Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gilgul (Reincarnation): A Skeptic's View

Hi,

"I say that I have found some people among those who are called Jews who believe in Gilgul, and they call it 'transmigration.' In their minds, this means that Reuven’s spirit enters Shimon, and then Levi, and then Yehudah. Some, perhaps mnost of them, believe that a human soul may enter an animal, or an animal enter a human. The types of foolishness and confusion are legion."

(R' Saadia Gaon, Emunot v'Deiot 6:8)

Have a great day,
Mordechai

2 comments:

  1. It seems Rasag was referring to Indian version of reincarnation, not a Jewish one. No?

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  2. Not necessarily, no. Look at RaSaG inside.

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