Farhan and I have been discussing the Hindu belief in reincarnation for a while - for the back story follow back from this post.
The weird thing is, despite all the evidence I present him, he still maintains Hindus don't believe in reincarnating into animals.
Despite all these points presented previously showing that Hindus do indeed believe in animal reincarnation, he still claims he's right. How odd? Bad comprehension must be in play here? He won't even say, 'I need to look into this further'. Farhan's adamant he's 'evidential' and 'logical'. He's accusing me of ">Bad hermeneutics my friend, bad hermeneutics'
The weird thing is, he has not provided any real evidence to show otherwise. Can he bring forward a load of Hindu scholars saying all these Hindus are misrepresenting Hinduism in believing animal reincarnation? That all these commentators and translators of Hindu scriptures are wrong? That all these websites about Hinduism are wrong? That Washington State Uni is wrong? That Hindu teachers of Hinduism are wrong?
My advice to Farhan (who happens to be non-Hindu), rather than wasting time with me (I've simply ran with what translations of Hindu scripture, commentaries, Hindus, Hindu websites, teachers and academic websites have said - namely Hindus believe in animal reincarnation), if you truly believe this is not what Hindus believe then why not go to the translators, writers of commentaries, Hindu teachers, Hindu websites and academic sources to TELL them you think they are misrepresenting Hinduism?!
Why not start with Krishna.com which states::
What you remember at death results from the actions, thoughts, and desires of your entire lifetime. According to the Vedic literature there are 8,400,000 species of life, and you, the spirit soul, have to accept the body of a particular species according to the activities and desires of your present life.
Q:But I couldn’t take an animal body!
A:Why not? Reincarnation is not limited to the human species. The difference between an animal and a human being is only the body. There is no difference between a soul in a human body and a soul in a dog’s body. [Source]
Farhan, please focus on more important matters now. If you really believe all these Hindus are misreading their scriptures that's your choice but this dialogue started with you taking exception to Dr Naik stating Hindus believe they could become animals through reincarnation. My point of the dialogue is to show that Naik was not making stuff up (as you intimated) - Hindus DO believe what Naik stated. Our discussion is over as it's clear Naik was correct. Whether you think these Hindus are misrepresenting Hinduism is not the discussion here. If you want to discuss or debate that then isn't it better for you to actually go to the Hindu websites, translators (etc) to dialogue with them?
I really don't have much more time to spend on this. I ask you for sincerity, understanding, comprehension, respect and humility.
I invite Farhan to drop his baggage and come to Islam.
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