Reincarnation is the stage of life formation between the death of one body and the transfer of the soul to another. This process was described by many religions and religious teachings, which undoubtedly gave rise to the popularity of the theory. Soon, the idea of reincarnation began to embrace the whole world, and the number of followers grew at an incredible pace.
And how is it justified? What prerequisites existed for her education? If you are interested, we will be happy to explain! In this article we will go from the creation of this theory to its material component. Do not worry, it will be very interesting!
Where did the doctrine of reincarnation come from?
The doctrine of reincarnation appeared a long time ago. Many thinkers of Early Greece and Rome addressed people with this thought. Interestingly, she instantly won the support of the population, which allowed her to gain worldwide fame. Later, she "moved" to Judaism, from which she fell into Christianity and spread across all world religions.
Reincarnation and deja vu
Do you often come across a situation where it seems that this has happened in your life? Such a harsh and unexpected feeling, filled with deep thoughts and anxieties? Yes, we think you have already answered “Yes” in the shower. This feeling, called “deja vu”, is explained by some religious movements from the point of view of reincarnation.
“The world is cyclical,” we often hear throughout our lives. Indeed, many events take place literally "in a circle." So deja vu is an echo of past life, existence at another time in another place. All the "random" events, if this feeling came to you, occurred during early life. Walk with friends, first love, injuries and so on. All of this could somehow remain deep in the soul, so deep that even physical death is of no consequence! Therefore, it is often recommended to trust your feelings, because they preserve the experience of the past life!
Religions that adhere to this theory
This theory finds its place in the Indian religions, especially in Buddhism. Here, the karma of a person plays a special role in reincarnation, that is, the number of good and evil deeds accomplished in one physical life. If the karma is positive (good has done more), then you are reborn into a being, higher relative to the present. These can be demigods (asuras) or gods (deva).
With negative karma, you will be reincarnated into animals, insects and spirits, whose lives are filled with suffering. Practically eternity will literally destroy troubles, however if you adequately transfer them, you will get a chance to be reborn in a more perfect guise in the next life.
In the Vedas - the scriptures of Hinduism in general, the idea of reincarnation is not traced. Until recently, no one thought about it, but in one of the lines it is stated that "having reborn, he came to suffering." Such a detail greatly turned the worldview, but indicated that reincarnation did not lead the hero to what he was looking for. His end point was suffering.
In traditional sources it is noted that after physical death, the soul enters the afterlife "Olam Aba." There the souls of the righteous spend Eternity. In Judaism, there is the possibility of reincarnation, but it is slightly different, unlike other religions. When the soul returns to the body, its carrier becomes soulful, its life becomes eternal. This is expected on the Great Judgment Day. However, as noted by many religious authorities, reincarnation is still not available to anyone.
Modern Christianity vehemently denies the possibility of human reincarnation. The doctrine of the life of the soul after death is limited to the fact that it goes to Paradise, or to Purgatory, and then to Paradise, or to Hell. That is, the soul remains in the eternal world, where it spends its endless disembodied life. However, this view is present and opponents.
Since Christianity came from Judaism, the views on reincarnation should be at least similar. But let us assume that everything radically changed here, but how did the prophets in the Old Testament appear in several guises and times? Also confirmation of the idea of reincarnation can be found in the sacred texts. But it should be borne in mind that officially Christianity rejects it, so when arguing with someone of this religion, be sure to consider this!
The theory of reincarnation emphasizes the following principles:
- The main component of man is the soul. That it is the basis for reincarnation, because there is a change of body, but not the soul. This fact has often caused controversy between supporters of this theory and materialists;
- After physical death, after a certain period of time, the soul moves into a new body (a born child or animal). Thus, an infinite “life” takes place, in which an infinitely vast experience lurks, which is not fully accessible to any person;
- In most cases, a person does not remember past lives, however, in some trends it is argued that some of the “elect” may remember them with scraps or even entirely.
Attitude towards reincarnation today
Reincarnation, although it has not yet found scientific confirmation of its existence, is very popular with believers all over the world. Sometimes it is very difficult to understand what is extremely difficult to believe in, but this does not make it a lie. It may not be possible for us to prove the existence of this phenomenon exactly, but to believe or not to believe is your choice!