yolo vs. reincarnation?
can you convince me reincarnation does not exist?
- 7 years agoFavorite Answer
You cannot prove with valid reasons that reincarnation does not exist. However there are many valid reasons proving its existence.
The best proof to me that reincarnation exists is the understanding that there are multiple levels of mind and that the mind and brain are separate entities. When we go to sleep, our gross waking mind absorbs into our very subtle mind-the clear light of sleep, then out of this mind emerges the subtle dreaming mind. This process happens every night. This also happens at our death time. At death the waking mind absorbs into the clear light mind of death, out of this mind appears the intermediate state of the next life which is like dreaming. Out of the intermediate state, we take rebirth into our next life.
If we trace our mental continuum back and back through our childhood, we can assume that we had a mental continuum when we were a fetus in the womb. Just because we can't remember it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. We can't remember most of our dreams, but we still have dreams. In fact, some people can remember their dreams and some people can remember previous lives. So, where did our mental continuum of the fetus in the womb come from? It came from the mind of the previous life.
The mind is not the brain. The brain is a physical object that can be photographed, operated on and dissected. No matter how advanced our technology is we can never photograph a thought, operate on a mind or transplant a thought from one mind to another. This proves that mind and brain are not the same entity. The mind is a formless continuum that lacks color, shape and so forth and that functions to perceive and understand objects. This body and brain will die because they are impermanent but our mental continuum has been here since beginningless time and will be here until endless time.
Actually reincarnation does not imply a fixed number of human beings on this planet since there are multiple realms of rebirth and different world systems. Living beings migrate from realm to realm and place to place in dependence upon karma. Actually most living beings inhabit the hell realm and we cannot see them. We can understand that hell exists through contemplating the law of karma in general and considering how humans and animals have experiences like hell on earth. The animal realm is also a place where vast numbers of living beings take rebirth.
Thank you for your question. It helps me to clarify my own views :)Source(s): Joyful Path of Good Fortune by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
- Anonymous7 years ago
There's no proof whatsoever that reincarnation exists, nor that it doesn't.
Same with God, other conscious minds apart from our own, reality itself...
So no, I can't convince you either way. But I'd rather make the most of this life than waste it all thinking that I'll get another go at it, and then being entirely wrong.
Also, reincarnation implies that there will always be a constant number of people, or living things if you believe you can be reborn as an animal or whatever. From what we know, the population of living things since the start of the observed universe, has increased exponentially. Surely not all these living things had past lives, that does not compute with logic.
But then again, I suppose - we created logic as we know it. Perhaps it's merely an approximation, and could be wrong just like every other theory could be.
- Anonymous7 years ago
As a general rule, I don't believe in reincarnation. But there are a few people in the world who seem to know too much about a past life which can be verified.
- 7 years ago
No, it's a matter of personal faith. You could tell me till you're blue in the face that reincarnation is real but I would not believe you, and I could do the opposite to you and you would not believe me.
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- bachellerLv 43 years ago
You need to be punched for using that retarded, damn close to meaningless acronym each and every so often research it to reincarnation. i go for reincarnation because i have self belief in it the midsection. You not in any respect recognize, shall we always be getting that 2d danger when we bypass and stay a clean one.
- Are You Sure?Lv 77 years ago
Everything you are as a person, and what makes you who you are is your brain.
After you die, your brain stops working and you're no longer a person. You became an inanimate organic object that decays. There's nothing to you more than it is produced by your brain.Source(s): Neurology and psychology.
