There is a lot of debate surrounding the topic of reincarnation. Some people believe that it is nothing more than a myth, while others are convinced that it is real. There is evidence for reincarnation that can be found in scientific studies with various stories of children and individuals having a recollection of their past life experiences. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the evidence that has been gathered thus far and most involved children’s memories from their previous lives with detailed information that led experts to identify the personal identity of their previous personality. We will also discuss some of the implications of this evidence.
What Is Reincarnation, And How Is It Defined By Scientists?
Reincarnation is the belief that after a person dies, their soul will be reborn into another body. This can happen either in this world or in another realm. Some people believe that they have lived before and can remember their previous lives.
There is no one definition of reincarnation that scientists agree on. However, there are some elements of reincarnation that seem to be consistent across different studies. These include the idea of a soul or spirit leaving the body after death, being reborn into another body, and retaining memories from previous lives.
What evidence exists for reincarnation?
There is evidence for reincarnation that can be found in scientific studies. The most common type of evidence is anecdotal evidence – stories from people who claim to remember their past lives. While previous life recollection cannot be scientifically proven, it is still worth considering.
There is also scientific evidence that suggests reincarnation is real. This evidence comes from studies of people who have reported past life memories, as well as cases of children who display knowledge about subjects that they could not have learned in this life.
This evidence can be difficult to accept, but it can help us to understand the bigger picture of life and death, and it may offer us some hope for the future.
Different Scientific Reincarnation Research Studies About Reincarnation:
There are many scientific reincarnation research studies that provide evidence for reincarnation and life after death. Some suggest that people can be reborn in different bodies after they die. There have been many cases of people who claim to remember their past lives. There are also instances of children who exhibit knowledge that they should not know at their age.
Here are some experts who studied the possibilities of reincarnation. Most of them are from a Virginia school, which documented over 2,500 cases of children with past life recall.
Dr. Ian Stevenson Studies Over 2,000 Cases Of Children With Memories Of Their Past Lives:
One study that looked at the evidence for reincarnation was conducted by Dr. Ian Stevenson, a research professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia. He studied over 2000 cases of children who claimed to have memories of their past lives. The majority of these cases were from India and Sri Lanka, where belief in reincarnation is common.
Dr. Stevenson found that the children in his studies were able to provide specific details about their previous lives. They could recall things such as their names, the towns they lived in, and the people they knew. Many of these children were even able to identify their previous families.
Dr. Stevenson and his team believed children who remembered past lives were more likely to have birthmarks or birth defects corresponding with the wounds of their alleged previous life.
He noticed that between the age of 2 and 4, children start talking about their previous life. They will recall certain events, places, persons or memories that led to their death. Ian Stevenson was able to identify the previous personality the child claimed to be by verifying the information to the relatives of the deceased person.
Based on their studies, the children said their previous lives ended prematurely and unnaturally. In most cases, it involves violence, suicide or accident. Stevenson said almost three-quarters of cases he had worked on, the “previous personality” died relatively young. A quarter of them died before turning 15 years old and on average, the previous personalities passed away at 4.5 years old.
His findings suggest that reincarnation exists and that consciousness can survive beyond death.
Uva Psychiatrist Jim Tucker Investigates Children’s Claims Of Past Lives:
Another study that looked at the evidence for reincarnation was conducted by Dr. Jim Tucker. He studied children who had died and were then reborn. One of the cases that he studied was a boy named who was born with the knowledge of Tibetan culture. His parents were not familiar with this culture, but Ryan could speak fluent Tibetan and knew many of the customs.
One of his most remarkable cases after following several children with memories of their previous lives was that of Ryan Hammons. His mom, Cyndi, contacted Dr. Jim Tucker after her 10-year-old son told her, he was somebody else in another life. They later identified the little boy after the child found the old version of himself in a photo.
In many of these cases, the child’s claims are backed up by evidence, such as identifying objects or the personal identity of the deceased person from their “past life” that they could not have known about otherwise.
While it’s still unclear what exactly happens after we die, Tucker’s findings provide some compelling evidence for the existence of reincarnation. Even if you don’t believe in it yourself, it’s definitely worth considering the possibility that there is more to life than we currently understand.
Reincarnation is an interesting concept to consider, even if you don’t necessarily believe in it. The evidence provided by Dr. Jim Tucker and other researchers certainly makes it a plausible explanation for some of the mysteries of life.
Other Studies About Life After Death Not Necessarily Involving Children:
There are also cases of people who have been able to recall past lives while under hypnosis. In some cases, these memories have been verified to be true.
