CHAPTER NO:- 7 》 PART:- 3 》Investigation and Publication of Reincarnation Case Studies by Dr. C.M. Rama Swamy







1. CASE OF PRAKASH
▪ An interesting case of age regression administered to Prakash, by Dr. C. Ramaswamy at the All India Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Bangalore is as follows.

▪  Dr. V. Venkataramaiah was a specialist in the Department of Hysteria in 1972 at the Institute of Mental Health, Bangalore. His job was to fight against invisible mental disease everyday as a psychiatrist. Many diseases were very challenging, evading all diagnosis. One such was the case of Prakash, a boy of 17 years of age.

Dr. Venkataramaiah tried in vain to come out with any conclusions about this boy. As an alternative, he thought whether hypnotic treatment might throw some light on the case. Prakash had been hit by a cricket ball about six months ago.

▪ The ball had hit him on the right ear. Since then he had lost his power of speech and hearing. His parents had taken the boy to all experts: allopathy, ayurveda, unani and such other treatment had no effect on him. Even tantrics and magicians had given up this case as beyond their reach.

▪ Astrologers felt their calculations must have gone wrong somewhere. But all to this effect, that nothing could cure Prakash. ENT Specialists said finally that it was a mental case, and not one of organic. Dr. V. Venkataramaiah asked Dr. C. Ramaswamy, a hypnotist on the staff of the Institute of Mental Health whether he can treat a deaf and mute Prakash by Hypnotherapy.

▪ The hypnotist came forward to handle the case at this juncture. Dr. Venkataramaiah, before entrusting Prakash to the care of this Medical hypnotist, asked a few questions: “May I know how you proceed with your hypnotic cure? ” The hypnotist explained: I don't think I can try hypnotism on this patient. Apparently there is no question of giving him any suggestions since he is stone-deaf. If at all, I should stick to ‘Mesmerism’, thereby induce deep sleep in the patient for some analysis.

▪ Dr. Venkataramaiah was ready with another question: “By what mechanism can you find out his malady while in sound sleep? How can you possibly affect the therapy? ” The hypnotist said: “When I get complete control over his mind, you'll see how his memory turns photographic in its nature. Thoughts in the form of waves come up from the sub-conscious mind on to the conscious plane. As I start giving suggestions to the sub-conscious, about the reasons of the ailment, he can't help revealing them. After finding out the actual cause, the right suggestion can be sent back to the sub-conscious to remedy it. The moment that anxiety is cleared, it is possible that the patient may get back his ‘hearing’ as well as ‘the faculty of speech’. Rather doubtfully Dr. Venkataramaiah remarked: “If you succeed in this attempt, your knowledge of hypnotism deserves special credit - my best wishes to you”. It was a full-moon day. The atmosphere around was calm.

▪ The hypnotist was busy in his room. Prakash was there for the experiment. The hypnotist beckoned to him to sit comfortably in an easy chair placed near the window. Then the doors and windows were bolted. Prakash was now asked to look at the eyes of the hypnotist without batting his eyelids. When the place is utterly peaceful it is easy to hypnotize and mesmerize the patient. In this case it was ideal to conduct it. Now Prakash started staring at the eyes of the hypnotist's steadfastly. He felt as though the hypnotist was drawing his very soul towards him. Further he experienced that the hypnotist was dilating his eyes so much that Prakash felt terrorized.

▪ He wanted to take his eyes off the hypnotist. However hard he tried, it was impossible. it seemed as though some unknown magnetic force had attracted Prakash’s eyes; and, as if by a spell, he did not move his eyes either. After some time, Prakash gradually closed his eyes. Suddenly the hypnotist advanced towards Prakash, and moved his hand across Prakash’s body, from head to foot, transmitting mental waves - in the form of ‘sprinkling’ them.

“Prakash....Prakash,” the hypnotist gently addressed the patient.
With eyelids half-open Prakash responded: “what?” it was like a word uttered in deep slumber.
“Can you tell me who I am?”
“You are a doctor”
“Do you answer my questions?”
“Yes.”
“What is the cause of your being deaf and dumb?” Prakash grew silent
“Come on, speak out.”
“It is the result of my previous birth.”
“Then you believe in that kind of thing.”
“Yes, of course.”
“Tell me, what were you in your previous birth?”
“I'll let you know next week. Now treat me for speech and hearing.”
“How? ”
“Sprinkle your mental waves over my ear and throat, - ten minutes on each, and then touch me on the ear and throat.”


▪ The hypnotist performed accordingly, and said:“From today you regain your hearing. You can also speak without any difficulty,” and repeated this suggestion somberly to Prakash.


▪ A few moments later, the hypnotist uttered these words calmly:
“Don't you now hear? Can't you speak, see? ”
“Yes, I can.”
“Get up, Prakash. Wake up please,” said the hypnotist and passed his palm over Prakash’s forehead.


▪ Nearly an hour or so Prakash had been laid there in that experimental trance. Later he was restored to his original position.


▪ Next morning there was a pleasant surprise around and all people felt delighted to learn that Prakash could speak and hear like others.


▪ Dr. Venkataramaiah was overwhelmed at what the hypnotist had done, and offered his hearty congratulations: “You are really great. Hypnotism is a wonderful science.”


