Just like G. Gurdjieff, I know that we have come into this world with a soul, but the idea that men are born with a soul acts as a hindrance.
It has let men fall into a deeper sleep: yes, you are born with a soul, God is within you, the kingdom of God is within you, what should you do now?
Work hard to reach those things that are not within you, such as money, power and reputation; since no one says: "Every child is born with money (I am not referring to the money belonging to one’s parents or legacy!), every child is born with political power, every child is born with a reputation." Nobody says that.
These are targets to be achieved.
Freedom, awareness, God - whatever you may call it - must be discovered, and it often requires great efforts.
It is hidden, dozy; it must be enlivened and brought to maturity.
It must bloom and bear fruit.
Conversely, I think that you were born free, with equal dignity, respect and rights. ... otherwise, we may quietly keep on telling lies, choosing beautiful words which thus lose their meaning.