It’s hard to believe this wide universe that there’s just one chance to measure during a lifetime. There are many controversial issues surrounding the topic of reincarnation. Who created those ideas? Were these ideas created to steer people faraway from their religion?
What is reincarnation? Answer to the present question are often different for various people, but the essential meaning of reincarnation is Life before the life that we live in. Reincarnation may be a select process for the role the person will need to live. A person may reincarnate immediately after death, or could also be assigned to a dimension of life, which may be a plane before heaven, until it’s time for the person’s reincarnation
Hinduism believes in body and soul. Your soul returns to your body after your death. Your status or caste in next life depends on your deeds of the previous life. This is called Reincarnation in Hinduism. According to Hinduism a soul reincarnates again and again on earth till it becomes perfect and reunites with it Source. And, also being has got to live many lives and under go many experiences before it attains perfection and becomes one with the Divine. The Hindu theory of creation suggests that creation begins when the individual souls becomes separated from the undifferentiated One. It continues because the evolution of life and consciousness in matter progresses. During this process a number of souls journey back to God through the transformation of matter or prakriti during which they were hidden. The remaining souls continue their existence and rejoin Him within the end, not through transformation but through a process of great destruction. Thus the good cycle of creation, stretching over many years, involves its logical end.
Once the creative process is switched on, the individual soul hides behind the false personality called jiva, the subtle body and an outer personality called the mind and therefore the body or the ego. The Jiva is made up of the subtle body, the subtle mind and a little bit of discretionary intelligence called buddhi. The ego is formed from the gross human body , the surface consciousness consisting of innumerable desires and impulses. Since the Jiva and therefore the ego haven’t any idea of Truth or reality, they suffer from ignorance and illusion. They give way to illusion and suffer from the delusion of the outer mind. They behave selfishly as if they’re different from the remainder of creation and find yourself with suffering, indulging in acts of self perpetuation.
In order to explain how the effects of past actions of man are preserved in the atman after the death of the body and how these effects produce their fruit in a future rebirth, the Hindu theologians make a distinction between two types of body: the gross body (sthula-sarira) and the subtle body (sukshma-sarira or linga- sarira).9The gross body is that which is visible and tangible, consists of the eternal senses, of organs, etc. The subtle body, instead, isn’t visible nor tangible, and consists of subtle elements, like: buddhi (intelligence), manas (mind), ahamkara (ego), etc. The subtle body encircles the atma as a connection between the soul and the gross body. Every action of man leaves its imprint (sanskara) on the subtle body and remains as a seed which has to mature and produce in due time its proper fruit. While the gross body disintegrates at death, the spirit continues to be in touch with the subtle psychic body which it carries forward. The subtle body together with all the tendencies, merits or effects of karma is said to migrate with the soul (atman) at death. At the top of every life, the human body and therefore the gross mind return to the weather of the world . But the Jiva and therefore the soul survive death. Depending upon the nature of their past deeds, and the number of subtle bodies it has developed, the Jiva either ascends to the heaven or descends into the hell. Hiding the indwelling spirit in its core, the Jiva stays in these worlds till it exhausts the fruits of its good or bad actions. Having learned some new lessons, it then returns to the world again to require another birth. Thus the Jiva undergoes innumerable births and deaths. It becomes sure to the mortal life and therefore the laws of nature. Death provides temporary relief, but exposes the individual Jiva to the danger of falling into greater depths of suffering.
Hinduism speaks of the existence of heavens above and hells below. The former are sun filled, inhabited by gods and innumerable divine souls. The latter are dark worlds (asurya lokas) and populated by all the dark and demonic forces. The individual souls enter these worlds consistent with their deeds. But they are doing not stay there permanently till the top of destruction. They go there basically as a consequence of their actions, either to enjoy or to suffer. In either case they learn the lesson and are available back to earth to start out a replacement earthly life everywhere again.
Thus consistent with Hinduism, life in heaven could also be longer, but still it’s a mortal life only. There, a Jiva may enjoy extreme pleasures, but it might not last for ever. Once its karma is exhausted, the Jiva is thrown back from the heights of heavenly glory into the turmoil of unstable earthly life. As the soul moves from one body to a different , it carries forward something along side it, which is nothing but what it’s accumulated performing various deeds. This can be thought of as a worldwide account that every soul is related to , regardless of the place it’s in currently. This account would have both the logs of excellent and bad deeds it performed almost like the credit and liabilities. This account is what’s called karma.