If you believe in reincarnation, what would you reincarnate to?

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  1. davidlivermore profile image93
    davidlivermoreposted 10 years ago

    If you believe in reincarnation, what would you reincarnate to?

    I know I would pick something that could fly.  I would love to just fly above everything else, have it be a natural activity.  Though, not as a bug.  Probably a bird.

  2. ParadigmEnacted profile image70
    ParadigmEnactedposted 10 years ago

    Everybody is creating who and what they will become now. The next incarnation is an inheritance. That also means that it won't be you. You can only be you now.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You can only be this body now but you will have the same spirit. Reincarnation helps us learn lessons and grow in each lifetime. We take on a body that helps us do that

  3. modernalchemyst profile image89
    modernalchemystposted 10 years ago

    I'm not sure we get to pick exactly, but I'd come back as a person. There's too much to learn and experience for just one lifetime. I know I'd like to be female again. I know my mate and I were together in at least one life before, so whatever form I take where we can be together again is fine with me. Well... with some exceptions, LOL.

  4. manatita44 profile image72
    manatita44posted 10 years ago

    Like everything else, this idea of re-incarnation is also full of myths and fictions. Charlatons make a great deal of money from it because man is by nature curious and wishes to know. The spiritual life is a very pure one, a sincere one and most importantly, an ordered one.

    Re-incarnation is the process by which the soul evolves. It is not usual to go back or involute once more as it would serve no purpose. The soul learns a valued lesson, and moves on, each stage higher than the next. There have been exceptions in God's plans, but generally the natural order is to go forwards, not backwards.

    The human form is the higher form and following this the tendency is for the divine life of man and nothing lower. Hope this helps.

  5. Electro-Denizen profile image82
    Electro-Denizenposted 10 years ago

    That is impossible to answer right now, without a complete overview of what I've done in this life (and others). I guess 'the management' has it in hand though :-)

    A buddhist ,monk who was far along the path and only had a few lives to go, and who understood the fundamental futility of doing anything for oneself (it leading to unhappiness, rather than the liberated feeling of being free and full of compassion for others), prayed for the blessing of a hard, hard life where his lessons could be finally fully learned. That's not what many would pray for, a very hard life!! On the other hand, an easy life can often lead to spiritual amnesia/laziness,

    1. pohtiongho profile image61
      pohtionghoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      A Buddhist monk does not pray for a hard life. He doesn't pray for anything. He is doing his best to lead a pure life and eventually to attain Nirvana (Nibbana).

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    Deborah Sextonposted 10 years ago

    I believe in reincarnation and so did the Biblical Hebrews and they did for hundreds of years..but few do now
    BUT.. humans reincarnate into humans and never into animals or anything else, only one or two religions believe they do.

    Reincarnation answers a lot of questions people might have today

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    KEPitzposted 10 years ago

    From everything I've ever read, if we're human  now, we'll come back again as a human. However, if given a choice of what I'd like to come back as, I'd have to say, I'd want to reincarnate as a human again. I've done and learned a LOT in THIS lifetime, and I'd really love the chance to learn even more, and combine it with what I've already done and learned. I would love to have a chance to share what I know, and have experienced with the rest of the world, and hopefully HELP someone with what I've already done, and share the lessons I've already learned during my lifetime. It boils down to simply sharing what I've seen and what I've done. I hope to come back as a human female - and I hope I hold on to the lessons I've learned during my current lifetime when I come back for the next round. I think I'd be unstoppable then! smile

    1. Darrell Roberts profile image72
      Darrell Robertsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I like your spirit, good luck with all your endeavors in this life as well as the next.

    2. manatita44 profile image72
      manatita44posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The Soul is without gender, Kepitz. But generally when it takes a gender, it retains that gender unless of course there is an ordained reason for change. I learnt this from sitting at the feet of an illumined soul.

