stubborn rebel sheep!
At the risk of starting an endless chain of concomittant reference
Never have I.
I personally haven't read anything written by LRH inferring "ownership". "You don't HAVE a thetan, you ARE a thetan"
I am formal I've either listened to a tape or read it in some materials. (Almost certain it was tape) was stunned and recal I had the feeling I've been fooled with the whole "spiritual pseudo quest" of going up the bridge..
the guru was confused
In the event Veda, Paul, Big Blue, phenomanon or anyone else read my post and know which tape I am talking about...please let us know!
Regarding the french vs english words\definitions
IMO (I might be wrong thought)
Mind = la pensée. ( this part of us who think)
Soul = l'esprit ( a vague confusing concept)
Spirit = l'âme ( this we try to define and grasp)
Mental = mental ( a system which allow communication and problem solving with the physical universe)
All those questions are really relevant for anyone in a quest to get understanding ; and it's obvious you are doing a very thorough research; I did quite the same quest to answer the same questions and comparaisons you raise..actually a Zen Rinzai monk helped me.....to give up
May I suggest you answer yourself this basic question first:
Who is asking those questions????
I surprendre to the face my brain will never grasp those questions..it has been conceived to resolve physical matters only.
Although, in the stillness of the frantic mind, one can experience being this "higher self" observing the mind, mental and ego. Which can be a good base.
By the way, am I correct to understand you being a french speaking native????
Anyhow, this was a great post of you and I will try to recall the LRH tape .