Osho on reincarnation

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It is neither true nor false. It is a device; it is a device to help people.

You cannot understand the language of freedom, but you can understand the language of fear. Freedom cannot be said to you, but fear – yes, you can understand that. Death you can understand, you cannot understand life. So he says the day of judgement is coming near. And Jesus says, “There is only one life. Once lost, lost for ever.” That’s why Jesus never used the Indian device of reincarnation.

All the three religions born in the West – Jews, Mohammedans, Christians – they have never used the Indian device. All the religions born in the East – Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism – they have all used the device of reincarnation. The situations were different. I will tell you why they used the device. And when people come to me and ask me, “Is reincarnation a true doctrine?” I sa, “Po.” It is neither true nor false. It is a device; it is a device to help people.

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