▪ Next week too the hypnotist sent the patient to the deep hypnotic sleep and succeeded in making Prakash regain his power of speech and hearing by passing mental magnetic vibrations over his body.

▪  In that trance Prakash disclosed that it would take another six months for him to be existence. Prakash made completely cured of the right ear disablement; and appealed to the hypnotist not to bother about it till then. He said specifically that the sin of his previous birth would by then be redeemed, with regard to hearing.


▪ When questioned, about his previous bare certain details which appeared to be startling. During the seventh birth of his previous reincarnation Prakash Was a Malayalam Pundit, deeply conversant with astrology and extra-sensory perception. By great austerity and practice he had acquired certain powers of the mind.


▪ When once again he was subjected to the trance a few days later, he gave an identical statement. Even by some slip, he did not commit any mistake as to the place he was born, his home and parents, the occupation of the family and such other details that none could suspect of any variation.


▪ At that stage an idea flashed to the hypnotist's mind, and he started rationalizing “Certain things are buried deep down Prakash’s sub-conscious mind, with all the ‘rationale’ behind them.

▪ As the sub-conscious mind takes regression, it is possible to let out many hidden things, about the previous existence. of experimentation, there was no evidence of any flaw in the narration.


▪ Statements so released were identical, they did not change, when the experiment was conducted after an elopement of time. Then the hypnotist resolved to carry on research on these lines.


▪ The substance of his undertaking revolved round a single phenomenon: “ Is it not possible to bring up all that is hidden in the sub conscious mind, on to the conscious plane ? ”

▪ One morning the hypnotist started off afresh with Prakash subjecting him to deep trance, by sending ‘mental magnetic vibrations’ for an hour and made a strong suggestion to his mind in the nature of a ‘resolution’. The intention behind this was to explore in full about the details related to the Malayalam pundit, so that his experiences might get projected without a blemish on Prakash’s conscious mind.


▪ 15 days hence there was a tremendous transformation in Prakash’s mind. It had absorbed the personality of this about 900 years ago.

▪ Without any forewarning Prakash started playing the role of the Pundit - this was noticeable in the behavioral metamorphosis as well as speech pattern. Now he began reading the palms of those who approached him, predicting the major events of their past, present and future life. At least things that had happened during their current existence
tallied so perfectly well that they were astonished at his abilities.

▪ Besides, he reeled off many cantos of the holy scriptures in Malayalam so fluently like a scholar, although he did not know the ABC of Malayalam language.His done in flawless came in touch with him. His style of thought and meticulous pronunciation in that language were indeed an extraordinary surprise to his parents and well-wishers.

▪ Moreover he was able to read the minds of other people easily at first sight, telepathy or thought reading. Another facet of his personality was also revealed: clairvoyance. Hard cases, almost given up, are now brought before him; where medicine had failed, he succeeded in sprinkling water over their head chanting some hymn. Miraculously though, these patients experienced remarkable improvement and were cured.


▪ Some knowledgeable ones wanted to test Prakash’s ability as a scholar; and he was found to be competent in the field, on being tested completely. “No doubt, he is a genius” was the verdict pronounced by those who met Prakash. On being asked how he mastered the several arts and sciences, his answer was simple enough.

▪ He told them that he had mastered 48 spirits
in that existence. As such he commanded them to fulfill his behests. These spirits were perfectly under his control, carrying out instructions faithfully. At his bidding they gave him the nature of the future as desired.

▪ Pundit who had lived predictions, astronomical calculations, astrological forecasts, Malayalam, stunned his parents and all others that Research on Reincarnation and Survival of Soul Now the hypnotist realized that the awareness of previous birth or reincarnation offered clues. For the first time he discovered the path that lay for any progress of the individual existence, especially so, in the case of patients branded abnormal by psychologists and psychiatrists. When he pointed out this truth to the professionals, they grew rather bewildered.


▪ After discharge from institute of mental health Prakash demonstrated the qualities of his previous birth, talents, sensibility, capabilities and so on for a little over a year. Meanwhile the hypnotist too made trips to his home village of Prakash for confirmation of the particulars.


▪ During this period Prakash had made himself the Centre of attraction. People used to throng together for consultation. In turn he had cured many cases by performing his knowledge of mystic sciences. Many mental patients had got the cure at his hands.


▪ In addition he showed the people feats of superhuman power. All this propaganda paid Prakash rich dividend and it is said that he earned around Rs. 40,000 or so during that year of his transmigration.

▪ This amount was earmarked for a definite purpose as was made known by Prakash.
That is, his desire was to construct a Bhagavati Temple in Kerala, the land of his previous birth. Often he had expressed this wish of a visit there. On request the hypnotist decided to dehypnotize Prakash. He was successful in bringing Prakash back to the present life from the experiences of his previous birth. In course of time, Prakash forgot all about the past and accepted his present position. The address of Prakash is furnished hereunder for convenience, if reference is necessary:

Prakash S/o Shivanna, Jaggery Merchant,
SantheSaragur, Heggada
Devana Kote Taluk, Mysore District, Karnataka, India.

▪ I have met with subjects who could reveal their knowledge of totally unknown to them during the present life; and could see that they did not have any conscious knowledge of their utterances.


