Do Past Lives Determine the Form We Are Born In?
Sadhguru answers a question on whether one’s past life can affect their body and form in their present life.
 
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Sadhguru answers a question on whether one’s past life can affect their body and form in their present life.

Question: When someone reincarnates, does one usually come back as the same gender?

Sadhguru: Not necessarily at all. There are people around me who are of a different gender now than what they were in an earlier life. I have a very immediate experience of this in many different ways with quite a few people.

Gender, even species, need not necessarily be the same. All this could be determined by your tendencies. It happens to people, it happened around certain yogis, and it definitely happened around Gautama Buddha. It so happened that a lot of monks were reborn as women. When they had sat with the Buddha [in their past lives], the male monks greatly exceeded the women in numbers – mainly due to cultural reasons. In those days, a woman could not renounce when the children were below a certain age.

So the monks who sat there as men, noticed one thing – the female monks’ contact with the Buddha seemed to be better than that of the male monks. This was because it is very natural for a woman to make a very deep emotional contact. These men were sitting and meditating hard, but these women were just looking at the Buddha, and tears were flowing down. They loved him and the Buddha looked at them gently. The men envied that.

Somewhere within them, there was a longing to be connected with the Buddha like the women were. Because of that longing, a lot of those monks came back as women in their next birth. After a certain period of time, they realized who they had been, and that now they had become women. They were shocked, “We did so much sadhana – did Gautama abandon us? Why didn’t he make us monks once again? Now we are here with our children, our husbands, and this whole drama.” This happened because they had envied the women.

What gender or form you take is determined by the type of longing that you create. Let’s say you long to eat continuously and you happen to die at that time. The next time, you may come back as someone’s pet pig.

Depending upon your longings, depending upon your tendencies, nature gives you an appropriate body. Let’s say you long to eat continuously and you happen to die at that time. The next time, you may come back as someone’s pet pig, really well-fed. People think it is a punishment to come back as a pig. This is not a punishment for you. Nature is not thinking in terms of punishment or reward. Depending upon your tendencies, to fulfill those tendencies, what kind of body would assist you best, that is what you get. Now these monks came back as women. It was their tendency, their longing for what the women were having. When they were longing for the women’s ability to love the Buddha and connect with him emotionally, they unknowingly aspired to become women.

What gender or form you take is determined by the type of longing that you create. So, to maintain focus on your goal and create that longing which is beyond all these limitations is the best way to ensure that nature does not know what to do with you. When nature does not know what to do with you, it is good for you because you can work your things out very effortlessly. When nature knows what to do with you, you are put in this chamber or that chamber – male chamber or female chamber, pig chamber, cockroach chamber, or some other chamber – a body is a chamber.

So if you maintain that longing which is not for this or that, you simply stare at nothingness and are absorbed, now nature does not know what to do with you. It cannot push you this way or that way. It cannot make a decision on you.

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4 years 3 months ago

Well why is it so confusing. If food is the last desire left and you are born as a pig. Then you live your life as a pig and you are liberated when you work out this karma. You dont have to be born again as human. Since lower life forms dont create any new karma and you dont have any thing left.

3 years 2 months ago

All forms of life are equal but as a human we have conscious mind so you have to make an effort to librate yourself.and you have been given enough tools to do so, other form of life without conscious mind will also get liberated but different ways most likely by going through fix number birth/death and going through immense painful life ,after all like everything in nature this has to be done in a fair way without any one form getting advantage

4 years ago

Probably that is the reason one needs to have longing on God... and nature not pushing into any chamber is moksha.

2 years 6 months ago

I have had memories/visions since childhood of what appears to be various past lives of mine. I even know many of the names and have travelled overseas to places it appears I have lived in those lives and have more memories, visions, flood back to me from those lives, even things I can research to find truth in. I have met many people that it appears I have known from past lives, and many have recognized me from those lives.

4 years 3 months ago

In that case will stephen hawking and carl sagan be born in an alien race, due to their strong longing to learn about them, I wonder.

