Reli. Notes 27

Reli. Notes 27 - One lifetime is not enough to prepare soul...

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Alternative Visions: Reincarnation Depends on idea that soul is independent of body o Soul is vehicle for continuity of identity Some believe children are reincarnated versions of ancestors Some in West believe in random reincarnation Buddhism: o Law of Karma determines destination of consciousness Analogous to one candle lighting another candle o Principle of justice o Cause and effect Hinduism: o Body like piece of clothing that soul inhabits from time to time Prasannatma Das: o “A Hindu Theory of Life, Death, and Reincarnation” Says purpose of karma is to wean soul of body and its desires
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Unformatted text preview: One lifetime is not enough to prepare soul for divine All animals are part of karmic cycle Yoga is way to purify soul? Atman: Raynor Johnson: o Interested in psychic research o Christian advocate for reincarnation Useful mechanism for God to act out salvation o Paul: Man shall one day reap the fruits he sows o Argues for preexistence of soul: Reincarnation solves the Problem of Evil: This explains why some are born into better health/ families than others Discusses problems w/ memories, fatalism...
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