▪ Some have come out with vivid descriptions of places and countries far remote from their present living, which on verification have been very true. It is possible to regress a subject to as many lives as one wishes to delve into. Many of my subjects, like Prakash and others could describe many past lives when I put them into regression.


▪ All said and done none could forget one great hurdle - and this seems to be the experience or encounter that all hypnotherapists ought to face- and that is, most of the lives during hypnotic regression are found to be related to either too remote in history to be traced or very difficult to seek any access to the events that happened during the period of those lives.

▪ But in some cases they have been checked and found to be correct. Thus, after having found success and satisfaction in many public hypnotic stage shows and past life regression at various places, I decided to continue research on reincarnation and mental diseases as a hobby and also continue my profession as a general medical practitioner for my livelihood.

2. CASE OF SANTHOSH

▪ Srikanth Kathur is a native of Poona. He has set up his family at Bellary, since he happens to work as Manager at Sandur Iron Ore Works, forty miles away from Bellary. A son was born after a succession of three daughters on 11-9-1964. That was a jubilant day for Mr. Srikanth and Mrs. Srikanth since a son was born to the family. The couple felt supremely happy about this event and named their son Santhosh the symbol of their joy and fulfillment.

▪ No doubt the son brought his parents immense joy during the first two years of his childhood. Then started a turn of experiences much to the startling fear and a near disappointment to these loving parents. For Santhosh divulged certain things, as a child of about a year and a half, which sounded almost incredible, but true on verification.

▪ It all happened like this- Once the parents were travelling by bus with their son. During the course of the journey, the boy began behaving in a strange manner. The whirring sound of the engine, and whenever the bus stopped with a jerking sound, the boy seemed to suffer from a great shock. When the engine was switched off, he felt relieved of the suffering. Quite naturally, the parents grew not only a little worried but alarmed. It happened repeatedly, and there was no doubt whatever that the boy was terribly upset by the whirring sound of the engine at a halting point. The parents were unable to unearth the mystery surrounding the boy's apprehension and sudden change in his reaction to the sound. Some months passed by.

▪ The boy was nearing 3 years of age. One day he called his father to come near him, and raised the curiosity of the father saying that he would tell him a story. Santosh's father grew anxious since his son, though hardly a kid, said so in earnest. With all eyes and ears the Father sat down to listen.

▪ Santhosh said:
“Papa do you know where my home is? It is not this. Believe me, I have my home in Bombay.” Though half-exasperated, Srikanth told Santosh: “No, my dear ! This is your home. You were born here. Don't forget it.” To which the boy promptly argued: “It cannot be so. This is your property. My house with several storeys is in Bombay city. There are two lifts to it. Besides, we have a fine garden over there.” Srikanth found this explanation breath-taking and was taken aback.

▪ Rather in a persuasive and coaxing voice, the father continued: “All right, my son. I hope you will take me there !” Pat came the reply : “Why
not, Papa? Surely I'll take you to my place. You needn't worry about it. I know the road that leads us to the bungalow. We have to pass through quite a few roads to reach it. Close by there is a sweet-meat stall, you now. Yes !”. Santhosh said all this in a determined tone, and he did not fumble in giving out these details. This was too much for Srikanth Kathur, and least did he expect that a child of a boy like Santhosh would be able to speak in that manner so assertively.

▪ Now he started wondering whether his son was recalling the events of his past life. For him there was nothing else but to speculate only about that possibility. Not containing himself any further, Srikanth asked Santhosh coolly : “Well dear, let me know who live there.” The boy felt very enthusiastic to narrate: “ Why, my wife lives there at home. I call her Rajani. She is very beautiful. She has a mole on her forehead. Normally she covers it with the fringe of her sari. She loves me so much and calls me Pankaj. We have four children. I had my own business. It was a big establishment.

▪ Many people were working there. I used to speak in Hindi with my servants and there were several of them. Out of respect, they used to address me Sait Pankaj. In my safety locks I have kept a big treasure. I had two cars, one green and the other bright cream. One morning I was taking my children to school in my car. A vehicle was streaming along from the opposite direction. It collided with my car. My arm was cut in two, and saw profuse bleeding....then came here to your house. You understand !” On listening to this tale, Srikanth was dumbfounded and asked the boy when all this happened. For a while, Santhosh started counting with his fingers. But he was not able to say when exactly this incident took place. Because the right answer did not flash to him. Possibly that part of the matter had grown dim in his revival of past memory.
▪ Having been inspired by the son's narration Srikanth made a trip to Bombay to find out the veracity of the details accompanied by Santhosh. The search was not fruitful although there was some sort of residential address on hand. The kind of sweetmeat stall that the boy had mentioned was not easily traceable. Not being able to locate the spot, they returned home. At this time the boy was five years of age. Another two years rolled on. Somehow Santhosh lost that power of recalling of past events. However much he tried, he could not clutch at even one single situation of his previous birth. Gradually this act of reminiscence faded away completely.

▪ Simultaneously the kind of phobia he had as a child too vanished without any medical treatment. He was no longer morbid about the sound of the engine much less scared of travel. This particularly gave Santhosh parents tremendous relief, and they felt happy.