Another study was conducted by Dr. Jim Braiden, an Australian psychiatrist. He studied near-death experiences
and found that many people reported similar phenomena, such as leaving their bodies, seeing a bright light, and encountering deceased loved ones.
Continuing evidence for reincarnation comes from a study by Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson in which he found that children who reported memories of past lives were more likely to have experienced paranormal phenomena such as telepathy, precognition, and clairvoyance.
There are also studies that provide evidence for life after death. For example, a study by Dr. Pim van Lommel found that many people who experienced cardiac arrest reported having a near-death experience.
Another study was conducted by Dr. Sam Parnia, which found that approximately 20 percent of people who were resuscitated after being clinically dead reported some kind of awareness.
So, what does all of this evidence mean? It suggests that consciousness is not bound by the body. The soul can travel between bodies and continue learning and growing even after death. This evidence also has the potential to change our understanding of life and death. It could suggest that death is not the end, but rather a new beginning.
These are just a few examples of the many scientific studies that support reincarnation and life after death. The evidence these studies provide is compelling and suggests that there is more to life than what we can see with our eyes. It opens to the possibility that consciousness can survive beyond death and that reincarnation is a real phenomenon.
Other Explanations About Reincarnation:
Aside from Jim Tucker, Ian Stevenson and other psychologists’ works, here are some more potential explanations of how reincarnation reportedly happened.
Soul migration: This is the belief that when a person dies, their soul leaves their body and goes to another place. Some people believe that souls can travel to different places in the world or even other universes.
The energy theory: This theory suggests that when a person dies, their energy is released and goes back into the universe. The energy may then be reused to create new life forms which follow the law of quantum physics.
Rebirth: Some people believe that when a person dies, they are reborn into another life form. This could be another human being, an animal, or even a plant.
3 Well Documented Cases Of Reincarnations:
Evidence of reincarnation can be found in many different places. Some of the evidence includes stories of children who remember their past lives, cases of people being able to recall specific details about a previous life, and evidence of personality changes that can’t be explained by genetics or environment.
There are also some scientific studies that provide evidence for reincarnation. There are thousands of stories about life after death that many haven’t heard, but these are the most popular and remarkable cases.
In 2015, 10-year-old Ryan Hammons and his mother, Cyndi, came forward to share his memory of his past. His story might sound unbelievable to some, but it will surely make you have a second thought about life after death.
According to Ryan’s mother, when he was just 4, he began having nightmares. When he turned 5 years old, he told his mom, “I used to be somebody else.” Ryan would cry and ask his mom to take him “home” to Hollywood. He would tell her stories about meeting people like Rita Hayworth and appearing on Broadway.
Cyndi found a library book with a photo of Hayworth from her film “Night After Night.” As Ryan flipped the pages, he saw a photo and pointed to a particular individual and said, “that’s me, that’s who I was.” The man Ryan pointed was an extra in the film and only appeared in two scenes. He didn’t even speak a single word.
Dr. Jim Tucker went on to investigate based on Ryan’s memories of his previous life. He remembered how he danced on Broadway, went to Hollywood and work n the movies, worked for an agency, saw the world from big boats and visited Paris.
“This frankly seemed quite unlikely to me for an extra with no lines in the movie,” Dr. Jim Tucker said while trying to identify the personal identity of Ryan’s previous personality.
Ryan Hammons also remembered having two sisters and being married five times in his past life. He also recalled living on a street with the world “rox” in it. He also asked his mom for a Tru-Ade, a brand of orange soda discontinued 50 years before he was born.
“I want to go back to my swimming pool. When I wanted to go somewhere I went down saw the boys down at the bank and gave me the money and I went,” Ryan once told his mother sounding like a Hollywood mogul and not a 5-year-old child.
A Hollywood film archivist identified the man in the movie — Marty Martin. True to Ryan’s words, Martin became a powerful Hollywood agent. Martin did dance on Broadway, travel the world, had two sisters, and went to Paris with his wife — his fifth wife. Yes, he was married five times. And as for his address with the word “rox” in it, Martin lived on Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills.
Martin’s daughter confirmed her dad had cravings for orange soda just like Ryan said.
The host asked Dr. Jim Tucker about the skeptics who might think Ryan’s parents were feeding him the information about his alleged past life.
“This information wasn’t on the internet,” Tucker said.
Ryan said 55 detailed information about Martin that turned out to be true. However, Dr. Jim Tucker was bothered by one information Ryan told him — Martin’s age when he died.
Dr. Jim Tucker recalled Ryan telling him that “he didn’t see why God would let you get to be 61 and then make a come back as a baby.” The expert said it was an “incorrect statement” because Martin’s death certificate stated that he was 59 when he died.