3 years 11 months ago

Yes the number of living beings not necessarily same always, but when one kind of species increase during certain period of time, where this extras come from, this is the question you asked. In my opinion (logically thinking), in the present time we destroyed many species, whether it is plants, trees, certain kinds of small creatures, such as bacterias, insects, etc. can take the form of other the 'added' living beings, right?

4 years 3 months ago

In that case there will be no poor man in this world and no sadness, as every one wants to rich and happy. Even for animals they always thinks of plenty food and in next life they gets plenty of food (accordingly) . By this way the nature cannot maintain its balance and the the nature will collapse.

3 years 2 months ago

A normal person from a middle class family longs to be born rich in his next life. Does that really happen then?

4 years 3 months ago

Can you please share the website URL for watching archives of Sadhguru in conversation with Prasoon Joshi, on “Death and Beyond.”

4 years ago

Yes ! Some of the people you see around ...are them !
Observe closely you will understand ! ;)

2 years 5 months ago

Hi Vasundhra :-). I knew about this book but never bothered to read it. Now that you recommended it, I said I'll give it a try and today I've finished it. :-) forget about the reincarnation, there are things in that book that shaked the very foundation of my views. Sometimes things were right and clear but sometimes it made me really angry and pissed off. There are still contradictions that I haven't solved yet, but my approach has been calmed down a little bit :-). What about you? Are you clear about that book? I'm curious what was your experience. At the end I was surprised to find out that some aspects of it were designed like that on purpose, and I was definitely a victim of it :-). Now my lighten charcoal is the dissolution subject, so if you know how to throw some more bombs at me, please do. Thank you :-).

Pranam

4 years 3 months ago

In that case will stephen hawking and carl sagan be born in an alien race, due to their strong longing to learn about them, I wonder?

3 years 9 months ago

If they exist ........ then probably....

4 years 2 months ago

Sadhguru quoted these words on several occasions i.e., if he explains any thing that is not in our experience, we will only start imagining so many other things. And, the guru does not gives answers, but induces us to ask further questions. This is pretty evident here.
By reading, listening, seeing we only acquire knowledge, our guru's objective is that everything should be in our exeprience

3 years 2 months ago

So I have a question that has been with me for a long time.. but Please don't judge. I need to firstly say that I will not take action to the things I am going to talk about. I have felt for a long time, since my spiritual growth and journey, that my past lives and karma have had this major influence on me now (yes obvious :) ) but the thought that keeps running through my head is that I have so many dark sessions in my life and they try so hard to push me towards suicide. if something goes wrong with relationships or friendships or im in a really bad place, I feel that this energy is pushing me to go now.. but then, on the other hand, I keep getting a message saying that this has been happening for a few past lives and it continues to do this to my being until I break this pattern. so I have to endure the reality of this pain in this life, in this world and feel it course through every atom in my body until I pass without self infliction. I battle very strongly with my ego not allowing me to grow spiritually and I causes so much pain. I find it difficult to learn to accept my ego and I am working hard at unlearning. but let me say again.. I will not give in to this power. but I do wonder what my past lives did to get to this place. now if this energy and thought goes on in my head and I work towards getting to the light, how will this affect me in the next life if I pass on properly. I feel I have taken on many levels of reincarnation and have learnt a lot, but something in this life is trying to hold me back.!! I would love to have a discussion about what people feel about this. instinctually and educated. I have so much to offer in this life and I am greatful for every lesson I learn. I have an amazing partner who is just as, if not more spiritual and we guide each other. Love and Light to all!!

4 years 3 months ago

No body has explained so clearly. your mystic musing book explained everything about life and beyond. pranam Sadhguru.

4 years ago

If this birth is because of last birth's longing...whar if the present birth has different longing...when will it complete rhe circle to reach the ultimate?

2 years 2 months ago

You can only become either a human being or a domestic animal ,but no wild animal, because only they are the only capable of overeating and being over fed.

4 years 3 months ago

The point is we need to be free from any desires or longings. Above that just switch off your mind. It will be good for us.

