在死亡的第二階段，靈魂明白了心智及其所有的意念（mind, and all its thoughts）不是真實的，也就是說，心智不是靈魂真正所是。
ALL the thoughts of the limited mind, emerging from the limited perspective of human experience, are impacted greatly in the second stage death, precisely because the perspective of the soul in the Afterlife is so much greater than and so different from what it was when the soul was with the body.
It is from the place of this enhanced perspective that the soul begins to create and experience itself. As soon as the soul sees and realizes that it is not a body, its perspective shifts greatly, as you can imagine. This is, in fact, what propels the soul into the third stage of death, when all thoughts–not just “bad” thoughts, but even their own thoughts of “heaven”–are dropped away, and Ultimate Reality is experienced.
And so, even in the case of the person who believes sincerely that he must suffer, that he deserves to suffer, that suffering is the only way to redeem himself in the eyes of his God, the very idea of redemption, and suffering as a means to achieve it, becomes no longer meaningful within the enlarging perspective of the soul.