Theory of reincarnation true or false????

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Reincarnation best describes the concept where the soul or spirit, after the death of the body, is believed to return to live in a new human body, or, in some traditions, either as a human being, animal or plant. This doctrine is a central tenet within the majority of Indian religious traditions, such as Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism; the Buddhist concept of rebirth is also often referred to as reincarnation. The idea was also fundamental to some Greek philosophers as well as other religions, such as Druidism, and later on, Spiritism, Theosophy, and Eckankar. It is also found in many small-scale societies around the world, in places such as Siberia, West Africa, North America, and Australia.

Although the majority of sects within Judaism, Christianity and Islam do not believe that individuals reincarnate, particular groups within these religions do refer to reincarnation; these groups include the mainstream historical and contemporary followers of Kabbalah, the Cathars, the Alawi, the Druze and the Rosicrucians. The historical relations between these sects and the beliefs about reincarnation that were characteristic of the Neoplatonism, Orphism, Hermeticism, Manicheanism and Gnosticism of the Roman era, as well as the Indian religions, is unclear.

In recent decades, many Europeans and North Americans have developed an interest in reincarnation. Feature films, such as Kundun, What Dreams May Come and Birth, contemporary books by authors such as Carol Bowman and Vicki Mackenzie, as well as popular songs, regularly mention reincarnation. Some university researchers, such as Ian Stevenson and Jim B. Tucker, have explored the issue of reincarnation and published reports of children's memories of earlier lives in peer-reviewed journals and in books such as Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation and Life Before Life. Skeptics are critical of this work and many have stated like Carl Sagan (late) that more reincarnation research is needed...



kulchnaui's picture

Depends on how you define incarnation

It depends on how you define reincarnation and on the understanding of what really incarnates which is dissapointing for the mind since it is not your personality or anything that you can relate to that incarnates.

The precise nature of incarnation is described beautifully in http://www.gurusfeet.com/blog/it-039-s-not-previous-lives-it-039-s-paral...

Again, it is not something that the mind likes as the mind looks for a popular version of incarnation that gives it an assurance that it or something related to it incarnates.

kulchnaui | Wed, 12/14/2011 - 13:11
SON OF GOD's picture

Like the Buddha...

Its beyond our understanding brother..human cannot find it through experimentation or research..It can be define by self realization..alike supreme Buddha..When you my brother union with God our Absolute Spirit you will get to know the ultimate truth..Therefore find out your path to reach Him..Heavenly Father is more compassionate and ever blissful..He is All-Knower..Draw your path to our Heavenly Father..Feel His Light in the darkness of your close eyes...GOD BLESS YOU.

SON OF GOD | Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:16