32 2. Henry FordHenry Ford was convinced he had lived before, most recently as a soldier killed at the battle of Gettysburg. A quote from the San Francisco Examiner from August 26, 1928 described Ford's beliefs:“I adopted the theory of Reincarnation when I was twenty-six. Religion offered nothing to the point. Even work could not give me complete satisfaction. Work is futile if we cannot utilize the experience we collect in one life in the next.
33 When I discovered Reincarnation it was as if I had found a universal plan I realized that there was a chance to work out my ideas. Time was no longer limited. I was no longer a slave to the hands of the clock. Genius is experience. Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives. Some are older souls than others, and so they know more. The discovery of Reincarnation put my mind at ease. If you preserve a record of this conversation, write it so that it puts men’s minds at ease. I would like to communicate to others the calmness that the long view of life gives to us.”
68 二、死亡的意義 如果生命只會不斷地老化卻不會死亡，那才是最可怕的事情，因此，死亡對生命而言，是必要而有意義的。 Life without death is unbearable. 沒有死亡的人生是無法忍受的。死亡絕非是萬劫不復的可怕深淵，它讓生命得以休息之後再出發。死亡只是生命的一個轉換階段，絕對不是墮入終結，而是邁向另一個嶄新的開始。換一個角度來看，因為有死亡期限的警惕，吾人的生命才活得更為積極而充實。