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Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
This is not proof of a past life. This Shanti person may have been being fed information by another entity - ask older Catholic priests about this.. demons can give information to people at the speed of light. It may also be possible there is a scientific reason for this that's not yet understood.. perhaps some form of genetic memory passed down through generations. Either way, there is no way to prove this is reincarnation or something else.
Originally posted by cartesia
Honestly I am open to the idea of reincarnation but I am inclined to not accept the 'memories of past lives'. I dont discount it, but it seems less likely.
The reason being that memory is very clearly stored in neurons. you can cut out specific memories from someone. Now it is possible that there is another type of 'soul memory' , but it seems more likely to me that there would not be duplicate memory systems.
I dont discount the idea of genetic memory, however we have not witnessed any process that writes new data to DNA over the course of a lifetime - to me the idea of genetic memory is limited to something that was placed there when we were 'engineered' (if that was what happened)
Of course this shouldnt be confused with evolved 'genetic memories' AKA 'instincts'. Such as recognising the shape of a snake as a thing that should be paid serious attention, colour associations, feelings about food, fire, etc.edit on 12-4-2013 by cartesia because: (no reason given)edit on 12-4-2013 by cartesia because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by chiefsmom
I find it very interesting, thank you for sharing that.
I wonder. If it is true, why are there not more people that remember when/if they come back?
Or, maybe there are, but nobody listens or believes them?
Originally posted by FollowTheWhiteRabbit
For a while, I thought rebirth was more or less a materialistic concept (I don't want to stop existing, I enjoy existing and don't want to leave this world), but as time passed, I began to realize what was going on: We're learning, slowly but surely, becoming ever more closer to God, shedding ever more of our physical existence until one day we will find union with God. This will truly be Heaven.
Originally posted by DerekJR321
Maybe children have a stronger ability to recall past lives due to brain development? Children's brains aren't fully developed until their teens. Perhaps the "current" life has not fully taken over at that point?
Just a theory. It seems children are much more "open" to things like reincarnation, ghosts, etc.
Originally posted by GargIndia
reply to post by mactheaxe
Soul has no control over life (being born) and death. It is under the control of God's powers.
God decides where, when, a soul will be born and which life form soul will take.
Same with death. Death is under God's powers.
There is no such thing as "evil spirits". A soul cannot do anything without body. Somebody dies - the connection with the body is broken. The soul then is under the control of God's powers. What happens to soul after death is described in Veda and can be learnt from a yogi.
There are no ghosts, demons etc. Such stories are spread by evil people; or living people act as demons for some personal gain.
Originally posted by Cabin
Couple of days ago, I came across a Swedish book: "Shanti Devi: En berättelse om reinkarnation",which was originally published in 1994. It has also been published in English: "I Have Lived Before: The True Story of the Reincarnation of Shanti DeviI"...