In a population of more than one billion in India, almost every second person can be found in India who believes in rebirth, reincarnation etc. Have you ever wondered why such a big population on earth believes in rebirth/ reincarnation? Main reason for it is Hindu Spiritualism & also the actual instances of rebirth that press & TV news channels etc. are able to expose.
As per earlier posts "Is 'Kalpana Chawla' Reborn in India?",
a 4 yr old from India claimed that she was the reincarnation of Kalpana Chawla. Then as per the post "Is American Scientist Reborn as 'Rajesh' in India?",
there was the case of Rajesh from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh state of India who was believed to be the rebirth of an American Scientist.
Here is another case from Bhopal in India where Dr Swarnlata Tiwari, principal of a Government Arts & Commerce College from Bhopal, popularly known as Naveen College, is a unique case of rebirth. Her case is one of the seven cases in the world over, which scientists have been doing research on the theory of human rebirth. Dr. Swarnlata's case is a unique case in the sense that she not only remembers her immediate previous birth but also of the previous to previous birth.
In an interview Dr. Swarnlata Tiwari narrated interesting events and memories of her three births. The first at Katni in Madhya Pradesh when she was born in a Pathak family, the second in a Goswami family of Silhat (Assam) which is presently in Pakistan. And now presently she was born in village Shahpur of Tikamgarh district.
Wife of an IAS officer, Dr. Tiwari, 59 at present, has two sons. She has been leading a happily peaceful life with her present family at the same time keeping touch with her previous birth relatives of Katni.
She said past memories flashed back to her when she was passing through a river near Katni at the age of about 4 years. She narrated her past life's incidents to her parents who did not believe all that and ultimately saw a doctor of her mental check up. It was here that the doctor declared her fit saying "she is recalling her previous birth memories."
At the height of all that she was again re-born when she suddenly started singing Assamese songs at the age of 5. This was her previous to the immediate birth. In this life she had died in a road accident in Silhat at the age of 8.
When her case flashed in newspapers, her previous birth brother came to her house whom she immediately recognized as "Babu". He confirmed that she was his sister as she narrated such incidents, which only he and she knew. In that birth her husband was a Tehsildar from whom she had three children. She had then died of heart failure at the age of 39.
Her story may seem interesting and amazing to listeners but not to her as she is now used to it and feels quite "normal".
Strange Facts about Dr. Swarnlata
1. Born on March 2, 1948
2. She scared her parents by claiming that her name was Biya Pathak and lived in katni in past.
3. Biya Pathak died in 1939
4. was reborn as Kamlesh in 1940 at Sylhet in Assam and died in 1947, a very short life.
5. Then, in 1948, Kamlesh was reborn as Swarnlata Mishra at village Shahpur in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh.
6. Remembers all the three births and that every time she was born as a girl child and in all the births in a Brahmin family.
7. Her story of rebirth was investigated by a noted Virginia University Professor Dr. Ian Stevenson when he visited India in 1997 and he found her case as "authentically correct" after intensive confirmation of tales told by Swarnlata.
8. At present she lives at Bhopal. Her husband K.P.Tiwari is a senior IAS officer here and she herself is a botanist and presently posted at Bhopal as the Principal of a Government Arts and Commerce College.
9. She has two sons.
Then here is another case of Taranjit, aged 12 from Chandigarh city from northern India who remembered his past life at the age of 2 & claimed that in his earlier birth he was Satnam & died in a scooter accident. He not only identified & met his earlier life parents but recently went to the marriage of his earlier life sister too & blessed her on her marriage. As per the facts presented by him, his is also a true case of rebirth/ reincarnation.
Now the big question is why it happens & why millions of Hindus in India believe in reincarnation? The main reason is their belief in their scriptures which clearly say that after death, a person's soul travels from one body to another & soul in their body is immortal & it does not die EVER.
Now what is immortality? As per Indian scripture 'Bhagwat Gita',this soul of ours wears this body made of nature elements. After karmic cycle, depending on the Karmas of our previous life, soul drops this body at death & takes on another body based on the Karmas of our present life. Again we do Karmas in our next birth & that becomes the basis of our further next birth for this soul. So this cycle of wearing different bodies goes on for this soul.
So above is the reason why Indians believe in Rebirth / Reincarnation. What do you say? Readers comments are invited, what they say on it.
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