Life Before Birth

By Sean M. Clarke


Is this life all I have? Where do we come from before we are born? Where do I go after I die?

Explore why we are born to the families we are born to and our journey from the subtle regions of the Universe into the life on Earth plane.

Where are we before we are born?

After we die on Earth, we (i.e. our respective subtle bodies) go to one of the various subtle regions of the Universe depending on our spiritual level and our merits and sins.

Life on the Earth region is of great importance as it is the only plane where people from the lower regions can be born to do spiritual practice, complete their give-and-take account (Karma) and get outside the cycle of birth and death to achieve permanent Blissful existence.

Do we know about our previous births while in the subtle planes?

The average subtle body generally remembers events only from its last birth on Earth. It does not remember births before that unless they are very notable.

Why do we not remember our previous births in this lifetime?

As we get involved with the world we forget our previous life in the subtle regions and on Earth. Our physical senses strongly overshadow our sixth sense and we loose our ability to perceive our previous births.

Why are we born on Earth?

We are born on Earth to settle our give-and-take account or Karma and do spiritual practice. In the Nether world and Hell it is almost impossible to do spiritual practice so as to burn our give-and-take account (Karma).

What are the factors that decide when and where and to whom we are reborn on Earth?

The two main factors that decide our birth on Earth are:

1. Are the conditions on Earth conducive for settling our give-and-take account (Karma)

2. Which region are we in prior to our birth on Earth?

The give and take account and rebirth

Our give-and-take account (Karma) is the single most important factor that decides the time period when we are born on Earth and into which family etc.

What decides which part of the accumulated account will play out as one’s destiny on Earth?

Here again the same rule applies: that part of the accumulated give-and-take account (Karma) will be selected based on what can be maximally settled in the impending birth.

Can parents attract a more spiritually advanced and sattvik (pure) subtle body before conception through spiritual practice like chanting?

Yes. This is only possible when parents are doing a considerable amount of spiritual practice, (i.e. a minimum of 4-5 hours a day according to the five basic principles of spiritual practice)

If a Saint (i.e. a person above the 70% spiritual level) is to be born then the spiritual level of the mother needs to be at least 50-60% to be able to bear the positivity of the baby.

The mother’s spiritual level holds 70% importance as opposed to the father’s spiritual level.

What decides if one is born to wealthy families or to parents of a higher spiritual level?

If a subtle body has more merits it will generally be born in good conditions and into families that are well off.

If the subtle body has an above average spiritual level, it will be born to parents that are of a higher spiritual level that will be able to nurture its spiritual growth.

However Saints being born are beyond merits and demerits and can also be born into very poor families. This will depend on Their mission on Earth.

What is the time gap between death and rebirth on Earth?

There is no fixed time interval between death and rebirth on Earth. On an average it is 50-400 years for subtle bodies from the Nether region (Bhuvaloka). Subtle bodies in Heaven may have to wait thousands of Earth years before they get rebirth on Earth.

When is the next birth of a person decided?

The next birth is decided at the time of death in the previous life itself in the case of the majority of people.

Does a person know his destiny or to whom he is going to be born to?

A person does not know about the family he is going to be born to until the very moment of conception. At the point of conception they have an understanding of their give-and-take with the family they are being born into.

What decides the gender of the baby?

In the first birth the gender of the newborn is decided by God.

After the first birth, those who are born as males generally continue to be born as males if that is the predominant impression in the sub-conscious mind of the person.

From completing ones give-and-take account (Karma) point of view being male or female is of no value; as the other personality characteristics remain the same like anger, etc.

What does this article mean for us?

The only currency in the afterlife is our spiritual level.

Human birth on the Earth plane is very precious from a spiritual perspective. It is the only plane where we can do spiritual practice to overcome our destiny and ultimately take us out of the cycle of birth and death into the eternal Blissful existence.

In the current era we have to wait for many centuries before we get birth on Earth.

In the current era on average only 5% will make it to Heaven and 30% of us will make it to the Nether region (Bhuvaloka). The rest will unfortunately head for some of the regions of Hell.

