Reincarnation

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  • Created on: 04-11-14 17:13
Hindu word for soul?
Atman
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Who is the ultimate God?
Brahman (judges your atman)
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what is your dharma?
by following your dharma you are committing to your duty
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what is the term for the law of moral causation? (good and bad actions)
Karma. Good actions lead to a good reincarnation
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what is moksha?
The perfect place where hindu's aspire to. Go here when you have liberation from samsara
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what is samsara?
The ongoing cycle of life and death
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what is the Bhagavarad Gita's quote?
Just as a person casts off worn-out garments and puts on others that are new, even so does the embodied soul cast off worn-out bodies and takes on others that are new.”
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Strength of reincarnation
Oldest religion. It is ancient, tried and tested
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Strength- 'yoga memory'
the experience of people, usually children, who claim to be someone with memories of a previous life
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Strength of reincarnation
if the soul is independent of the body, then it is logical to believe that it could have pre-existed.
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Weakness of reincarnation
There is no real empirical evidence of people being reincarnated. Its too subjective
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weakness of reincarnation
just because hindu religion is ancient doesnt mean that it is right. incorrect beliefs may be well established.
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Intorduction
Also known as 'transmigration of souls'. oldest religion in the world (Hinduism) and 90% of whom who practise it live in Nepal and India
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Overall Concept
birth-death-birth concept of a soul moving to a new body in the afterlife
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