Is it possible for a person to come back after death?
Reincarnation is a philosophical concept that an aspect of a living being starts a new life in a different physical body or form after each biological death. It is also called rebirth or transmigration and is a part of the of cyclic existence.
Hindu Philosophy has a deeper insight on this, we might have heard from the beginning that a soul cannot be killed or destroyed or no physical harm can be done to it. But then, what exactly happens when a person dies? Where exactly does the soul or conscious go? In linear western thinking, we are just biological bodies, we take birth, our body performs some biological functions during its lifetime and then we die and vanish into the infinite vastness.
But is it so? Do we really vanish into the vastness or are we actual infinite beings? Infinite beings who after death take a new body. And all of this depends on our karma and energy that we vibrate with, before death.
I was enlightened about a small aspect of this mystery by one of my own life experiences. It was a beautiful summer afternoon with a cool breeze and we all were having our daily meals. My dad suddenly started coughing and complaining about the weather not being good those days! His cough went on for days and then a month. We suggested taking medical opinion as it might not just be the weather. On which he reacted as a typical man,”Oh that’s nothing major, a lot of people have been having this problem and this is all due to the weather”. But then the coughing changed to voice deepening, which was a serious concern and we had to finally seek medical help for the issue. On detection and biopsy, it was found that there was a cancerous tumor which had started getting bigger near the vocal box. Despite all the surgeries, chemotherapy and medications and numerous sleepless nights we were unable to save him.
Everyone in my family is spiritual, meditating, praying and learning about new spiritual stuff .Just like typical Indian family, they pray and believe in a higher being. But whenever someone passes away, it can be very challenging to look at it from the spiritual point of view right away. We followed everything written in scriptures to lead the departed soul into heaven ( as what is followed in Hindu mythology). But I somewhere knew that we all belong to the earth and will come back someday and that there is no heaven or hell outside, if you’re happy you will feel heaven here and if you are not you have a torturous “hellish” life here itself. With this intention, I prayed to the universe to give him peace and happiness in whatever form he was taking birth in. Days and months went by, we kept seeing him in our dreams and we took it in a rather non-serious way (because our consciousness never dies, it stays for like forever). After some days we got to know from our neighbor that she had been constantly seeing my dad in her dreams, we didn’t want to scare her so we told her that it might be just because she was thinking a lot about him. But then this started happening every now and then. She would tell us about what he wanted and the way he would just chat in her dreams, which sometimes scared her too 😀 Anyone would be right! Days went and our lives came back to the normal pace again. We got to know that the same neighbor was expecting a baby and as she said she was still in regular contact with my dad. In the dream state, he would sometimes sit on the couch and say “I will be living with you and will not go”. So, this was the first sign that he was consciously trying to come back to see the love and bonding we shared with him. Though it would have been difficult to come directly in the current family as it might take a lot of time to take a physical human body, so the conscience chooses the least resistant path ( as electricity runs in the least resistant metal) and contacted her. After all these experiences there was this final test, a soul has no gender so it can take birth either as a girl or a boy depending on the energy of the soul at that time. If it’s a boy then it’s again a +ve sign that he is coming back again as he had a very dominant masculine energy and I was personally waiting for the moment.
On 15th September 2017, after almost a year, she delivered a baby boy 🙂 I guess that’s how nature works, that’s what makes us infinite beings living in this reality until we learn all about it. One day when we learn and gain the consciousness Buddha, Krishna or Christ had, we will transcend to a higher level, a new class, a new dimension and a new reality which we call nirvana in this dimension and we will have to learn again and then again and again … that’s what makes us infinite -the process of constantly learning, evolving and growing.