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What does ignorance refer to in reincarnation?

In reincarnation, it is said that one takes birth in the animal kingdom if he becomes ignorant and human form if in passion. What is this ignorance? There is limitless knowledge one can possess in life. Hence there is innumerable things to be ignorant of. and obviously one cannot be fully knowledgeable in life. What ignorance do they talk about exactly?
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  1. This must be the point. You must care others. If you see anyone suffering in front of your eyes, you must help them. But reincarnation is false. No one lives in any form after death. A human being is living with many spirits which joined one by one since birth. These spirits join only as per wish of a human being. If few of them are bad then they need such a warning which is nothing to do with a human. But people who warned always thought the human being. They do not know that they have warned the bad spirits. In fact, these spirits spread and go to different places and memory is erased as soon as all spirits left the dead person because all spirits are memories.

  2. Ignorance (tama guna), Passion (raja guna) Goodness (sattva guna), are the 3 material consciousness we have, some times one is more predominant than other. In Ignorance:
    BG 14.13: When there is an increase in the mode of ignorance, O son of Kuru, darkness, inertia, madness and illusion are manifested.
    BG 14.17: From the mode of goodness, real knowledge develops; from the mode of passion, greed develops; and from the mode of ignorance develop foolishness, madness and illusion.
    BG 14.18: Those situated in the mode of goodness gradually go upward to the higher planets; those in the mode of passion live on the earthly planets; and those in the abominable mode of ignorance go down to the hellish worlds.
    The ignorance expressed here is the consciousness of a person, if the person is in Tama guna , ignorance, this person has no moral, use drugs, participate in rape, killing, etc – basically this human acts like an animal, his couscniousness is degraded at the point to be like of an animal or worse, so this person will have to get an animal body next life, after had pass some time in Hell to pay for his horrendous activities.


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