Does an old lover reappear as a man's daughter?




I've been told that a daughter was her father's lover in his past life. If a woman can't get together with the man she loves, she'll be reincarnated to be his daughter in the next life. If a female spirit falls in love with a man, she'll be reincarnated into his wife's abdomen to be his daughter.

I don't know if it's true, but I do have a special bond with my father. He loves me more than he loves my mother. He always says a daughter is her father's last mental lover. I don't know what to say. I'm afraid I'm in love with him too. Maybe he's the only man in my life. Maybe I'm the only woman in his life (sorry, mom's too busy on her business trip, we rarely see her). I remember he bathed me, fed me, cuddled me when I was young. I'm afraid it is impossible to love other men any more. Now that's the crux; I can't live with my father forever, what should I do?

The Bible is quite clear that reincarnation does not exist. "For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender shoots will not cease. Though its root may grow old in the earth, and its stump may die in the ground, yet at the scent of water it will bud and bring forth branches like a plant. But man dies and is laid away; indeed he breathes his last and where is he? As water disappears from the sea, and a river becomes parched and dries up, so man lies down and does not rise. Till the heavens are no more, they will not awake nor be roused from their sleep" (Job 14:7-12). Therefore, the whole premise is a fairy tale.

Second, you argue a false notion that only one person can be truly loved. The Bible states there is no limit on love. "But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more" (I Thessalonians 4:9-10). A child is quite capable of loving both his mother and his father. The nature of the relationship between the child and the mother will naturally be different from the relationship between a child and the father, but love for each parent can and should exist. A mother can love all her children whether she has one or fifteen, just as the father can as well. "That they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children" (Titus 2:4).

It appears you are seeking an excuse not to search for a husband by hiding behind your father. If the day comes that you ever do establish a home with a man, you need to face the fact that you must leave your parents behind you. "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh" (Genesis 2:24). It doesn't mean that you stop loving them, but that first place in your earthly life must be given to your husband.

See also:

Questions and Answers regarding Reincarnation
Questions and Answers regarding Love