What is reincarnation?

  • (noun): The Hindu or Buddhist doctrine that person may be reborn successively into one of five classes of living beings (god or human or animal or hungry ghost or denizen of hell) depending on the person's own actions.
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Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical concept that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life's actions. This doctrine is a central tenet of the Indian religions and is a belief that was held by such historic figures as Pythagoras, Plato and Socrates. It is also a common belief of pagan religions such as Druidism, Spiritism, Theosophy, and Eckankar and is found in many tribal societies around the world, in places such as Siberia, West Africa, North America, and Australia.

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Lobsang Gyatso (monk) - Reincarnation
... Tulku Tsenyi Khentrul Tenzin Tseten Rinpoche was said to be the reincarnation of Lobsang Gyatso by the Dalai Lama ...
Life Before Life
... an overview of more than 40 years of reincarnation research at the University of Virginia Division of Personality Studies, into children's reports ... the brain, which provides a basis for claims of reincarnation ... The book also discusses objections to reincarnation the paucity of persons who actually claim to remember a past life, the fragility of memories, the population explosion, the mind—body problem, fraud ...
Life Is Eternal
... Life Is Eternal can refer to A quotation by Henry Ford “ I adopted the theory of Reincarnation when I was twenty six ... When I discovered Reincarnation it was as if I had found a universal plan I realised that there was a chance to work out my ideas ... The discovery of Reincarnation put my mind at ease ...
Reincarnation - Contemporary Religious Philosophies - New Religious Movements - Meher Baba
... The Indian spiritual teacher Meher Baba stated that reincarnation occurs due to desires and once those desires are extinguished the ego-mind ceases to reincarnate ...

More definitions of "reincarnation":

  • (noun): A second or new birth.
    Synonyms: rebirth
  • (noun): Embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form).
    Example: "His reincarnation as a lion"