Jigyasa: Your Questions Answered

When people trouble each other in one birth and they keep coming back to settle their scores, how does this chain break?
After a human birth do we get a human birth only or any other too?

The answer is simple. When a person gives up his enmity, the desire for revenge and settling scores vanishes, the chain is broken. Hence one should be forgiving in life.

Saints tell us that sin is caused by lust and that ignorance is the cause of lust. As long as there is lust, the cycle of birth and death is unending. In order to get rid of lust we need to get rid of ignorance. And the dusk of ignorance is conquered by the dawn of knowledge.

Knowledge manifests by the grace of a Sadguru, a true preceptor. When all our Karmas are destroyed by the fire of true knowledge, the cycle of births is destroyed and there are no more rebirths.

Just as a burnt seed does not sprout even when sowed in fertile soil, the votary whose desires and Karmas have been burnt in the flame of knowledge is liberated from the cycle of birth and death.

The Hindu Dharma believes in rebirth. According to the scriptures; just as we discard old clothes and wear new ones; our soul leaves the old and aged body to take rebirth in a new body.

Please note that we wear clothes, the clothes don't wear us. Similarly, the soul dons the body and not vice-versa. Just as I exist even after I discard my clothes, the soul exists even after having left the body. The soul never dies. It lives before donning a body; it lives in a body and continues to live after it departs from the body. The body takes birth and dies, as it is temporal. The soul is eternal. It will never take birth and never die. It will always exist.

After death the soul takes on a new body in accordance with its destiny or past Karmas or as per its psychic state at the time of death. Just as King Bharat was reborn as a deer because of his attachment to a deer at the time of his death, and Nrigraj was reborn as a python.


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