The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Phaedo by Plato:|
Then you are not of opinion, Simmias, that all men know these things?
They are in process of recollecting that which they learned before?
But when did our souls acquire this knowledge?--not since we were born as
And therefore, previously?
Then, Simmias, our souls must also have existed without bodies before they
were in the form of man, and must have had intelligence.