January 9, 2013

What is Reincarnation ?

Past 2 days I am reading ‘The Fakir’ by Ruzbeh N. Bharucha. In this book, Baba explains Rudra on what is reincarnation ?
Baba explains -
Reincarnation is nature’s way of settling all pending issues and allowing us to go through all experiences necessary to take us up the ladder of evolution. Without reincarnation we would not have the opportunity to work out our destiny and work at our karma.
Further he explains by giving the example of playing an outdoor game like football or basketball. Each game has its own set of rules which we, as players, need to follow or else we are penalized.
Similarly life is one of the biggest game we play. We play by the rules, it is great. We break rules and we get penalized. Penalties may be limited for that particular game or may be passed on to future games.
So if we do not obey life’s rules, we get penalized in the form of sorrow. Some penalties are for only the current game (present life), while some may be passed on for future games too.
The player (i.e. we) may complain that he doesn’t remember the penalties (sins) he committed in the past, but the rule makers (God) is aware of it and they can’t change the rules as that would be unfair to all the other players.

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