The water that gushes from a mountain spring is pure and crystal-clear, but as it flows downwards, it collects filth from the regions through which it passes. By the time it reaches the sea, it is laden with impurities.
But before long, the heat of the sun transforms the water into vapour, which then rises back up to the sky, only to fall to earth again in the form of rain or snow.
The life cycle of water is symbolic. The destiny of human beings is just like these countless journeys of water between earth and sky.
Like drops of water, human souls come down to earth, each to a specific place. From there, they have a long road to travel until, tired and worn out by life’s labours, they return whence they came… only to come back down again one day in another place.
This is what we call reincarnation.