Atman resides in the body as a silent witness and it's not affected (untouched) by anything. Then upon what, our Karmas get transmitted to our next lives?
In other words who is the enjoyer/sufferer of our deeds or what is affected (if not Atman)?

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    Other subtle bodies Manomaya Sharira (Mann or mind) and Ananda Sharira (Buddhi or intellect) still remain after the death of Sthula Sharira (physical body). IMO, Former is replaced once the heaven & hell are experienced and latter goes away when liberation(Moksha) happens. Naturally Sthula Sharira is given in every birth on earth like planets. While all these is happening for several births, the Atman remains as it is (clueless!).
    – iammilind
    Feb 26, 2016 at 1:29
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    You are Atma. If you identify yourself with Atma, then you have no more births and have attained Moksha. However if you identify yourself with body, then you have Karma. There are three bodies: 1. Gross or physical body 2. Subtle or astral body (Linga Sarira) 3. Causal body (Karana Sarira). Please refer this answer hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/6529/119 for some more info on this. All the best.
    – Sai
    Feb 26, 2016 at 18:56
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  • The answer to questions such as this one depends on the Hindu school you are asking that question to. Consequently you will get different answers. You may want to specify in your question the point of view of which school you are asking this question. Mar 2, 2016 at 11:58
  • Atman is the electricity flow of our physical body. We have "physical body" and "subtle body" which is made up of our wishes and our thinking. Physical body finishes with our death but "subtle body" travels from one birth to other. What we think, we wish and we do, remains in subtle body and that body is responsible for enjoying/suffering in next birth that is related to our past lives.
    – Eesha
    Mar 2, 2016 at 13:32


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