One great German Philosopher of 19th century by the name of Arthur Schopenhauer, once said, “Were an Asiatic to ask me for a definition of Europe, I should be forced to answer him: It is that part of the world which is haunted by the incredible delusion that man was created out of nothing, and that his present birth is his first entrance into life.”
Have you ever asked yourself the question as to what is life, what is death and if everything becomes zero with death? Some people do exist who genuinely don’t believe in reincarnation, but majority of the disbelievers are those who hate the concept of hell and punishment, as they don’t have courage to accept the fact that they will have to pay for what they are doing now.
The idea of reincarnation was never totally absent from the western world. There were many ancient western philosophers who made reincarnation an integral part of their teachings. Socrates, Plato and Pythagoras are some of the most prominent names amongst those. Just before Socrates passed away, he said, “I am confident that there truly is such a thing as living again, and that the living spring from the dead.”
The most fundamental information about reincarnation can be found in ancient scriptures in India. Bhagavad-Gita, the holiest book of Hindus, has this science clearly explained by God Himself. The Gita was spoken almost 50 centuries ago by Lord Krsna to His friend and disciple Arjuna on a battlefield in a town in northern India. There could be no better place to discuss about reincarnation than a battlefield, for in combat, a man has to directly confront the fateful questions of life and death.
Krishna explained in this book that “as an embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death” (2.13).
Even the science says energy cannot be destroyed, it is just transformed; then how can the most energetic creature of the creation can finish to nothing at the time of death? It is simply not logical; we are born again and again and again.
Time and again, so many cases have come to light where one remembered his past life, and was able to give 100% accurate accounts about his previous birth. And this has not just happened in Eastern world, but west as well. If you would like to hear of one such account, you can watch this very interesting video on YouTube:
Part 1: Reincarnation – past life evidence
Part 2: Reincarnation – past life evidence
We have been in this cycle of birth and death since time immemorial. How can one get out of it? And what happens when we get out of this cycle of birth and death? We would continue to discuss about these two very important questions in our next blog post. Till then, I’d love for everyone to watch these 2 videos and give reincarnation a good thought.