answersLogoWhite
Buddhism

What happens when you die if your a Buddhist?

91011

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2011-09-12 19:34:35
2011-09-12 19:34:35

For Buddhists, death is not the end of life, it is merely the end of the body we inhabit in this life. Buddhists believe in rebirth. Buddhists beleive that our spirit will still remain and seek out attachment to a new body and new life. Where and how we will be reborn is a result of the accumulation of positive and negative action, and the resultant karma (cause and effect). Therefore we could be born into a completely different situation after death of our current bodies depending how we acted in this life. If we were very bad in this life you might be born as a lower being, but not with your current level of consciousness. That is if you are reborn into the Animal realm your consciousness is that of an animal.

If a person reaches enlightenment in their current life they may decide to not be reborn and pass out of the realm of birth, death and rebirth.

1

Related Questions

User Avatar

There is no official birth ceremony in the Buddhist religion. Many Buddhist do have ceremonies for newborns where the baby is named and blessed by a monk, but there is no standard.

User Avatar

There are a number of teachings on this subject, different Buddhist schools may offer slightly different views. To try and generalise I can say that most Buddhists expect to be reincarnated in one form or another until they attain liberation.

User Avatar

People die and hey are burned and their ashes are spread in a river!Look to improve that, Buddhist people die and then their ashes are then scattered into a river.

User Avatar

You will find the answer here: http://www.deaconministry.com/buddhism.htm

User Avatar

Buddhist believe that there is a cycle of birth, life and death and rebirth. This goes on and on. They believe that unless someone gains Nirvania, when they die they will be reborn. If a person can gain Nirvania, they can break out of this cycle.

User Avatar

Zen Buddhist centers are places of education about the life of Buddha, and about the Buddhist belief system. The centers are also a place of worship and peace for those affiliated, desiring to become Buddhist, or simply those who want to learn more.

User Avatar

If a Buddhist has not become enlightened during his or her life he is reincarnated into another body. If they became enlightened, Buddhists may go to Nirvana, or not, it is up to them.

User Avatar

If you are a Hindu or a Buddhist you do. It all goes in what you believe.

User Avatar

Lokanatha - Italian Buddhist Monk - died on 1966-05-25.

User Avatar

Soul is nothing,it's persons imagination

User Avatar

Same thing that happens to every one else at death. No one can say for sure.But Buddhism does not really focus on what happens after death, it focuses on what happens here and now.Answer:As death and re-birth are central to Buddhist practices there is a considerable amount of material on the process of dieing and the stages leading to re-birth. The Tibetan "Book of the Dead" is instructive in these matters

User Avatar

what happens to the monkeys when they die in the rainforest

User Avatar

The Buddhist symbol of the wheel represents the belief in reincarnation and the idea that when you die you come back as something else. This symbol is referred to as the wheel of life.

User Avatar

Nothing happens or changes. you just die.

User Avatar

The Hindu religion and Buddhist religion all believe that. Yes, the Buddhist faith believes that life does not end with the physical death.

User Avatar

The founder of the religion Buddhism was Siddhartha Gautama. The levels of Buddhist religious hierarchy are: Buddhist Monasteries, Buddhist Monks, Buddhist Nuns, Buddhist Lay People, Buddhist Pilgrims.

User Avatar

The Dalai Lama did not change to be a Buddhist. He was raised Buddhist frombirth.Definitely......Tibetan Buddhist

User Avatar

everything about Buddhist funerals. everything about Buddhist funerals.

User Avatar

You read about Buddhist teachings, if you agree with them and believe the teachings are correct your a buddhist.

User Avatar

they were hindus but they built buddhist art and buddhist temples

User Avatar

Chongjian Ji has written: 'Qian nian fo diao shi' -- subject(s): Buddhist Sculpture, Chinese Sculpture, Sculpture, Buddhist, Sculpture, Chinese 'Jin tong fo xiang' -- subject(s): Art, Buddhist, Bronzes, Buddhist, Buddhist Art, Buddhist Bronzes, Buddhist Sculpture, Sculpture, Buddhist

User Avatar

Generally, a variety of things happen in a Buddhist temple. Commonly, monks live there. Religious services, such as reciting teachings of the Buddha, happen there. Meditation is sometimes practiced. Food is offered to the monks at meal times.

User Avatar

The same thing that happens when you die anywhere else - you will remain dead.


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.