▪ After looking up our insertion, about Reincarnation Research Centre, in the Indian Express, Srikanth Kathur started corresponding for further details. Once he had come down with his son Santhosh to visit our Centre. During the course of our talk, he said, as predicted by an astrologer, that Santhosh would start reminiscing once again when he came of age.
(Santhosh photograph had been published in the Indian Express, Sunday edition 27-4-69 covering all details about the boy’s past life.)

3. CASE OF PRAMOD.

▪ The remarkable case of a 5-year-old boy who recalled detailed events from an Indian man’s life, as documented by Ian Stevenson.

▪ Paramananda of Moradabad breathed his last on 9th May 1943. Nine months and six days later, exactly on 15th March 1944, he was born again as Pramod at Basuli Patna. Moradabad was a town about a ninety miles northeast of Bisauli.

▪ Moradabad was a town about a ninety miles northeast of Bisauli. Babu Bansilal Sharma Sastri was working as Professor in Basuli Patna of Baden District during the year 1944. At that time his wife gave birth to a second child in the family on October 11,1944, in Bisauli, India. And that was Pramod Sharma.

▪ When Pramod started babbling, one could notice certain words at regular frequency. That was a strange language to the parents. However, the words that he uttered were: Mohan, Moradabad, Mohan Brothers, and so on. When Parmod was about two and a half, he began telling his mother not to cook his meals for him any longer because he had a wife in Moradabad who could cook.


▪ Between the ages of three and four, he began to speak in detail of his life there. The child could see some transactions of the business world, such as buying butter for household purposes and biscuits for his delight. Whenever he happened to be there, he would enter into a soliloquy saying that he possessed a big biscuit concern at Moradabad. And he often told that his factory was far bigger than any other factory at Moradabad. Further he contradicted his name too, and wondered why he was called Pramod.

▪ Because he disclosed that his name was Paramananda and that could be verified.
Parmod tended not to play with the other children in Bisauli but preferred to play by himself, building models of shops complete with electrical wiring.

▪ He especially liked to make mud biscuits which he served his family with tea or soda water. During this time he provided many details about his shop including its size and location in Moradabad, what was sold there, and his activities connected to it, such as his business trips to Delhi. He even complained to his parents about the less prosperous financial condition of their home compared to what he was used to as a successful merchant. He described several businesses he had owned and operated with other members of his family He particularly spoke of a shop that manufactured and sold biscuits (cookies) and soda water, calling it “Mohan Brothers.”


▪ He insisted that he was one of the “Mohan Brothers” and that he also had a business in Saharanpur, a town about a hundred miles north of Moradabad. Parmod had a strong distaste for curd, which is quite unusual for an Indian child, and on one occasion even advised his father against eating it, saying that it was dangerous. Parmod said that in his other life he had become seriously ill after eating too much curd one day. He had an equally strong dislike for being submerged in water, which might relate to his report that he had previously “died in a bathtub”.


▪ Supplying a few details, he created an uneasy surprise to his parents at home for he declared that he was a married man at Moradabad and father of sons and daughters, had wife, brothers and sisters.

▪ Moreover, He was anxious to see his family again and frequently begged his parents to take him to meet his kith and kin who loved him greatly and who were worried bitterly without him. His family always refused his request, though his mother did get him to begin school by promising to take him to Moradabad when he had learned to read.


▪ Hardly at six years of age, he narrated that he was a chronic patient of brother gastritis in his previous life and he died on 9th May 1943 at Saharanpur.

▪ To strengthen the facts of his antecedents, he revealed that his B. Mohanlal was a well-known caterer, still flourishing there at Moradabad.
According to this information, it was this very Paramanand whose life came to an end on 9th May 1943, and reincarnated now as Pramod in the family of Prof. Babu Bankilal Sharma Sastri. Pramod's parents never investigated or
tried to verify their son’s claims, perhaps because of the Indian folk custom that children who remembered a previous life were fated to die early.

▪ In course of time, all this of Pramod’s previous birth came to be known to many at Basuli Patna, of whom Raghu Nandan Lal was one. Out of curiosity he inquired of his relative at Saharanpur whether there was any truth behind this declaration. There was no shadow of doubt about this background. News of Pramod's statements, however, eventually reached the ears of a family in Moradabad named Mehra which fit many of the details of his story.

▪ The brothers of this family owned several businesses in Moradabad including a biscuit and soda water shop named “Mohan Brothers.” The shop had been started and managed by Parmanand Mehra until his untimely death on May 9,1943, eighteen months before Parmod was born. Parmanand had gorged himself on curd, one of his favorite foods, at a wedding feast, and had subsequently developed a chronic gastrointestinal illness followed later by appendicitis and peritonitis from which he died. Two or three days before his death, he had insisted, against his family’s advice, on eating more curd saying that he might not have another chance to enjoy it. Parmanand had blamed his illness and impending death on overeating curd. As part of his therapy during his appendicitis, Parmanand had tried a series of naturopathic bath treatments. While he had not in fact died in a bathtub, he had been given a bath immediately prior to his death. Parmanand left a widow and five children-
four sons and one daughter.


