I would like to pen down this article narrating my thoughts and supporting context from “Garuda Purana”.
Every now and then I used to hear from wise, learned and elders; we get this life once, we are born as human beings for we have done good deeds in our past life. Two contradictory statements, if we get this life once then how do we earn fruits of past life?
In search of answer to many such questions I happen to read “Garuda Purana”. It answered many questions; it is rich in knowledge and material. Here, I would like to put down the knowledge I gained from this text.
A debatable issue: We (all leaving beings humans, animals, birds…) rebirth.
Above statement will always be debatable until it is taken as granted or it wins over the logical reasons or arguments.
Every life begins with purpose, the universal purpose is to learn and practice love, harmony, peace, see all creatures equally. Manage equilibrium of Satvaa, Rajo and Tamass gunna. In order to learn the universal purpose living beings are given opportunities. Upon learning it is expected the learned implement the knowledge in practice.
From birth till death, every creature passes through 3 phases of life, namely childhood, adulthood and grows aged. Childhood passes in fun and aged looses strength, so the most efficient and favorable period is adulthood. It is expected that every living being in its adulthood learn the universal purpose of life and practice till death. The death of every creature is pre-determined. Death will come when it has to come. At the time of death, the universal power evaluates the knowledge of creature and based on the universal education earned by the creature, the creature is given life/ commands.
I would in layman term as “if your studies are pending you will be asked by teachers to complete pending studies.”
In the event of learning and implementing, creature finds itself bound by karma, this bond gives birth to feelings and if the creature is not careful it is trapped in ‘Maya’ and various bonds. This leads to a vicious circle of life and death.
Based on karma the creature is given the physical body as without physical body a creature cannot learn the universal purpose of life.