People who believe in reincarnation often speak metaphorically of life as awake and death as asleep. So if you spend a third of your life asleep do you spend a third of eternity dead?
Oh wow... you're the perfect example of what I was trying to share with Matthew... you came straight here and started this thread? Not one other activity? And you have a 72 score... I have to say... it hurts a little more every time.
one third (or one fourth or one thousandth) of eternity is still eternity. Time without end.
So yes, I guess you could say that.
I don't think so because believing in reincarnation does not imply believe every soul was created in the beginning and endures in the reincarnation cycle until the end. Or that the world has been in eternal existence.
God would have to start the next Big Bang, if every last soul was not united with Him by then.
However long it takes.
In fact even suggesting things started with a big bang means this world is not eternal and so not proportion of time within it can be eternal.
Just adjust your sleep schedule to coincide with the Heat Death of the Universe and wake up just in time for the next Big Bang.
And when will the Heat Death occur? With the death of our star?
When time ends, silly, and all collapses into a black hole. Billions and billions of years (trillions) past the end of our star.
Well, we come back to earth about every 400 to 500 years. So, most of us were probably here during the 14 or 1500's. What happened to us in-between? Good question. I don't remember at all. Darn it.
But I would say one's after-life depends on one's spiritual evolution. Some sleep only to wake up restlessly from time to time. Some enter into great halls of learning exploring concepts and ideas. Some hang out and compose music with other musician-souls. Some create beauty in the astral realms of light and color. Some become formless and become one with the ocean of Bliss.
And, you got that information from where?
Did you really live the life of another being that is why you believe it? Did your consciousness exist even before you were born? If not, then reincarnation is merely another made up answer to the unknown - what will happen to our consciousness (our soul) when we die.
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