आप्तागम – विश्वसनीय बात जो परंपरा से चली आती हो । वेद, शास्त्र, स्मृतियाँ आदि प्रमाणित। सनातन |

Eternal laws work same, irrespective of time, place and situation.

This is how Charak Bhagwan proves re-birth and last birth’s fruition in this birth, based on आप्तागम proofs.

प्रत्यक्षमपि चोपलभ्यते- मातापित्रोर्विसदृशान्यपत्यानि, तुल्यसम्भवानां वर्णस्वराकृतिसत्त्वबुद्धिभाग्यविशेषाः, प्रवरावरकुलजन्म, दास्यैश्वर्यं, सुखासुखमायुः, आयुषो वैषम्यम्, इह कृतस्यावाप्तिः, अशिक्षितानां च रुदितस्तनपानहासत्रासादीनां प्रवृत्तिः, लक्षणोत्पत्तिः, कर्मसादृश्ये [१] फलविशेषः, मेधा क्वचित् क्वचित् कर्मण्यमेधा, जातिस्मरणम्- इहागमनमितश्च्युतानामिति [२] , समदर्शने प्रियाप्रियत्वम्||३०||

By perception also it is observed – progeny dissimilar to parents, difference in complexion, voice, physiognomy, mind, intellect and fate in spite of the similar genetic source, birth in a superior and inferior clan, slavery and sovereignty , happy and unhappy life, inequality in life span, achievement of the result of the deed here, inclination of untrained ones to weeping, breast-suckling, laughing, fear etc., appearance of marks in body parts, difference in result in spite of similarity in action, intellectual interest or otherwise of previous birth showing the coming back of the persons who had left the world, liking or otherwise in spite of similar face.

त एवानुमीयते- यत्- स्वकृतमपरिहार्यमविनाशि पौर्वदेहिकं दैवसञ्ज्ञकमानुबन्धिकं कर्म, तस्यैतत् फलम्; इतश्चान्यद्भविष्यतीति; फलद्बीजमनुमीयते, फलं च बीजात्||३१||

On the same basis it is inferred that the deed of the self is unavoidable, undestructible, related to previous body and continuing is known as ‘daiva’ (fate). This (rebirth) is result of that (deed). Hereafter another (birth) will also be true. Seed is inferred from fruit and vice versa.

एवं प्रमाणैश्चतुर्भिरुपदिष्टे पुनर्भवे धर्मद्वारेष्ववधीयेत; तद्यथा- गुरुशुश्रूषायामध्ययने व्रतचर्यायां दारक्रियायामपत्योत्पादने भृत्यभरणेऽतिथिपूजायां दानेऽनभिध्यायां तपस्यनसूयायां देहवाङ्मानसे कर्मण्यक्लिष्टे देहेन्द्रियमनोर्थबुद्ध्यात्मपरीक्षायां मनःसमाधाविति; यानि चान्यान्यप्येवंविधानि कर्माणि सतामविगर्हितानि स्वर्ग्याणि वृत्तिपुष्टिकराणि विद्यात्तान्यारभेत कर्तुं; तथा कुर्वन्निह चैव यशो लभते प्रेत्य च स्वर्गम्| इति तृतीया परलोकैषणा व्याख्याता भवति||३३||

Thus, re-birth having been astablished by (all) the four means of correct knowledge, one should attend to the religious scriptures (and duties prescribed by them) such as service of the teacher, study, performance of rites, marriage, reproduction, supporting servants, worship of guests, charity, refraining from desire of taking (another’s property), penance, refraining from envy, benevolent acts of body, speech and mind, constant examination of body, sense organs, mind, objects, intellect and self and also concentration of mind. One should also take up such other works which are undespised by noble persons, beneficial for heaven and which promote livelihood. Acting so one attains fame here and heaven hereafter. Thus the third desire for the other world is explained.

Unfortunately, we are generation of microscope observations. We trust small window of clinical trial experiments but doubts आप्तागम or परंपरा giving same fruits to generation after generations.

Kaliyuga. Eternal darkness of ignorance.