There is a saying that We got our present human body (or human life) only after our soul is passed through 8.4 million species. In Bhagavad Gita , Lord Sri Krishna himself told to arjuna that the soul passes 8.4 million bodies and at last it will get a human life. There are also many other Grandhas (based on Bhagavad gita) state that we will get a human body/ human life only after the soul passes through 84,00,000 different species and also states that human life is the last one that the soul will get.
Check this link: To Know more on sayings related Human Soul and it’s mentioning in bhagavatgeeta.
There are many proverbs we can find in different languages of india related to these. One such proverb in telugu is
” yenno neechamaina janmala tarvata manishi janma labhistundi kanuka daanini sardhakata cheskovali”
Though not in the exact words, but the above line says that “we got this human life after passing many other disrespectable (grovelling) life forms, so we should make use of this life by helping others”. Indians, especially Hindu’s believe this. Though the critics used to say & Still continues to say that this is just a myth. some say that there are not that many species exist and some says it was not proved.
What is the proof ?
Though i can’t really provide anyone a proof that my soul and your soul passed through all those 8.4 million life forms, which if possible we will discuss in a world below or above when we meet. But with the advancement in science and technology, it is revealed that there are nearly 8.7 million species on earth. According to a post in the famous website gaurdian(.com), there has been a research going on from years to know approximately how many species are sharing this earth along with humans. However after years of research, the scientists finally revealed the most accurate estimate till time as 8.7 million. Now that there is a difference 0.3 million between what it says from the Ancient Indian literature and what scientists discovered, it’s 97% near to what exists in reality.
So what the scientists proved can be an element of hope or even a fact that we get this human life after passing 8.4 million lifes (or may be approximately 8.7 million life forms). We can say it as a evolution for our soul to reach the ultimate stage i.e., HUMAN LIFE, The most valuable, precious, sacred, purified and sanctless life form of all the species on the planet.
The main reason why we are interested in knowing and writing these articles is to share our knowledge and also let the other people to know that our Indian culture and traditions are not myths and superstitions.
We have a great culture. Great values. Great History. Don’t let it down just because we don’t know the real scientific reasons and that we are not able to prove it by now. If not now, if not us, may be the next generations will prove it. The world knows that Many of the foreign countries are researching on our Ancient Indian literatures, grandhas , upanishads and other sanskrit books. The best example is recently MIT researchers scientifically proved that YOGA and MEDITATION are best for gaining the mental peace, good for health and conducting Yoga classes in MIT, which we know from centuries but won’t practice. All the indians know that yoga is a great way to balance mental and physical health, but how many of us actually practice it, and to our pity, how many of us actually know how to do yoga? Very few. Just think if this was a chinese culture, will they do just like us ? Shaolin which was founded in south india and taugh to chinese by Bodhi dharma got improved there later, is a mandatory education for them now, but we forgot about it decades back. When someone asks us about that, we just say, “it’s ours actually (With Pride)” but we won’t learn or respect it.
Let the change begin with us. I’m not asking you to go and learn shaolin now. But asking you not to let our culture down. If possible learn the real reasons and explain them to next generation kids as they are much smarter in all the ways than US.
With all due respect, people who don’t believe these, just search in any reliable website and please don’t waste our readers time and also your time by posting misleading and useless comments. We always welcome you to post a comment here and Let us know if we made any mistake.