Do you believe in reincarnation or is it just another chance to 'mess things up' again?
Do you think the Hindu philosophy of reincarnation is a Master Plan or is it perhaps not as practical as one might assume, at first glance. What's your take?
Yves....This is a tough one for me. Difficult to explain my feelings because it's one of those deeply complex ideas that I'm not sure I embrace or simply entertain. Do I tease myself because I think it's a fantasy I want so sincerely to be true? Or...Is it much too mysterious and out of reach for me to face the possible reality of it?
When discussing this phenomenon with others, it always seems to result in a circular train of thought, ending up where we began. Because I keep an open mind in most all ideas and possibilities, I will rarely dismiss something entirely unless it has defied all senses. Reincarnation can be realized in so many unique and varied forms, I continue to look for reasons to maintain a hope. I appreciate that you have presented this question. I love a healthy brain-soul exercise.
We cannot know until we KNOW....but we'll never find unless we seek!
Perhaps at the point of transition, we have access to wisdom re: whether to reincarnate as a body or choose to become spirit. Maybe some, who are confused & depressed choose unwisely and "jump" into another life without the benefit of wise counse
Now that is an intriguing way to look at this.All the mysteries that surround our eventual demise can never be realized in life. However, the total of our experiences, as well as power of spirit can offer us limitless possibilities. Amazing.
Yes. If that is the case, then reincarnation might not be the Master Plan it is assumed to be. That is not to say it is not a reality. Anyway, I think this question is interesting. I guess you and I are the only one's. LOL.
Hmmmm, maybe most of our fellow writers are waiting until their next life, to respond? LOL Which reminds me of how many times, I will say, "Oh well, maybe in my next life, I'll be perfect!" If cats have 9 lives, surely we get 10?!
Hi yves. I do not believe in reincarnation, my belief is fully in creation. To believe in this question would make Jesus time on earth, his life and sacrifice for us, null and void. We wouldn't need faith and understand if we just keep recycling through life. I see no evidence that my studies of the bible, say I should believe reincarnation is real. Thank you for asking the question though.
Thank you, Terrie Lynn. Indeed, your point does put a hole in the reincarnation argument. I appreciate your taking the time to express your views.
Your welcome, thinking is always good. I like thought provoking questions. Hope you have a good day.
I may want to have an 'on the fence' view on this, simply 'cause that would leave some space for me to wander into the Spiritual Realms. However, on the contrary from a rational perspective, since it cannot be proven or hasn't been proven so far, I would not want to be supportive of the concept of reincarnation.
I believe even us Hindus( a lot of us) have our basics wrong, as we often tend to link up stuff with spirituality when the merits of it were solely about fixing our 'Karmas' in our lifetime.
Recalling my childhood days and how my grandma used to tell me to be kind and caring towards animals, reminding that our actions in this life would set course for our next life. Now in retrospective, I clearly understand that was all about instilling benevolence rather than emphasizing on a fallacy like reincarnation.
Ashutosh....An exceptionally thoughtful comment. Your English is quite good. Are you an American? In any event, you have gotten to the heart of my question. I appreciate that immensely. A truly impressive answer!
I am glad you liked it. It was just an honest expression. As an Indian or rather a Hindu, I am just trying to get a fresh perspective into my own religion/culture. Hopefully that will help me understand it better.
There are some scientific evidence to support reincarnation, although the evidence is circumstantial.
The brain and nerve system of human run on electricity, just like household appliances. According to physical principle, energy can not be created or destroy, The energy used by our nerve system come from external source and enter our body, during our life, this energy won't leave our body, nor would new energy enter to replace it. This energy would remain with us till we die, and then exit our body, till it later enter a new host. This transfer of energy is what many scientists belief to be what we traditional consider to be reincarnation, ghost, spirits and maybe even gods.
Most psychic would tell u, they don't actually see a ghost, in the sense we seen in movies, instead, they usually sense the energy of the deceased person. It is possible, our conscious would be imprinted onto the energy use by our brain and nerve system, thus, when this energy enter a new host, along with the energy, aspects of ur memory and skills and personality become part of that person, also.
There are even cases, of children recalling memory of people that got nothing to do with them.Which scientists belief to be what we traditionally consider to be reincarnation.
That's fascinating, Peter. Yours is a good explanation of how reincarnation may occur, if it does indeed occur. I am most appreciative of your detailed answer re: the imprinting of energy. It seems quite reasonable to me.
Food for thought. Thus, I am choosing this as Best Answer, even if it sounds a little "out there."
You're welcome, Peter. I honestly liked your answer.
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