Who would you choose as a person you believe you were in a former life?

I read a Purplerays blog post titled: Sunday Wisdom, there is no final refuge but in Wisdom, written by James Alen (1864 – 1912)

He wrote a book titled As a Man Thinketh, and appears to have written the same or very similar words phrases I used about  King Solomon Wisdom in a novel titled, King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Goddess of Wisdom.

For Example

 “A book that will help you to help yourself.” (I used the exact same words in blog posts.)  

“The price of the book is only one shilling.” (I describe the price of my novel as less than a cup of coffee.)

 In 1898 Allen found an occupation in which he could showcase his spiritual and social interests as a writer for the magazine. (I found writing blog posts to showcase similar topics of  spiritual and social interests.)

Other similarities of having worked in manufacturing. (I worked in manufacturing before I retired and started writing.).

“He never wrote theories, or for the sake of writing; but he wrote when he had a message, and it became a message only when he had lived it out in his own life, and knew that it was good. Thus, he wrote facts, which he had proven by practice.”  (My writings are proven by proverbs, or Bible verses, and/or various Source Links.)

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient proverb to the subject of reincarnation.

King Solomon

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

What’s My Point?

Wisdom has been an intriguing subject since the beginning of human history.

And as the King Solomon verse states, “nothing is new under the sun” on just about any subject that explore the subjects of “spiritual and social interests.”

My point is that in spite of all the writings over time, both in ancient times and our contemporary times we mere human mortals appear to never wise up as King Solomon warned in ancient times in this following verse about writing too many books..

Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. (Ecclesiastes 12:12)

In My Opinion

Frankly, I do not believe in reincarnation, instead I believe  King Solomon was spot on when he observed “there is nothing new under the sun.”

Or in other words, perhaps the belief in incarnation was founded when someone experienced reading about a person in the past with the same experience I just had when I read about James Allen and compared him to my own experiences

Or then again, perhaps another King Solomon verse should be considered as to whether or not the belief of incarnation might actually be a glorious fact and how it relates to wisdom.:

“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. (Ecclesiastes 12:12)

If Interested

Read the Source Links below

You Decide

Who are you emulating in your lifetime and will your message be the same as what James Allen’s life description as follows?

 “and it became a message only when he had lived it out in his own life, and knew that it was good.”

Regards and goodwill blogging

Source Links

Purplerays Blog

Sunday reflection . . . There is no final refuge but in Wisdom | Purplerays (wordpress.com)

Wikipedia

James Allen (author) – Wikipedia

As a Man Thinketh – Wikipedia