▪ Naturally this startling event reached the ears of Mohanlal. Being thrilled at this occurrence, and without losing anytime whatever, in the summer of 1949, Mohanlal set out to Basuli Patna to meet Parmod who was a little under five years old at the time and to meet his parents. When they arrived, Well, Prof. Bankelal Sastri described all that had happened to the son during the past two or three years, and his obsession with that chain of life at Moradabad.


▪ At this stage, Mohanlal could not suppress any longer his deep desire to see the child, and talk to him. However, Just then Parmod was away with his family relations in a far off village and no contact was made. Nevertheless, Mohanlal extended a warm invitation to Prof. Bankelal to visit Moradabad with his son Pramod as early as possible. It was just the case with Prof. Bankelal too, for he strongly desired to verify every bit of detail furnished by his son Pramod.


▪ So very responsively, he assured Mohanlal that he would make the visit on Independence Day, 1949 accompanied by his son, since that day he would be free from work. On Independence Day, 1949 Pramod's father responded to an invitation from the Mehra family and took him to Moradabad to explore his son’s compelling remembrances first hand. As agreed upon, Mohanlal was eagerly waiting for Prof. Bankelal and Pramod at Moradabad Railway Station.


▪ No sooner did father and son get off the compartment than Pramod rushed to Mohanlal at the sight of him. Then he hugged his elder brother Mohanlal deeply and tenderly, and shed tears of joy. Among those who met Parmod at the railway station was Parmanand cousin, Shri Karam Chand Mehra, who had been quite close to Parmanand.

▪ Parmod threw his arms around him weeping, calling him “older brother” and saying, “ I am
Parmanand.” (It is common for Indians to call a cousin “brother” if the relationship is a close one, as was the case for Parmanand and Karam.) All of them started off towards Mohanlal’s residence in a Tonga.


▪ Parmod then proceeded to find his way to the “Mohan Brothers” shop on his own, giving instructions to the driver of the carriage which brought them from the station. On the way home, Pramod noticed a big building and identified as the Town Hall, much to the amazement of all around him.


▪ Curiously enough, that was the very first visit of Pramod to Moradabad. Besides, the boy shouted with joy that his house was not far off from that point, which was quite true. As one of the tests in the stride, Mohanlal had instructed the tongawala earlier to drive the carriage fast at Mohanlal & Brothers, the business concern carried on jointly in the name of the brothers.

▪ The moment Pramod noticed that he passed by the shop, he cried aloud to the driver to take him back to the shop. Yes, the tongawala did so. Entering the shop, he complained that “his”
special seat had been changed. (It is customary in India for the owner of a business to have an enclosed seat-a gaddi-located near the front of the store where he can greet customers and direct business.) The location of Parmanand gandhi had in fact been changed some time after his death. In the shop, Pramod looked at it for a while, and then started straight to the house opposite to it.


▪ That was the house where he lived in his past existence. Before entering the threshold, he bowed reverently. Right opposite to him too was the room where he worshipped his favourite deity, decorated with flowers and chandan and other sandal-wood products. As he stood there, he was overwhelmed.


▪ That again was the room where he kept his treasury and worshipped Goddess Lakshmi. Later at Parmanand home, Parmod recognized the room where Parmanand had slept and commented on a room screen that he correctly
observed had not been there in Parmanand day.

▪ He also identified a particular cupboard that Parmanand had kept his things in as well as a special low table which had also been his. “This is the one I used to use for my meals,” he said.
Then what followed was too deep for words. He inquired of his wife and children and all the dear ones of the family with such love and affection that they were not only touched by the scene but speechless because of the close affinity that existed in the bond of relationships.


▪ Now was the time of excitement as well as of exasperation. When Parmanand mother entered the room, he immediately recognized her and addressed her as “Mother” before anyone else present was able to say anything.


▪ He also correctly identified Parmanand wife, acting somewhat embarrassed in front of her. She was, after all, a full grown woman and he was only five, though apparently possessing at least some of the feelings of an adult husband.


▪ When they were alone he said to her, “I have come but you have not fixed bindi,” referring to the red dot worn on the forehead by Hindu wives.

▪ He also reproached her for wearing a white sari, the appropriate dress for a Hindu widow, instead of the colored sari worn by wives. Parmod correctly recognized Parmanand daughter and the one son who was at the house when he had arrived. When Parmanand youngest son who had been at school showed up later, Parmod correctly identified him as well, using his familiar
name, Gordhan.

▪ In their conversation Parmod would not allow the older Gordhan to address him by his first name but insisted that he call him “father.” “I have only become small,” he said. During this visit Parmod also correctly identified one of Parmanand brothers and a nephew.

▪ Nothing that Pramod depicted could be discredited., They were compelled to acquiesce to all those experiences of the past. Now pramod recalled, more or less, a recurrent incident at home almost every day. And that was how he drank lemon juice sitting in the hall, sharing several things with the members of the family especially, his elder This narration brought, tears to all of them. Then Pramod expressed his desire to go to the shop. Once inside Parmod asked, “Who is looking after the bakery and soda water factory?” This had been Parmanand responsibility. As he entered there, he explained in a nutshell - how aerated water was manufactured at the factory.

