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What is the Hindu understanding of death and rebirth?

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2015-03-19 09:09:41
2015-03-19 09:09:41

The Hindu's are firm believers of reincarnation, or each living being living countless lifetimes in different forms. Also important to them was the concept of karma. Karma, expressed broadly: "What you reap is what you sow", or the actions you commit now influence how your next life will turn out. In terms of how death and rebirth occured, the Hindu belief was that each living entity had a life essence (close to the idea of a soul) known as atman (aathma is how its pronounced). This atman is immortal, and once death occurs, it is freed from the old body, and moves into a new body. This cycle goes on forever, unless it can be broken by what is called moksha. like other religions Hinduism also has the concept of Heaven and Hell.But the ultimate goal is not to reach heaven but god himself.Dedicate ur life wholly to God to reach him.. but if we lead a life bound to the earthly relations we get to have a birth again.if we do good deeds and be good always we reach heaven and we are reborn again as a much better person like a chance given to u to achieve moksha! but if we do something wrong we are made to be born again in a much inferior body.But once Moksha is achieved there is no rebirth and we would be free from the cycle of birth. Interestingly the theory of reincarnation is being proved to be true.

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2014-12-21 20:48:38
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Hinduism is followed by Hindu people . In Hindu religion there are believers of reincarnation . In Hinduism great importance is given to Karma.

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