Question: Is it possible, without dying, for the soul to leave the body? That is, could you still function without your soul?Sri Chinmoy: Only for a short time you can. When you are asleep, sometimes the soul moves around. It leaves for a few minutes or for an hour or for a few hours. The soul can leave the body at other times as well for a short period.
Sri Chinmoy, Earth’s cry meets Heaven’s smile, part 2, Agni Press, 1974