3 years 8 months ago

No its a total misconception. Total number is not constant. In fact there are a lot more "souls or atman" in waiting list than the bodies there are to take birth. They are still working out their past karma or energy and some are still waiting for suitable body to take birth. Some even dont get a suitable body until the Universe goes back to nothingness and forms back again. Souls if i may use the word are just formed out of conciousness and slowly take different forms of creation just to enjoy different aspects of creation. One they get liberated they go back to conciousness. Only in the human form they can conciously evolve and get liberated. Hence human birth is very important and one should not let it go waste.

4 years 2 months ago

When I don't remember what I longed for at my last breath to get into this body as a son of my parents, how can I get an idea of what every creature longs for, especially at our last moments.

If we assume animals always think of plenty of food, we may be wrong. They love their children, search food not just for themselves, they fight for/against domination, holds territories etc. At their last breath, anything other than food can be their longing which decides their next body.

Sadhguru's response to the seeker's question talks something beyond what is in our current experience.

3 years 2 months ago

I believe in the twin flame. so a soul can split into many entities to experience things on its own planes only to reunite and share the experience with itself.

4 years 3 months ago

Great article, I am always curious to know when and why an animal get an human body? Based on the blog, human gets body based on there behavior or Karma but animal does not have brain to do different Karma.

4 years ago

Very well articulated, I agree with you!

2 years 2 months ago

Here is another interesting read from Sadhguru. Yet again I have a few questions/corrections to this. Firstly if we as the part of the Supreme Soul believe in what Krishna said in Bhagavad Gita then none of us would have actually taken this post or article even seriously. Only a true Yogi who can banish from the thoughts of the past (past birth forms) or the worries of the Future can attain the Supreme. Are we serious in ponderinf over such thoughts as to what we can be in the next birth? How many of us are aware of the years remaining in our lives? So how can we make our own future?

Besides, if anyone has read the Bhagavad Gita here they wouldnt have taken thia blog piece seriously. In the 6th chapter of Dhyan Yoga, Arjuna clearly asks Krishna in adhyay 37, 38 and 39 that what about unsuccessful Yogis who try to achieve ttranscendence but before leavinf their bodies fail to achieve liberation? To this Sri Krishna clearly replies that the unsuccessful Yogis who couldn't be liberated due to some or the other material gratifications are reborn as seLF righteous and virtuous humans of either rich aristocracy or to a spiritually realized family which in itself is a boon. The soul will then continue his spiritual realization and his spiritual activities and this process will continue until that soul in some birth finally attains liberation. Being born as a Man or a Woman or a Transgender is all acceptible, but then being reborn as an animal based on your desire is quite on an impractical side. I am sure Sadhguru Ji's teachings are not higher than the Bhagavad Gita Herself. Lord Krishna has particularly answered Arjuna.

So instead of all this, let us all try to be Yogis. Let us try our best to achieve the Supreme in this birth itself. We have been born as Humans after almost 8.4 million births which in itself is an achievement of our soul. Worrying about our future birth is as good as wasting your time.

4 years 3 months ago

What about ants, bacteria, fungus, mosquitoes etc. Will they also be reborn?

3 years 8 months ago

May be born as dogs as every one love dogs more than humans. :)

3 years 2 months ago

May things of the past belong to the past. Present called present needs to be cherished. Oh Sadhguru, I bow down to thee. Let everything end, lemme end.

4 years 3 months ago

Awesome! ! I have thought of this question so many times . So got the answer from my master!

4 years ago

What If someone Longing For Love. Will they be born as Human. We see a lot of Lovers commiting suicide they are longing for Love while death will they be again born as Lovers where they meet each other again in another life.

1 year 11 months ago

I agree with Major Saptrishi. Once you get this human form, there is no question of regression. You may take thousands of births hereafter but never in another form of life. Man has evolved from a state of matter through plant and animal forms, the stages in cosmic process, over a long period of time. Nature has brought him to this stage and now it is upto him to transcend this stage.

