“It is easy to comprehend the destiny that awaits men. If we observe the sun, it rises in the morning, it sets at dusk and disappears, but it never dies. What we call death, is only a change in the form of life, but it is not the end. Before the child is born, it has already lived.”
– Egyptian Book of the Dead
“You and I, we have lived many lives. I remember all of my lives, but you do not remember yours.”
– Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 4, Verse 5)
3,000 years ago Krishna also taught the Law of the transmigration of Souls.
“Death is the beginning of life.”
– Bardo Todol
“The path of wisdom is enriched thanks to the wings of successive reincarnations.”
“One life in the flesh is only a link of the great chain of the evolution of the soul.”
“The soul always returns to the body of flesh and bone, keeping a great similarity to the life that it had previously, due to the fact that the soul that is impregnated in it, keeps the psychological instinct that it had in the last existence.”
“Man always complains about that which is called bad luck, but if he could remember everything that he did in other lives, his concept would change.”
“The soul, when it penetrates into the body of flesh, loses consciousness of its past lives.”
– The Aeneid
“How can you disbelieve in God, seeing that you were dead and He gave you life; then He causes you to die; then He gives you life; then unto Him shall you be returned?”
– The Quran, Surah Al Baqarah (2:28)
“Every soul is subjected to revolutions.” And it continues by saying, “Human beings ignore the way in which they have been each time .”
– Zohar (Chapter 2, Verse 199b)
In the Talmud the Doctrine of Reincarnation is spoken about constantly, they call it: Din Gilgol Heshomes.
Isaac Luri speaks to us about this topic in his work The Transmigration of the Soul.
“And His disciples asked Him, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” And He answered and said, “Elijah is coming and will restore all things; but I say to you that Elijah already came, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they wished. So also the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.” Then the disciples understood that He had spoken to them about John the Baptist.” (Matthew 17, 10 -13)
“For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John. And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is Elijah who was to come. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Matthew 11, 13-15)
It is also seen implicitly in the question Jesus asks to the Apostles:
“Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” (Matthew 16, 13-14)
Fathers of Christianity like Ammonius Saccas, Saint Clement of Alexandria or Origen, also spread this Law of Return and Reincarnation:
“The Soul when it reincarnates receives a body according to its merits.” Origen
In the 2nd Council of Constantinople, in the year 553, once again, the Christian doctrine was amputated with the elimination of the Law of Reincarnation.