Monday, June 21, 2010

STORIES OF REINCARNATION

June 20, 2010 By Stephen Ellis

Do you believe in reincarnation? By reincarnation it should be clearly understood that it refers to someone who has died coming back in another form, or another body…living another life. The Hindus (hundreds of millions of them) believe that after you die, you return in the form of an animal. The type of animal you become depends on the quality of life you lived. A cow is considered to be the holiest form of reincarnation and there are many areas of India where a cow is considered sacred.

Not being a follower of Hindu beliefs, I do not believe that people get reincarnated as animals…but I do believe people get reincarnated as other humans!

Readers often comment on my independent thinking and the fact that I use a lot of rationality and common sense. It really does not seem practical for someone like me to accept a thing like reincarnation as being factual. Yet, the proof is so overwhelming that it seems to defy any and all of the more commonly accepted religious theories of life and death. For example:

The story of Shanti Devi: the Indian girl of seven or eight who claimed she was married in a previous life and died following childbirth. Then she went out and proved the accuracy of her previous life to the shock and surprise of a dozen or so very skeptical scientists, to newspaper reporters around the world and to a Pulitzer Prize winning author. She guided the skeptics, the newspaper reporters, etc. to the house where she used to live in a town she had never been to in this life, identified her husband who was pretending to be an onlooker, and related some extremely intimate things about their marriage to him which he confirmed.

The story of James McCready, the six year old boy who had recurrent nightmares about being shot down in an airplane near Iwo Jima in WWII. His parents, at first, ignored the statements of the boy but started paying attention to him when his knowledge of WWII aircraft exceeded that of his parents. He described the Japanese Zero that shot him down; the name of the aircraft carrier on which he was based (a small, little known carrier which was at the battle of Iwo Jima), the names of some of his friends, the mess-hall conditions aboard the carrier, etc. James’ parents decided to check out what they could. There were still many WWII pilots living. Everything that James McCready had described was confirmed and proven to be 100% accurate.

The case of Bruce Kelly, a young man in his early twenties, who could not explain his phobia about water. He went to a Psychologist and a Hypnotherapist for help. The Hypnotherapist regressed Bruce back to a previous life with astounding results: Bruce said that his name was James Johnston; that he was in the Navy in WWII and assigned to submarine duty. Under hypnosis, Bruce described James Johnston’s life, his friends, his family and even the night when a Japanese depth charge sank the submarine he was on. Everything was described in such intricate detail that it would have been virtually impossible for someone to imagine if he had not been there. The Hypnotherapist decided to check it out…and did. Everything Kelly had described…down to the smallest detail of his family, his friends and the records of the submarine were confirmed.

The case of the Before Mommy: A four year old child would have sporadic moments when she would talk like an older girl and described a previous life in a mountain cabin in Tennessee. She told of her “before” mommy who wore long skirts and a big hat; of the living conditions where the water was from an outside pump, an outhouse was the only bathroom, fire burning stoves and ovens, etc. and that she died at age 12 due to a sickness. Information and descriptions a four year old could not even have imagined.

One thing all recorded cases of reincarnation seem to have in common: They are best remembered in childhood. As the person gets older, the memories fade completely and seem to be only brought out by hypnotherapy using past life regression. But bringing these memories out through hypnotherapy is not uncommon. The case of Bridie Murphy (a best-selling, factual, story of past life regression), my own experience with a girl who spoke archaic French and lots more.

The numbers of documentable cases of reincarnation is relatively small. Most parents ignore the ranting of a young child and those moments of past life memory are quickly buried. Still, the accuracy and provability of those cases (and there are many) that have been documented leaves little room for doubt that reincarnation is very much a part of our lives.

Do you think you have lived before? Write me at stebrel@aol.com.

6 comments:

曉薇 said...

You are flattering me..................................................

皇銘 said...

這樣的情感,真是值得人羨慕.................................................................

婉婷 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。......................................................................

Anirudh said...

In Bhagavad-Gita Lord SriKrishna says to Arjuna:
“I taught this immortal Yoga to Vivasvan (sun-god), Vivasvan conveyed it to Manu(his son), and Manu imparted it to (his son) Iksvaku. Thus transmitted to succession from father to son, Arjuna, this Yoga remained known to the Rajarisis (royal sages). It has however long since disappeared from this earth. The same ancient Yoga has this day been imparted to you by Me, because you are My devotee and friend, and also because this is a supreme secret”.
At this Arjuna said: You are of recent origin while the birth of Vivasvan dates back to remote antiquity. How, then, I am to believe that you taught this Yoga at the beginning of creation? Lord SriKrishna said: Arjuna, you and I have passed through many births. I remember them all, you do not remember.
1. Radha Soami Faith was founded by His Holiness Param Purush Puran Dhani Huzur Soamiji Maharaj on the prayer of His Holiness Huzur Maharaj who later on became second Spiritual Head of Radha Soami Faith. The prime object of the Radha Soami Faith is the emancipation of all Jeevas (Souls) i.e. to take the entire force of consciousness to its original abode. There is a tradition of succession of Gurus or Spiritual Adepts in Radha Soami Faith. I am one of them as is evident from the following facts or ….
“My most Revered Guru of my previous life His Holiness Maharaj Sahab, 3rd Spiritual Head of Radhasoami Faith had revealed this secret to me during trance like state.
HE told me, “Tum Sarkar Sahab Ho” (You are Sarkar Sahab). Sarkar Sahab was one of the most beloved disciple of His Holiness Maharj Sahab. Sarkar Sahab later on became Fourth Spiritual Head of Radhasoami Faith.
Since I don’t have any direct realization of it so I can not claim the extent of its correctness. But it seems to be correct. During my previous birth I wanted to sing the song of ‘Infinite’ (Agam Geet yeh gawan chahoon tumhri mauj nihara, mauj hoi to satguru soami karoon supanth vichara) but I could not do so then since I had to leave the mortal frame at a very early age. But through the unbounded Grace and Mercy of my most Revered Guru that desire of my past birth is being fulfilled now.”

venkay said...

We hindus not only belive in comming back as animals but also in the form of human beigs and tress an stone..Next birth depends on the karma we have done in this present birth.Thank you.

rahula said...

Hindus believe we reincarnate as Humans or not reincarnate at all depending on our Karma. Get your facts right before making another religion look stupid. Its people like you whose ignorant facts give us Hindus a bad name.