I’m doin a project for school and I need to explain “Reincarnation and how it is different from Buddhist reincarnation”

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Cliffnote's Verstion
Cliffnote's Verstion
9 years ago

The previous answerers do not know the Hindu perspective of reincarnation/rebirth (Hindus do not make a distinction between the two terms). Hindus also believe that the soul can take birth in various life forms.

Also, there is very little difference between reincarnation in Hinduism and Buddhism in India (country of origin of both religions). The other answerers have offered a perspective of Buddhism as it is practised in the far East.

Born-Down!
Born-Down!
9 years ago

S has made the right answer. Roughly we accept the word reincarnation in order to make the conversation flow. The actual reality of Buddhism is nothing goes beyond death. Afterlife is a physical body and a new mental body in one new form – that is to say nobody becomes lookalike their past formations infinity. Yet the new person is not others but the same being (although this is not quite right to say and here it’s quite complicated to explain to newbies). The point is there is no soul that is permanent. If something were permanent, ending is impossible… Read more »

Been There
Been There
9 years ago

Chris, how can you be an effective pastor if you don’t listen to the question?
Intelligence is never a good substitute for fervor.

S
S
9 years ago

Rebirth/Reincarnation Although these terms are often used interchangeably, there is a significant conceptual difference between the two. On the whole, Buddhists believe in rebirth while Hindus, Jains, and some Christians believe in reincarnation. Strictly speaking, reincarnation means the assumption of another body by a permanent, eternal self (the Hindu notion of atman or the Christian notion of soul). Most Buddhists do not believe in a permanent self (anatman or anatta, without enduring self) but believe human consciousness (the “I” or self) dissolves at death and that only a subtle mindstream remains. The mindstream carries with it karmic imprints from prior… Read more »

Chris
Chris
9 years ago

“Reincarnation” is not true, either way. Buddhism and hinduism are both false. Nobody has ever “reincarnated”, and nobody will. The truth about death is that death brings immediate heaven or hell, depending only on whether you believed in JESUS for His free gift of salvation, or not. There is no second chance to be saved, after death. Heaven is eternal joy with the Lord! 😀 The lake of fire is eternal separation from God, eternal torment, and eternal corruption. Nobody has to be sent to the lake of fire. So to be in heaven and not in hell, believe in… Read more »

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