- Anonymous4 years ago
REINCARNATION & YOGA EXPOSED
The Lord Jesus Christ taught that we live only once (Matthew 25:46) and that Salvation is found only through Him (John 6:35; John 8:12; John 14:6; John 10:9-11). The Bible does not teach the false doctrine of reincarnation. The doctrine of reincarnation is a cleaver lie of Satan who wants to deceive us into thinking that we could achieve salvation and liberation through our works/deeds and not by our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ (the 2nd Person of the Triune Godhead) never taught or mentioned reincarnation. Some believe that in Matthew 11:7-14, Jesus meant that the prophet Elijah reincarnated as John the Baptist. Jesus called John the Baptist Elijah because John the Baptist came in the “spirit and power of Elijah”. The Bible is very clear on this:
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
In addition, John the Baptist himself specifically said he was not Elijah:
And they asked him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not. Are you that prophet? And he answered, No.
The Holy Spirit (the 3rd Person of the Triune Godhead) said that many would fall for doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1) and reincarnation is definitely a demonic doctrine. Demons are fallen angels and spirits of Nephilim. These beings make up Satan’s army and are bent on leading humans to destruction.
Persons who claim they were having memories of past lives are either not telling the truth or were actually receiving visions from evil spirits who have been around for thousands of years.
Demons implant memories in the minds of humans to make them believe in reincarnation, one of Satan’s key deceptions. A demon who lived in the body of a certain person, shared the same experiences and memories of that person. If that demon enters another person, that demon can transfer their memories to their new host. If the person doesn’t know the truth, they will think that they had lived previous lives. Demons can gain the right of way to enter a person when they practice sin. Allowing oneself to be hypnotized, taking drugs and practicing yoga are easy ways to becoming possessed by evil spirits. Demons can also enter an unborn foetus if one or both parents have unrepented sin.
Reincarnation is a false teaching – humans are given only one physical life (Hebrews 9:27). The Lord Jesus said that the human being’s afterlife state whether torment or paradise, will be eternal (Matthew 25:46). In the original text, the Greek word for eternal, “aiōnion” is used. He didn’t say that we would be born again and again until we got it right and received liberation. He would not have made that huge sacrifice for us if we could have had unity to God another way, and if there was another way, He would have taught that. The Lord said He could have employed legions of angels to prevent His crucifixion (Matthew 26:53), but because of His great and perfect love for humanity, He chose to endure a very painful death so we could be redeemed and united to God.
A Look at the Word, "Aionion"
Yogic doctrines hold that there is “serpent energy” called kundalini located at the base of the human spine and this energy can be caused through yoga to rise to the brain to result in “God-realization”. Yogis believe that once this alleged state of God-Realization is achieved by an individual, she or he no longer needs to reincarnate. The truth is kundalini does not naturally reside within humans. Kundalini is actually a type of demonic entity which can gain entry into a human if the human practices yoga. I’ve already proven that reincarnation is false.
Shiva, one of the 3.3 million Hindu deities gave the doctrines of yoga to mankind. Shiva is called "lord of yoga" by the Hindus. He is also known as "lord of the third eye", "lord of the lingam (male sex organ)" “god of this world” and "god of destruction". As Christians we know that the “god of this world” and “god of destruction” is Satan (2 Corinthians 4:4; John 10:10). Shiva and Satan are the same being.
Satan likes to counterfeit God’s truths and he even has a counterfeit salvation – which is yoga. Kundalini (which is actually a type of demon) is the COUNTERFEIT Holy Spirit and the Siddhis are the COUNTERFEIT gifts of the Holy Spirit. Yoga was designed by Satan to put humans in contact with the Hindu deities (demons). Faith in Jesus as one’s Saviour puts one in union with God while yoga puts one in union with Shiva or another demon.
Yogis believe that the spirit of the human being is God but this is false. The human being has a physical body, soul and spirit. The spirit of a human being isn’t God but needs God. It is where one receives God when they accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour. Where the “S” in spirit is capitalized in the Bible, it refers to the Holy Spirit who is the third person of the triune Godhead. After one accepts Christ, the Holy Spirit (not their spirit) brings life to them (Romans 8:10). In Zechariah 12:1, we see that God formed the spirit of humans within them. As soon as one accepts the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour, the Holy Spirit takes up residence within their spirit making them a true child of God (Romans 8:15-16). The Holy Spirit enables us to have a spiritual understanding of the things of God (1 Corinthians 2:11).