“Since then, I’ve gotten an information that the death certificate was actually incorrect which would have made Martin more than 61 when he died,” Dr. Tucker added.
The host said Martin probably lied about his age and Dr. Tucker said it could be a typo on the death certificate. However, that made him realize that “Ryan was right all along.”
Ryan was asked if the memories still feel real at 10.
“I still feel like it’s real and it is kind of fading,” the child said.
The details about Ryan’s past life that he could never have known are pieces of evidence that support the idea that he was once someone else.
2. Jalue Dorje – The Eighth Appearance Of The Original Lama
Can deceased people be reborn in a different body?
Jim Tucker, a child psychiatrist at the University of Virginia. For 25 years, the researchers there have compiled more than 2500 such cases. He began studying cases of children with memories of their previous lives in 2008. He was also the one who worked with RyanHammons and his mother Cyndi to identify the man the child claimed was his previous personality.
Jalue Dorje, a boy from Minnesota, was believed to be the reincarnation of the speech, mind and body of a lama, or spiritual guru, who died in Switzerland years ago. He was reportedly the eighth appearance of the original lama, born in 1655.
Jalue Dorje was born in 2007 and discovered in 2009. He was one of the very few American tulkus or reincarnated lamas and the first one born in Minnesota, the second largest Tibetan population in the country.
When Jalue’s mom was still pregnant with him, she never encountered any problem. She didn’t have any morning sickness. One night she dreamed of an elephant with several little one around it and they merged into the small prayer room in the family home and once inside they vanished.
His father, Dorje Tsegyal also experienced vivid and symbolic dreams. In one of his dreams, he saw many lamas surrounded by tall sunflowers.
When a respected lama from India visited the Twin Cities Tibetan community, he told him about his dreams. That night, the lama had magical dreams of his own. The lama told Tsegyal he saw huge tigers, one in each room of the family home. Robust tigers are considered good omen and a sign of strength and protection, according to Tibetan Buddhist custom.
Before Jalue was born, the family asked the lama to perform a divination. In Tibetan Buddhism, lamas used this to advise people on important matters. The lama performed divination using two arrows and a prayer. Weeks later, they received a letter from the lama telling them he was sure their child was the reincarnation of a Buddhist spiritual master.
Tsegyal wanted to find out about the previous life of his child, so he wrote to His Holiness Trulshik Shatrul Rinpoche, the spiritual leader of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, the oldest of the four schools, and asked Rinpoche to perform another divination, also using arrows. The family received another letter at their footstep.
“Your son is lucky to be a reincarnate of body, speech and mind of TAKSHAM NUEDEN DORJEE,” the letter read.
When another lama from India came to town, Tsegyal brought his newborn son for blessing without telling the lama about the child’s recognition. “Your son seems to be of high birth,” the lama told him.
Tsegyal requested the lama to perform a third divination ritual. Just like the first two, he concluded the baby was a tulku. He also advised Tsegyal to alert the three highest lamas, which eventually led to letters confirming Jalue as a reincarnated lama.
In 2009, they received a letter bearing the seal of the greatest spiritual leader of the Tibetan diaspora. The Dalai Lama officially recognized Jalue as the reincarnation of the lama known as Taksham Nueden Dorjee. They received a second letter from the Dalai Lama giving Jalue a formal lama name — Tenzin Gyurme Trinley Dorjee.
Jalue’s parents admitted there were times they struggled to rear him as a holy man and an ordinary boy when he was 5.
Tsegyal recalled the time when he was trying to get Jalue to recite a line in the scripture. He remembered the boy’s face becoming serious before he spoke to him with a commanding voice, “Abba, now I am small. You don’t have to do that. When I am grown up, I will know it.”
Jalue’s mom also remembered a certain time when he took issue with the way she disciplined him. “I’m the reincarnate of Taksham,” he told her. “You have to talk slow and in a good manner. Otherwise, I’ll be shamed.”
Jalue is already a teenager. The 14-year-old lama still lives in Minnesota with his parents. However, he plans to relocate to Mindrolling Monastery in India in four years. Dalai Lama urged his parents to take up residency in India when he was 10, but they decided to give him a more ordinary American life until he completes highschool at the age of 18.
Like a typical teenager, his DVD collections include The Simpsons and other cartoons. He also has the Japanese manga series “Buddha” by Osamu Texuka. And a photo of the Dalai Lama can be seen resting above his collection.