The current times i.e. between the years 1999 – 2022 the world will see a changing of mini eras in the main era of strife (kaliyuga). This era is very conducive for spiritual growth wherein one year of spiritual practice is equivalent to some 50 years in any other era.

Through spiritual practice once we achieve the spiritual level of 80% in this birth itself, we do not have to come back to the Earth plane to settle our destiny.

For further information please do visit : www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org

 

Spiritual Experiences – Milestones In Spiritual Practice


The Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) defines that which is experienced through the medium of the five senses, mind and intellect as an ‘experience’ while experiencing something which is beyond the comprehension of the five senses, mind and intellect constitutes a ‘spiritual experience’.

Even if one can perceive an event through the five senses, mind and intellect but the reason behind it is beyond the gross intellect of mankind, it still constitutes a spiritual experience.

Spiritual experiences related to the five Absolute cosmic elements

Progress in our spiritual practice activates our sixth sense and we begin to get experience of the Absolute cosmic elements progressively, beginning from the most gross to the most subtle, i.e. Absolute Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether elements through our subtle sense of smell, taste, vision, touch and sound respectively.

Spiritual experience and spiritual level

  • With higher spiritual level, we get higher and more subtle spiritual experiences.
  • A particular spiritual experience may or may not indicate a particular spiritual level but may also happen due to intense spiritual practice, being in the company of Saints, etc.
  • Sometimes ghosts (demon, devils, spirits, etc.) can create illusionary spiritual experiences in an individual in order to frighten him/her. Such subtle experience happens without the rise in spiritual level of the targeted person.
  • All persons at a particular spiritual level will not necessarily perceive same spiritual experiences. The spiritual level of a person is the net function of many attributes, 6th sense being only one of them.
  • A person may attain Sainthood (i.e. the 70% spiritual level) without once having perceived through the five subtle senses. One of the reasons could be that this person has already had these experiences in the past life and does not need them now.

What is the importance of spiritual experiences?

  • Generation of belief and faith in the theoretical aspect of Spiritual science : When one undertakes an appropriate spiritual practice based on the basic principles of Spiritual science, one makes spiritual progress and gets spiritual experiences. Spiritual practice bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge obtained from books and spiritually experiencing it which enables one to develop faith in the theoretical knowledge.
  • Awareness of spiritual progress : Spiritual experiences confirm that seekers have adopted appropriate spiritual practice. Getting progressively higher spiritual experiences confirm spiritual progress. Spiritual experiences act like milestones and encourage us on our spiritual journey. Suppose we were to discontinue our spiritual practice, we may not continue to get spiritual experiences. If we were to stagnate in the spiritual practice, we will not get higher spiritual experiences. By stagnation in spiritual practice, we mean doing the same spiritual practice year after year, without increasing it qualitatively or quantitatively. This is God’s way of telling us that we have to augment our spiritual practice further.
  • Reduction of ego by impressing the greatness of God : Reduction in ego is a primary requisite for spiritual growth. The narrations of the spiritual experiences of the co-seekers in variety and depth make us realise how insignificant one is, as compared to God who gives each one of us unique spiritual experiences to generate faith. As a result, one’s ego about one’s own abilities gets reduced when compared to God’s ability.

Why is it that sometimes we do not obtain spiritual experiences despite spiritual practice?

Spiritual experiences are indicators of our spiritual progress. However our spiritual progress may not begin as soon as we begin spiritual practice. The reason for this is that our spiritual practice may be utilised to reduce the intensity of our severe destiny (i.e. destiny that results in experience of unhappiness) instead of solely for spiritual progress. As a result, spiritual progress does not occur initially and hence we do not get spiritual experiences. However persistent spiritual practice enables us to overcome this initial phase.

To develop faith in God or when our faith begins to waver, to fortify it God bestows spiritual experiences. If our faith is strong then we may not require spiritual experiences.

For further information please do visit : www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org

 

Research and Spiritual Research


The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘research’ as the systematic study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions. While the study of a phenomenon from a spiritual viewpoint is just as systematic, it is not in the same dimension as research carried out in modern sciences.

