Let me answer an oft asked question.
After we die, can we also take birth as animals?
It really isn’t such a difficult question to answer. Let me explain with logic.
Everyone knows the Law of Attraction. “Like attracts Like.”
There are also realms upon realms where life exists. Even on Earth, souls exist in the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom and the animal kingdom. These are levels of existence which are below the human level. We are capable of higher thought, enlightenment et al. They aren’t. They have to be human to make that jump.
No wonder scriptures say that ‘man is made in the image and likeness of God.’ Even beings like ‘Devtas’ or ‘Fairies’ long for human birth. So difficult is this body to find. Scriptures call it “Durlabh” (one that is very hard to find).
We have a choice to have a self transcending purpose or of debasing our thoughts as humans. If all we’re ever after is material and in the process we forget what we call ‘human values’, we forget kindness, empathy; then at what level would you place our thoughts?
What kind of existence is a person leading here if he cannot even feel compassion? Like that of an inanimate object. Because research shows that even some animals feel empathy.
What would he attract when he dies? A realm where souls of similar thought level exist. Simple.
After we die, we are not assured of fantastic realms or fairies running after us?😊. Love begets love. If I have respected women here, I will be respected here and in the afterlife.
This is the reason that scriptures speak about existence post death. To make us comprehend that changing our thoughts is essential now. Here.
Souls exist as rocks, plants, animals, as ghosts, as monsters, as fairies, as angels and much more.
Thoughts of parents also mould their children’s lives and afterlives. Parents, be very careful.
Once my spiritual teacher was requested to come to someone’s home. These people were rich, but very distressed. The couple had lost three of their very young children to sickness. The lady was distraught. Now she had terrible nightmares that these children were born as chickens and were in deep pain. My teacher found that the couple had been so engrossed in accumulating wealth that they had lost their human nature. They would knowingly adulterate their poultry with toxins for wealth. Harming the health of many. He found that their own children had died and were born in their own poultry as chickens.
The story maybe believable or not. But the fact is that ‘sins of the Fathers do visit their children.’
Like attracts Like. Here and after death.