The Mind is for our survival. It has grown to think it is essential for our salvation. The Mind will not be our salvation.
The Mind’s primary role, and perspective, is our survival. The Mind processes all events and circumstances of your life relative to your own survival. Sometimes, this survival instinct can, of course, be overridden when one’s sacrifices their own life for the life of another.
The problem, though, arises when we allow the survival-instinct of the Mind to guide our spiritual development. The Mind takes the principles of daily survival and extrapolates them into eternal salvation. Somehow, the Soul’s “survival” comes under the working so the Mind. The Soul does not require such “survival” thoughts from the Mind. Salvation was created by the Mind to continue its survival story. The Soul needs no such salvation.