I heard that souls( atma) never born, never died. Its target is unity with paramatma and atma accomplished this through different births. My question: Since total population is increasing then from where the extra souls are coming? Actually number of souls should decresing as some souls attain the unity. Then we arrive at a contradiction... If the 1st line of my question is false then tell me the truth about souls.

  • Possible duplicate of hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/3733/are-new-souls-created
    – user1195
    Commented May 29, 2017 at 6:49
  • if you only look at the earth and only humans, then yeah population is increasing.. but there are fewer animals now, so where did those animal souls go ? and there are so many planets and lokas in the universe, did you look at population in those too ? maybe it is decreasing :).. actually no, it is neither increasing nor decreasing.
    – ram
    Commented May 29, 2017 at 6:50
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    – Pandya
    Commented May 29, 2017 at 14:05


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