Dear AD, What is your view on Past Life Regression? – Sagarika
Sagarika, the latest buzz word in modern spirituality laden kitty parties is ‘PLR’. After having seen the economic response of best seller ‘Conversation with Masters’ it is being used in Indian continent by a missionary driven TV channel to increase its TRP.. rightly so. If talking about past life on a couch gives you 60 minutes of fame… (minus time for commercials) it is definitely a good bargain for the one who is on the couch and hypnotist herself to popularize his shop.
People were already sleeping and now this pill of past life is making their understanding even more blurred. They are now able to see dreams in semi-awake state.. called hypnosis. And I really don’t wonder how their dreams seem to be laden with so much meaning, common sense and Gita’s most popular spiritual cermon – Karma theory. India has always been a land of enlightened ones.. and some luckier ones chose to lie down flat on the couch and giving pravachan on their personal learnings from past lives which they could get only on following the instructions of their therapist.
Although Buddha has been depicted by some creative sculputor Lying on the bed of 1000 hooded snake but I have my own doubts if he ever delivered his speeches like this to his disciples..You are lucky to witness this historic event of cermons being delivered from a couch 🙂 And I am not amazed to see that you and many intelligent people equalling your mental calibre being totally convinced that all the sufferring being inflicted upon them are due to some bad deed done by them in their past life.. They forget that their free will, desire matrix, virtues, emotional intelligence and freedom to choose is still with them.
Do you sense I am ridiculing ‘PLR’? You are right. If you ask me I would tell you on your face that there is no past life unless you see it. But does that mean people lying on the couch dont see it? Yes! they dont. They are just dreaming.. The subconscious mind is such a powerful entity in you that it can turn smallest of stimulus to an object or image… more so when you lie down on a couch with a purpose. It will present you made up answers.. and these answers shall be loaded with the thesophy you have learnt so far.. which has been deeply embedded in your being.. that is.. if i have done something bad.. i will have to pay for it.
More than 99.9% cases the people lying on the PLR couch are not visiting their past lives.. And I throw an open challenge to all the therapists to prove me wrong… Someone sees her current father as his boyfriend in his past life. Now such a session is verifiable if her father is also regressed in another room without letting him see this telecast or recording.. and if he too tells you the same story from his past life.. it is to be believed. Else all you can do is to attribute this vision of lady on the couch to ‘faculty of imagery creation’ of her subconscious mind.
More than 99.9% cases in PLR are overshadowed by the subject’s subconscious mind. It helps people create a story of their own in such a fashion that answers their questions or phobias.. No doubt, it does help theraputically… for that matter every story does give you some insight. A child learns through stories so well that we prefer to tell her stories to inculcate values in her life. The same wheel keeps spinning within.. on the couch when your logical mind is put to rest.. your subconscious takes a flight.. exactly as you dream every night in your sleep.. on the couch you start dreaming.. Just before you had approached this couch you were hopeful of getting an answer for your sufferring. Weren’t you? So mostly you do get answers in the form of imagery.. your subconscious mind would keep your hopes fulfilled.
Dreams also serve the same purpose.. subconsicous mind keeps creating imageris for your unfulfilled desires.. unsolved questions.. and desire of exploration.. Every night you see dreams but no therapist is there to guide you or else every night you would claim to have visited your past lives every morning. If you wish to experiment on it.. I give you a Method.. From today every day when you retire from work and go to sleep.. ask your partner to sit by your side and give him/her a ready script so that you can be helped in your relaxation and be guided in your dreams. Just cooperate a bit and don’t doze off.. keep talking to your partner. Let your partner ask questions he/she likes and you keep answering. Don’t worry if you dont see anything on the first day.. it wouldn’t take more than 3 days that you would be able to experience ‘guided dreaming’. Ask your partner to keep a note of the answers you give. You will be amazed to see how logically these dreams are able to answer your questions. Also you will be able to see how efficiently you are able to weave a sequence in the story out of it.. but I must tell you the truth.. It wouldn’t be a Past Life experience.
To verify my claim that most of PLRs are crafted.. Crafted by subconscious mind. To check the authenticity of these so called PLR sessions is to ask the subject to narrate some of in-utero experiences… i.e. to describe something of his/her surrounding while he/she was in mother’s womb. Since this journey in time is backward hence you would agree that a person who has been able to shift his consciousness to his past life and is also able to see things so vividly there should have definitely passed through this stage of being born, staying in the womb for 9 months or so and being concieved.. in order. I know in 999 out of 1000 cases it wouldn’t be possible.. why? Because it is verifiable.
If you want to experience anything of past life.. If you really want to see it.. the best way is through perfecting the practice of meditation. Because only in your meditation your senses are awakened completely unlike in hypnosis where your consciousness is blurred.. when your senses are awake there is no chance of your subconscious playing tricks with you. This is how Mahavira, Buddha and many other enlightened masters have been able to tell with extreme precision where were they born, how they grew up and where they died.. not one life time but as many as 21!
I would want my friends and disciples to take a plunge in meditation rather than jump on a couch.. Through Meditation only you can taste complete freedom from your pains, phobias and also light up your being.