What is reincarnation? Reincarnation is concerned with
the afterlife. At this very moment we are all currently
building our path towards the afterlife. What we do,
what we think, and what we feel everyday determines what
happens in the afterlife.
are two hypotheses about the afterlife. The single life
hypothesis states that the soul goes to either heaven of
hell after death. The multiple lives hypothesis states
that we have many lives, and that we’re sent back to
live many times over after death. Both the soul and the
mind are permanent, and hat reincarnates is the mind.
When we die, the mind continues on, while the soul is
shifted from body to body. During reincarnation, the
mind can grow or decline. When death takes place, the
mind leaves the body immediately and reincarnates. The
mind is still able to feel, smell, see, tough and hear
even after death of the physical body, only to be born
again and again in different bodies.
are many ways to prove to modern man the existence of
reincarnation. People born with special talents aren’t a
coincidence, but were brought down from their past
lives. Life’s unexplained rewards and punishments, such
as winning the lottery are results of reincarnation.
There is no luck, you deserved whatever you got.
Death Experiences (NDE’s) prove that the five senses are
not dead after death of the physical body has taken
place. People who have been dead for ten to fifteen
minutes have been brought back to life and been able to
describe what they experienced during their moments of
death. Gifted individuals such as the psychic Edgar
Caycee are able to transcend the basic five senses and
are able to see the afterlife world and provide
predictions of the future. Modern research is able to
prove the existence of the afterlife.
Reincarnation is part of the cosmic pattern, the
universal principle of cyclicity. The sun reincarnates
every morning, the spring reincarnates every year,
flowers reincarnate every season, etc.
deals with the law of cause and effect. Meaning, if I do
good, the good will come back to me, if not now, in the
future. The universe records all our actions, whatever
we do, good or bad, will be recorded. The function of
karma is not punishment, but correction. There is no
cosmic accountancy, as long as the mentality of doing
bad ceases. The need to be punished for every wrong that
is done is stopped and changed.
is also about meeting one’s self, which means whatever
happens to you is not caused by anyone else, but created
by the individual self, a result of one’s previous
actions created in this life, or perhaps in one’s past
lives. The goal of karma is to become a better human
being, to achieve purity of mind, compassion, kindness
and forgiveness. You’ll only be forgiven if you forgive.
most important nature of karma is continuity and
correction. Continuity refers to the good things what
will be maintained and carried on to the following life.
Correction refers to the wrong that will be corrected
through suffering in the next lives that follow. The
suffering one endures will only stop when the wrong has
are different kinds of karma. Karma in operation refers
to the wrongs that we have committed in our past lives
that will be corrected in the following lives, little by
little, until it is all resolved.
Oneness is the highest level of philosophy. Everything
is interconnected; therefore we should all feel
Synopsis by Mimy Liu
Reincarnation In World Thought
Afterlife: Two hypotheses: Single life, Multiple Lives
What reincarnates? Body,
soul. Physical rebirth of mind.
3) Reincarnation in world
Kabbalah, Bible, Koran
Far East: Buddhism
Evidence for Reincarnation
Nature vs. nurture.
Prodigies. Differing inner capacities in common
rewards and punishments
NDE’s – Raymond Moody,
Betty Eddie. Survival of the mind and senses
Edgar Cayce, Theosophy
Modern research: Ian
Stevenson, Brian Weiss (Many lives, Many Masters)
Reincarnation as part of
Universal principle of
Karma: twin principle of
Law of cause and effect
Like begets like
Each after its kind
What we sow we reap.
Nature of Karma
Not punitive, but
No cosmic accountancy
No personal tit-for-tat
Goal: Reorientation of
Two strands: Continuity
– builds on previous effort. Nothing ever is lost.
No regression to lower
Neutralizes bad karma
9) Kinds of karma
Reincarnation in Karma
Extends time frame of
Learning: a slow, long
process. One life to short
builds on previous achievements; nothing is lost
chances for correction and self-growth
11) Oneness: ultimate destiny
Earth: school for
Souls created: Given
individual minds and freewill
Law of One. Law of
harmony and love
Misuse of freewill;
birth of separative, personal ego