The reincarnated myna
Here is a collection of several stories about reincarnation, alleged skills retention through reincarnation, and human to animal reincarnation.
The reincarnated myna
In 1993, in the city of Dongtai, in Jiangsu province, an 18-year-old girl lay in bed, dying from leukemia. One day she told her parents: “After I die, I will come home in reincarnation.” She died soon afterwards. On March 12, 1995, a bird landed on the ledge of a kitchen window, seemingly calling out at the woman inside. The woman reached out but the bird did not fly away, so she picked it up and placed it in her hand. When her husband returned home at noon, he saw the bird and recognized it as a myna, a bird known for its ability to mimic human speech and produce melodious sounds and human voices. The husband immediately went out to get a bird cage and some bird feed. After two months, the bird suddenly began to make sounds. One day, it called out: “Ma San Mao!” “Ma San Mao” is the nickname of the husband, which only he and his parents who did not live in the same house knew. One time when the husband was playing majong, the myna suddenly called out: “It’s about to rain. Bring in the blankets!” The husband looked up, saw that it was about to rain, and realized that the blankets were still outside on the clothes line. The myna “spoke” in the standard Taidong dialect mixed with some Mandarin with a heavy Taidong accent. Neighbors noticed that the bird sounded very much like the voice of the 18-year-old daughter who had died two years ago. One day, a group of her former classmates came to see the bird, and the bird greeted each one of them by their names, and the bird was even able to call out the nicknames of all of the neighbors. In 1997, the “speaking myna” was displayed in public at the local park.
Official of the Netherworld
The English secretary of the Chinese affairs department of the colonial Hong Kong government was also an English teacher. He would sleep for seven days and nights straight every month. When asked why he did that, he said he worked as an official in the Netherworld seven days and nights a month. He said his duty in the Netherworld was to manage the reincarnation of souls.
A daughter’s dream and her father’s reincarnation
At architectural engineer of Chaozhou city, Guangdong province, died in 1983 at the age of some 60 years old. At the beginning of 1991, his daughter had a dream. She dreamt seeing her father who told her in the dream: “I am about to reincarnate.” she asked: “Where?” He said: “I shall reincarnate into a family at Qiuboting on Siping road.” The daughter said: “That is not too far from us.” The next day, she set out to find the family living on Siping Road. It was the family of her friend. She knocked, and her friend answered the door with a newborn baby boy in her arms.
[Master Chen says]
Note: The father died in 1983. If we count from the end of 1983 to 1991 when the daughter had her dream, it turns out to be 1991-1984=7, the 7 heavenly “day” cycle of bardo equivalent to 7 years on earth.
Calf that bore the name of a deceased town doctor
The People’s Voice Daily of January 28, 1958, of Taichung city, Taiwan, published a story about the birth of a calf with three Chinese characters on its back. The newborn calf bore the name of the deceased town doctor who died around 1948. Back then, there was a man named Long Wan-jin who had a younger brother named Long Wan-da. Long Wan-da was the handyman working for the town doctor and plantation owner Lin Hsin-jiao. One day, 1,000 kilos of his rice crop were stolen, and the doctor falsely accused the handyman Long Wan-da of theft. The police brutally forced him to confess so he committed suicide to defend his honor. In 1958, one of Long Wan-jin’s cows gave birth to a calf bearing the name of the deceased town doctor’s name on its back. This was a story about a man being reincarnated as an animal.
Intellectual prowess and language skills allegedly retained through reincarnation
On September 1, 2003, a 7-year-old elementary school girl was admitted to first year junior middle school after scoring 100 out of 120 points on the junior middle school entrance exam given by the New Star Junior Middle School in Jiangyong county, Hunan province. In July of 2003, she had taken the English training class exam offered by the Guangxi Engineering College after scoring 93 out of 100 points on the admission exam. It is said that the girl already had a vocabulary of 3000 Chinese characters and she finished studying all 12 elementary school textbooks within 10 months all at age five. Some speculated that her intellectual prowess could only have been “inherited through reincarnation”.
Another report from Liaoning province was about an 8-year-old boy who had studied Chinese medicine for half a year on his own and was able to prescribe herbal remedies for various illnesses. Some speculated that he must have been a Chinese doctor in his previous life.
On March 25, 1998, the Nanning Evening News reported on a boy in Xindian township in Xi county in Harbin city in Heilongjiang province who learned English, Japanese and Russian on his own and passed the entrance exam to the Foreign Languages Department of Liaoning University in 1997 at the age of 10 years old. Some speculated that he must have been a diplomat in his previous life.
[Master Chen says]
Talent is transmigratory in the sense of being able to pass into another body after death, as in the case of the reincarnation of Anne Frank to Barbro Karlen.