is a metaphysical realm.
Spiritual Realization, or the realization of, and living as Who We Are, has nothing to do with the body, nor the soul, nor “you” of any kind. It has nothing to do with either physics or metaphysics. And it is not meant to be achieved after traversing metaphysical realms; it is available now.
To Spirit the notions of birth or death are of no consequence at all. There have been many and there may be a few more. There is no one to care.
The notion of immortality can only be appealing while the sense of separation is in full force. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if “I” lived forever? Basically, it is an egocentric pursuit. Awakening puts an end to such lofty religiously biased spiritual goals.
What is eternal we already are. Leave the body, the personality and the soul out of this.