Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dr. Oz and his past life experience on Oprah

As part of his research for the show, Dr. Oz agreed to be past-life regressed. He admits the experience was intimidating for him. "I love when there's data. If there's information out there, I get my arms [around] it, and I'm really comfortable," he says. "When we go down this pike, I get really uncomfortable."

During his 60-minute session, Dr. Oz says he recalled a dream he had before he started kindergarten.

"In this dream, my father is taking me out by the hand to individual older men who are wearing these velvety gowns and they're wearing [fez hats]," he says. "They have these old parchments and scrolls and they're writing down things like my lessons, and he's taking me from place to place, and they're not joking around. They're very serious about what they're doing, and it just sort of seems to me that they're planning my life."

Dr. Oz says he then remembered starting school and being disappointed. "Then I ended up from there in this sort of ether. This space that many of my patients actually have described to me," he says. "I felt like there was a stream of people going past me, but they were energy. They didn't have faces. They were trying to teach me, but I wasn't ready to hear it yet."


Now that Dr. Oz has had a past-life regression experience, he understands there will be skeptics. "You know, Oprah, there will be a lot of folks who very understandably say these are the wishful desires of desperate people," he says. 

So does Dr. Oz believe in past-life regression? "I've got to say I don't know if it's past lives. We can get into a long debate whether these are spiritual beings touching us," he says. "A hundred years ago in this country, we were more comfortable with these discussions than we are today. I think part of that is we have gotten addicted to the same serum that I'm taking, which is the belief that the answers are always going to be there in front of us. And sometimes we've got to take that leap, just to believe to test it out. We don't have to advocate it, but we do have to evaluate it." 

Dr. Oz says he does feel like there is a collective unconsciousness out there. "I actually in my heart think that all of our minds are connected and all of these minds in history are then reflected, and we're feeding into this energy system that we can tap into. It's like karma. You can bounce into it. It bounces you back," he says. "So what I really think we want to do is challenge people to the belief and understanding that life is not as real as it seems. There's other stuff out there."


Read more: http://www.oprah.com/health/Were-You-Here-Before-Dr-Oz-Explores-Past-Life-Regressions_2/12#ixzz2S3uXJLeU






Hindi movie about past life regression with no subtitles unfortunately

The word "reincarnation" derives from Latin, literally meaning, "entering the flesh again". The Greek equivalent metempsychosis (μετεμψύχωσις) roughly corresponds to the common English phrase "transmigration of the soul" and also usually connotes reincarnation after death,[7] as either humananimal, though emphasising the continuity of the soul, not the flesh. The term has been used by modern philosophers such as Kurt Gödel[8] and has entered the English language. Another Greek term sometimes used synonymously is palingenesis, "being born again".[9]
There is no word corresponding exactly to the English terms "rebirth", "metempsychosis", "transmigration" or "reincarnation" in the traditional languages of Pāli and Sanskrit. The entire universal process that gives rise to the cycle of death and rebirth, governed by karma, is referred to as Samsara[10] while the state one is born into, the individual process of being born or coming into the world in any way, is referred to simply as "birth" (jāti). Devas (gods) may also die and live again.[11] Here the term "reincarnation" is not strictly applicable, yet Hindu gods are said to have reincarnated (see Avatar): Lord Vishnu is known for his ten incarnations, the DashavatarsCeltic religion seems to have had reincarnating gods also. Many Christians regard Jesus as a divine incarnation. Some Christians and Muslims believe he and some prophets may incarnate again. Most Christians, however, believe that Jesus will come again in the Second Coming at the end of the world, although this is not a reincarnation. Some ghulat Shi'a Muslim sects also regard their founders as in some special sense divine incarnations (hulul).
Philosophical and religious beliefs regarding the existence or non-existence of an unchanging "self" have a direct bearing on how reincarnation is viewed within a given tradition. The Buddha lived at a time of great philosophical creativity in India when many conceptions of the nature of life and death were proposed. Some were materialist, holding that there was no existence and that the self is annihilated upon death. Others believed in a form of cyclic existence, where a being is born, lives, dies and then is reborn, but in the context of a type of determinism or fatalism in which karma played no role. Others were "eternalists", postulating an eternally existent self or soul comparable to that in Judaic monotheism: the ātman survives death and reincarnates as another living being, based on its karmic inheritance. This is the idea that has become dominant (with certain modifications) in modernHinduismhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reincarnation

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