Question: Does everybody have a vital and mind that already have been used? Did somebody ever use my vital before, or my heart?Sri Chinmoy: The soul does not care, as long as it has one. It is like a football or any instrument. You use it for a while, then if you don't like the one you have been using, you will take another one. But if you like a certain ball, you use it again and again until either it is totally destroyed or it gives you total satisfaction. Again, it depends on what the soul wants to accomplish. Sometimes the soul chooses a very powerful mind, and sometimes the soul does not find it necessary. When somebody plays football, if he plays with good players, then he will want to use a good ball. But if one is just going to play with weak players, one can use any kind of ball. So, it depends on whom the soul is going to play with in the battlefield of life.
Sri Chinmoy, The soul and the process of reincarnation, Agni Press, 1977