Nor I, Nor Thou, nor any one of these , ever was not, nor ever will not be, forever and forever afterwards. All that doth live, lives always! To man’s frame as there come infancy and youth and age, so come there raisings-up and layings-down of other and of other life abodes, which the wise know , and fear not. This that irks –Thy sense life, thrilling to the elements–Bringing thee heat and cold, sorrows and joys, ‘Tis brief and mutable! Bear with it as the wise bear. The soul that with a strong and constant calm takes sorrow and takes joy indifferently , live in the life undying. That which is can never cease to be; that which is not will not exist. Nay, but as when one layeth his worn out robes away, and taking new ones, sayeth, “These will I wear today!” So putteth by the spirit lightly its garb of flesh, and passeth to inherit A residence afresh.
Quote from the BHAGAVAD-GITA (Excerpted from the MAHABARATA) Translated by Sir Edwin Arnold
My Brief Thoughts
***This passage speaks of the undying soul or Consciousness. In the concept of reincarnation the Scientific concept of energy never being created nor destroyed comes into mind as energy transits from place to place but never arises or ceases(Never created or destroyed) and all humans are energy at their subatomic levels. So if we are energy, if our energy is an immortal vessel for consciousness(Some call the energy the soul or the light) then what is death? This is good for contemplation.
The human body is an appearance, but at subatomic levels all that exists is indestructible energies. There is a contradiction and why? Because the physical world is only made physical by the human minds (Electrical singals that fabricate what we call the five senses) that make all things APPEAR to be concrete. Please see the research of scientists such as Niehls Bohr, Bohm, Pribram and Wolf forefathers of quantum physics who stated that their data showed that the empirical world did not exist as we believe it to exist, it only existed as waves of energy and our minds are what makes it have solidity, tastes, smells, sights and sounds. So in reincarnation this is acknowledged, that what we see and experience is only appearance but what truly IS remains not destroyed but forever transiting from place to place, form to form and these changes caused by the transit is what we call DEATH and DESTRUCTION.
I do tend to agree with Hermes Trismegistus when he says that ” That which is reasonable goes not into that which is unreasonable and that which is unreasonable cometh not into that which is reasonable.” (Quote from Corpus Hermeticum) So by saying that the energies transit from form to form, we are talking about the various forms of humans or sentient beings of the Earth and Universe. These are the appearances of sentient consciousness. Nature is the semi-automated counterpart to the nondefined amorphous transient consciousness so in that beings governed by nature must remain in that circle of automation just as sentient beings must remain a part of the essential consciousness that inhabits the transient energies that are not governed by an arising and ceasing nature.
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*Also these are just my thoughts on the concept however these are not my beliefs, I personally have not declared a position on any subject as all analysis here are merely for intellectual delight and the spreading of wisdom. In my mind I do not stand here nor there, I do not stand at all and yet still I stand. I do not take a stance at all because there is no substance to energies or consciousness and yet since appearance does exist by way of the mind I do appear to have a stance. So my interest is only bringing to attention that which is not seen and leaving it to the readers to form their own opinions. =)
Added thoughts by Mikial Millard
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