4 years 3 months ago

That's an interesting way of presenting the reincarnation subject :-). Maybe Sadhguru is joking to scare us a little bit, so we strive hard on our path, to avoid becoming lower creatures in our next incarnation (if any next). Or maybe he's not joking... I really don't know, but I'm sure he has a lot more to say on this subject, now he's just confusing us a little bit. Looks like the post is actually an answer to someone's question. Maybe that questioner really needed an answer like that, with the pig and cockroaches version :-), who knows...
In any case I'm not taking this subject seriously for myself because it is not yet in my experience, but my view was different until now. Meher Baba said in one of his books something like: "the self develops full consciousness in the human form, and there is no need for any further evolution of the material form or body. The evolution of forms therefore comes to an end with the attainment of the human form, and to experience the sanskaras cultivated in the human form, the self has to reincarnate again and again in the human form". And he said that reincarnating in lower forms such as animals can happen only in very rare situations, if the person does some very bad karma or in things like misusing occult powers. Otherwise, once the self reaches the human form, it will continue reincarnating only in the human form until reaches the ultimate. And this makes sense to me, because being in the human form, it means the consciousnes has reached a certain level of maturity. In the example of desiring food, one may reincarnate let's say in a person with high tendency for food, he may become an obese person or whatever... to work that karma out, but a pig? that's cutting down a large amount of consciousness. What happens to all the qualities that made one be in the human form? He/she needs to start again from pig consciousness? That would be a very remote chance for liberation. Can you imagine? Being a developed yogi, with high virtues and qualities but one last problem, a big unfulfilled desire for food. Now it happens and he dies thinking about a gigantic feast. Oops... sorry man, pig again. Now good luck in your next 10.000 lifetimes :-).
I'm sure I miss something about this subject but I can't figure out what it is yet. Maybe Sadhguru would kindly elaborate on this sometime, describing more the stages in evolution of consciousness. Reading this post, a question like this may arise: does consciousness evolve? or simply pops in and out from room to room according to tendencies, until all of them are worked out? So today human, tomorrow pig, again human, after that you need to work something out as a cockroach and back to human... how is that? Sadhguru succeeded, I'm confused now and I want to know more on this subject. I promise I won't believe it :-). Anyway there are people who believe this post "ad litteram" because their master said so. But my respect for Sadhguru is such that I know he's capable of saying many things for specific circumstances. If I spoiled Sadhguru's joke (if any), at least I hope I managed to also confuse some people there. It's healthier that way you know... :-). Namaste.

3 years 8 months ago

Again you are wrong. Animals dont create Karma. They dont have intelligence. This is holds good only for the human being. Its the tendencisies or desires which is the factor. Some people to become rich, become greedy and they start accumulating wealth. Such people if the desire is strong will be born as pigs whos innate tendency is to accumulate. May are greedy about food, they could find a suitable body in wild animals.

4 years 2 months ago

My son committed suicide at the age of 23 very disillusioned with the society and frustrated with his work-life,longing for a better life. I wonder what or who he will be reborn as and when ?

2 years 10 months ago

i did not understand very well the end of the article. I need to read it again !

4 years 3 months ago

Wow.. mind blowing

4 years ago

No one can explain this concept so simple yet strong and clear other than Sadhguru. I feel blessed to live during his time.

4 years 3 months ago

Thank you Sdhguru for enlightening us on reincarnation.Thank you so much for a timely answer for my quest that had been driving very restless for the past one week.This certainly is a beacon for all those who want to reach the shore of mukti from the samsara sagar.
Sadhguru has given it as simple and straight as it could be and he doesn't stop there,he has given us the power of Isha Kriya and Shambavi maha mudra which on practicing will definitely lead us in the correct path.Wishing and wanting an oppurtunity to experience the power of all the higher programs and immerse myself completely into the grace of our great Master,our Karunamoorthi - Sadhguru.

3 years 8 months ago

It can help in focussing our energies to one goal, desire for nirakara, god or a guru who is nirakara. Result will be when you leave the body you will merge into the nirakara and get liberated. As simple as that.

4 years 2 months ago

Do we have a power to chose to reborn or reincarnate? if we chose our next life? Could we chose our dream life from present to make it to the next one ?
thank U.

