Of course it’s not what’s app but it is the ignorant people using it who spread utter stupidity.
I recently saw a video about theory of karma and past life.. From what’s app. This video may spread like wild fire. All you have to do is add the word Guru or something like that and anything you say you will find tens of thousands of dollars or maybe a few million
This is my take on it but before I start,
For the most part – people have preconceived ideas and concepts – and they gravitate to believing anything that supports their thinking.
Again I may be doing the same thing and it is possible that my reaction to certain things is based on preconceived ideas. For the most part I have tried to analyze things – maybe some of the critical thinking comes from being in medical field – and I seek scientific truth and also confirm things by personal experience
Back to hypnosis and past life. MEDICAL SCIENCE DOES NOT ACCEPT HYPNOSIS AS A VALID TOOL FOR PAST LIFE REGRESSION IT IS FILLED WITH FANTASY WITHOUT A SHRED OF EVIDENCE
In fact even regression into childhood memories is not accepted since the mind fills in data with fantasy.
So in the video the speaker says – btw she is a “Guru” of Rajyoga – research is going on ! What a joke ! Medical science states it is dangerous and should not be used ! There is no research going on!
Ok let’s move forward – the speaker moves forward and states that everyone is in a lot of God ! What nonsense. Those who sin, I mean commit serious crimes will not see the light of God Again, a sinner just because he or she does not have a body does not cause a change in heart and feel oh why did I Rob my neighbour of 20$ I should leave the light of God and punish myself either That is illogical.
This the speaker says the person where he will take birth! Amazing in that case that more than half of the people in this world decide they want to take birth decide with very poor parents, or drug addict parents or with parents with genetic diseases!
Oh really ? Why do they not decide to take birth at bill Gates or Ambani ?
Anyway there might be more in the video but my thinking difers I stopped watching
So what really happens at death? Is there really another birth? Is there evidence ? Is there heaven ? Is there hell?
I have said in a few of my blogs about re birth and heaven or hell. Yogananda , Buddha, Vivekananda all talked about their past life. Jesus said in the Bible – hinted about his past life as Elijah too !
Yet it does not mean much. One should experienced it themselves in deep meditation.
But it is not so easy to go beyond Maya – remove the veil – to see your past. You can make any claim. You can believe anything you like. But be sensible. Don’t believe the great trickster. Your own mind
I will end with a quote from Yogananda
Our dear ones promise to love us forever; yet when they sink into the Great Sleep, their earth memories forsaken, what value their vows? Who, without telling us in words, loves us everlastingly? Who remembers us when all others forget us? Who will still be with us when we must leave the friends of this world? God alone.
Paramahansa Yogananda—Whispers From Eternity