“Seeing him growing up to a teenager is a lot of things to take in because he’s a Buddhist master and, at the same time, he’s a normal person as well,” said his uncle, Tashi Lama. “We get to see the two sides of it.”
Jalue is a fan of American football and his favorite team is Atlanta Falcons. According to him, “You’ll always see me outside wearing this hat. Unless I’m wearing my robes.”
When asked if it would be easier for him if he was a regular teenager he just laughed.
“Nothing like that crosses my mind. It’s always been religion first,” Jalue said.
In an interview with MSP Magazine, Jalue spoke like a regular teenager, but it is clear that his priority is his destiny as a lama. When asked what he wanted to do if he wasn’t declared by the Dalai Lama as Taksham Tulku, he said, “Still something about peace. A therapist maybe. I would like to lead people to a greater future. To a good life.”
He also added that he aspires to be like the Dalai Lama in his present life. When asked if he was nervous about that given that it is a big job, he said, “no.” Instead, he was excited about it.
Purnima was the daughter of teachers in Bakauna in northern Sri Lanka. In 1990, she was only a small child aged 3 when she began talking about her past life. She claimed that she died after a car knocked her over while riding her bicycle. She had a massive birthmark on the location of the injury sustained by the previous personality.
Purnima remembered that her family was making Ambiga and Geta Pitcha incense and had no other job. Only their family members worked and they later hired two more people. She remembered that they had two vans and a car.
She also remembered herself having been of the opposite sex — a man married to Kusumi and later had another wife. She remembered that he was a bad man who thought that there was no need for him to go to school because he could make money from making incense.
One evening, Purnima’s family was watching a documentary on TV and it featured Kelaniya, a famous centuries-old temple not far from Colombo. She suddenly said, “I lived there on the other side of the river.”
At the time, a new teacher named Sumanasiri arrived to teach in the school where her father was the principal. He was from the Kelaniya area and went home on weekends. He was interested in Purnima’s story and claims, so he inquired about the makers of incense in the area.
He came across a man named Wijisiri from a family of incense-makers and interviewed him. He learned he had a college named Jinadasa Perera and they married each other’s sisters. They run the workshop together and sold a brand of incense called Ambiga and Gita Pitcha, the brand the child mentioned.
Jinadasa died after he had been run over by a bus on his way to the market while riding his bicycle. One wheel of the bust went over his chest and he died instantly. He died in 1985, two years before Purnima was born.
Purnima and her family made a surprise visit to the Wijisiri family. She first met his daughters and recognized Wijisiri, himself, immediately. In many cases, children with memories of their past lives tend to remember certain people, events and personal details that involved their previous personality.
Purnima introduced him to her companion saying, “This is Wijisiri, he is coming. He is my brother-in-law.” He was initially puzzled and wanted to send her away, but she discussed vivid details about the incense business, including the changes in the packet covers. He was inclined to believe her.
Icelandic psychologist Erlendur interviewed Purnima’s parents and other witnesses during five visits between 1996 and 1999. He was able to verify 14 of her claims, including her memory about her previous personality having two wives. Jinadasa left Wijisiri’s sister and spent his last years living with another woman in a different part of the country. However, he wasn’t legally married to either.
How Could Reincarnation Change Our View Of Life After Death, And What Would That Mean For Us As Individuals And A Species?
If reincarnation is real, it has some significant implications. For example, it would mean that death is not the end and that our souls continue to exist after we die. It would also suggest that we are more than just our physical bodies – we are made up of energy or consciousness that survives beyond our earthly lives.
If we believe that we will be reborn into another life after this one ends, then it would change the way we live our lives. We would no longer be so focused on this one life, but instead would concentrate on making sure that we are living in a way that would be best for our future lives.
This could have implications not just for individuals, but for society as a whole. For example, if we believed in reincarnation, then we might be less likely to engage in wars or other harmful behavior since we would realize that the actions in our previous lives could have negative consequences for our future lives. Reincarnation could also help us to understand and forgive others since we would know that everyone is just trying to make their way through life as best they can. In short, if reincarnation is real, it could have a profound impact on the way we view life, death, and one another.
While there is no definitive proof of reincarnation, the evidence that has been collected over the years provides a strong case for it. Jim Tucker and Ian Stevenson’s work involving children’s memories of their previous lives are documented by the University of Virginia.
Reincarnation is an interesting topic to explore and can provide us with insights into our own lives and the nature of consciousness. Each of the explanations above has its own evidence to support its claims.
It’s up to each individual to decide which explanation they believe in. No matter what you believe — whether you support reincarnation research or believe that quantum physics is behind it, it’s important to live your life in the best way possible and enjoy the time you have on this earth.