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Paintings by Oleg Riabchuk

Oleg Riabchuk is an experienced Lithuanian artist whose works have featured in prizes and exhibitions nationally. His aim is for the viewer of each of his paintings to be able to feel the wind and rain they depict, smell the trees and flowers.
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Paintings by Sung Kim

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Sung began to exhibit his artistic talents early in childhood. Beginning in grade school, Sung entered and won various art contests by displaying his creativity and artistic imagination.
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Paintings by Alfredo de la Maria

Alfredo De la María was born in Uruguay in 1945. De la María studied art and architecture at the Bellas Artes School, in Montevideo. At the age of 18 he served as an illustrator of politics and sporting events for a leading newspaper in Montevideo.
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Paintings by Kamal Rao

Based in Udaipur, Kamal Rao is an Indian artist and painter, known for his realist works. Each painting by the artist is exquisitely detailed, capturing each and every nuance of the moment.
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Reincarnation and Plato


Reincarnation and Plato

Many naturally assume that growing Western world belief in reincarnation is primarily based on a simultaneous increasing influence of Eastern religion and thought. This assumption is due, in part, that (many) Eastern religions have long known spiritual traditions that incorporate the concept of reincarnation. Paying close attention, the current Western World “rebirth” of a belief in reincarnation (pun intended) owes much or most of the credit to the ancient classical Greeks and their fascinating views on the afterlife and reincarnation. In particular, we owe many of our ideas to the musings and discourses of the ancient classical Greek philosopher Plato (428/427 BC – 348/347 BC).

Reincarnation and ancient Greeks
The idea of re-incarnation was not unknown to the ancient Greeks. The eminent philosopher Plato was a major exponent of this belief (as was Pythagoras and the Orphic mystery religion(s)). Plato attributed the idea back to his mentor Socrates, who he recounts saying upon his deathbed: “I am confident in the belief that there truly is such a thing as living again, and that the living spring from the dead, and that the souls of the dead are in existence, and that the good souls have a better portion than the evil”. – Plato, Phaedo

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