Lots of people don’t believe in transgression of souls. There is no harm in not believing in something as long as we are in doubt about it.
I however believe that it is no more a myth. I have not arrived at such a conclusion just by fancying something. I have gone pretty deep to have come to such a conclusion. Nobody has forced me to think so. I have come to such a conclusion based on the following facts, gathered by me.
This is how I think about it.
Just think of the process of distillation of water. When we heat the water, it gets converted into vapor. Even though we can’t see the vapor we believe that water must have got converted into vapor because we are able to recover water in the liquid form through the process of condensation. Same is true of the souls. Life gets converted into soul when we die. We may say, soul is the vapor form of life which gets back into its life form after its transgression.
Even though we can’t see the souls the same way as we can’t see the vapors of water we may also believe that life may have changed its form since it also gets restored into life-form the same way as vapors of water get restored as water after condensation.
Even though the vapors arising from an ocean rise sky high and go out of sight we still know the water didn’t get lost, life also doesn’t get lost even though the souls also go out of sight.
The same way as properties of the vapor are not same as of the water, properties of the souls are also not the same as the properties of life. But the same way as vapors re-acquire the properties of water after getting condensed the souls also re-acquire the properties of life after getting condensed into life. We of course don’t call it “condensation”, we call it “transmigration”.
The same way as water gets purified after getting recycled by getting converted first into the vapor form and then again into liquid form, life also gets purified after getting converted first into the soul form and then again into life form.
I hope that gives you enough of the input on the concept of life and the souls. If you are satisfied that soul is vaporous form of life, we may move a little further to clinch some proofs on the existence of the souls.
I shall put forward the ceremonies of inviting souls which used to be organized in the North India in close gatherings. I am describing the modus operandi of such ceremonies.
THE MODUS OPERANDI OF THE CEREMONIES OF INVITING SOULS HELD IN NORTH INDIA
Though science has been able to lay hands on practically all secrets of nature it has not been able to unravel the secret of the souls yet.
I may describe a ceremony that attests the existence of souls. I had participated in such a ceremony in 1961 when I had joined the Hardwar Unit of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. after getting transferred from the Tiruchirappalli Unit.
In this ceremony a boy had invited a soul to answer the queries of some of our neighbors and their friends who had gathered in the house adjacent to our house. The boy had kept a wooden board over a table, had sprinkled some flour over the board, written the numbers “1 to 31” and the names of the days “Monday to Sunday” around the periphery of the board. He had also written “Yes” and “No” on the left and the right side of the centre of the board and kept an empty dish turned upside down at the centre of the board. Then he had closed his eyes with his face turned upwards toward the ceiling of the room with the motive of inviting some soul which might have answered the queries of the persons who had gathered there, pressing down the dish with the tip of his finger requesting the soul to get seated under the dish. When a soul arrived he told us that he could feel that some soul had arrived because it had lifted the dish one or two millimeters above the board.
Initially he himself asked the soul some simple questions such as, “What is the sum of 3 and 4?” or “What day it is, a Tuesday or a Wednesday?” Since it gave correct answers to such questions by moving the dish toward the right number or the right day written on the board he thanked the soul for having accepted the invitation. He told us that he would have begged the soul to excuse him and retreat if it would have not been able to answer the questions and would have solicited some other soul to accept the invitation till some satisfactory soul did not arrive. Finally, he requested the invitees to come close to the table to ask their questions one by one. To our great surprise, the soul started answering their questions by propelling the dish either toward some number or some day or “Yes” or “No” written on the board.
The questions people generally asked were either about their own future prospects or after how many years their daughter or son may get married or when their son or daughter may get promoted or whether they could expect to get a lucrative job overseas.
At the end of the session, the boy who had conducted the show, thanked the soul and requested it to retreat. I would have perhaps not believed my eyes had I not got a chance to witness the same type of ceremony once more even at Lucknow after a gap of few years.
Anybody who may have been to such ceremonies would have noticed that:
- Though we can neither see, nor touch the souls they very much appeared to have arrived from somewhere.
- Each soul seems to have its own identity because some of the souls had not been able to give correct answers.
- The souls can lift the bowls or dishes a few millimeters into the space and propel them to sail in all directions to answer the queries.
- The souls can understand the language in which the participants may speak to them.
- The souls are not only able to understand the script in which the numbers 1 to 31 or the week-days and “Yes” or “No” may have been written on the board, they could even remember where exactly such numbers etcetera had been written on the board or see where the same may have been written on the board through the opaque dish under which they may have sojourned.
The scientists have never believed in the past that even a solid material could be “Invisible”. But their view has changed after they have been able to develop invisible materials, known as meta-materials by changing their molecular structures. Now they agree that many of the things they had been openly ridiculing earlier may not be really ridiculous.
