Does reincarnation exist, or is it the inheritance of your ancestors' past knowledge and memories?

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Do you get reincarnated, or do you just inherit your ancestors memories as a type of evolution. ( I know that al ot of people don’t believe in reincarnation, I don’t rule anything out, but I’m just interested)

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  1. Evolution does not work like that. You don’t just inherit your ancestors memories. If anything you can acquire instincts but that is it. And there are no pressures to get us to acquire instincts.
    Reincarnation I can not answer. It sounds great, but I will have to wait for death to find out.

  2. Reincarnation…thats the Ultimate hero ability learned by the Tauren Chieftan, one of 4 heroes you can choose to use in the orc race of Warcraft 3, it exists. It’s an awsome ability, and the great thing about it is it’s neither overpowered, or underwhelmingly useless like many of the other abilities in the game. It lets your hero comeback to life with all it’s life and mana after it’s killed once…great ability.
    In real life? No. That doesn’t exist…and if it did, we would suffer some SERIOUS overpopulation..

  3. I don’t rule anything out either. No one knows for sure what happens to us and cannot say. Sometime they say that reincarnation can’t be true because we would have remembered our previous life but we can’t remember when we were infants so how would we remember our previous life?

  4. Changing Bodies
    Dr. Singh. People want more proof.
    Srila Prabhupada. What more is required? The eternality of the soul is a simple fact. I am an eternal soul. My body is changing, but I am not changing. For example, I am now an old man. Sometimes I think, “Oh, I used to jump and play, but now I cannot jump because my body has changed.” I want to jump, but I cannot do it. That jumping propensity is eternal, but because of my old body I cannot do it.
    Dr. Singh. Opponents will say that according to their observation, the nature of consciousness is that it lasts for only one body.
    Srila Prabhupada. That is foolishness. In Bhagavad-gita (2.13) Krsna explains:
    dehino ‘smin yatha dehe
    kaumaram yauvanam jara
    tatha dehantara-praptir
    dhiras tatra na muhyati
    “As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. The self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change.” Just as this body is always changing (as I can see in my daily experience), there is a similar change at the time of death.
    Dr. Singh. But according to the scientists, we cannot actually observe this last change.
    Srila Prabhupada. Their eyes are so imperfect that they cannot observe many, many things. Their ignorance does not make the Bhagavad-gita unscientific. Why don’t the scientists admit the imperfection of their senses? They must first admit the imperfection of their senses. Their seeing power does not determine what is and what is not science. Dogs cannot understand the laws of nature. Does that mean the laws of nature don’t exist?
    Dr. Singh. Well, the scientists admit that argument, but they say the way to become perfect is through objective information and experience.
    Srila Prabhupada. No. That is not the way to become perfect. No one can become perfect through imperfect thinking, and our thinking must be imperfect because our senses and minds are imperfect.
    Dr. Singh. Srila Prabhupada, another question can be raised. is it not possible that the soul may accept three, four or five bodies and then die?
    Srila Prabhupada. You are accepting millions of bodies. I say that your body of yesterday is not your body of today. So, if you live for one hundred years, how many times have you changed bodies? Just calculate.
    Dr. Singh. Thirteen.
    Srila Prabhupada. Why thirteen?
    Dr. Singh. Medical science says that all the bodily cells are replaced every seven years.
    Srila Prabhupada. No, not every seven years–every second. Every second, the blood corpuscles are changing. Is it not so?
    Dr. Singh. Yes.
    Srila Prabhupada. And as soon as the blood corpuscles change, you change your body.
    Dr. Singh. In scientific terminology, can the eternality of the soul be compared to conservation of energy?
    Srila Prabhupada. There is no question of the conservation of energy, because energy is always existing.
    Dr. Singh. But according to scientific terminology, the law of conservation of energy is that energy cannot be created or destroyed, which means, I think, that it is eternal.
    Srila Prabhupada. Oh, yes, that we admit. Krsna is eternal; therefore all His energies are eternal.
    Dr. Singh. Is that why the living entity is also eternal?
    Srila Prabhupada. Yes. If the sun is eternal, its energies–heat and light–are also eternal.
    Dr. Singh. Does it follow from this, then, that life cannot be created or destroyed?
    Srila Prabhupada. Yes. Life is eternal. It is not created or destroyed. It is only temporarily covered. I am eternal, but last night I was covered by sleep, so I think in terms of yesterday and today. This is the condition of the material world.
    Bg 15.8 P The Yoga of the Supreme Person
    At the time of death, the consciousness he has created will carry him on to the next type of body. If he has made his consciousness like that of a cat or dog, he is sure to change to a cat’s or dog’s body. And, if he has fixed his consciousness on godly consciousness, he will be transferred to Krsnaloka in the spiritual world and will associate with Krsna. It is a false claim that after the annihilation of this body everything is finished. The individual soul is transmigrating from one body to another, and his present body and present activities are the background of his next body. One gets a different body according to karma, and he has to quit this body in due course. It is stated here that the subtle body, which carries the conception of the next body, develops another body in the next life. This process of transmigrating from one body to another and struggling while in the body is called karsati or struggle for existence.
    SB 4.29.64 P Talks Between Narada and King Pracinabarhi
    In dreams we sometimes see things that we have never experienced in the present body. Sometimes in dreams we think that we are flying in the sky, although we have no experience of flying. This means that once in a previous life, either as a demigod or astronaut, we flew in the sky. The impression is there in the stockpile of the mind, and it suddenly expresses itself. It is like fermentation taking place in the depths of water, which sometimes manifests itself in bubbles on the water’s surface. Sometimes we dream of coming to a place we have never known or experienced in this lifetime, but this is proof that in a past life we experienced this. The impression is kept within the mind and sometimes becomes manifest either in dream or in thought. The conclusion is that the mind is the storehouse of various thoughts and experiences undergone during our past lives. Thus there is a chain of continuation from one life to another, from previous lives to this life, and from this life to future lives. This is also sometimes proved by saying that a man is a born poet, a born scientist or a born devotee.

  5. Reincarnation and rebirth are very different than the inheritance of memories or identity.
    The collective unconscious by Carl Jung is the psychological term for what you described by the way.

  6. Reincarnation seems To make Sense but when i follow it through from generation to generation it looks like stagnation to me you are not going anywhere..

  7. Christianity is the lie. Reincarnation is true. Jesus as an Essene Jew apparently taught the truth, but Christianity has very little to do with anything he taught. He spent three years teaching his truth, but all of it was edited down to a few short pages, a few moments of his ministry. And even those were distorted to fit with Roman and Greek mythology.
    It is possible to inherit tendencies and who knows what else from ancestors, however, if you attribute past-life memories to ancestral memories, logically such memories would be more vivid from recent ancestors, like your parents. In that case you should be born with memories of your parents’ childhoods. That doesn’t happen. So there might be inclinations and a smidgen of other intangibles we inherit from Mom and Dad, but reincarnation has the real answers.

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