Sorry, triple post, but this kind of talk brings me unspeakable joy. I don't know if it's because I'm in a manic state or because I deeply love ousia, probably both. But it makes me want to cry. You must know I never get to share this belief with anyone, so maybe it's that too.
You are a 20-something year old & die in a drunk driving accident.
As you awake, you begin speaking to God.
God tells you that you are going to be re-incarnated as let's say... a Greek philosopher in c. 100 C.E.
You ask God "why?"
God replies; "Re-incarnation is not simply one stream-lined event. It applies across all mindsets, as you were that 20-something year old, you have been a philosopher before, a peasant before & even a politician before.
You ask; "Than do other people exist?"
God replies; "Every single person is you, but you will not ever know that, except for this state before you are re-incarnated again. As this occurs, a single mind will reach a level, where it may fully comprehend & speak with me away from this state."
You lastly ask; "What is the point of this?"
God replies; "To see all possible things in this existence, & to achieve a omni-science as I."