The mystery of Reincarnation- Is Reincarnation True?

My understanding of reincarnation.

Like other Indian religions, Buddhism affirms the existence of rebirth or reincarnation.  The mental continuum of an individual, with his instincts, talents, etc., comes from past lives and continues into future lives.  The individual, according to his actions and the habits that flow from them, can be reborn among a great variety of life forms, better or worse: human, animal, insect, as a ghost or in another invisible state.  All human beings experience uncontrollable rebirth due to the strength of their disruptive attitudes such as attachment, anger and naivety, and the drive behaviors they cause. 

If, because of our previous behavioral patterns, we follow the negative impulses that arise in our minds and act in a destructive way, the result will be that we will experience pain and sorrow.  If, on the other hand, we engage in constructive acts, we will experience happy experiences.  Thus, the happiness and suffering of each individual during his successive rebirths are not a reward or a punishment but his previous actions according to causes and behavioral effects create it. But the question is; Is Reincarnation true?Is-Reincarnation-true?

How to arrive at an understanding of rebirth that is reincarnation true?

How to validly know that Reincarnation is true?  According to Buddhist teachings, there are two ways of accessing a valid knowledge of things: by direct perception, and by inference.  Laboratory experiments validate the existence of something by means of direct perception.  An example: when we look at the microscope. We know, through our senses alone, that a lot of tiny microbes are contained in a lake’s water drop.

There are, however, things that cannot be known by direct perception and for which it is advisable to rely on logic, reason, and deduction, as is the case, for example, with magnetism, of which Existence is deduced from the behavior of a magnet and an iron needle.  Is Reincarnation true? very difficult to prove by the direct perception of the senses.  There are many examples of people who remember their past lives. They can recognize personal belongings and people they have met before.  One could infer the existence of rebirth, but some might doubt this conclusion and suspect a deceit.

If scientists can prove that rebirth is false, we will stop believing it. But if they cannot prove that rebirth does not exist, then – because they follow the logic and the scientific method that opens access to the understanding of new things – it is necessary that they examine whether it exists.

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Christina Ng

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5 thoughts on “The mystery of Reincarnation- Is Reincarnation True?”

  1. I’ve heard a lot of people say they saw or felt something about their past lives and even though I can’t confirm or dispute that, a part of me still wants to believe that reincarnation may be true after all. But still let’s just focus on becoming good people while we are here.

  2. Well, for me I really do not even know which to believe because there seems to be no proof that rebirth exists neither is there any discovery to show it doesn’t. I believe what matters should be for us to focus on becoming better in the present life and not worry about how you’ve been in the past or what you will be in the future.

  3. There are plenty of small children who have been able to describe people, places and historical events that have checked out and anybody who is seriously interested can find these stories on YouTube. Personally, I believe in reincarnation but I’m not overly curious about any former life I may have had. I’m here to focus on this one and I must say I could and should have done a much better job, but that is neither here nor there. What matters is the present moment.

  4. Are there faiths besides Buddhism that believe in reincarnation? I know you state “like other Indian faiths” but what faiths are they and are there other faiths where reincarnation is part of their doctrine. I’m no theologian but I know there are some similarities between faiths such as flood stories/myths (no offense meant by the word myth). I think it’s great that you have a blog where you share your beliefs and provide an open forum for people to discuss them.

  5. It’s amazing how faith works in people. Yes, it’s next to impossible to prove reincarnation, but there are millions of people who take it in faith. I’m unfamiliar with reincarnation except for the basics so this was a good primer. Do you have any other blogs on this subject or are there any texts you’d recommend for someone looking for more information on this?

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