Past lives?


I wanted to ask, is there anyway I can find out my pastlife?, I really want to find out because I feel like it's holding back my life, and it feels like that the only way to move on, is to know who I was in the past.

—Jorrdan, United States


For most people it usually isn’t that helpful to know about past incarnations. As Swami Sri Yukteswar said, “Forget the past. The vanished lives of all men are dark with many shames. Human conduct is ever unreliable until man is anchored in the Divine. Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now.”

The best way to move on is to live a more fully committed spiritual life right now , with ever deepening attunement, along with inner communion with the divine through daily meditation. It’s important to realize that whatever we have done in this life or in past lives can be undone. If a particular karma is strong, it can at least be modified.

The attunement to a great master or guru, and his teachings, is truly one’s boat across the ocean of delusion. It is wiser to place your focus and energy in this way rather than exploring the labyrinth of past lives.