The number of human beings admits neither of increase nor of decrease, and a regular process of metempsychosis goes on continually.
The idea of the souls of men passing at death to the stars, the blessedness of their particular sphere being assigned them according to their deserts (the metempsychosis of J.
The doctrine of metempsychosis seems to have been familiar in early Ireland.
He thus repudiates the primitive metempsychosis doctrine which maintains the reincarnation of the particular soul.
At the same time, in judging the apparently inhuman way in which the Sudras were treated in the caste rules, one has always to bear in mind the fact that the belief in metempsychosis was already universal at the time, and seemed to afford the only rational explanation of the apparent injustice involved in the unequal distribution of the good things in this world; and that, if the Sudra was strictly excluded from the religious rites and beliefs of the superior classes, this exclusion in no way involved the question of his ultimate emancipation and his union with the Infinite Spirit, which were as certain in his case as in that of any other sentient being.