Reincarnation and Karma – The Operation of Karma Through Successive Lives: Game of duality

Stored impressions determine conditions of incarnation :The ego-mind, seated in the mental body, takes lower bodies according to the impressions stored in it. These impressions determine whether individuals will die young or old; whether they will experience health or illness or both; whether they will be beautiful or ugly; whether they will suffer from […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Operation of Karma Through Successive Lives: Formation and continuation of ego-mind

The soul, which in reality is one and undifferentiated, is apparently individualized through the limitations of the mental body, which is the seat of the ego-mind. The ego-mind is formed by the accumulated impressions of past experiences and actions. And it is this ego-mind that constitutes the kernel of the existence of the reincarnating […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Operation of Karma Through Successive Lives: Mental and subtle bodies

The plane on which one can possess physical consciousness is the gross world. The planes on which one can possess consciousness of desires are in the subtle world, and the planes on which the soul can have mental consciousness are in the mental world. The source of desire is to be found in the […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Operation of Karma Through Successive Lives: Incarnations governed by law of karma

Incarnations governed by law of karma: In the successive incarnations of an individual soul, there is not only a thread of continuity and identity-manifested in personal memory and revived in the case of advanced souls-but there is also an uninterrupted reign of the law of cause and effect through the persistence and operation of […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Need for Male and Female Incarnations: Divine love

To be free from attachment to the opposite sex is to be free from domination of the sex of the body in which the soul has incarnated itself, thereby annihilating the majority of those sanskaras that compel the soul to identify itself with the body. The transcending of sexual duality does not in itself […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Need for Male and Female Incarnations: Reconciliation of conscious and unconscious mind

The completeness that the mind seeks is not attainable through attachment to other forms and their accession. It is to be sought within by recapturing the lost unity of the mind. Reconciliation of the conscious and the unconscious mind is possible, not through sexual attraction or through other forms of possessiveness, but through non-identification […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Need for Male and Female Incarnations: Freedom from sex-ridden imagination

Freedom from sex-ridden imagination: If one is transcending sexual duality and trying to understand the experience associated with the opposite sex, sometimes one actually exhibits the traits usually associated with the opposite sex. Thus, for example, some aspirants in the male body at one phase or another actually put on the clothes of women, […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Need for Male and Female Incarnations: Understanding through detachment

When the soul is trying to overcome sexual duality through detachment from the opposite sex, it is paving a way for understanding the experience associated with the opposite sex from within. Then a man tries to understand a woman, not through the eyes of the male, but through the imaginative reaching out toward what […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Need for Male and Female Incarnations: Genesis of sexual entanglement

Identification with the body involves identification with the sex of the body. It therefore implies a free play only for that limited part of the mind which is in tune with the sex of the body. Since the other part of the mind is repressed and latent in the unconscious, there arises in the […]

Reincarnation and Karma – The Need for Male and Female Incarnations: Mind retains experience of incarnations

The mind retains the gathered experience of male and female incarnations. Since the soul identifies itself with the body, the psychological tendencies that harmonize with the sex of the body find a suitable medium for expression. The tendencies that are characteristic of the opposite sex are ordinarily suppressed into the unconscious part of the […]