Buddhists and Taoist believes in reincarnation, a belief wherein the spirit or soul of a dead person gets to be reborn again. For these two religions, it is not a matter of proving it but rather understanding the obvious signs that we give regarding our past lives.
It is believe that sometimes we may retain our physical looks. This is also the reason why a lot of New Age people believes that Enzo Ferrari, the founder of Ferrari, reincarnated as Mesut Ozil.
Enzo Ferrari was born February 18, 1898 and passed away August 14, 1988 at the age of 90 years old. If you want to know more about his life, I suggest you Google him, there are a lot of written materials about him.
On the other hand, Mesut Ozil who was born October 15, 1988 is a German footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the German national team. If you look at their pictures there is an eerie resemblance between them. If you don’t know them one would even say they might be twins.
This eerie resemblance led people to think that Mesut Ozil is the reincarnation of Enzo Ferrari, especially because Mesut Ozil was born approximately two months after Enzo Ferrari passed away.
Now the question is Mesut Ozil the reincarnation of Enzo Ferrari?
If we are to be base it on Buddhist beliefs or teachings, the answer is NO. Why?
In Buddhism, the Sutra says that once we passed away, our soul will be reborn again either on the 7th day or 21st day or 35th day or 49th day after. It can be reborn as human again, or animals, or we could be reborn as hungry ghosts or if we are really good, then we can be reborn as heavenly beings.
Also, it is written in the Sutras that our consciousness or soul enters our body upon conception! Meaning our soul enter our ‘body’ as early as when the sperm meets the egg!
So taken these into consideration, base on Buddhist beliefs, it is impossible for Mesut Ozil to be the reincarnation of Enzo Ferrari because Mesut Ozil would have been already 7 months pregnant when Enzo Ferrari passed away.
However, admittedly, I don’t have any explanation as to why there is an eerie resemblance between the two of them.
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