Life wanting to know
who I was in my past life
Before we tread into the
domain of Past Life... we need to understand the present and the
future carefully. Before indulging in our Past Life we also need
to know the purpose
of life journey as a whole.
Starting from the beginning... in the chronological order as the
took place... we shall find that we started the journey as an Amoeba
(single cell formation)... this was the first manifestation which
occurred in the life of every Human
into the Past Life we find the evolutionary tendencies existing
within every living being prompted this single cell formation to
multiply into two cell formation and finally multi-cell organisms.
(All these form the core of Past Life of every Human Being).
With passage of time... the multi-cell organism evolved into an
insect, then into plant life, an animal and finally as a Human Being.
It takes an average of about 7.3 million manifestations before every
journey culminates into the level of a Human Being. A long journey
of about 80 earthly million years!
is by no standard a small journey by our Soul
existing within every living
being. Here while talking of Past Life we also need to understand that
the journey is being undertaken by the Soul within every living being and our
body... the manifest from is but the outer covering for every Soul Atman which
is necessitated for our soul Atman cannot remove the dross from within on its
own. It requires a body for this purpose.
Our Soul Atman never desires to look back into the Past Life... then why is it
so that the manifest body... the form of a Human Being strongly desires to look
back into the Past Life. Knowing very well that it is not possible to retrace
our steps and walk into our Past Life... still the desire within most human beings
to look back into the Past Life is very strong.
Why is it so... why do
we not get out of the clutches of the remembrances of our Past Life (if any) for
ever? Is it by any means possible to look back into the Past Life... no, it is
not within the means of an average Human Being to look back into the Past Life
but some astrologers
and people with Tantric powers can look back into our Past Life. But to what avail!
Trying to look back into the Past Life carries no meaning... what we were
in our Past Life, what is our relationship with our Past Life, maybe after knowing
some incidents of the Past Life we may be able to change our future life... is
the hope of many, why?
Why do we fail to understand that such a phenomenon of reflecting
back into the Past Life is not permitted by God Almighty? Had it
been so... every Human Being, rather every living being would have
remembered all the events of past lives... but the truth is absolutely
adverse? We do not carry even faint memories of our Past Life the
moment we step into the present life.
Remember for a moment that if you come to know that the best friend
of yours in this life was the cause of your death in the immediate
Past Life... would you be able to carry the same relationship as
you are doing it now? Maybe... never!
Also if you come to know that you were born into the house of your
present parents to avenge your death in one of your past lives...
then what would be your fate in this life? Would you continue to
give the same respect to your parents... or maybe you go a step
further and become the cause of death
of your parents in this life!
The total crux of the Past Life is relegated by the power of karma.
It is karma and karma alone which plays a very vital role from one manifestation
to another. The complete residual balance of our acts and omissions in a particular
life is carried forward to the next life only through the process of karma.
As we perform so shall we get... nothing more or less!
Whatever was the
result of our earlier manifestation led us to the next manifestation. If the balance
of karma resulted in our being born in the house of a cobbler... then, by no means
it was possible that we would have been born in the house of a king. Yet, if we
desire so in present life then we need to perform the Karma accordingly in present
life and only if the balance of karma in present life at the end of life permits
our being born in the house of a king in next manifestation... it shall be so
and none can change our destiny!
On the contrary... if the Karma (the actions performed by us in totality)
performed by us in present life demands our being born in the house of a farmer
in the next life than it shall hold good... come whatever may! None can change
of any being except the being himself. Even God Almighty who always acts as on
onlooker (Dhrishta as we call it in Hinduism)
never interferes in the working of his.
The balance of karma from
one life to another gets passed on to the next life through the complex process
of chromosomes which get activated during the union of the parents. The child
thus born carries the balance karma of all the previous lives one has lived. It
is simply like the balance of accounts in a balance sheet which get carried forward
from one year to another.
If we are talking of the year 2004 then we
are only concerned with the closing balance of the year 2003 for the closing balance
of the year 2002 was already incorporated in the balance sheet of the year 2003.
We also must remember that the present phase of life is a part of the total
journey of 8.4 million manifestations which can occur in the life of a Soul (Atman
as in Hinduism). It is at the end of the journey that the Soul liberates for ever
cycle of birth and death... and subsequently the Human Being is said
to gain salvation
The journey for the Soul from the first manifestation as an amoeba to
the last manifestation as a Mahavira,
Christ or Prophet
Mohammed... is spread over a maximum of 8.4 million manifestations.
It is purely dependent upon every Human Being when one desires to curtail the
journey and achieve the state of Salvation Moksha.
We also need to remember
that contrary to the standard practices in account books... some events of past
lives do not fructify in that particular manifestation or the next. It is possible
that the karma enacted upon in a particular manifestation may fructify four manifestations
later and this is the cause of all agony existing on Mother Earth. Why so?
on the subject of Past Life... we need to remember that on the spiritual
plane... whatever phase of life we are passing through is not dependent
upon the balance of karma of the earlier lives and the karma performed by us in
present life alone. It is also possible that a certain karma performed by us in
one of our previous lives may all of a sudden fructify and spoil the game (known
Karma in Hinduism). The vice versa may also happen.
the theory of Past Life further... we need to understand that we sometimes find
that many people who continue to flout the set patterns of the society by carrying
out a horde of sins
yet continue to enjoy privileges which should not be available to them. Explaining
this further... such a phenomenon is only possible for these people have in their
store... a huge asset of pious deeds performed in Past Life.
It is only
when the accumulated balance of the pious deeds gets nullified in present life
shall these people face the wrath of the society. Never before! To the contrary
we also find good people carrying out pious deeds in present life and yet continue
It is only because they have a good negative balance of karma from the Past Life
in their hold and unless this negative balance (from the Past Life) is nullified
by the pious deeds of the present life... such people can never enjoy happiness.
Trying to understand the complex process of the Past Life is not difficult,
yet trying to get back into the Past Life carries no meaning for if we are suffering
in present life... we need to carry out pious deeds and accumulate Punya Karma
(positive balance of karma) in present life without heeding to the Past Life in
any way. There is no other way to come out of the negative Past Life.
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has been made like that by God Almighty. None can challenge his authority. Why
brood over the Past Life and spoil the present life. If we are to get out of the
ills faced by us in present life and which resulted because of the Past Life...
the only way out is never thinking of the Past Life and concentrating on the affairs
of the present life in order to accumulate more and more of Punya
Karma (positive karma) in our favor.
This is the only way
out of our Past Life! Why spoil the future by indulging in acts (trying to regress
into the Past Life) detrimental to our leading a happy life in next manifestation.
We need to live a life of concentration... our every effort leading to earning
Punya Karma (a positive balance of karma) in our favor... the only way to leading
a healthier and fruitful life! (It is time we stopped thinking what was i in a
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 explains the concept of
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