The Problem of Rebirth

The Problem of Rebirth

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Author: Sri Aurobindo
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 192
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788170585794


The true foundation of the theory of rebirth is the evolution of the soul, or rather its efflorescence out of the veil of Matter and its gradual self-finding.

Buddhism contained this Truth involved in its theory of Karma and emergence out of Karma but failed to bring it to light; Hinduism knew it of old, but afterwards missed the right Balance of its expression.

Now we are again able to restate the Ancient truth in a new Language and this is already being done by certain Schools of thought, though still the old incrustations tend to tack themselves on to the deeper wisdom. And if this gradual efflorescence be true, then the theory of rebirth is an intellectual necessity, a logically unavoidable corollary.

But what is the aim of that evolution? Not conventional or interested virtue and the faultless counting out of the small Coin of good in the hope of an apportioned material reward, but the continual growth towards a divine knowledge, strength, Love and purity.


Section I: REBIRTH AND Karma:

1. Rebirth
2. The Reincarnating Soul
3. Rebirth, Evolution, Heredity
4. Rebirth and Soul Evolution
5. The Significance of Rebirth
6. The Ascending Unity
7. Involution and Evolution
8. Karma
9. Karma and Freedom
10. Karma, Will and Consequence
11. Rebirth and Karma
12. Karma and Justice


1. The Foundation
2. The Terrestrial Law
3. Mind Nature and Law of Karma
4. The Higher Lines of Karma

i. The Tangle of Karma
ii. A Clarification

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