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Vedanta Philosophy

Five Lectures On Reincarnation

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Language: English
Wordcount: 20,620 / 67 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.5
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 8,049
mnybks.net#: 446
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Religion, Philosophy
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how the souls revolve like a stone which is thrown from a sling. But the time is at hand when these mysteries will be disclosed." (Zohar, II, 99 b.)

Like many of the Church Fathers the Cabalists used as their main argument in favor of the doctrine of metempsychosis the justice of God. But for the belief in metempsychosis, they maintained, the question why God often permits the wicked to lead a happy life while many righteous are miserable would be unanswerable. Then too the infliction of pain upon children would be an act of cruelty unless it is imposed in punishment of sin committed by the soul in a previous state. Isaac Abravanel sees in the commandment of the Levirate a proof of the doctrine of metempsychosis for which he gives the following reasons: (1) God in His mercy willed that another trial should be given to the soul, which having yielded to the sanguine temperament of the body had committed a capital sin, such as murder, adultery, etc.; (2) it is only just that when a man dies young a c

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.5 from 4 reviews: *****
2009.07.31
Rajiv Jani
*****

Excellent article. I have a comment on Jim Bach\'s remarks. If you look at it that way \"the secret movie\" documetary also has no practical value.It was just a nice marketing work! People in the west would never understand some of the golden ancient philosophy due their habit of continuous doubt on anything presented to them from someone outside their region.

2009.04.12
Jim Bach
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2-3 stars because while there are some interesting ideas they have little practical value. Ideas on this subject are just another way of creating another illusion. There is no way for an earnest seeker to verify the accuracy of these ideas. Some may say they must be reliable because of their age. But antiquity is not always authority but may just be the old age of error.

2009.04.03
arpit vinod shah
*****

excellant india work

A thought provoking and invoking book on reincarnation Swami Abhedananda is a true Guru, very learned and spiritual.


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