Spiritual research is researching the spiritual dimension or spiritual realm with the help of an advanced sixth sense (ESP). The spiritual realm is that which cannot be perceived through our five senses, mind and intellect. It includes the world of heaven, hell, angels, spirits, auras, ghosts etc.

Spiritual Research is related mainly to what is known as the 4th and 5th dimension. Time is the 4th dimension and invisible space is the 5th dimension.

Spiritual research about the fourth dimension is research about previous lives to find out the events or deeds at that time which now contribute to positive or negative events in this life. For example, ‘Spiritual research into the previous lives of Bill Gates’ unveiled that he had done a lot of spiritual practice in his previous lives that has contributed to his attaining wealth and attitude of philanthropy in this life. Spiritual research about the fifth dimension is research extending into the subtle positive and negative regions of the universe to find the root causes of problems in our lives.

Spiritual research can also be conducted in the first three dimensions in order to aid modern sciences in finding the root cause of various problems.

The aim and objective of the spiritual research

The spiritual dimension can be the cause of up to 80% of our problems in life. This is a statistic that has been substantiated in the 20 years of research in the spiritual dimension and study of the contributing factors for problems in life by the Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF). What it means for us is that if we are not taking into account the spiritual dimension in finding the root cause of our problems and issues in life, we are potentially missing out on 80% of the story.

The aim of the spiritual research can be:

  • To educate humanity on the spiritual dimension and how it affects our lives.
  • To provide tools for people to:
    • Understand and experience the spiritual dimension
    • Understand and overcome problems where the cause is spiritual in nature
    • Achieve everlasting happiness

Cannot use conventional measurement and analysis tools

When one wants to research the subtle world, one cannot use conventional measurement and analysis tools. Just as we cannot use a measuring tape to measure one’s intellect, so also we cannot use physical, psychological or intellectual methods to understand or explore the spiritual realm. This is because of the simple reason that by definition the spiritual dimension is that, which is beyond the understanding of the five senses, mind and intellect.

Conducted through the sixth sense or extrasensory perception (ESP)

Spiritual research can only be undertaken with the means of an advanced sixth sense (ESP). We are familiar with gaining knowledge through the medium of the five sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, skin and tongue), mind and intellect. This is the paradigm in which we conduct traditional research of modern sciences. However only about 2% of the spiritual dimension is understood by the medium of the five sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, skin and tongue), mind and intellect. 98% of knowledge can be perceived only through our subtle sense organs. Our subtle sense is commonly known as our sixth sense or ESP. Spiritual research can only be conducted with the help of a highly activated sixth sense (ESP). To experience the all-encompassing world of the science of Spirituality, we have to develop our five subtle sense organs, subtle mind and subtle intellect.

What is not spiritual research

The following will give you a feel for what is not spiritual research:

  •  Trying to verify the authenticity of a religious artifact by using carbon dating technologies.
  • Ascertaining through modern science research methodologies the co-relation between religious practice and some sociological or psychological transformation.
  • Trying to verify whether a place is haunted through advanced technological equipment.
    In all these instances, one is trying to measure and understand the spiritual realm with modern sciences. This is known as research and not spiritual research. The ability to measure and understand the spiritual realm with modern sciences is so severely restricted that it compromises the accuracy or effectiveness of the analysis.

Spiritual dimension is just as systematic and logical as that of the physical world

When modern science, for example investigated the cause of Jaundice, it came to the conclusion that one of the causes was infection. They investigated further and found out that the infection was due to the Hepatitis virus. Further they found that there were various types of the Hepatitis virus like Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B etc. In this way, the finer analysis of causes of ailments and problems are being investigated. But the deeper or deepest causes are known only with the help of the science of Spirituality, i.e. spiritual research.

Through the spiritual research conducted by SSRF, it can be concluded that the root cause of a problem can be either in the physical, psychological or spiritual realm. Up to 80% of our problems in life have their root cause in the spiritual realm.

Isn’t this a reason to ponder over spiritual research as a gateway towards assisting so many people find and apply cure to their ailments?

For further information please do visit : www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org

 

Hierarchy of Power in the Universe

Most people consider political, economical or media power as something to be sought for. True power is beyond all these and depends solely on one’s spiritual level.

