Posts Tagged ‘reincarnation’

The Logic Behind Evil Acts

July 30, 2013

eye-in-darknessThroughout history, people with malicious intent have exercised their free will to hurt others. That such cruelty is allowed to take place does not mean that God does not exist or does not care. The logic that explains such brutality can be expressed in two words: free will. We either have free will or we don’t. God does not directly interfere in human affairs because, by definition, free will would be rendered meaningless if it were interfered with.

The ability of every individual to exercise their free will is the X-factor that (more…)

Was a Downed WWII Fighter Pilot Reborn as a Little Boy?

November 23, 2011


The strange, surreal case of James Leininger, as conveyed in this four-part ABC News feature from 2004, makes a compelling argument for the reality of reincarnation. James’ story is told in the book Soul Survivor. The text that follows is an overview of his story courtesy of Reverse Spins.


Nearly six decades ago, a 21-year-old Navy fighter pilot on a mission over the Pacific was shot (more…)

John Manley on Stillbirths, Suicide and Reincarnation

July 7, 2011

John Manley

After years of grieving for his stillborn daughter, my friend John Manley, an author of metaphysical speculative fiction, stumbled upon a concept that at last healed his pain and brought him peace. Whether you agree with his conclusion or not is beside the point. What is important is to find a spiritual or religious path that feels like home to you, and actively work toward crafting a worldview that helps you make sense of the world.

Here, in three parts and in John’s own words, is his story.


On Easter Monday, 2005, around 9 AM, I received a phone call. “Mr. Manley, your wife is going in for an emergency c-section…”

It was too soon. Months too soon.

The hospital (where Nicole had already been admitted) was over 45 minutes away. By the time I arrived, it was all over. All efforts at resuscitating our newborn baby girl had been fruitless.

I’ve never been more upset over anything in my life.

Nicole and I went through a number of child loss books. Most of them too bloated for my liking and often off the mark from how I believe the universe operates. But one of those books, however, noted a survey that said that parents who believe in reincarnation recover far more quickly from the loss of their children.

Reincarnation, for me, has always (more…)

Roasted in the Divine Fires of Wisdom

July 31, 2010

Karmic law is in force in every moment of our lives. Karma cannot be sidestepped but it can be transcended through earnest, unwavering spiritual practice. Devotees who have achieved self-realization may have many or all of their karmic debts mitigated or forgiven.

Seeds of past karma cannot germinate if they are roasted in the divine fires of wisdom.
Paramahansa Yogananda

God-illumined souls break free from the revolving wheel of reincarnation and melt in loving union with divine consciousness. Whether it takes ten (more…)

The Consequences of Consequences

July 30, 2010

Karmic consequences are certain but unpredictable. The same cause may affect two people’s karmas very differently based on their previous karma, their sacred contracts, and an infinite number of other variables that all coalesce into effects that serve the highest good of each individual.

Thus every act or thought has consequences, which themselves will have consequences; life is the most intricate web of interconnections. This is the law of karma . . . (which) states simply that every event is both a cause and an effect. Every act has consequences of a similar kind, which in turn have further consequences and so on; and every act, every karma, is also the consequence of some previous karma.
Eknath Easwaran

Reincarnation explains why God’s plan for you (more…)

Nothing Escapes the Law

July 29, 2010

Call it karma, or reaping what you sow, or what goes around comes around. Every action generates a reaction in the unified field, which extends beyond the reaches of space and time.

With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Karma is not positive or negative, it is (more…)

Oh, Incalculable Times Again Shall I Be Born!

July 27, 2010

Reincarnation is consistent with the concept of a benevolent universe in that you are given unlimited opportunities to learn what you need to learn, atone for your errors, and complete your life’s work.

My life often seemed to me like a story that has no beginning and no end. I had the feeling that I was an historical fragment, an excerpt for which the preceding and succeeding text was missing. 
I could well imagine that I might have lived in former centuries 
and there encountered questions I was not yet able to answer; that I had been born again because I had not fulfilled the task given to me.
Carl Jung

Just as your childhood memories are stored within you, so are (more…)

Reincarnation—Even God Recycles!

October 2, 2008

The idea of reincarnation is eminently logical. If we lived only one lifetime, an argument could be made that the universe is a chaotic, random crapshoot that renders any spiritual insight, and indeed our very existence, as ultimately insignificant.

Reincarnation is consistent with the concept of a benevolent universe in that we get unlimited opportunities to atone for our errors, learn the lessons we need to learn, and complete our life’s work.

Some may view reincarnation as a lifetime (more…)