Why don’t you believe in rebirth or reincarnation? I also once did not believe in rebirth. But when I got older and wiser (as one gets older, one naturally becomes wiser, agreed?) I thought a lot about life, death and rebirth. I found that there is no reason in not believing in rebirth. We can find enough logic to believe in reincarnation, if we think freely without any bias or prejudice about it.
Hinduism and Buddhism say that there is rebirth or reincarnation. I also think there can be rebirth. It is not because I am a Hindu. I don’t accept everything my religion preaches. I accept those points that do not sound illogical to me only. That is the peculiarity of this religion. You can remain a Hindu and still believe only what you like about Hinduism. You are given unlimited freedom regarding this.
Earlier in my life, I did not believe in reincarnation. But when I got older, there was a change in my way of thinking. I began to think deeply about the presence of Soul, rebirth and such matters. I asked myself, “Who am I?” Definitely not the body others perceive as me, that is Pradeep Kumar. It is the SOUL inside this body that is my SELF.
There are hundreds of thousands of people around me. “Why this SOUL that resides in this body (which is known as me) did not enter some other body I see around me and make that body MYSELF instead?” Or “Why this SOUL that is my SELF did not go to some far away country and enter a white body or a black body and make it MYSELF?”
It is only a chance (or is there any rules about this?) that this SOUL entered this body (which is known as Pradeep Kumar now) and made it MYSELF. It could have entered some other BODY and made it MYSELF. Then myself would have been a different myself. So it is the SOUL that matters.
When one dies, only the body dies and decays. The SOUL goes out of the body and finds abode in some other body which is about to take birth. Then that body begins to think of it as MYSELF. This process goes on and on and I don’t know whether there will be an end to it.
I hope you get it now. It is difficult to understand but not impossible if you engage yourself in some serious thought.
Some of the reputed persons who lived here believed in rebirth. Thomas Huxley, the famous scientist, Professor Gust Stromberg, the famous Swedish astronomer, physicist and friend of Einstein, Professor Julian Huxley, the distinguished British scientist, the American industrialist Henry Ford were among them.
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