Actually there are six types of power in the universe. The strength of the power increases with the power being more subtle. Let us examine each one of these types of power.

Physical: This is the lowest in the hierarchy of power in the universe as it is also the most gross. This includes power in things such as:

  • Medicines to cure an illness – e.g. antibiotics to kill germs
  • A physical weapon used to kill
  • Financial power
  • Political power

It is the physical power that the common man has at his disposal.

The limitation of this power is that it can act only at the gross/physical level. For example, if one cannot see the person or the target, then the physical weapon will not be able to find its target.

Physical and Mantra: When we combine subtle force with physical force then the result is far more effective. In ancient times, when arrows were shot from a bow, a mantra was also uttered. Due to the mantra, the name of the enemy would get recorded and the arrow would find its target even if the target were a ghost hiding in the subtle regions of hell. This was due to the subtle energy, which accompanied the arrow. Nevertheless, at times, in spite of both the physical and the subtle mantra being present, one does not achieve complete success. At such times, a more subtle means should be used as given below.

Mantra (only): By using more powerful mantras, enemies can be vanquished by just mantras alone.

Contact: If a highly spiritually evolved person (above the spiritual level of 70%) touches something, that item will be able to have the power to vanquish ghosts. However, contact in this context is not limited only to touch. A person will be benefited when coming into contact with a spiritually evolved person in any one of the following ways. They are when a spiritually evolved person:

  • Remembers you.
  • Checks any matter that has been done by you.
  • Is informed about your situation or a problem that you are undergoing.
  • Speaks on the phone to you.

Resolve: As a Saint progresses spiritually beyond the spiritual level of 80%, His mind goes towards a thoughtless state. At this point a mere thought like ‘may it occur’ in the mind of an evolved person is sufficient for the occurrence of the event. Nothing else is required. This resolve is used only according to God’s wish. Refer to the article on mechanism of the action of resolve.

Presence: At the highest level, the evolved person (above the spiritual level of 90%) does not even need to make a resolve. The mere presence, proximity or company of a spiritually evolved person is enough for an event to happen, such as a disciple’s spiritual progress or removal of ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies etc). Saints of a spiritual level above 90% perform Their mission in this way.

For further information please do visit : www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org

 

Spiritual Research on the Spiritual Life of Bill Gates

In an age where the super rich invest their wealth in various interests such as football teams, vintage aircrafts etc., Bill Gates stands apart. He has not only pledged a large percentage of his wealth to charity, but has also stated that after July 2008, he will be devoting all his time to charity work.

There are very few people who are able to walk away from their wealth and also devote their time to help society. It is for this reason the Spiritual Science Research Foundation proceeded to find out through spiritual research, the contributing factors behind this noble act and to find out the spiritual factors that contributed to Bill Gates taking this life path.

Information about some relevant past lives of Bill Gates

  • Bill Gates has had a rich spiritual background in his past lives. He is a seeker of God following the Spiritual ‘Path of Action’ (Karmayoga) which is inherently about practicing Spirituality according to the principle ‘As one sows, so shall one reap’. The knowledge received also revealed that his faith and his efforts undertaken on this path to God, has made him a philosopher with thought-leadership on the Path of Action.
  • Through spiritual practice he has acquired a place in the subtle highly evolved plane of existence, the Mahaloka (a region which is more subtle and spiritually progressive than Heaven).
  • He has done spiritual practice for 20,000 years in the subtle plane of existence called Heaven and for 3000 years in the subtle plane of existence called Mahaloka. This amounts to a total of over 180 million years of effective spiritual practice in Earth years before being born as Bill Gates in this lifetime.

What is the purpose of Bill Gates’ birth on Earth?

  • Bill Gates due to his ample spiritual practice in previous births has already transcended (gone beyond) the attachment to happiness one enjoys in Heaven and has attained Mahaloka, and has taken birth on Earth to ascend (progress) from actual actions of sacrifice to complete renunciation.
  • By virtue of his merits and spiritual level from previous lives, Bill Gates is destined to lead a life of fame and fortune and hence he has been able to earn so much wealth. As a seeker his spiritual practice is that of offering his wealth for the benefit of others in order to experience renunciation.
  • As Bill Gates does not have any craving or attachment to wealth, he now has the privilege to experience first hand, the Bliss of giving away wealth and of the resultant renunciation.

