It has been quite some days since I sat down peacefully and talked to God. The house needed repairs and I got fully involved in it and this post has got delayed. Nevertheless, in spite of hyperactivity and the house still not functional, at the back of my mind I have been murmuring to God and in return the response has come in whispers. So even though I could not meditate, the communion was lingering and I have been waiting anxiously like a child to take my next lesson on topics that concern me, my present life and the next life yet to come. I have been extremely fascinated since my youth to know how one is born, on what basis does one get a new birth and how did I feel when I was in an embryonic state and a lot more apart from this. Basically, I was very curious to find what about how the state of consciousness of a soul affects his/her quality and type of new life about to come in due course of time. How is one reborn? Do we remember something in the womb? Do we have control over our state of mind in the womb irrespective of negative external environment? Can we control our state of mind by being completely unaffected by mother’s negative mental qualities?
Many of these questions have been answered earlier and some of them have got answered in moments of tranquillity while I am getting the house done. It has been my heartfelt desire to remain awake in every reincarnation in the mother’s womb as I understand that if my consciousness is high during that time and infancy, I shall get a head start at the outset. Never again do I want to sleep in ignorance no matter when or where I am reborn. Spiritual awakening so difficult to attain cannot be disregarded at any cost. It is inestimable wealth that I have earned with great difficulty by leading an arduous life that I wish to carry forward with me in my next life.
This post is quite different in approach than the rest because it is for me, just for me. This lesson has come for me and I shall read it again whenever I wish to go back to it. I can recall my lessons from this diary so that I can rewind essential chapters and lessons of my spiritual awakening whenever I need to in times to come.
I have learnt that-
_We are reborn in a state of mind that we died in!
_Reborn is not the time of birth when one is free of mother’s body and becomes independent.
_It is that time when the soul comes from the astral plane and enters like a light in the collusion of both the partners. The lower the state of mind, the faster the speed and urgency to come back to Earth. If the dying state has been of great calamity, hatred, repulsion, extreme greed, hunger to taste the smacks or tastes of the worldly sensual things, the faster the urgency to return at lightning speed. While the awakened will wait till it is right to return and only if the Lord wants it!
_Our past karmas decide how well our stay in the mother’s womb will be! The better the karmas done earlier, the more pleasant the stay!
_Our mind will do exactly what we did when we were alive in previous birth no matter how small the physical frame or age is because it is the mind or manas that is reincarnated. The dimmer the mind, the dimmer the light that one carries before birth and has during the tenure in the womb.
_The state of mind of the soul in the womb is solely depended on the actions performed before one’s death. The soul’s state of mind at the time of death is what one has done during one’s life time, except in rare cases of unexpected or violent deaths. So there is a continuity of series of circumstances created by oneself in one’s life that will help him or her to have a good stay in next life in the womb. Our every action and thought is important and is accountable to frame our next birth.
_The souls who have had led a peaceful, pious and meaningful worthy lives will have a flourishing, peaceful, joyful stay in the mother’s womb and those who led wicked or unmeritorious lives will not be blessed with peaceful existence even before they come in the physical world.
_Our sanskaras or hidden tendencies in the unconscious mind shape to a large extent the physical contour, fitness, mental makeup, intelligence and grade of our personality. Sansakaras or deeply buried tendencies are past actions’ seeds and imprints of actions. They are the building blocks of our new birth.
_We mostly remember the very unpleasant and pleasant circumstances, ; more so if they occurred just before death. Memory of the rest is hazy
_Yet everything is not depended entirely on the past deeds. If we pray to God, meditate on the Almighty Force in the developing state, our future course of life can be altered to a large extent and moulded in positive and forceful ways. Some good souls plead, pray, chant or thank God and their future course of life gets re-worked for the right path and direction with the grace of God.
_All this possible if we lead our current life sacredly dedicated to a noble cause. Purity of thoughts, deeds and words should be followed earnestly until a day comes when communion with God never breaks or fails. This translates as that there will be a continuity of peaceful and joyful existence no matter where we stay, what the external conditions are if we continue to lead a highly spiritual and devout life in true sense now.
(Wax statue of Mother Mary bought from Mount Mary Church, Bandra, Mumbai)
Updated on 21.04.2020
I am so pleased I found your beautiful blog. You are a wonderful writer and your insights provide opportunities for deeper reflection.
I look forward to more – Shari
PS. I live in Australia but India is my spiritual home.
Welcome home Shari!
You are God’s pet because you are living a holistic & spiritual life. I surfed on your blog briefly to know something about you. Great job being done. I appreciate your efforts in trying to sustain peace within and without.
This blog is about salvation of the soul from the clutches of death, bad effects of karmas and from the lingering ignorance of human mind. If you are keen to step up your sadhana or spiritual practices then you are in the right place. Please feel free to ask or say whatever you wish to. I shall be delighted to answer all of them. Anyway, this blog is pretty self explanatory if you see the index and there is enough for you to gorge! Thanks for coming here. Sarika
Dear Sarika Aunty,
In all these days though I have been absent from your blog, I actually researched more on the web about the topic you have written the current article on and also on various aspects of karma, spirituality and purity of thoughts and deeds, past life, rebirth etc. There were innumerable questions which I had in my mind and was not able to get answers to. I probably couldn’t find them in the articles in this blog yet your blog is the reason of sowing seeds of inquisitiveness on matters of mind and spirituality. I had these nagging questions on reasons of life and death, the quality of life one leads in the current existence and how this life can be directed towards the higher planes of existence, not to be lived with a mere existence without a purpose.
One of your previous articles on rebirth and the journey of soul after it leaves the causal body at the time of death sparked a fire in my mind on the finding the cause of certain incidents which had taken me through another phase of tough times (definitely along with happy ones). I found few very good forums and sites on these topics, and realised we owe a lot to our next life and must – at any cost – try to lead a very pious, harmonious life in this birth, it is a boon that we are born as human beings, because it takes millions on rebirths to reach the phase of being born as a human being and it is as a human being it is our utmost duty to lead a life with as much good karmas as possible.
Keep writing more to inspire more.
Much affection and regards,
I completely agree with you Deepanjan, the same thoughts have been with me since my childhood, but more so in the recent years, and this wonderfully written blog explains so many mysteries, which were formally known to mankind, but have been lost ever since the onset of the Dark ages. It is we as human beings for ourselves and collectively for other humans, for the upcoming generations and their children, have to put in our utmost faith in the righteous way of life and create a world where good karmas are not only done for ourselves, but also others are taught so that they also benefit from this Sacred Wisdom in these lives and next.
This is good news “If we pray to God, meditate on the Almighty Force in the developing state, our future course of life can be altered to a large extent and moulded in positive and forceful ways. Some good souls plead, pray, chant or thank God and their future course of life gets re-worked on the right path with the grace of God.”
Somehow reminded of this quote “If God is with me, who can be against me ?”
Our today”s karmas are more effective than past karmas therefore our future lives can be re-moulded.
a reference for us too…..
great ..always wanted to know about this..
Ohm namo narayana,
ma, thanking you for this writing.
post regarding birth, this should be a must for every spiritual wanderers…
revleaing the knowledge..
Read this again today, ma. Very insightful and thought-provoking.
“Purity of thoughts, deeds and words should be followed earnestly until a day comes when communion with God never breaks or fails. “