How is it that in newspapers one quite often reads stories of small children who remember their past lives and that the details have been verified? And it is the study of such events that leads parapsychologists to assert the existence of reincarnation. So are they not on a completely wrong track? And how can reincarnation be demonstrated scientifically in any other way?
The memories you refer to, which are mentioned in newspapers, are memories of the vital being that, exceptionally, has gone out of one body in order to enter another. It is something that can happen, but it is not frequent.
The memory that I refer to is that of the psychic being, and one is conscious of it only when one is in conscious relation with one’s psychic being.
There is no contradiction between the two things.
Ref : Words of The Mother Vol. III