Episode 10: Crop Circles

Swami Kriyananda

Yantras, a type of spiritual design, could be what crop circles are — this is the thought with which Swami Kriyananda starts a fascinating discussion  of life on other planets, reincarnation, and where we go after we die.

  • How do you think crop circles are created?
  • That response pre-supposed life on other planets, then?
  • (Implied) When the population on Earth increases, where do those souls come from? They couldn’t all be reincarnating.
  • Do you think that reincarnation could be that people are reincarnating on different planets, and come to a specific planet when they need to learn certain lessons?
  • How do we understand the qualities of tamas, rajas, and sattwa (as described in the Indian scriptures) in our own lives?
  • God didn’t make it easy for us, did he?
  • If reincarnation is true, why don’t we remember our past lives?
  • Is that where the Greek myth of the river Lethe comes from, where you go across the river and forget who you were?
  • So the purpose of reincarnation is to learn, like a school?
  • If children remember their past lives, does that mean they are more spiritual?
  • If someone is reborn that quickly, is that a choice of their soul, or ego, or… ?
  • What happens to people between lives?

Ask Me About Truth

Swami Kriyananda answers questions about truth and many spiritual subjects, as he learned about them directly from Paramhansa Yogananda. (These talks were recorded in 2012, before Swami Kriyananda's passing.)