Today is Typhoon signal number 9 in Hong Kong so we are at home since morning, we can’t go out. We watched The Forbidden Kingdom. The main idea of this movie is that people continue to exist and come back and forth from one dimension to another. Even before i ve been wached many others movies with this concept inside. Reincarnation is something really cool. I saw that this movie has been realized by a Chinese and Western cooperation. The main character who fight the enemy into 2 lives is a western actor but most of the movie takes place in the Chinese countryside and Imperial ancient buildings with plenty of special effects too.
Going back to the reincarnation, a concept dear to the Eastern countries I got the feeling that also in America and Europe people are starting to take it in consideration. Myself i feel like i always knew that the spirit is eternal and does reincarnate, I did not have to read books about it or ask too many questions, I just feel that it is obvious and I am sorry i cannot give any explanation to whom is in search.
Here in China a lot a lot of people practise different forms of Buddhism and they are the ones who believe in reincarnation. Also the Chinese who are devotees of Kwan Yin talk about reincarnation. It’s fascinating. My late Chinese grandmother told one time for example that my husband is a very old soul which had traveled long time before reaching China and that he was born also in Africa in his second past life. There is book in teh Chinese tradition which is not easy to understand and actually is currently used only by the fortuntellers. This book can tell you about your past lives. So we can see that since thousands of years Chinese have talked about reincarnation.
When i am in Europe it is different and people start to talk more about should i believe or should i not believe, which is a distrctive way of thinking because when we believe in ideas then we become an idea ourselves and the mind is not wide open and clean. When we dont believe in idea maybe it is better but we keep searching for something all the time.
How do people approach “reincarnation” in your country?