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Hindu Beliefs of Reincarnation

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Transcript of Hindu Beliefs of Reincarnation

Hindu Beliefs of Reincarnation
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na jayate mriyate va kadacin
nayam bhutva bhavita va na bhuyah
ajo nityah shashvato 'yam purano
na hanyate hanyamane sharire
What is reincarnation?
Hindus believe that when people die, their souls leave their body and inhabit a new one. They believe in
karma
, and the idea that what you do in your current life decides the fate of your next life. The only way to move up in class is to fulfill their
dharma.
They believed that a person could not move up in class in their current life. As the religion developed they started to believe that a person could be reincarnated either a human or an animal. If you were fortunate, you could leave the cycle of reincarnation for moksha, or liberation.
Conclusion
Hinduism has been a great fascinating religion for centuries. It has unique and interesting beliefs and is one of the most practiced religions in India
Reincarnation is an old and unique belief. It is very important to the Hindu religion and inspired other religions as well.
Results of Hinduism
Hinduism brought many good things to the world. It showed the importance of making good choices. It introduced the idea that harming animals is wrong. They also invented yoga.
Background of Hinduism
Hinduism began in India. It is still the most practiced religion there. Hinduism also is one of the world's major religions. The Hindus believe in reincarnation and karma, and they worship many gods, but the three main ones are Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Many Hindus choose a vegetarian diet because they believe killing animals is wrong.

"For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain."
In the Gita, Lord Krishna says:
Dharma
Dharma is the idea that everyone has a religious and social duty. In Hinduism is can mean, duty, virtue, or morality.
Interesting Facts
Hinduism is the oldest major religion
Their holiest number is 108
Their holiest animals are cows, elephants, snakes and peacocks
The largest religious buildings in the world were built by Hindus.
The Reincarnation Cycle
The Hindus believe that life is a constant cycle of birth and death. It does not have a beginning or end.
They believe that when you die, your soul goes to a new body to start another life. This creates an endless cycle.
Karma
Karma is the idea that there is a good or bad consequence for everything you do. The Hindus established this idea. They believed that things you do in your current life can affect not only this life, but future ones as well.
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