Of course the souls are not made of any meta-material since even though we may not be able to see the meta-materials we can very well touch them but we can neither see nor touch the souls. Souls are life itself in a different form.
However, it is difficult to believe that souls may be capable of seeing or listening anything or they may be able to understand any language.
Quite possibly the souls may be getting connected to the eyes of some person standing nearby to see, ears of same person or some other person to hear and the brain of somebody around to think using some technology akin to the Bluetooth technology.
But surely, if the souls may be doing so it may not be safe for the people to whose eyes, ears or brains they may be connecting themselves. I was told that the people who used to organize such ceremonies knew that it was quite risky to invite souls. May be, we don’t see such ceremonies being organized much too often nowadays only because people don’t want to take such risk anymore for their children.
THE REASON, WHY ALL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TWINS OR TRIPLETS SOMETIMES DON’T MATCH THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THEIR BIOLOGICAL PARENTS?
Though medical science has told us that we inherit the genes of our parents it has not been able to tell us why even though the twins, triplets and quadruplets have the same genes why some of their characteristics don’t appear to match the characteristics of their parents many a times.
It therefore looks, even though we inherit the genes of our parents we may be inheriting something from somebody else also besides our parents; may be the soul of somebody.
So even though our facial looks, our height, the colour of our skin, the color of our irises or the hair, the timbres of our voice and the styles of our gaits may match the facial looks, the height, the color of the skin or the irises and the hair, the timbres of the voices and the patterns of gaits of our parents, we may be acquiring some of our characteristics even from the person whose soul may have been inherited by us since quite often many of the habits and the aptitudes of even the twins and triplets born to the same parents are found to be at variance but such variance can’t be attributed to the mutation of the genes.
However we could have inherited the soul of only such person who may not be alive anymore.
In support of this view, I may describe a particular case I had observed very closely myself. I noticed that in a family, one of the twins, a boy, used to call the maid servants of the house every day before going to sleep and ask them to keep a tumbler of water by his bedside when he was hardly three or four years old but the other twin, her sister never called her maid servants to do so.
Generally, only some elderly people are in the habit of keeping a glass of water by their bed side when they go to sleep. But what astonished me in this case was the fact that neither the father of the child had the habit of keeping a glass of water by his bedside nor his mother. Though the servants obeyed his instructions but they used to forget to keep a glass of water by his bedside if he did not ask them to do so. They would keep a glass of water only when he would call them and ask them to bring a glass of water for him. This process continued for almost a year or so. But due to lackadaisical attitude of the servants, the child gradually stopped asking them to keep a glass of water by his bedside after a few years.
Could we not say, when the boy was born he might have inherited the soul of somebody who may have had the habit of keeping a glass of water by his bedside while going to sleep? He couldn’t have inherited the soul of his parents who were still alive when he was born. So he could have inherited the soul of only somebody who may have already left the world because the soul does not part us as long as we are alive.
Actually we describe such a phenomenon by using the term “Reincarnation”. We are regarded as the reincarnation of the soul we may have inherited.
The concept of reincarnation had originated in India more than five thousand years ago. According to Hindus, our bodies are merely robes of our souls. The souls give up their robe when a person dies and acquire a new robe in the form of a new body in succession. When we use the word “we”, we actually refer to our soul not the body. Since we are not in a position to see our soul, we confine our perceptions only to what we can see, our bodies.
Some souls get reincarnated in well-to-do families while many of them get reincarnated only into moderate families. Hindus have come up with the concept of past karmas to explain this phenomenon. According to them the type of family in which we are reborn, depends on the karmas of the person in whom our soul may have resided prior to its reincarnation. So our past-life karmas only entitle us to get born into a well-to-do family, a moderate family or a poor family.
Of course nobody may tell us whose soul we may have inherited. But it has been confirmed by the team of Dr Ian Stevenson of the University of Virginia that we inherit souls through their intensive research on the birth marks.
Having come this far, let us also look at the studies conducted by the team of the famous psychiatrist Dr. Ian Stevenson of the University of Virginia and his assistants Dr. Jim B Tucker and Dr. Walter Semkiw in the support of metempsychosis (palingenesis).
STUDIES CONDUCTED BY THE TEAM OF DR IAN STEVENSON
Though science has been able to lay hands on practically all secrets of nature it has not been able to unravel the secret of the souls yet.
There is every chance you may not be aware of their work. I may get you to know about some of their work through following excerpt from http://www.near-death.com/reincarnation/research/ian-stevenson.html of Kevin Williams about their work on reincarnation by matching the birthmarks and birth defects to wounds and scars on the deceased, verified by medical records or postmortem reports.
