Rosicrucians & Reincarnation ( Judaism/ Dr. Dahesh)

REINCARNATION: Daheshism and Judaism (Exploration #4)
 
This from book entitled, 
"Daheshism and the Journey of Life" by Mounir Murad  page 52 & 53
 
"We should not look at death as a bad thing but as a new beginning, 
as long as the individual lives his or her life righteously, there is
nothing to worry about. If the deceased person did not lead a righteous 
existence, may God have mercy on him or her, for the suffering he or she 
undergoes in the next life may be extreme."
 
"How many times have you felt that you have been in a certain place, even
though it was your first time there? You may see a person for the first time
and feel as though you have known this person for years as if he or she is 
your lost brother or sister, and joy fills your heart. Toward another person
you may feel indifferent; toward still another , you may feel hatred for no 
reason at all--or perhaps there is a reason. Your feelings may be the result 
of an encounter in a previous life" 
 
" One important aspect of reincarnation is that no one (except by revelation
through a Prophet of God to accomplish a specific objective) knows any-
thing about his or her previous lives, so we can choose freely between good 
and evil, not out of fear. Can you imagine living your life knowing that in a
previous life you had committed a horrible act? 
If the same situation occurs again, will you refrain from sin because you re-
member the punishment you received for your action in a past life, or will
you refrain because the good in you triumphs over evil?
If any individual claims knowledge of your past life or lives, you should not
believe these claims unless you have solid proof that he or she is a Prophet 
sent by God."
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 Reincarnation in Judaism

Beginner 


Judaism and Reincarnation
Kabbalah on Judaism and reincarnation
How prevalent is the Jewish belief in reincarnation today? How does it differ from the Asian belief? What do the Rabbis think of it?
The root of the word "Torah" is the verb "to instruct". Torah's primary function is to teach us how to live Jewishly, in harmony with G‑d's will. As such, the basic levels of scriptural interpretation lead to a practicalunderstanding of mitzvot and related Jewish values.
Many Jews are surprised to learn, or may even wish to deny, that reincarnation…is an integral part of Jewish belief…
The Torah, however, is a multi-layered document. Many of its deeper levels of interpretation are not readily accessible; and they may not lend themselves to obvious, practical application in daily life. As such, these more esoteric aspects of Torah are not of interest to significant segments of the Jewish population, including some rabbis and scholars.
Consequently, many Jews are surprised to learn, or may even wish to deny, that reincarnation - the "revolving" of souls through a succession of lives, or "gilgulim" - is an integral part of Jewish belief. But this teaching has always been around. And it is firmly rooted in source-verses.
Examples abound. Ramban, one of the greatest commentators on the Torah (and on the Talmud), and a seminal figure in Jewish history, hints several times that reincarnation is the key to penetrating the deep mysteries involved in the mitzvah of yibum (the obligation of the brother of a childless, deceased man to marry the widow). In his explanation of Gen 38:8, he insists that Yehudah and his sons were aware of the secret of reincarnation, and that this was a major factor in their respective attitudes towards Tamar.
The responsibility
lies with us…
The Jewish understanding of reincarnation is different from Buddhist doctrines. It in no way leads to fatalism. At every point of moral decision in his life, a Jew has complete free choice. If not for freedom of choice, how unfair it would be of G‑d to make demands of us - especially when reward and punishment is involved! Reincarnation does not imply pre-determination. It is, rather, an opportunity for rectification and soul-perfection.
The holy Ari explained it most simply: every Jew must fulfill all 613 mitzvot, and if he doesn't succeed in one lifetime, he comes back again and again until he finishes. For this reason, events in a person's life may lead him towards certain places, encounters, etc., in ways that may or may not make sense. Divine providence provides each person with the opportunities he needs to fulfill those particular mitzvot necessary for the perfection of his soul. But the responsibility lies with us. At the actual moment of decision in any given situation, the choice is ours.
One of the ways in which heaven maintains our ability to exercise complete freedom of choice is by not allowing us conscious knowledge of previous incarnations. Consequently, it might seem to some people that there is little practical benefit in being aware of this doctrine. Furthermore, many scholars contend that these mystical concepts can easily be misunderstood, or carried to erroneous and misleading conclusions. We can therefore understand why this and similar subjects are only hinted at in scripture, and why some knowledge and a great deal of determination are often required in order to gain access to this information.
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