2 years 10 months ago

Another great read, thank you Sadhguru :)

4 years 3 months ago

So what happens when one is satisfied and happy with one's life..

4 years ago

I totaly agree with you. you can't be animal unless you done somthing too low or animal kind...... no it does not make sense....and as Buddha said do not belive anyone unless you experienced it....even if i said it.

4 years 3 months ago

U cant blame congress or other rogue parties much after you read this. that almost everyone is busy making fool of people whether spiritual or otherwise. My question to sadhguru is - how does this knowledge help anyone. it is just adding more nonsense in the head which is already crowded with other spiritual bull shits..

3 years 8 months ago

They just follow path of evolution i suppose. Good point.

4 years 2 months ago

It must have been really difficult to get over such an event. Did you do Kalabhairav Karma for the departed soul?

2 years 10 months ago

Namaste! It seems to me that Sadguru has thrown a curve ball waiting to create a discussion, as I do not believe that it is that simple. Man had many desires in one life. It has been said in many books that the desires are the cause for the birth and death cycle and that man has to strive to be without desires to be able to get out of the cycle. There have been several questions in my head since I was a kid (1) what is the life like during the first time that someone is on earth, as there is no past life karma then? (2) why does one take birth here at all? (3) without desires one does not progress. Wanting to get out of the karmic cycle is also a desire - so how is one told not to have desires? (4) The desire for the 'earth experience' is what brought one in here - according to me. So having desires is not a bad thing (5) who decides what is good and bad - desires? Questions leading to more questions has been the journey for me and it has brought me to a point where right now I am not thinking about rebirths or karma - why? I have no proof and it really is no solace knowing that I am here to want to get out of here!! I have experienced that I create my life with my thoughts, my dreams and my words. I have proof of that. So I focus on having creative thoughts and following my heart. When something happens which is not desirable I question as to why did I create that in my life? I introspect on what is it that I am learning from that emotion when I hit a bump. I look at what that is teaching me to get to where I have been dreaming of getting. I am confident that I will fulfil my desires and dreams in this life itself by going with my heart and having a belief that everything that happens along the journey is for the good - regardless of whether I understand it at that point or not. Like Steve Jobs said, you can only join the dots when you look back. And by looking back and joining the dots is how I am convinced about my power of creation. I feel good that I am the only person responsible for my life. I have met people who 'blame' what is happening to them on their past life karma - in a way striking off the responsibility or looking at it as some kind of inevitability that they have no power over. No, I believe that is not right. Take the bull by it's horns fully confident that one creates one life - every minute of it; follow one's heart and be willing and courageous to take the journey for what it is - an experience filled with experiences. Become the light that lights other lamps that are ready to be lit. May the world be filled with joy :-)

4 years 3 months ago

Sadhguru i read your post on "Do past lives determine the form we are Born" you had mentioned that in the next life you can take any forms of life. my wife side are strong Believer of Raja Yoga (Brahama Kumaris) we kinda of got into an argument on this and she proves a point that rebirths can happen in the same species, humans as humans and animals as animals. need your view point on this

4 years ago

I second..me too share the same thoughts..thnx fr that wonderful reply...

4 years 3 months ago

Sadhguru, we wish to confuse the nature that way :), If anybody gets to know number of births and reincarnations self has taken, he/she would take such a resolution, Please bless us all

3 years 6 months ago

It serms you should be a Sadhguru ;-)
Your logic is excellent and agrees with the teachings of God.

Namaskaram!
Swāmī Mahāprabhu,
God's Prophet to the Philippines.

4 years 2 months ago

Not yet.This happened very recently. We will be performing it after a month. Is this ritual specifically for deaths of this nature?

2 years 9 months ago

There were sages, or even today, who use same to study all life in its own way. You need not dissect or roam behind to understand their life, you can just become that animal of your interest to study its life or anything man. This is actual truth. And a yogi does this consciously whereas us do it by chance. So, we've no control what body we acquire whereas a yogi can choose if at all needed.