▪ In fact, this was the very first time that he had come across a machine used for the purpose. In order to test his knowledge, and this was done on purpose, water supply had been cut off. Seeing this, Pramod quickly pointed out this fact and instructed that the machine should not be used when enough water did not flow into the pump. Without any assistance, he located the disconnected nose and gave instructions in its repair.


▪ After this inspection, Pramod set off to meet his relation Karam Chand who was running a leading restaurant there. What attracted Pramod all the more was the first floor raised on the building. Suddenly he exclaimed : “During my previous life, there was just the ground floor.” Needless to say again that this was also a fact.


▪ Parmod showed a striking knowledge for the details of Parmanand world. While touring the hotel the Mehra brothers owned in Moradabad, the Victory Hotel, Parmod commented on the new sheds that had been built on the property. The Mehra family confirmed that these had indeed been added after Parmanand death.

▪ Entering the hotel Parmod pointed to some cupboards and said, “These are the almirahs I had constructed in Churchill House.” Churchill House was the name of a second hotel the Mehra brothers owned in Saharanpur, a town about a hundred miles north of Moradabad. Parmanand had, in fact, had these cupboards constructed for Churchill house during his life. Shortly after Parmanand death, however, the family had decided to move these cupboards to the Victory Hotel.


▪ On a visit to Saharanpur later that fall, Parmod spontaneously identified a doctor known to Parmanand in that city. “He is a doctor and an old friend of mine,” he said. During that visit he also recognized a man named Yasmin whom he insisted owned him (Parmanand) money. “I have to get some money back from you,” he said. At first Yasmin was reluctant to acknowledge the loan, but after being reassured that the Mehra family was not going to press for repayment, he admitted that Parmod was quite right about the debt.


▪ News of Pramod’s reminiscences spread like wildfire. Many important people of Moradabad gathered in no time. They took him to some places around the town, especially to those places that Paramanand visited; and to their utter astonishment, Pramod not only identified them but also gave out very relevant facts of his visits during the past existence - Banks, Meston Park, Service Centres and so on. To top it all, he called on the customers and recognised them individually. Then it was decided that Pramod should narrate his reminiscences to an assembly at Arya Bhavan on 16th August, that is, the very next day.


▪ Prof, Bankelal disclosed how his son Pramod had started growing reflective even as a boy of three. He gave many instances of his son's involuntary acts of reminiscing. In all this, the father pointed out, Pramod did not falter in the least. Everything he said was sober, balanced and self-confident. Crying a halt to further exploration, Prof. Bankelal took his son Pramod to Basuli Patna, while asleep, on 17th August.


▪ It is true that most people find this kind of thing incredible. If they still disbelieve, in the face of facts, God bless them !

4. CASE OF SHOBHA RAM

▪ Giridhar Lal Jat, a resident of Rajhalpur village belonging to Musafar District in Uttar Pradesh, had a son called Jasbir and he was 3 and a half years old in 1954.


▪ After an attack of smallpox, the boy died in May during the same year. Since it was very late in the evening, the parents as well as relatives thought of burying the dead body the next morning. Something supernatural happened during the night. To the utter amazement of one and all, the dead boy started breathing. They made themselves absolutely certain that the boy had come back to life. What a boon it must have been for the boy was restored to the parents, as reborn It took some time for him to recuperate. But to the dismay of one and all, the boy had lost his power of speech.


▪ Suddenly, as if by magic, he started speaking without the least difficulty. Though speech was regained, the boy’s behavior was not as of before. His language, action and gestures were strange to the core, which fact created a lot of uneasiness to parents.Every day the boy displayed something or the other which did not become of a boy of that family. Naturally the parents were driven to doubt, anxiety and desperation.


▪ How could they ever divine such a possibility as the soul of a dead villager, a little away from Rajapur, had entered the body of Jasbir. The
climax reached when Jasbir emphatically refused to eat anything served at Girdharlal residence. The boy's parents were bewildered at this turn of events.


▪ Further he advanced an argument that as a Brahmin he could never bring himself to eat in the house of a Jat. This caused great alarm and despair to the parents. For that matter, the boy went on a fast for some time. Out of
compassion and concern for the boy, the parents got the food cooked by a Brahmin neighbor. Then it became a regular arrangement, and Jasper's father paid the charges for the food so supplied.

▪ Now Jasbir narrated many incredible things: First, he denied that he was Jasbir, the son of Girdharlal. Second, he declared that it was the soul of Shobharam, that had entered his body, the son of Shankarlal Tyagi of Vahedi village, who was poisoned by a debtor while he attended a wedding. Third, he expressed his deep inclination to get back to his home village. All this past history made the boy's parents breathless with horror. Jasbir’s father deliberately tried to suppress the narration for quite some time but to no avail.


▪ By now the people of the village had come to know that Jasbir ate only when the food was being cooked by the neighboring Brahmin woman. This went on for about two years without a break. Once Mrs. Salma Ravi Dutta Shukla of Vahedi visited her parents in Rajhalpur. The moment Jasbir saw her, he rushed to her and affectionately called her auntie. In fact she was her aunt in Jasbir previous birth, that is, during the lifespan of Shobharam. Being struck with wonder, Mrs. Salma Shukla questioned the boy in several ways to get at the antecedents. Shobharam, now in the body of Jasbir answered all her queries satisfactorily that there was hardly anything left for Mrs. Shukla to interrogate him further. Add to this he reeled out the addresses and incidents of all those friends and well-wishers and relations with such certainty that the people around were quietened.


