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Reincarnation & Past Lives

The Murder Victim who was Reborn with Crippled Hands

Trutz HardoA regression therapy case study by Trutz Hardo, one of Germany’s leading regression therapists.

U Sein Maung owned a lorry with which he transported goods to and from Pyawbwe, the village where he lived, and the Burmese capital Rangoon. He seemed to make a good living out of this. U Sein was having an affair with a woman in Rangoon. When his wife found out about this she followed him there. There she discovered that it was true that her husband was staying with another woman. She was so distressed about this that she took her own life by swallowing battery acid.

About five years later Mr U Seing Maung went to visit his parents by bike. On his way back he stopped in the village of Okinnngone, which was near Pyawbwe, in order to speak with a couple he knew called U Pe Tin and Daw Khin Hla. Following this, he got on his bike to go home.

Suddenly three men wielding narrow sabres barred his way and pulled him off his bike causing him to lose his glasses. They then began to attack him with their sabres. He held his hands in front of his face to defend himself against a blow and lost several fingers by doing so. He was stabbed by one of the sabres in the left side of his lower back, which proved to be fatal. At the same time another blow struck his neck almost decapitating him.

When the police arrived at the scene of the crime they found the severed fingers lying next to the dead man. There was no sign of the murderers who were never caught. The strange thing was that the three men did not take the precious ring, the bike or any other jewellery belonging to the murder victim. Rumours were spreading about his mother-in-law wanting to revenge her daughter's death by hiring three murderers to kill her vow-breaking son-in-law.

That same night the farmer U Pe Tin dreamt that U Sein Maung came to him asking to be reborn in his family. Only the day before, U Sein Maung had stopped at U Pe Tin's place to say hello to him and his wife when he had passed their village on his bike. In the dream U Pe Tin answered the man knowing that he had died, "You may come to us if that is your wish." It was only the following morning that he found out about U Sein Maung's murder.

Nine months later on 12th October 1956 a daughter named Ma Myint Thein (we will call her Thein here after) was born to U Pe Tin's wife. The fingers on both hands were either missing or were short and crippled and only her left thumb was normal. Since Mr U Pe Tin was able to remember the dream in which the deceased announced his wish to be reborn, he knew that it really was his murdered friend who had been reborn as his daughter.

It was some time before she began to remember her past life. When she was five years old and was playing with the other children, she must have once again noticed that she was unable to do things as well as the others because of her crippled hands. Her sadness about this must have triggered her memories of a past life. Her mother overheard her little girl saying to her brother, "I have got a wife who lives in the south. (She meant Rangoon) I'll give you some sweets if you take me there." After this she repeatedly spoke about her past life.

She said she was called Sein Maung and had a wife called Ma Thein and two children whose names she also knew. She said that she used to own cattle, a bike and a small lorry, which she had mainly used for transporting vegetables. She also talked about having received her primary education in a monastery. It was not long before she also remembered being murdered in her past life.

She said that three men had attacked her with big long knives (presumably, she was not familiar with the word sabre yet). She had fallen from her bike and in doing so had lost her glasses. She explained that the reason her fingers were deformed was because she defended herself by protecting her face with her hands so that the big knives would not hurt her head. She remembered having worn a ring, a watch and a gold chain on that day.

She was now able to remember all the circumstances surrounding the murder. She was sure that the woman who had been her mother-in-law had plotted this murder.

Her uncle asked her whether she knew who her murderers were, to which she replied that she knew at least one of them. Her uncle pressed her to tell him who he was so that he could revenge himself. Thein told him that he must not do that.

Later when she was asked the same question by others, she denied ever having recognised any of them. Thein showed signs of having a phobia about the place of her murder, for every time she passed by the place she began to shake. All the years that she went to school in Pyawbwe she had to pass the place twice a day. Even as a child of school age she kept her hands hidden and sometimes got very depressed when remembering or being reminded of that past life.

Just like people, places have a particular vibration. If the vibration of a particular place is registered as negative in the soul's emotional body, such as the energy at the scene of a premeditated murder for instance, then the soul incarnated in a different body visiting that particular place may well experience an unpleasant connection with it. This can be so intense as to make the person faint.

