Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, And Islam

2109 Words Nov 17th, 2014 9 Pages
Throughout human history there have been many different views on what happens to human beings after they die. These views differ, not on what happens to the body after death, but more so on what happens to the immaterial part of the human. Is death the end of the human all-together, is it a beginning or is it something completely different? There are various different religious views held on death by Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. There are also non-religious worldviews about death by postmodernists. One lives his life based on what they perceive will befall them after death. Therefore, the way one lives their life is controlled by what they believe will happen after their death. Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest religions and is still around today, being the third largest religion in the world. It originated from the Aryans in India about five to six thousand years ago. Hinduism has a fascinating view on death that is held by most traditional religions other than Christianity and Islam. It believes that when we die we are reincarnated. This idea means that we have lived many times before and will live many times again, believing that death is not the end. This view on death and reincarnation is held by both sects of Hinduism, these being Vaishnavism and Shaivism. The idea of reincarnation believes that we have all lived previous lives and are living in the present conditions because of the way we lived our previous lives. This view focuses on cause and…
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