Yogis and many users of entheogens mistake altered states of consciousness for Godly experiences. They erroneously attribute to these states such terms as God-Realization, Self-Realization, Enlightenment, Illumination, Unitive Knowledge of the Divine, Reentering the Kingdom and Reintegration.
DMT (dimethyltryptamine) is a hallucinogen found naturally in the mammalian brain. DMT can also be extracted from certain plants. Deep and prolonged practice of yoga causes the brain to release DMT and this induces altered states of consciousness, hallucinations and feelings of bliss. Individuals who consume or inject themselves with DMT derived from external sources achieve the same altered states and feelings as yogis who spend long years in yogic practices.
Many pagan mystics have believed and taught that Jesus practiced yoga and achieved enlightenment. The Lord Jesus Christ never supported yogic doctrines. Jesus is by nature God and the 2nd Person of the Triune Godhead which is made up of Adonai, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Because Jesus, unlike humans, is by nature God, He has full authority over all demons and creatures and was able to offer His body and blood to atone for the sins of mankind so we could by faith have unity to God.
The truth about Jesus Christ can be found only in the Holy Bible. Three days after the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, He resurrected from the dead (Luke 24:1-8; Acts 10:40; 1 Corinthians 15:4) and 40 days later, He ascended into Heaven (Acts 1:3; Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:9-11).
Without God, the spiritual part of the human being is dead (Ephesians 2:5, Colossians 2:13). The sin of our first parents (Adam and Eve) caused the separation between God and man. Romans 6:23 says the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Sin causes us to be separated from God which results in spiritual death. Christ, the 2nd Person of the Triune Godhead was made flesh (through the immaculate conception) and paid the price for our sins by dying on the cross so we could through faith in Christ as our Saviour be instantly redeemed and united to God and have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit who teaches us, comforts us and grants us fruits to live in righteousness and gifts to help and edify the Church. There is no redemption or unity to God apart from receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as one’s Saviour and Lord.
A PERSON BECOMES A CHRISTIAN THROUGH FAITH. Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as one's Saviour is the ONLY WAY one can receive CLEANSING OF SINS (1 John 1:7), REDEMPTION (Ephesians 1:7), ADOPTION BY GOD (Romans 8:15), THE INFILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, the 3rd Person of the Triune Godhead (John 14:26; 1 Corinthians 6:19), SANCTIFICATION (Hebrews 13:12; 1 Corinthians 1:2), JUSTIFICATION (1 Corinthians 6:11), TRANSFORMATION (2 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Hebrews 9:12-14; Titus 3:5) and SALVATION (Romans 10:9; Revelation 21:8).
PRAYER TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOUR
"Dear Jesus, I am a sinner. I repent of my sins. Please forgive me and save me by Your shed blood. Come into my heart. I want to receive You as my own personal Lord and Saviour. Amen"
Powerful Repentance and Deliverance Prayer
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS AND OTHER ANCIENT NON CHRISTIAN SOURCES PROVE THE VALIDITY OF THE BIBLE:
FULFILLED PROPHECIES ALSO PROVE THE BIBLE IS RELIABLE:
Fulfilled Prophecy: Evidence for the Reliability of the Bible by Dr. Hugh Ross
PROPHECIES OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN EVERY BOOK OF THE BIBLE
The Father is God, the Son (Jesus Christ) is God & the Holy Spirit is God
SEQUENCE OF END-TIME EVENTS IN BIBLE PROPHECY
- 7 years ago
If reincarnation was real, then technically vegetarians wouldn't actually be vegetarians...
- Anonymous7 years ago
One cannot prove the LACK of something .. cannot prove that something does NOT exist.
How do you measure non-existence? How do you quantify it?
One can only prove that something DOES exist, and you prove it by measuring it in one way or another.
- Anonymous7 years ago