From childhood the mind is trained to be outward-going. Parents and society, through so-called education, give the child a bag of false faces. This bag of false faces - the Ego - becomes a burden at the end of active life, when the mind is forced to look at its luggage of false faces. It discovers its life was wasted gathering dust, which it thought was gold. Life is far spent and the body is weak. What options are available to this mind?
(1) Force itself out of the body through suicide.
(2) Drag on helplessly with its useless Ego until death claims its body.
(3) Re-create itself through a second birth.
Our "civilized world" offers only options (1) and (2), and qualifies them as the "will of God". Option (3) is what true religion and spiritual education is all about. Being a life-long project, the training begins in childhood. The mind learns discrimination and keeps its luggage to a minimum that can be disposed of easily when the time for its renewal comes. It must be empty for the renewal to take place. The mind is a bag. How loaded is yours?
Today, no religion or public schools offer the curriculum for option (3). The "civilized world" calls it magic or witchcraft. Only secret brotherhoods offer it to their members!
The second birth is the mind's last achievement before it separates from its body at death. If this re-birth is not achieved in one incarnation, the work continues in future incarnations.