  8. davidkaluge profile image58
    davidkalugeposted 10 years ago

    Well, the idea of reincarnating to other creatures is not held by all schools that believe in reincarnation. But if one must select then something higher than man is a good idea. "For we know as we teach that reincarnation is real" from the book "The formula for reincarnation: the rebirth equation"

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    Kommadantposted 10 years ago

    I would like to be reincarnated as a Greek god, preferably Zeus.

    1. Darrell Roberts profile image72
      Darrell Robertsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Fantastic, but Zeus can be such a trouble maker sometimes smile.  Still he is one of my favorite Gods.

  10. Darrell Roberts profile image72
    Darrell Robertsposted 10 years ago

    I do believe in reincarnation. I would love to reincarnate as an avatar of Lord Visnu/God.  Lord Visnu is also known as Lord Sri Krishna the speaker of the Bhagavad-Gita.  Lord Visnu as Maha(Great) Visnu(God) breaths in and out universes, one of his breaths is 311 trillion 40 bullion years.
    Lord Visnu creates all of the material nature with a glance and can never be defeated.  I would like to reincarnate, not on this planet, but some where else as an avatar of the Supreme Lord and do an important assignment.

    Best wishes.

    Dhira Krishna das

    1. manatita44 profile image72
      manatita44posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Noble aspirations. Still, your soul will not be happy. You have to do the work. If I gave you £500. every Friday, you will undoubtedly feel great. But a day will come when you will ask yourself why you are not working for it. Your soul is like this.

    2. Darrell Roberts profile image72
      Darrell Robertsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      No my friend, if I did not have to work I would be happy.  I define work as doing things you rather not do to gain money to survive.  I like to have fun playing on the beach. That makes my soul happy smile.

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    Awesome Bodyposted 10 years ago

    We are perfect as we are, that's why we are who we are. You don't want to be like a Buddhist monk, they are selfish to only care about themselves and run away from living a normal life. They should know that ups and downs are part of life and accept it other then caring about that fake happy ness.
    Your next life will depend on what you do in this one, that's how it works. You don't have to be a bird to fly, what are planes for?

    1. elusion profile image71
      elusionposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Who determines this "perfection"? Why must we be perfect? What constitutes as living a normal life? What makes a Buddhist monk's life less valid than ours?

      You need to stop judging things based on narrow-minded cultural assumptions!

    2. WalterPoon profile image67
      WalterPoonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Elusion, Awesome Body seems to be right. I have stayed in monasteries for months and I've met many monks. The less I say of them, the better!

  12. davidlivermore profile image93
    davidlivermoreposted 10 years ago

    I was asking mostly what people would reincarnate to... not a religious discussion on the matter...

  13. New Understanding profile image60
    New Understandingposted 10 years ago

    I'd reincarnate to a more enlightened person...hopefully earlier in life then later so that I could understand and control my reality better.

    1. manatita44 profile image72
      manatita44posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You are no doubt a good man Darrell, but to the God-lover work is a veritable blessing. Wherever you work should be your heaven. Duty with detachment is the goal. Feel that you are an instrument in the Hands of Something Higher, and all will be well.

  14. WalterPoon profile image67
    WalterPoonposted 10 years ago

    Even kings have problems, worrying whether they would be overthrown. I think I would rather be a pet-quality Chihuahua, hahaha.

  15. LensMan999 profile image60
    LensMan999posted 10 years ago

    I would like to reincarnate to a butterfly. This will make me fly around beautiful flowers drinking their nectar. Life would be so beautiful and filled with happiness.

    1. WalterPoon profile image67
      WalterPoonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      But being a caterpillar is not the most lovable of creatures nor always the best defense against being killed at a young age. I tend to believe that most people will step on a caterpillar if they see one, LOL.

  16. HeatherH104 profile image77
    HeatherH104posted 10 years ago

    Great question! I hope we don't reincarnate because my soul is tired and I don't think I could go through this again! But, if we have to I'm with you...something that could fly freely like a bird.


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