Ajahn Brahmavamso, Abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery, in Serpentine, Western Australia in his talk on "Reincarnation - Here We Go Again" speaks about reincarnation, what it means for us and how we can use that idea to live much better lives of greater freedom and greater peace.
3:41 Professor Ian Stevenson’s work - 20 cases suggestive of reincarnation
14:06 Ancient Greece, Pythagoras, Heracletus, Socrates, Plato – they were all reincarnationists.
15:37 Sometimes humans think they are so superior that they can’t come possibly come from an animal - Species-ism
17:06 Story of monkey being reborn as human
23:42 When a person dies, their aspirations, cravings, hopes hasn’t died yet. What drives evolution is desire and craving to evolve. Evidence of the mutant cat.
33:40 What happens when people die? Difference between dying and death. Out-of-body experience of senator Graham Edwards, former senator of Western Australia.
39:07 Why we keep being reborn. Looking at the big picture – many lives gives us a better and understanding to problems in our life. Very often people who recall their past lives understand the reason for keeping on being reborn. It’s a training, learning. In the same way that people go through a school / university. To learn what’s really important in life.
58:21 Dr Brian Weiss uses hypnotherapy for people to access their past lives.
When people get regressed using hypnotherapy to see their past lives, it solves so many problems in this life. People with anxiety disorders, with depression, people who have got phobias, people who are having a hard time finding a partner in this life..why is that? Sometimes you go into a past life and you’ve had very bad experiences before with a partner. Whether it is a true rebirth of not, it happens that people tend to get better as a result…that’s why it’s a very powerful therapy.
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