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Topic: Reincarnation

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Does some aspect of our personality survive bodily death? If it does survive, where does it go? Eternal heaven or hell? Or perhaps we merge into some sort of spiritual oneness. At the end of one lifetime, do we embark upon another? The explanatory value of the Vedic point of view Who gives credence to this? If reincarnation is a fact, how does it work? Why reincarnation? What’s the...
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The cycle of birth and death Transmigration of the self from one body to another—often known as reincarnation—is something we all experience, all the time, but may not be aware is happening. It's like this: during a single lifetime, our bodies change from infant to child to adult to elderly, but our conscious awareness stays the same. Of cours our minds change over time, and we certainly don't...
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When Sukla Gupta was a year and a half old and barely able to talk, she used to cradle a pillow or a block of wood in her arms and address it as “Minu.” Minu, she said, was her daughter. And if you believe the story Sukla gradually told over the next three years, Minu actually was her daughter—but in a previous life. Sukla, the daughter of a railway worker in Kampa, a village in West Bengal,...
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In recent years interest in reincarnation has grown, with new advocates, theories, and discoveries. Testimonies by persons who have returned from the verge of death after supposedly glimpsing the hereafter have intrigued modern parapsychologists, as well as researchers like Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, author of On Death and Dying, and Raymond Moody, author of Life After Life and other bestsellers....
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If all you see here is bodies changing, you’re not seeing the point. The bodies are changing—that’s obvious. But the most important person in this picture is the person you can’t see at all. That person is the living spark of consciousness within the body. In other words, that person is you. Whoever you are, your body is changing. You once had the body of a child. Now you have the body of a...