Monday, July 26, 2010

Reincarnation


case study of reincarnation.
quite interesting.

i'm reading another book....well, i started reading it maybe 2 years ago, and just picked it up and finished the last 20 or so pages the other day.
it's entitled Life Before Life: Children's Memories of Previous Lives by Jim. B. Tucker. it basically says what this professor of Philosophy says in this video. both that link's commentary and the book are based on the research by Dr. Ian Stevenson.

the video above is the first of 5 videos in a series about reincarnation. but ignore the music. the type of music they chose make me angry almost. it's almost as if they're adding their opinion about reincarnation in a show that is supposed to be unbiased. putting in this ridiculous, scary, Dracula sounding shit makes the idea of reincarnation seem even more crazy, dark, weird, etc., when, in reality, it could be a very reasonable explanation for some events that could not be explained by any other means. note that the book and the second link show no connection between their idea of reincarnation and the typical religious (Hinduism, Buddhism, some sects of Islam and Sikhism, etc.) sense of reincarnation.

comment. think. criticize.

2 comments:

  1. Anirudh Kumar SatsangiAugust 5, 2010 at 2:49 AM

    An article on Logic of Reincarnation by Steven J Rosen has been
    published in The Speaking Tree of 11the July 2010. In this article
    the author enquires what is it that reincarnates from one body to
    another? Is it the soul? the mind? the intellect? To understand this
    we should suggest answer to these questions. We all know that there
    are four fundamental forces in the universe viz., gravitation force,
    electromagnetic force, weak nuclear force and strong nuclear force. I
    have written a paper entitled ‘Gravitation Force is the Ultimate
    Creator’ and presented it at the 1st International Conference on
    Revival of Traditional Yoga held in Lonavla Yoga Institute, Lonavla in
    January 2006. In this paper I have defined soul (individual
    consciousness), mind and body. According to this every point of
    action of Gravitational Force Field is individual consciousness or
    soul, electromagnetic force as the force of mind and weak and strong
    nuclear force as the gross material force which constitute physical
    frame of body.
    Consciousness is All Intelligent and pervades everywhere. Although
    all other remaining three forces are also intelligent but they are
    subordinate to Gravitational Force. THIS DESCRIPTION WILL HELP TO
    UNDERSTAND ‘WHAT IS IT THAT REINCARNATES FROM ONE BODY TO ANOTHER.
    According to Buddhism this is not the supreme atman or soul that ties
    one life to another, instead it talks about past lives as evolvement
    of consciousness, emergence of a new personality from the same stream
    of consciousness.
    Unaccomplished activities of past lives are also one of the causes for
    reincarnation. Some of us reincarnate to complete the unfinished
    tasks of previous birth. The is evident from my own story of
    reincarnation:
    “My most Revered Guru of my previous life His Holiness Maharaj Sahab,
    3rd Spiritual Head of Radhasoami Faith had revealed this secret to me
    during trance like state of mine. This was sort of REVELATION.
    HE told me, “Tum Sarkar Sahab Ho” (You are Sarkar Sahab). Sarkar Sahab
    was one of the most beloved disciple of His Holiness Maharj Sahab.
    Sarkar Sahab later on became Fourth of Spiritual Head Radhasoami
    Faith.
    Since I don’t have any direct realization of it so I can not claim the
    extent of its correctness. But it seems to be correct. During my
    previous birth I wanted to sing the song of ‘Infinite’ (Agam Geet yeh
    gawan chahoon tumhri mauj nihara, mauj hoi to satguru soami karoon
    supanth vichara) but I could not do so then since I had to leave the
    mortal frame at a very early age. But through the unbounded Grace and
    Mercy of my most Revered Guru that desire of my past birth is being
    fulfilled now.”
    I am one the chief expounder and supporter of Gravitation Force Theory
    of God. This is most scientific and secular theory of God. I have
    also discovered the mathematical expression for emotional quotient and
    for spiritual quotient.
    Austrian Scientist Rudolf Steiner says,
    “Just as an age was once ready to receive the Copernican theory of the
    universe, so is our age ready for the idea of reincarnation to be
    brought into the general consciousness of humanity”.

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  2. very informative.
    thanks for that comment.

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