This is actually a boon bcs, you've choice to make. Oh, life is much deeper and bigger than anyone can imagine.

If you can understand scope of soul, and creators framework, you can actually one day conquer another planet by this technology of gods.

4 years 3 months ago

Well said sadhguru!!! Thanks for the clarity which you have always given!

4 years ago

It would be very presumptuous of us to believe that love is only a human trait. We know humans can love, because we understand how love is expressed by humans, but there certainly can be love between dogs, cats, elephants, pigs, so on, that we don't understand because we are not used to the way they express their love.

4 years 3 months ago

There is something about your past life (or lives) that brought you karmically into the sphere of Sadhguru. Of all the several thousands or billions why did you separate from established belief systems to a new possibility ? Even as humans, several are living worm-like or pig-like lives even surpassing them in attributes, where the stress is on "total", sensual enjoyment. Einstein theory that E=mC squared is generally understood by every one but it would take half a lifetime to study and arrive at the mathematical proof. So I guess we have to take what an established Master says as proof enough.....

3 years 6 months ago

Desires, aspirations and longings are definitely coming from attachment. When we need to detach and live life as beings of consciousness to bring ashore the many, any aspiration or longing will derail us. It is pertinent here to point out that we come with a life for a purpose. All that life holds is ' Service for the many '. Or expanding on it , will include preparations to make the life of those who dwell in darkness or ignorance , gain insight and are enlightened to further their progress to serve the many , better. All aspects of evolution, birth , ascension et al have a significance. Every one who is born takes birth to give themselves another go at bettering their previous birth. It is not in desires aspirations or longings but in the quality of life we lead that we achieve liberation, a freedom or Moksha. It is when we are thwarted or restrained either by those whom we put our faith into or by ourselves, that we have to take a step back and look into ourselves. Concentration or meditation is to focus on the breath and allow it to enable each of us to know our inner world. This world which follows a different language , ethics, and logic is understood very simply by and through energy. We are all vibrations and source from Nada Bindu..hence none of us at any time can regress to a lower form in the evolutionary process unless we regress exponentially into nether zones from whence we can probably take twice as long to come back to a form of a human being. It is indeed noteworthy here to point out that we are primarily concerned and work with GUNAS or INDRIYAS. These have to be held in governance, periodically checked and monitored, and over and above all this , need to be scrupulously followed in every minute action in which we are involved. THIS IS IMPERATIVE FOR ALL WHO WANT TO MAKE THIS LIFE COUNT. Have a parting comment to make which should be the cornerstone for everyone who is concerned with such matters. WE ARE LIKENESS' OF GOD AND OUR BODIES ARE TEMPLES. ACTING IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND TAILORING OUR RESPONSES AND ACTIONS TO SPELL AN IMPROVEMENT AND FURTHERANCE APART NO SOLACE OR COUNSEL NEED BE GIVEN. HURT NEVER, LOVE EVER. This hurting and inflicting harm on oneself no matter how, or what way or activity , is the most harmful . All actions need to be researched, worked , tested, proven, on yourself , before you take the cudgels to share, suggest or allow another to imbibe it. Be an exemplar and live the life you preach. Any questions or replies which have a suggestion can be given or reached at nayanika.jayaram@gmail.com . As a counselor healer therapist will try and accord the query with all the earnestness at my command. Aum Jai Sai Ram ~

4 years 2 months ago

I think it is very much required for this kind of an event......if i am not wrong, needs to be done within 49 days....you could check up with Ashram. Most of our lives we spend most of our times with hardly about 10-15 people.....in those father/mother, Husband/Wife and children take major share.....and we dont get to choose them....which means certainly there is some strong Karmic settlement.....May be this event has happened to help us move on spiritual path diligently and quickly.....Hariom TatSat..!!!

2 years 9 months ago

The life after enlightenment is huge. I mean in vedic periods, we can see many schools digging deep into all these questions even after they're realised. So, according to me, we need to not believe and assume things, but should 1st get to truth. Then all others will come by. If we study all ancient texts, one life isn't enough. So, best is to keep everything aside and just seek truth.

