When the Athman is transitioning between lives, can you address it? There is no you. --------------------------->aaa Can you see air. No. You can feel the breeze, or when the trees' leaves are trembling, you know that the air is passing by. In a similar fashion, you cannot see the Athman. Only an experienced person/sadhaka can reaize the Athman. It requires a lot of practice and meditation. --------------------------->aaa Hindu's believe in rebirth and some of the oldest religions also believe in rebirth. If many people from different faiths, believe in rebirth, I ask the question, who or what is taking rebirth. Many incidents of people recollecting and remembering their previous life's details, incidents and recognizing people establish and support the belief of rebirth. If these incidents establish rebirth, what is the connection between "X" in the past life to "Y" in the present life. What is it, that took rebirth from
or between one life to another.
After the death of ―X‖, t
moved from the body of ―X‖ into
a new body through rebirth, and that body was named as "Y". At the time of birth, any being had no name. Only after birth, a being is named. Every living being has birth and death. The Athman had no birth and death, it is passing from one life to another.
―X‖ and ―Y‖ may be in different
conditions like place, gender, faith, species. Depending on the karma, the effect of past deeds of
―X‖, impact the condition in which
the Athman takes rebirth as
During the rebirth, the soul assumes a different name, identity, appearance and life. It is not some XYZ, taking rebirth. The name XYZ refers to a person with body. It is the inner-self / Soul / Athman that is taking rebirth. Whatever is my name, refers to the transient period of the Athman from birth to death of the current life. I do not know the Athman. --------------------------->aaa In the anicient India, a phenominon called parakaya pravesam is practised. During parakaya pravesa, one's Athman leaves one's body and enters a dead body. During this period of parakaya pravesam the Athman with the knowledge of the earlier life and lives in a dead body without the knowledge of that dead being
past life. The Athman assumes a different identity like name, address, nationality and appearance, as in a rebirth, during the process of parakaya pravesam. The one known parakaya pravesa from the hindu mythology, was practised by sage Shankaracharya. Shankaracharya entered into the dead body of the king by means of his parakaya pravesa vidya. [Sreepada Sreevallabha Charithamruthamu Chapter] --------------------------->aaa Parakaya pravesa is similar to rebirth of the Athman into another life. In parakara pravesa, the Athman leaves the current body at will, assumes the identity of another life by joining a dead
. After some time, the Athman at will returns to the previously left body, leaving the current body. In parakaya pravesa, the Athman can move back and forth among bodies at will.