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The soul is supreme – it designs the human body and even chooses the parents, claims past life regression therapist

Soketu Parikh

The soul is supreme – it designs the human body and even chooses the parents, claims past life regression therapist

How do we know that there is a past life? Is it an illusion or a dream? Assuming that there is a past life, when we go into regression, how do we know that we are actually getting into a past life and not just imagining or recalling something from this life?

Is it true that past life connections don’t have to emanate in the same form that they were in previously? And that they can be some nearby connections?

What happens between the past life and this one? There is an intervening period; does regression help answer this as well?

These were some of the queries posed to Mr. Soketu Parikh, the guest speaker at the last meeting, who invited questions before beginning his talk on “Past life regression”.

He answered some of them with a degree of confidence, but very nearly got into a tiff with Dr. Percy Chibber who challenged some of his contentions, especially those in which he claimed “scientific evidence” to make his point.

Mudit Jain introduced Mr. Parikh as a well-known artist and art curator, a numerologist and past life regression therapist. He was also President of the Bombay Productivity Council and had taught textile technology at Sasmira.

Mr. Parikh started on a serious note, pointing out that when one talked about life, one meant three things, the body, the mind and the soul. Life was incomplete without even one of these. But the most significant aspect of life was the mind.

When a soul took birth, it registered its entire memory in the mind; but a lot of new memories were thrust upon the mind in the mother’s womb itself, which made it difficult for one to remember one’s past.

For example, when they visited a city like Jaipur for the first time, some people suddenly said that they had been there before. “That’s déjà vu. What happens at that point is that a spike goes deep into your mind and you see yourself as having been there before.”

He had handled several cases of age regression in which subjects were “regressed” to the age of, say, 20 in this life. Several people would have experienced such regression.

When asked, “where are you”, the subject said that he was in a classroom. One would not have remembered that particular moment or that particular day under normal circumstances. But as a therapist he conditioned the mind of the subject to take him there and recall a particular day, time, space and action. Some people were even able to recall events that occurred when they were six. Mr. Parikh said this was sufficient proof that one could go back into one’s life.

Whether it was from a current life or a past life, it was ultimately the soul’s imprint; for, the soul was absolute; it was the human body that was insignificant and was destroyed. One gave importance to one’s soul and one’s heart all one’s life but it was all destroyed when the soul left the body.

Thus, it was the soul that made the blueprint of the body and decided the purpose of life –and when one chose a purpose for life, then one took birth accordingly. Sometimes, on account of the negative energy burden on the soul, one designed a defective or diseased body; when the soul realised that the purpose of life would not be fulfilled, it left the body which expired. Therefore, human life varied from one day to 70 or 80 years. Even when one died at 70 or 80, it was because the body had deteriorated, there was no deterioration of the soul.

In other words, Mr. Parikh said, the human body was insignificant in terms

“When you meditate, it is said that you are into a no-thought state. But it’s not possible to get into a no-thought state because you will continue to receive 100% vibrations and 7% keep getting converted into thoughts. Of the 7%, we send only 1% to our mind. We let go of the rest. So what we are doing in our life is a very minuscule performance and yet we think that we are going a great thing. Actually, we utilise only 1% of the universal energy available to us.”

Having emphasised the role of the mind, Mr. Parikh turned to past life. He recalled that when Buddha left his palace and sat under a tree in the forest, he meditated and returned as an enlightened soul. What had he done there? He had gone back to his 697 past lives (as per his book).

If each one of the 700 past lives was of about 70 years, it meant a total of about 5,000 years. Buddha realised that Islam was 1,500 years old and Christianity 2,000, but Hindu religion was 5,000 years old. He also realised that “life was bliss before religion came into existence. Therefore, he says that Buddhism is not a religion”.

Mr. Parikh claimed that past life helped and guided one to lead a better life. Drawing an analogy, he said that if one person had been playing flush for 6 months and another for 20 years, then the newcomer would hardly make an impact. But the one who had been playing for 20 years really knew how to play.

“You can track back your experience as a 20-year-old and perhaps lead life in a particular way today; but with 100 past lives with you, if you can trace that knowledge and gain that experience... remember, that experience is with you. Its imprint is there on your soul. All that you have to do is re-experience it, re-live it, see it and it will stay with you.”

Restating the point he had made earlier, the guest speaker said that the soul designed the body and even chose the parents. When it designed the body, it designed it as a man or a woman. But then why would someone choose to be a eunuch? One of the logical reasons would be that that person had been forced to be a prostitute in her past life and her body had been abused time and again. She had so much hatred for sex that she did not wish to experience sex or even feel an orgasm in this life; therefore, she had designed her body to be a eunuch.

Mr. Parikh then narrated a few examples of past life regression and how these impacted life today.

A woman working for an airliner had been married for 12 years. She lived with her husband, her son and her mother-in-law. It was a rather happy family, but the husband loved his mother so much that he indulged all her whims – including her desire to go with the couple even when it went on a holiday. This was creating stress.

In the course of past life regression, it turned out that the wife used to be a dancer and the man who was her husband now had fallen in love with her even though he was married to another woman. It turned out that the motherin-law was actually the wife of the philandering man (the husband today) in her past life.

In other words, the dancer was the wife, the besotted lover was the husband and his neglected wife was the mother-in-law.

Now, what was the mother-in-law up to? First, her soul was getting back at the dancer who had ruined her life in the previous birth; second, since she did