Nevada (US), Dec 18 (ANI): Now a shop assistant of Islington area of Greater London (UK) claims that he was 20th century American icon Marilyn Monroe in past life, according to reports.
Chris Vicens, 26, reportedly says that Monroe was murdered in her pool house and claims to have seen in his vision giant white piano which Monroe's mother had at one time. Golden Globe winner Monroe (Some Like It Hot) (1926-1962) was an American actress, singer and model.
Well known Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was kind of endorsement of an age old Hinduism concept of punar-janam (rebirth) which we had been stressing all along. Zed invited the world to look deeper into the rich philosophical thought which Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, offered.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, says that ancient Prashna Upanishad and Amritabindu Upanishad talk about rebirth. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad explains it beautifully: As a caterpillar, reaching the tip of a blade of grass, draws itself together and reaches out for a new foothold, so the Self, having come to the end of one life and letting go of ignorance, gathers in his faculties and reaches out from the old body to a new.
Rajan Zed points out that Lord Krishna tells in Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord): As a man casts off worn-out clothes and takes new ones, so when the body is worn out a new one is acquired by the Self, who lives within...Death is inevitable for those who are born, birth is certain for the dead...You and me have passed through many births, Arjuna. You have forgotten, but I know them all...Striving with great effort over many lifetimes, a person becomes purified of all selfish desires and attains the highest goal of life...
Zed further says that even Rig-Veda, oldest existing scripture of the mankind, talks about dead man getting a new body. Law Code of Manu references the process of rebirth, recalling former birth, previous life, effect of sins on rebirth, etc. (ANI)