4 years 3 months ago

Then wat is moksha? The whole world seems to be after moksha. Not being born again at all. .. ending the vicious circle of life and death. ..

4 years ago

Sure everyone wants to be rich. But it is not necessary that money is their utmost priority. Each of us might have some other thing that we long for more, which we know we might get if we have money. So money is only a means to a goal, not necessarily the goal.

4 years 3 months ago

Maybe they may have alien "looks".........!

3 years 6 months ago

Namaste Sadguru. Past lives , the Karma , Prarabhdha in particular has a part to play . This post answers : Do the past lives determine the form we are born in ? on how all learning thus far has made the answers , somewhat clear. Much of it still needs to be clarified and exemplified but what appears below are some of the pertinent issues which need an immediate purview and a connect.

Desires, aspirations and longings are definitely coming from attachment. When we need to detach and live life as beings of consciousness to bring ashore the many, any aspiration or longing will derail us. It is pertinent here to point out that we come with a life for a purpose. All that life holds is ' Service for the many '. Or expanding on it , will include preparations to make the life of those who dwell in darkness or ignorance , gain insight and are enlightened to further their progress to serve the many , better. All aspects of evolution, birth , ascension et al have a significance. Every one who is born takes birth to give themselves another go at bettering their previous birth. It is not in desires aspirations or longings but in the QUALITY of life we lead that we achieve liberation, a freedom or Moksha. It is when we are thwarted or restrained either by those whom we put our faith into or by ourselves, that we have to take a step back and look into ourselves.

Concentration or meditation is to focus on the breath and allow it to enable each of us to know our inner world. This world which follows a different language , ethics, and logic is understood very simply by and through energy. We are all vibrations and source from Nada Bindu..

Hence none of us at any time can regress to a lower form in the evolutionary process unless we regress exponentially into nether zones from whence we can probably take twice as long or more to ascend as a human being.

It is indeed noteworthy here to point out that we are primarily concerned and work with GUNAS or INDRIYAS. These have to be held in governance, periodically checked and monitored, and over and above all this , need to be scrupulously followed in every minute action in which we are involved.

THIS IS IMPERATIVE FOR ALL WHO WANT TO MAKE THIS LIFE COUNT.

Have a parting comment to make which should be the cornerstone for everyone who is concerned with such matters.

WE ARE LIKENESS' OF GOD AND OUR BODIES ARE TEMPLES.

ACTING IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND TAILORING OUR RESPONSES AND ACTIONS TO SPELL AN IMPROVEMENT AND FURTHERANCE APART - NO SOLACE OR COUNSEL NEED BE GIVEN.

HURT NEVER, LOVE EVER.

This hurting and inflicting harm on oneself no matter how, or what way or activity , is the most harmful . All actions need to be researched, worked , tested, proven, on yourself , before you take the cudgels to share, suggest or allow another to imbibe it. Be an exemplar and live the life you preach.

Any questions or replies , which have a suggestion , may be reached at nayanika.jayaram@gmail.com .

As a counselor healer therapist, will try and accord the query with all the earnestness at my command.

Aum Jai Sai Ram ~

4 years 2 months ago

Thanks for the guidance. We will go there this weekend.it will definitely help us move forward spiritually.

2 years 8 months ago

Dear Dorin, sadhguru has written more elaborately on this topic in his book "Mystics musings". He has even answered your question of reverse evolution and consciousness as to why there are chances for a human to become an animal though human is thre highest form of evolution.
Maybe you get more insight on this topic there.

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4 years 3 months ago

In that case will stephen hawking and carl sagan be born in an alien race, due to their strong longing to learn about them, I wonder.

3 years 11 months ago

I have a logical question pertaining to reincarnation. If you reincarnate as some animal, insect or human. Shouldn't the total number of beings in the existence (including aliens) be equal or smaller( if someone escaped the reincarnation process). If the total number of beings is in fact increasing then where are the new beings coming from? And also how did we get to the current number incase no new beings are added to the existence. Any take?