What happens between death and reincarnation?

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    I am not sure if this question has already been addressed in this forum. I tried to look for an entry related to it but found nothing. If this has already been addressed, please delete this comment (I would appreciate if you point me to the entry).

    Are there any comments in Vedic Philosophy about what happens between death and reincarnation?


    This question is akin to asking: What happens between one moment to another?

    That is because reincarnation is not just at death. It occurs every moment. All the bodies are statically present as potentials and the soul moves from one body to another, moment to moment. The same process of movement occurs at the time of death, although the change is bigger. The mechanism of bigger and smaller changes is the same, i.e., both changes are discrete.

    So, nothing happens between death and reincarnation, because the word “between” is meaningless from moment to moment. There may not be a gross body immediately after death, but there is always a subtle body, and that means there can be thoughts, emotions, etc. The soul may also go to deep sleep and have no experience, like everyone goes to sleep at night, although there is a subtle body. That means there is no fixed answer to what happens after death, because death is just like life. It is yet another moment in the passing of pictures in a movie, where the director cuts from one scene to another. The same thing happens during life, so there is no fundamental difference.

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