“As a person abandons worn-out clothes and acquires new ones, so when the body is worn out a new one is acquired by the Self, who lives within.”
~ Bhagavad Gita
As a traditional Hindu, my grandmother believed in reincarnation. For her, death was not a painful topic because she believed so firmly that our real Self cannot die. Even though we cannot but grieve when our dear ones pass away, underneath this grief we should always remember that death is only a change of rooms.
Whether we believe in one life or in a million lives, the basis of meditation remains valid for all of us. Trying to speculate about previous or future lives serves no practical purpose, since this life is headache enough. Let us confine our attention to this life and try as far as our capacity goes to learn to love here and now.
~ Eknath Eswaran