Future of Bill Gates’ spiritual practice

  • The wealth acquired by Bill Gates is a result of his pure thoughts and unshakeable faith in the Path of Action.
  • Giving away his accumulated wealth helps do away the sense of achievement associated with it. Thus he will ascend from the level of sacrifice (giving away), where there is a sense of achievement of wealth, to that of renunciation where even this sense of achievement is overcome. This is his goal. Thus he is close to achieving his objective and is now moving towards renunciation.

Summary

We often look at our lives from a very myopic viewpoint i.e. we are born, we live and then we die and there is nothing before or after that. However, according to Spiritual science, our life is but a part of a continuum of many lives from our first birth till we finally realise God or until our dissolution. In other words, we all come from God and finally have to go back to God. Every time we are born on Earth, it is an opportunity to make spiritual progress so as to move closer to our final goal i.e. becoming one with God. From the standpoint of spiritual growth, the opportunity to be born on Earth, if used well, can result in our rapid spiritual growth.

By donating the acquired wealth, one is liberated even from the thoughts of achievement and one makes progress faster. Bill Gates is an excellent example of this. He is an example of a great evolving soul.

For more details about this research, please visit: www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org


 

Spiritual Research Into the Past Life of Albert Einstein


Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest physicists of all time and was also voted Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the 20th century’. Considering his high profile achievements in worldly life as a scientist, a spiritual research was conducted into his life to understand his spiritual background and how far he had gained and progressed spiritually in this lifetime. We felt that the learning would be of value to all scientists.

Past life of Albert Einstein

Through spiritual research, we found that prior to his life on Earth even though Albert Einstein was at a spiritual level of 50%; he was in the subtle region of Heaven for a few months, as a reward for his high merits in his previous life. When in Heaven, he ridiculed the divine play of some heavenly beings for which as punishment, his stay in Heaven was cut short and he had to be reborn on Earth.

Albert Einstein’s access to knowledge on Earth

Along with a strong desire to help the human race through science Albert Einstein had a good spiritual level. Hence he had the ability to access the 5th Plane of Knowledge in the Universe through the subtle aspect of his mind. In fact most of his ground breaking works such as E=MC2 was actually due to knowledge accessed from the Planes of Knowledge.

This process of Einstein receiving thoughts from the 5th plane of knowledge was interfered by subtle sorcerers who tried to steal the knowledge and pass it on to atheist scientists and give it a different twist with the help of their black energy. Their idea was to instigate the atheist scientists to give a scientific look to the spiritual thoughts and thereby disprove Spiritual science. But as these scientists were not as brilliant as Einstein, far from discovering new principles based on this knowledge, they could not even comprehend them.

Neglect of his spiritual goal

On the basis of divine gifts like a brilliant intellect, stability and perseverance, he revolutionised the scientific world and laid the foundation for future generations of scientists. But later, he himself got too engrossed in it and did not pursue the true two-fold purpose of life, one of which is to realise God.

Our entire modern day education system is set up to help us with our worldly endeavours and succeed in a worldly paradigm. However this is not the purpose of our lives. The purpose of our lives is to complete our give-and-take account (destiny, karma) and grow spiritually so as to finally merge with God. This is something our modern education system ignores in its curriculum.

Predicament of scientists of modern sciences

As scientists function in a state of relativity, not absoluteness, they are always unsatisfied and tense. With every new discovery and invention scientists face a feeling of incompleteness, one of ‘what next?’ Only Spiritual science which includes the spiritual dimension in its purview is not subject to change and is absolute.

Even though Einstein was outwardly happy, his eyes appear sad. This is because scientific fervour alone cannot give complete contentment. Hence every discovery proves to be incomplete and ultimately leads to depression.

