Date Posted:15:50 Author: Eponymous - 14 Aug 2001 Subject: Reincarnation "untenable" per Burbank In reply to:
Waqidi - 13 Aug 2001
's message, "Luther Burbank Revisited" on 15:47
Burbank may have said that the theory of reincarnation is "sensible and satisfying" (although I do not find such language in the interview Yogananda ostensibly quotes from). But he also says, in the Waite interview that Yogananda ostensibly cites, that the theory of reincarnation is untenable:
"A theory of personal resurrection or reincarnation of the individual is UNTENABLE when we but pause to consider the magnitude of the idea. [Empasis added.] On the contrary, I must believe that rather than the survival of all, we must look for survival only in the spirit of the good we have done in passing through. This is as feasible and credible as Henry Ford's own practice of discarding the old models of his automobile.
"Once obsolete, an automobile is thrown to the scrap heap. Once here and gone, the human life has likewise served its purpose."