Here you will find all the posts related to Reincarnation and Past Lives.
More and more people are becoming disenchanted with the pressures of modern day living and are looking for ways to have more control of their lives and their futures.
Many books on self-improvement are available and the Life Coach industry is expanding rapidly.
Virtually every book you read, or every bit of advice available, relates in some way to reprogramming the subconscious mind. This can be by visualization which is espoused in books like “The Secret“.
It is commonly accepted that the subconscious mind is the most powerful tool we as humans possess. On the one hand it is our automatic pilot which controls all the activities we need to stay alive; Our breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, intake of food and water, avoidance of danger, etc. etc. etc.
When we reach the end of our life it is said that we get to review our life. For me this rings true.
Our spirit guides are there with us and we review our life, from start to finish, kind of like on a big cinema screen.
We see and feel how we have influenced others in positive and negative ways throughout our lives and we see the lessons we learnt or didn’t learn.
We see things from a higher perspective, how spirit views things.
I hope you have been enjoying the varied information on Explore Meditation. As I continue to explore my spiritual interests, I will continue to share what I find … So stay tuned for more.
Entertaining the ideas of Past Lives and Reincarnation absolutely amazes me because of the really big picture it paints in my mind. The scope of this is huge. The scale of perspective pushes my comprehension and understanding. We really are spiritual beings having a human experience, and so many people have no idea!
These concepts have made me realized that humans give so much focus, (both our time and energy), to things, thoughts and situations that in the grand scheme of things are really insignificant.
When writing of spiritual development, it helps to find simple analogies to give perspective to deeper esoteric principals. With that in mind, I ask you to please consider the humble light bulb.
In essence there are two forms working together.
The physical structure that gives it a real-world presence and the energetic component of light.
An outer shell – and an inner life force. Sound familiar?
Mozart wrote a Sonata when he was 4!
“An argument which the Vedantists advance in support of the theory of Reincarnation is that ‘Nothing is destroyed in the universe.’
Destruction in the sense of the annihilation of a thing is unknown to the Vedantic philosophers, just as it is unknown to the modern scientists.
They say ‘non-existence can never become existence and existence can never become non-existence.’ Or, in other words, that which did not exist can never exist, and conversely that which exists in any form can never become non-existent.
This is the law of nature.
The excerpt below is from the eBook Reincarnation – The Vedanta Philosophy.
* These are just points raised for discussion. I do not judge the beliefs of others, or state that any one belief is better.
“But what about those who believe in the one-birth theory?
Those who believe we come here for the first and last time do not understand that the acquirement of wisdom and experience is the purpose of human life; nor can they explain why children who die young should come into existence and pass away without getting the opportunity to learn anything. What purpose is served by their coming thus for a few days, remaining in utter ignorance and then passing away without gaining anything whatever.
The followers of the one-birth theory shut their eyes to the absurdity and unreasonableness of Reincarnation.
The idea of an eternal soul is a belief that has been shared amongst all nationalities and religions – proven by the first written records.
The scholars, poets and artisans have entwined Reincarnation into their creations throughout human existence.
But one of the biggest objections to the belief in Past Lives, is that, ‘If we have lived them, Why can’t we remember them?’
This explanation is drawn from the eBook, Reincarnation – The Vedanta Philosophy.
“Some people deny the existence of the soul in the past simply because they cannot remember the events of their past.
Others, who hold memory as the standard of existence say, “If our memory of the present ceases to exist at the time of death, with it we shall also cease to be, we cannot be immortal.”
They hold that memory is the standard of life. If we do not remember then we are not the same beings.
Vedanta answers this question by saying that it is possible to remember our previous existences. Memory is nothing but the awakening and rising of latent impressions above the threshold of consciousness.
I have found ‘Reincarnation‘ and ‘Past Lives‘ to gain greater interest than most other articles I write about.
I have spent the week delving deeper into the doctrine and have created several posts covering the topic.
For a directory of all the Reincarnation and Past Life resources I have on Explore Meditation – please look at the bottom of this post.
But, before shining the spotlight of learning onto the origins of Reincarnation, I first wish to make one thing clear.