Zen Student: So, Master, is the soul immortal or not? Do we survive our bodily death or do we get annihilated? Do we really incarnate? Does our soul split up into component parts which get recycled, or do we as a single unit enter the body of a biological organism? And do we retain our memories or not?
Zen Master: Your breakfast is getting cold.
—Smullyan, The Tao Is Silent.