Today in the morning, I had a debate with a friend on past life regression. I am reading the book "Many Lives, Many Masters" by Dr. Brian Weiss these days. Dr. Weiss, a traditional psychotherapist, had a patient called Catherine who has memories of certain traumas that happened to her in her past life and he uses hypnotic treatment for past life regression. The patient recalled certain instances from the past thereby finding a remedy for her past life traumas like fear of water and fear of enclosed places. This is what the book is all about. Past life regression and reincarnation. That they really exist.
Coming back to the debate, my friend believes that nothing of this sort exists. On the contrary I really feel that there is truth attached to these terms. Our opposite beliefs are just a matter of difference in perception. There is no evidence to prove either side of this argument. Researches have been carried out. Some conclusions have been made and support that there is reincarnation. Whereas others go against it.
Dr. Brian Weiss is an American. However this theory of past life regression dates back to the ancient India where life after death was mentioned in the Upanishads. There is no evidence to substantiate past life memories. Nor are there evidences to support that this theory is purely imaginery.
As I said, it is just a matter of perception. I am not giving any critics to this theory but I am just stating my belief that this exists.
I read this book for the time when I was in school. About 7 years back. I remember, I was reading this book while my English class was going on and I was caught reading a book out of course. My teacher called me to scold but instead was surprised to see this book in my hand. She asked me, "How can you read such heavy books at such a young age?". I had no answer to that question. I had kept quiet. But frankly speaking, I believe every word that is written in this book.
Today, my friend pointed out that my teacher wasn't wrong. Thats the age when we as kids learn and percieve whatever we read and see around us. Thats the time when we start thinking and decide whats good and whats bad. And so was the case with me. I agree with him. Since, I read this book at a very early age and I believed it to be true, that has become my perception. And since my friend was exposed to concepts that go against my concepts, that became his perception. I have no clue whether this theory exists or it does not. There was Archimedes who rushed out of his bath shouting eureka for he realised that the concept of displacement exists. Newton discovered gravity with an apple falling on his head. Einstein coined the theory of relativity. Didnt these people face criticism from the entire world. These people were called mad. There were theories which took many hundred years to be proved true. But till then they carried the title of idiots.
There are a lot of concepts which still havent been proved (or even disproved).
Let me know what you think.
Do you believe in reincarnation and recalling the past life.
Do you think that hypnosis can heal the symptoms that you see in your present life but originated sometime in your past life.
I think that these are true. What about you?