▪ As Mrs. Salma Shukla returned to Vahedi village, she reported all that had happened, to her husband first and to the members of Tyagi's family. The details that Jasbir had furnished relating to Shobharam, the way he was poisoned, and how he vomited in the cart while returning home, and finally how he collapsed tallied in every bit. Yes, in May 1954, Shobharam had breathed his last falling from the cart, halfway through his trip back to his home, after having attended the wedding dinner. But that Shobharam had died of poison, put in the sweets by the wretched debtor, was never known to anyone.

▪ This information raised a series of doubts, and no doubt a great deal of curiosity to probe into the incident skillfully.

▪ Once Ravi Dutt Shukla himself happened to come to Rajhalpur. Then he met Jasbir to test certain things for his own curiosity. Undoubtedly it was Shobharam who was speaking in the physical frame of Jasbir. He greatly wondered whether such things could ever happen at all. Ravi Dutt Shukla returned home. Encouraged by all this information, Shobha's parents and others made a journey to Rajhalpur.

▪ On seeing these people, Jasbir recognised
every one of them, as only a kinsman would do. Even the manner of speech was undeniably of Shobharam. Now all of them felt convinced that Shobharam himself had taken to the body of Jasbir.


▪ There was another test ahead, Jasbir was asked to travel by train from Rajhalpur to Vahedi railway station. This had been arranged at the instance of the Manager of a sugar factory at Vehedi. On sight of Vahedi railway station, the boy got off the compartment. Of course he knew that he was proceeding to Tyagi's residence. Without the slightest difficulty he passed through the roads
and finally reached the house to the wonderment of all the spectators. Then he rushed to meet Mr. and Mrs, Ravi. Dutt Shukla. On his own he went to them, without anybody guiding him. It looked as though that Jasbir (Shobharam) had known every nook and corner of Vahedi village, and he stayed there a couple of days. People were taken by surprise when he started mentioning some guarded secrets too, as only accessible to the inmates of the family. In brief all those who met him at Vahedi were very sad when Jasbir returned to Rajhalpur. His attachment to Vahedi was so great that he often went there with the permission of his 'parents'.

▪ Nothing gave him greater happiness than spending a couple of days in Tyagi's household, Strangely enough, the man., alleged to have poisoned Shobharam, turned up and paid Rs. 600 to Jesbir to clear his criminal conscience. it is said that he never wished to pay this amount to Shobharam
Children!


▪ According to Jesbir, the soul of Shobharam had entered his body. This was done at the instance of a ‘divine vision’ that Shobharam experienced when he was about to breathe his last because of poisoning. Further he often said that this vision appeared in his dreams too. Jasbir regularly visited Vehedi. Of course, every time he stayed at Tyagi's house Shobharam children, showed Jasbir the same kind of respect and affection as they would to their father. Marriages in the family were being celebrated in consultation with him; and his suggestions were valued invariably.


▪ That was the status accorded to Jasbir Personally, Shobharam was a Brahmin of inner discipline, quite conversant with Brahminical culture and practices. Now in Jasbir case, these traits and virtues had continued. There was nothing in him which would betray that he was a Jet, in speech, food habits and character. Many intelligent people have testified to this after closely examining Jasbir case as has been studied not only by Indians but also by westerners.


▪ All this may sound funny, incredible and baseless, but there is sound proof of fact supporting the truth. Nothing is concocted here as fantasy. Many western psychologists have recorded Jasbir case as metempsychosis that is Shobharam journey into another body.

5. CASE OF MRIDULA

▪ What marvelous recalling is Mridula’s case ! Indeed there is abundant material available about this lady since she is our contemporary and a resident of Bangalore City now. Such an accomplished housewife, and she has a Master's Degree in Political Science to her credit (She was doing M.A. in Hindi when she passed away in her previous birth.)


▪ A girl was born on 31st July 1949 at Nasik in a Brahmin family. She was christened Mridula. As misfortune would have it, her father died just a few months after. The poor mother had to move to Dehra Dun working as a teacher for livelihood. Now the baby girl was hardly 2 years and 3 months old, once the mother was playing with her child in front of their house.

▪ Then an unusual event happened. Someone came in a car, and that was a lady. She parked the car opposite to this house. On seeing the lady who got off the car, Mridula rushed to meet her and very affectionately addressed her as “Mummy ! Mummy !” whereas the lady did not pay any attention to this. Perhaps she presumed that some child just approached her for something, and nothing beyond. The child felt very sad since her loving call was not responded to. She felt hurt and reported certain things to her mother which startled her as the narration went on.

▪ She said decidedly thus : “I have parents over there, a younger sister and quite a few friends. It is a big bungalow where I was born then. There are eight elephants and many servants. A posh car and beautiful lawn and dogs. Oh, all so lovely ! Let me go there once and meet all of them.” As the girl expressed her deep desire the mother was rather stunned at all this. She started fearing whether the child had been affected mentally, by chance. Of and on Mridula used to recall some of these things, and a few weeks passed by during the period. As if by magic or as a god send a situation opened itself to the greater relief of the mother.

