What is reincarnation?

We know of five ways how to prove the existence of reincarnation to ourselves

Buddha taught reincarnation, rebirth, or, however, you’d like to call it based on his own experience. At least, he claims so. With the help and power of right meditation, many Buddhist Yogis, including Buddha itself have gained the ability to recall memories from their own and others’ past lives. Through a very specific training of the mind,we shall be able to train our mind to the phase, where we are able to recall memories from past life of ours, or of somebody else. We can eventually develop the same skill, that for example, among the many Buddha had.

The point is, in accordance with the law of karma, we shall be able to gradually increase our mental capacity to the level, where we are able to directly perceive not just our past, but even future life.

If we deny the existence of rebirth and reincarnation altogether, and we don’t put any effort into discovering whether it’s true or not, we will never achieve the same that has been already achieved many times.

Reincarnation stories

Murdered boy reincarnated

An anonymous contributor to the Epoch Times shared a story, in which a 3 years old boy said, he liked his “new daddy”. Confused mother asked why since he had only one biological father.  And so he replied “My old daddy was really mean. He stabbed me in the back and I died. But I really like my new daddy, he’d never do that to me”

Boy is his own grandpa

18 months old Gus Taylor’s grandfather, whose name was Augie, had died a year before Gus was born. When he was a year and half old, he claimed he was his own grandfather.

When he was four, he could identify him on every family picture shown to him, even though he’s never seen the man. And it gets weirder. Years before, Augie’s little sister was murdered and her body dumped in San Francisco Bay. Nobody in the family had ever spoken to Gus about the event, and so everybody was quite surprised, when he started talking about “his” dead sister.

Past life as a fighter pilot

8 years old James began talking about aviation at 2 years old. His parents knew nothing about the subject, so they were quite amazed when young James started dropping all the knowledge.

There are many stories and reports, feel free to search Google or this site to find more.

Reincarnation definition

Reincarnation definition, the belief that the soul, upon death of the body, comes back to earth in another body or form.

That is, at least according to dictionary.com the definition of reincarnation.

We think, that reincarnation or rebirth isn’t really a thing that you could define and in the end, it’s entirely up on you.

How can we understand Reincarnation?

Although we cannot see our past and future lives, we can nevertheless infer them through logical reasoning.

The Charavakas materialistic school claims, that if something exists it can be seen by the five senses, therefore they concluded reincarnation doesn’t exist.

Many people nowadays refuse to believe in anything that can not be seen, which is extremely superficial. The whole historical knowledge is rather based on experiments.

We can not directly see atoms, distant galaxies, or events in the past, however, we all do know that they exist.

We invite you to read further and discover the knowledge. We don’t necessarily claim that reincarnation does exist. We though strongly believe so, and the facts and events that made us believe can be found on this website.

Is reincarnation real? Is reincarnation true?

It is obvious to us that everything in nature moves in cycles. We have the cycle of the seasons complete with birth, growth, fruition and death – spring, summer, fall and winter. There is the daily cycle of day and night. The planets cycle about the sun and the sun revolves around the center of the Milky Way galaxy. We see cycles in the process of our own daily lives – what goes around comes around. The Vedas (Hindu scriptures) tell us that the universe is born from a violent explosion, expands and then contracts, all of this taking trillions of years and then the process is repeated ad infinitum. These cycles are referred to as God breathing – and, oh yes, there is the cycle of our own breathing and the beating of our heart. In a recent Discover magazine, such a cycling of the universe from Big Bang to death and then another Big Bang rebirth was proposed as the occurrence of one parallel universe bumping into another with the cycle continuing without end. We can see that reincarnation appeals to old fashioned common sense.

Reincarnation in the Bible

What does the Bible say about reincarnation

The concept of reincarnation is older than bible and is a central tenant within Indian religions such as Jainism, Hinduism and Sikhism. Bible doesn’t believe in giving second life chance to people and it opposes reincarnation. Bible says that man is a special creation of god and each of us have both material body and immaterial soul. It teaches us that at death, while man’s body is material so it decays and returns to dust but the immaterial soul either goes to place of torments because of his sins or goes to heaven in god’s presence for his good deeds. Both of them are resurrected, one to eternal life with a glorified body and other to eternal judgement. The statement from bible is “it is appointed unto men once to die and after that judgement” (Heb. 9:27). The creation of mankind in god’s image is unique and even angels oppose the idea of reincarnation. Claiming to have known your past is just dude to demonic encounter which have been present throughout history.