Agoraphobia is often confused with the condition previously mentioned because the symptoms are very similar. If for instance we were burnt to death in a certain place a few hundred years ago, and for some reason find ourselves drawn to visiting this place again in our present life, it could happen that a most unpleasant feeling wells up in us when we go there. When this happens we may not be able to set foot in that place, or we may panic and have to leave as quickly as possible.

The emotional body wants to protect us so that we are not exposed to the same vibrations that caused us such terrible suffering in the past. The emotional body registers all vibrations, particularly those that were present at the time of a painful death. These vibrations could be those of the murderer, his weapon, or even the vibrations of his clothes and their colours, the energies of the place or even of the tree that stood nearby.

In a life that follows having been murdered, the mere sight of the colour of the former murderer's jacket (the vibration of which we have imprinted and stored as "negative programming") perceived through our emotional body may be enough to make us feel uneasy.

If you were very sensitive and you came across a tree that was the same type as the one that had stood near the place where you were murdered, the emotional body could react to the similar vibrations of the tree, and create an uneasy feeling in yourself. Regression therapy can follow up these vibrations, find their origin and then help the client to release them.

As you can probably imagine from having read about the sex changes from one incarnation to another, Thein had strongly developed masculine traits. She complained about being a girl, preferred to wear boys' clothes and behaved like a boy in many ways. She married when she was twenty years old and bore two children.

Many people feel as if they have been born as the wrong sex. Even when there are no homosexual tendencies many express the wish to be the opposite sex. It is likely that these people belonged to the opposite sex in their previous life and have a kind of nostalgic longing to continue being the sex they were then. Regression could surely shed light on this.

Here you could ask your Higher Self, or your inner all-knowing self, why it is necessary for you to live this life in the body of the opposite sex. Once you are shown an explanation from a higher viewpoint you will also understand why you chose your present sex, or agreed to it before birth. In this way you will then be able to accept your present sexual disposition without further conflict. Understanding the broader, higher reasons why things are the way they are makes it easier to accept an event or a situation as it is.

When Thein was eight years old she met her mother-in-law from her past life in the market place. She was friendly and asked her to come and visit her, but the girl said no. Ten years later they met again. When Thein turned her back on her, the old woman began to cry saying, "Now that my son has died I have no one left to look after me." Thein turned around and said, "Where is my lorry?"

Three years later this woman came to visit Thein at her house. She was very friendly and wanted to ask her once more to come and visit her. Thein again refused her invitation. She simply wanted nothing to do with her, and did not want to be reminded of her past life. When Thein was nineteen she visited her former daughter in a neighbouring village. They both cried a lot when they met.

Professor Stevenson investigated this case in 1975, 1977, 1978 and 1984, and managed to gather much information from those he interviewed. It was only in 1984 that one of his colleagues found out from the murdered U Sein Maung's mother-in-law's neighbours that after her daughter's suicide she was supposed to have said that her son-in-law must die like her daughter.

Stevenson examined the birthmarks and the deformed fingers. Thein's mother told him that a long birthmark was visible on the right hand side of her daughter's neck at birth, which curled around her neck like a ribbon. In 1984 when Stevenson examined her there was nothing left of this mark. Thein's mother also claimed to have noticed a birthmark at birth on her daughter's back in the area of her left kidney. Since Stevenson had no female translator with him at the time who could have had a look for him, (it was unheard of for a woman to even partially undress in front of a stranger, not even a doctor) he could not continue this inspection.



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Trutz Hardo is Germany’s best-known regression therapist and the author of many books, including the ground-breaking Seven-Colour Novel and Children Who Have Lived Before.
Children Who Have Lived Before
Children Who Have Lived Before
by Trutz Hardo

In this book children talk convincingly about their past lives. Subjected to scientific scrutiny and verification, their statements are invariably confirmed in every detail.

"The case for reincarnation moves up a notch in this absorbing, unique title, packed with case histories and reflections on how children's statements were verified." -- Midwest Book Review

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