▪ A Great ‘yagna’ was organised at Dehra Dun. Many brahmins had gathered there on the occasion. Mridula's mother too attended it, accompanied by the daughter. When the ceremony was drawing to a close, the sight of an elderly lady sitting with two of her daughters caught the attention of Mridula. In haste the girl dashed to them, took out the garland from her neck, and now put it round the necks of those who were in front of her. Pleased by this noble sentiment, the lady spoke tenderly to the child: “How sweet of you, baby ! you are very good!” Suddenly Mridula, with a glow of recognition in her eyes said, “How is it mummy that you don’t seem to recognise me ? Am I not your daughter ?” Without waiting for any reply she now turned to the young lady and addressed her thus : "Look ! you are my younger sister. I am Munnu, your elder sister. Why don’t you talk to me? The other one (the one born subsequently) I do not know."

▪ Further Mridula supplied other items of information relevant to placement and recognition. She also disclosed that her other name in her previous life was Medha.


▪ All this fascinated the people around Mridula. Now she was taken in a car to the house of her previous birth. The moment the car stopped in front of the gate, she exclaimed: “This is our home. There, you see, Father is standing”. That was true, and this gentleman was taken by a big surprise as Mridula started identifying many people and objects. She entered the room where she breathed her last, and said many things connected with her disease then.

▪ The climax came when she said a few other things : “How is it a new fan has been fixed? What a pity I could not take my M.A. Examination because of my horrible illness ! My books are all here in the almirah. Oh, there are a few clothes of mine still in the wardrobe”.

▪ Now the parents could not but believe that this girl Mridula was their daughter in her previous life who passed away about seven years ago. It was a very touching scene. They shed tears of joy and felt also sad at the turn of strange events like this. There was no question or disbelief in this.


▪ The girl, hugging the mother, further reported what she experienced as she left this world : “Mummy, believe me, the moments of my death were very bad. Suddenly I started feeling that a certain numbness enveloped my entire body. That was not for long. My limbs turned no better than dead wood. Some excruciating pain gripped me so hard that I ceased to think any more of my body. A spirit like thing shot up in my body like a great bird in flight. Actually I hardly realised whither I was going. A floating feeling pervaded my ‘being’. As I went higher and higher in the ethereal regions. I came across many beautiful and dazzling objects. There I saw people living happily together and without any care whatever. For some time I thought about you and wept bitterly. Then what happened next I do not remember.”

▪ Coming to the down-to-the-earth matters Mridula inquired of her friends and Shuklaji, the popular figure at D.A.V. College. It was an act of spontaneous reminiscence on the part of Mridula.


▪ Medha had died of throat cancer in her previous birth. She was twenty then, in 1945, when she could not take the final M.A. Examination. In her former existence, Mridula had been born in an aristocratic Vysya family. Now during the present birth, as has already been pointed, out she happened to be born as a daughter in a middle class Brahmin family.

6. CASE OF H. FIELDING

▪ A little girl of 7 has left a very well-documented account of her previous existence. The story of her past life was really a complex one. All details related to it have come off accurately on verification; time, place and people - and this girl had been far removed from all of them during her present birth.

▪  However, the story runs as follows :
In her previous incarnation H. Fielding Hall had been born as a man, running a marionette doll.(well, for example, she could fit up strings and manipulate them quite correctly. Strangely though, she had never known anything during her present life about a marionette doll, much less seen it ! This girl clearly stated: “ I married four times. Out of four wives, two died early. Then the other two were poles apart in their character. The one I divorced, and the other was a dearly attached darling wife. Both of them are still alive. The wife whom I divorced was a horrible woman, full of wickedness and criminality. Once she took up a chopper and cut me on the shoulder." Surely the scar on that spot was very much there as birth-mark on the shoulder of the girl on verification.

▪ Asked why the girl (he, in the past life) could not live with the first wife, the answer given by her was rather naive : “Well, you know All this happened in my past life ! That's all gone Besides this, the girl provided such accurate details as regards places and people of her former existence that there was not even the slightest doubt as to their veracity.
( Source : “ The Soul of a People. ” )

7. CASE OF GENERAL GEORGE PATTON
▪ Now let us see how General George Patton's life had been spread over six earlier lives as recalled. This famous U.S. Military General who fought during the world war II had been credited for possessing tremendous subconscious memories", capable of recalling with effortless ease six earlier incarnations. 

▪ How varied are the lives could be seen as under 
(i) He was an eminent prehistoric warrior who ever “battled for fresh mammoth and warred for pastures new.”
(ii) A Greek hoplite who fought bravely the Persians of King Cyrus
(iii) A soldier during the reign of Alexander the Great at the time of Siege of Tyre
(iv) A legionnaire known for his bravery and prowess with Julius Caesar in Northern Gaul
(v) An English knight at the famous battle of Crecy during the Hundred years' war
(vi) A Marshal during the Napoleonic wars “When one laughed at death and members, trusting in the Emperor’s star.”


▪ This record might sound rather strange because in all six previous lives George Pattern had lived the life of an army man.
( Reference : David Wallechinsky cites this example in his work : “ The Book of Lists ” )
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