Tuesday, 4 June 2013

The launch of The Shackles of the Warrior - Tidbits from the Media Part V

The launch of the Shackles of the Warrior was very successful. The media had quite a few questions to ask. Here, I share with you a few of them with my replies.

5. Multiplication of Population

Q:-  We say that every soul undergoes rebirth. But the population in this Yuga is much more than the last Yuga. How did the people multiply when one soul can take only one new birth? Is it not a contradiction?

It is a question of how we look at the problem. Two prisoner looks outside the prison bars. One looks at the mud, the other sees the stars. Our thoughts are the architect of our approach.

Hear this out …….

One day a lab demo was held. The professor showed two glasses one with distilled water, another with spirit. A warm was thrown into each of these. The worm died in the glass with spirits but survived nicely in the glass with water. The attendee said that it shows that drinking spirits will destroy the worms in the stomach.

The professor wanted to convey that drinking spirits will damage the living organs. There is a different perception. Here also you have one perception. My answer to you has another perception… I react like this ….. The lens we use determines what we see. Let me slip into your shoes for a change, to tell you a story.

You see Only What You Want to see…

One day, a wealthy person took his son on a trip to the country to let his son see how poor country people lived. They stayed one full day and night in the house of a very humble farmer. At the end of the trip, and when they were back home, the father asked his son, “What did you think of the trip?” his son replied, “Very nice dad”. Then the father asked his son, “Did you notice how poor they were?” The son replied, “Yes.”

The father continued asking, “What did you learn?”

The son responded, “I learned that we have one dog in our house, and they have four. Also, we have a fountain in our garden, but they have a stream that has no end. And we have imported lamps in our garden…whereas they have stars! And our garden goes up to the corner our property, while they have the entire horizon as their back!”

At the end of the son’s reply, the father was speechless. His son then said, “Thank you dad for showing me how poor we really are”.

So dad, isn’t it true that all depends on the lens that we use, to see life?”

You know there are more than 64 billion types of species in the planet. Some that existed in the last Yuga have become extinct today. A soul may take the birth of any species – why do you consider that the soul of a man takes the rebirth of a human? It can be of any form of the species.

How do you know whether that total population of all 64 billion types of species remains the same between the Yugas? You have to know this to dispute the rebirth theory based on comparative head counts between two time periods.

...to be continued.

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