The spiritual result of Albert Einstein’s life

Einstein had intense curiosity that resulted in the activation of his subtle mind. But due to a lack of spiritual practice for God-realisation this activation did not last forever. Hence he could not avail of the benefit of the divine, that is, real spiritual knowledge. Thus his life though full of worldly fame, was inadequate at a spiritual level and hence when Albert Einstein died, he went to the Nether world, a region lower than the subtle region of Heaven that he came from.

Summary

Brilliance of the intellect must be complemented by spiritual practice else the life of that person is wasted from a spiritual point of view despite acquiring fame and helping humanity from a worldly point of view. Einstein is a good example of this rule. Such waste can be avoided by complementing one’s worldly efforts with spiritual practice which is in accordance with the six basic principles of spiritual practice.

For more details about this research, please visit: www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org

 

Spiritual Research on the Spiritual Life of Nostradamus


This article provides a spiritual perspective on the life of the famous seer Nostradamus. Spiritual research has shown that the spiritual purpose of his life was to overcome his attachment to supernatural powers that he had gained through many lifetimes of spiritual practice. Due to a desire for fame and an intense fascination for his supernatural powers, he lost track of the spiritual purpose of his life on Earth.

Michel de Nostredame (1503 – 66), popularly known as Nostradamus, was one of the world’s most famous seers. His prophecies, 500 years into his future and into our current times have captivated the whole world. The Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) conducted spiritual research on the spiritual life of Nostradamus that contributed to his extraordinary gift. The contents of this article have been obtained through the medium of an advanced sixth sense (ESP).

In all cases where a person has psychic abilities or is able to look into the future, it is generally a gift due to past-birth spiritual practice. How we use this gift can influence our spiritual journey and the region we go to after death.

Spiritual research on the reasons for Nostradamus’ gift

Before his life on Earth, he had done spiritual practice in the subtle region of Heaven (Swargaloka). Because of this spiritual practice, Nostradamus obtained two types of supernatural powers:

  • Supernatural power of vision i.e. he could see visions of what was to happen in the future.
  • Supernatural power of speech i.e. he could verbalise what was seen or heard through the subtle and it would come true.

Spiritual research on the reason for Nostradamus’ birth

People who have supernatural powers generally tend to use them for worldly reasons either for self or for society. According to Spiritual science, use of supernatural powers to orchestrate any fulfilment of worldly desires for people or to gain popularity can have negative effects on the person’s spiritual growth. It is for this reason that people who have supernatural powers are advised to use their powers for their further spiritual practice towards God-realisation and only under the guidance of a spiritually evolved guide Guru). A Guru directs the student to utilise his spiritual powers towards realising God.

Nostradamus had to be born on Earth to rid himself of the sway/hold that his supernatural powers had over him. His spiritual goal was to obtain guidance about practicing Spirituality to continue his onward spiritual journey into the further positive regions.

Spiritual research on the life of Nostradamus from a spiritual perspective

Through the medium of his supernatural powers, Nostradamus made many accurate predictions. Many times, he would clearly hear or see the future through the medium of sound or visions. In the beginning of his career, three divine beings from the higher subtle regions would guide him. They did this through the medium of Nostradamus’ supernatural power of vision.

Over the years, Nostradamus became over ambitious and invested a lot of time in his gift of seeing the future. He would receive prior intimation of many events through his divine supernatural powers. As he would disclose what he saw, people would come to know of future perils and take measures to protect themselves against them. This infuriated the ghosts, as their plans to create problems for people would be foiled.

Spiritual research indicates that his personal life was steeped in internal sorrow, which the people around him may not have been aware of. In the beginning, by virtue of his supernatural power of vision, Nostradamus would receive knowledge through visions/scenes. Over time, he got carried away with his fame and the accolades of people.

This defect in his personality weakened him spiritually. Nostradamus used his wilful action (free will) to get further entrenched in his fascination for supernatural powers and his fame. As a result, he deprived himself of further spiritual practice on Earth. The effect of ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies etc.) only made matters worse. Slowly the stores of his spiritual practice from his previous lifetimes were depleted. In short, instead of using his time on Earth to do spiritual practice and attain a higher positive region, he regressed from the subtle region of Heaven to the subtle region of the Nether world after his life on Earth.

For more details about this research, please visit: www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org