The theory of reincarnation
Do you believe in the theory of reincarnation or transmigration of soul or in simple language, rebirth of a human being? I don’t believe in it being a Christian. The Bible says that you live only once on the Earth and thereafter you will be transferred to either Heaven or hell. Whereas the Hindu holy books say that your existence today is governed by the good and bad things you had done in your previous life. You go through this repetitive process of births and rebirths until you reach God’s abode. If you had lived a holy life, you could reach God’s feet immediately at the death of any life. That’s the reason why many religious people renounce life, go and live in the Himalayas away from any civilization, evil influence etc; such a secluded life lest they committed any sin and lost their heavenly place.
While I do not agree with the reincarnation theory, I am very fascinated at this concept though it has several loop holes. For instance, do you remember what good and bad you had done in your immediate past life? No. Similarly could you forecast what you are going to be in your next left on this glorious Earth and not repeat the same bad deeds? No, again.
Nevertheless, it is nice to think that you were a descendent of Emperor
Ashoka or William Shakespeare or some Greek Philosopher who could have been your 125th grand father. Or, probably you were Queen Victoria in one of your previous lives
and directed the takeover of India from the East India company.
But then it would be equally depressing to know that you were a hard core criminal
or a dacoit of sorts who was hanged at 0230 hours one fine morning some 2 years back.
How wonderful it would be if someone could write out the identity in all your previous lives. But pity, this will remain a mystery so long as we are on this Earth. When you ultimately reach god’s abode, you may like to ask him for a print out of the details of your past lives !
That’s so far our past is concerned. What about the future? Perhaps you wouldn’t know a thing about it either. You may not get even a hazy picture of what you are going to be. Bu you could let your imagination go wild on the possibilities. For example, if you had been born in a low class family, you may find a place in a high class home; if you are from a poor family, you may be born in a rich family which is floating in wealth. If you have been a failure in life, scoring just pass marks in every exam, you could become a topper in every class to the envy of all your classmates and secure a high paying job as well. If you are handicapped person in this life such as defective legs, blind or mute, nothing to worry. In your next life you could be just the opposite and possibly be an Olympic medalist too. You never know you might be a genius with super brain and understand many things about Space, which our present day scientists are unable to fathom.. If you are an ugly looking girl now, you might be Miss Universe or Miss World with offers coming from all corners for roles in the latest Hollywood movies in the next life..
But if you contract AIDS or H1N1 in today’s life , I can tell with some guarantee what you would be in your next life ? A mosquito or a bed bug or an ant which will get crushed mercilessly under some human hand. So beware.