It is a common belief that until a child is actually born, it is not yet a consciously developing human being. However, Paramhansa Yogananda said that the soul enters the body at the moment of conception. When the sperm and ovum unite, there is a flash of light in the astral world. Souls there that are ready to be reborn, if their vibration matches that of the flash of light, rush to get in. Sometimes two or more get in at the same time, and the woman has twins, triplets, or more!

It is important, therefore, to come together physically with an uplifted consciousness. That flash generated in the astral world reflects the couple’s state of consciousness, especially as they felt during the moment of physical union.



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Question from Chris: If life begins in the womb after the first cell division how does the soul enter the new life and at what point? Thanks

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When Does the Soul Enter the Body During Pregnancy?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from D. Thatte: Vedanta teaches us that it is the Atman which is Self. A person is alive when Atman is in the body and dead when Atman leaves the body. At what time of conception does the Atman enter the fetus? I understand that according to the scriptures, the Atman enters the fetus around the third month of pregnancy. Is that true?…