For instance, look at the figure shown on this site which shows the photograph of a large epidermal nevus on head of a Thai man who as a child said he remembered the life of his paternal uncle, who was killed with a blow on the head from a heavy knife shown at this site.
Or the figure of a severely malformed ear in a Turkish boy who said that he remembered the life of a man who was fatally wounded on the right side of the head by a shotgun discharged at close range.
Or the figure that shows the fingers almost absent congenitally on one hand of an Indian child who said he remembered the life of another child who had put his right hand into the blades of a fodder-chopping machine and lost his fingers. He did not have the phalangeal bones and his fingers were represented by mere stubs.
Or the figure that shows the congenital absence of lower part of leg of a girl in Burma who remembered that she was run over by a train in the previous life and her right lower leg was amputated which have been dealt by him in his book entitled “Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect”.
In this book he has mentioned that most of the children who had such congenital deformities were able to talk about their previous identity with great intensity and feeling. Though they vividly remembered what had happened in their past life, they often confused messed up their past life with their current life unable to say which one was the real life. They experienced a kind of double existence where at times they imagined themselves to be in their past life and sometimes in their present. But almost all of them were able to tell them about the events that had led them to their death.
Such children tended to consider their previous parents to be their real parents rather than their present ones, and usually expressed a wish to return to them when the details of their previous family were identified by them.
All such observations obviously tell us that the souls are able to retrieve the information of the individual in whom they may have resided during their past life and transfer such information into the memory of the next incumbent during its foetal stage itself.
No doubt it is quite unconceivable how the souls may be retrieving such information or how they may be carrying such information about past lives even for a stretch of many years since many souls get reincarnated after a gap of several years since any data that may have been written on a gaseous medium should vanish over certain span of time the same way as the audio patterns when we talk, screech or sing created in the air vanish in no time.
But the data of past lives does not get lost. It is really quite formidable.
But if reincarnation has to be a reality, it has to be also a reality.
HOW THE SOULS MAY BE RETRIEVING THE MEMORY OF THE PAST LIFE
If we go by what has been mentioned by Kevin Williams the webmaster of www.near-death.com at http://www.near-death.com/reincarnation/research/ian-stevenson.html, in the words of Ian Stevenson, “The most frequently occurring event or common denominator relating to rebirth is probably that of a child remembering his or her past life. Children usually begin to talk about their memories between the ages of two and four. Such infantile memories gradually dwindle when the child is between four and seven years old. There are of course always some exceptions, such as a child continuing to remember its previous life but not speaking about it for various reasons.”
Dr Ian Stevenson has mentioned in one of his works that the contents of the memory of a person may be getting converted into a sort of hologram and the souls may be carrying away the hologram of the memory with it when we die. But I toy with yet one more possibility.
I think, the same way as water may exists in vapor form as well as in liquid form but vapor gets re-converted into liquid form back from its vapor form, we may as well visualize that thoughts also exist not in just two, but in as many as five forms on the following pattern.
It is quite likely that when we express our thoughts by mouth they get converted into audio-patterns in the air and are transmitted to the persons around us who catch them through their ears. Let us name these patterns “Audio Form”.
The same way, when we write our thoughts the same get converted into “Text Form” but they remain in the “Memory Form” in our mind. However when we die our thoughts shoot out into space from the memory form into an “Ethereal Form” and keep hanging in the space till somebody does not read them and reassemble them.
It looks the souls are able to read the thoughts hanging around us in their ethereal form and reassemble them back into “Memory Form” when they get reincarnated.
We may add yet one more form to the list – the “Binary Form” in which we record the thoughts on the Flash Drives or in which we send them up into space for being used on the Internet.
So it looks, thoughts may undergo following transformations.
(i) Audio Form
(ii) Text Form
(iii) Memory Form
(iv) Ethereal Form
(v) Binary Form.
The way we know of so many things that used to amaze us in the past but we don’t get amazed at them anymore, we don’t know – sooner or later – the scientists may lift even the curtain that hides this mystery also. Let us wait for the day when they do so.
Though it may appear to be impossible at the outset actually it may not be impossible to write anything in the binary mode even on the molecules of water. For instance, binary 1’s and binary 0’s may be written on a set of four molecules of water in the manner shown in the following diagram in which each molecule of water is represented by a triangle of two H’s and one O, with its vertex pointing toward the centers of the squares.
While in the binary 1 O’s of all the molecules join at the center of the square in the binary 0 all H’s of the molecules join at the center of the square.
Though both bits of the binary system may be written in some other manner also, I want to only emphasize that it is not impossible to write everything – audio, textual as well as video – even on the molecules of water in more or less in the same manner in which we record sounds, texts and the videographic data on a flash drive, through this diagram.