The consciousness is eternal, the human body - temporarily. With each new birth we receive a new body with a «clean» brain, which eventually fill with a variety of skills and knowledge.
Therefore, meeting, as it seems, new people, sometimes happen, so that we feel for them a strange feeling that familiar 100 years, or the like, once known this person, but we have erased the memory. The fact is that the mind, the soul - remember, recognize and attract to him, for the body - this is a new man. Such people are called «man for the soul», «spiritual» or «soul». There is a feeling of unity that is difficult to explain themselves and to another man - even more so. Truly, a great success and rarity to meet people from a past life.
So the consciousness is very ancient, and in the same time being immaterial. It hasn't the ability to store a tons of information, like the brain. Paradoxically, it knows everything and knows nothing. This compares with a DNA molecule. Its wisdom is manifested by the fact that we often call intuition. •The thoughts & personal quotes.