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Reincarnation is the belief that the soul is reborn repeatedly. When one body wears out, it is cast off like a garment and soon another one is put on. You will find a thorough discussion of reincarnation in the Bible, the Jewish Kabbalah and early Christianity in the book The Mystic Christ.

 

 

Reincarnation Statistics

Reincarnation is also referred to as the transmigration of the soul or rebirth. 20% of the world’s religious population are either Hindu or Buddhist with both religions believing in reincarnation. Further, according to a recent Fox News poll, 25% of Americans believe in reincarnation. When we look at findings that span European convictions from 1968 – 1990, we see a steady increase in the acceptance of reincarnation. In 1968 23% of people in France believed in reincarnation; in 1990 that figure had risen to 28%. In Britain it rose during the same period from 18% to 30%; in the Netherlands from 10% to 18%.

Reincarnation is Intuitive – Cyclic

It is obvious to us that everything in nature moves in cycles. We have the cycle of the seasons complete with birth, growth, fruition and death – spring, summer, fall and winter. There is the daily cycle of day and night. The planets cycle about the sun and the sun revolves around the center of the Milky Way galaxy. We see cycles in the process of our own daily lives – what goes around comes around. The Vedas (Hindu scriptures) tell us that the universe is born from a violent explosion, expands and then contracts, all of this taking trillions of years and then the process is repeated ad infinitum. These cycles are referred to as God breathing – and, oh yes, there is the cycle of our own breathing and the beating of our heart. In a recent Discover magazine, such a cycling of the universe from Big Bang to death and then another Big Bang rebirth was proposed as the occurrence of one parallel universe bumping into another with the cycle continuing without end. We can see that reincarnation appeals to old fashioned common sense.

We are Not the Body

Reincarnation is easier to grasp if we understand that we are not our bodies. However, the mind is in the habit of thinking the reverse. Thus it is difficult for us to imagine departing with one body and then assuming another because we blindly and habitually have come to identify ourselves with the body – this body – the one we see in the mirror everyday. It is correct to say, “My body.” This reveals that the body is distinct from the owner. In fact, our true nature is pure awareness. We cannot be the observer (awareness) of an object (the body) and also be that object. In the equation of our own personal existence, we are that which is aware. Our true nature is awareness itself. In the English language the closest term to describe this is I AM (Exodus 3:13-14). In Sanskrit it is Sat-Chit-Ananda or Being-Awareness-Bliss. Our soul is fashioned from I AM and not from our body. In Genesis 1:27 we are told that we are made in God’s image which is to say we are beings of spirit and not flesh (in John 4:24 we are told that God is a spirit).

We have discovered from Quantum Physics, that matter depends on an observer (awareness) for its existence and not visa versa. So awareness does not arise from the body or brain. Our bodies arise as manifestations in the field of our own primal awareness. The body and brain filter the experiences which appear on the movie screen of our pure awareness.

 

The School of Life

The soul is evolving. Each soul is most likely without beginning just as it has no end. Souls have evolved from beginningless time. Going back we see we have been animals, plants, one celled organisms and beyond. Most of us have been humans many times. We gain experience and grow as we traverse our incarnations. Each life is a day in God’s school room.

What are We Learning?

We are learning to be as God is. To be perfect even as God is perfect (Mat. 5:48). When one has become the perfection that God is, no further births and deaths are necessary. We graduate. The exception would be to continue to incarnate for the well being of those still studying in the schoolroom of earth. These souls are called Bodhisattvas in Sanskrit. Jesus, Buddha and Krishna were such souls. They were already perfect in God but came here out of compassion as teachers.

It is our desires that fuel our rounds of births and deaths. Our desires continue through death and demand another body to act as the instrument for the fulfillment of our desires. Thus spiritual wisdom is often referred to as the end of desires. Then we abide in God, in the peace that is beyond understanding. The Buddha’s Four-Fold Truths are:

1. Life in this world is suffering (mental and emotional suffering; separation and isolation; fear and anxiety)
2. Desire is the cause of suffering
3. Ending desires brings an end to suffering
4. The Eightfold Path brings and end to desires