Reincarnation into Animal Bodies

Does reincarnation into Animal Bodies ever happen? A short talk.

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A cyberspace devotee from bellsouth.net. Surya wonders, "Can humans incarnate into animals?"

Yes, that has been done occasionally. When someone has a very serious automobile accident, where the entire physical body is injured, if they have been murdered or in war time. They often incarnate into an animal, often a cow, as a resting situation to get all of the pranas and currents reorganized within their bodies. Their next life would be a human life. It doesn't mean, you have to reincarnate into an animal. It is only a convenience, for reorganizing the pranic forces and rejuvenating the astral body.

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To know yourself is why you are on Earth. You were born to realize the Self. You are not here to make money, to clothe yourself or to entertain yourself. These are incidentals.
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