One of the mysteries puzzling human mind since the origin of mankind is the concept of “reincarnation” which literally means “to take on the flesh again.” As the civilizations evolved, beliefs got discriminated and disseminated into various religions.
The major division manifested was “East” and “West.” The eastern religions being more philosophical and less analytical, have accepted reincarnation. However, the different eastern religions like Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism have differed in their faith on rebirth.
Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical belief that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life’s actions.
The entire universal process, that gives rise to the cycle of death and rebirth, governed by karma, is referred to as “Samsara.” “Karma” is action, which may be good or bad. Based on the type of karma one does, he chooses his subsequent birth. In Hinduism, in the holy book Rigveda, the oldest extant Indo-Aryan text, numerous references are made to rebirths.
It’s said that reincarnation is the soul experiencing different lifetimes in succession. There’s countless schools of thought and beliefs regarding this subject. For example, it’s said that twin flames are 2 parts of the same soul incarnate in their third and final lifetime in 2 separate human bodies — one male and the other female — who come together in this, the third and final incarnation to complete a Divine Mission. Then, it is said that there’s souls who reincarnate multiple times throughout time to complete their missions as whole soul beings.
Some believe reincarnation takes place 2 years and 49 days after the date of death. It’s said our soul is don’t a tiny point of consciousness with a very important job, which is to do our part to lead the masses back to truth and origin, to God, the higher power. Reincarnation is possibly a way for us to learn, gain knowledge, and to improve ourselves within the circumstances of multiple lifetimes.
Another view is that a soul is a fragment of God, split off to experience life on earth, and thus has no beginning and no end. Of course, these fragments are extremely diverse in personality, intention, and level of maturity.