Is Reincarnation Believe That The Soul Never Dies?

1450 Words Nov 24th, 2014 6 Pages
People who believe in reincarnation believe that the soul never dies. Our soul continues to be reborn throughout time, possibly because the soul did not finish what they wanted, or needed to in their previous lives, before their body passed away. What the soul did in their initial life and their previous past lives reflects where they will be in their next life, which is known as the “Law of Karma.”
Reincarnation is, “The eternal cycle of birth, suffering, death, and rebirth,” (“Reincarnation,” 2014). Where the soul comes back to earth in a new human body or form,” (“What is Reincarnation?” 2014). In the United States, a survey was taken to see how many Americans in Western cultures believe in reincarnation. Twenty percent of the surveyed Americans stated they believe reincarnation exists. Twenty percent said they were unsure and sixty percent said reincarnation does not exist (Walter, 2012). Reincarnation is believed to have started in the east, however it remains a more popular belief in the Western society, (Alberecht, 1987). No earlier than 300 B.C did the idea of reincarnation reach some form of acceptance. The first complete mention of reincarnation was briefly stated in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, which is an advanced philosophical and mystical text (Swami Krishnananda, 2014). There are many religions and belief systems around the world that believe in reincarnation including, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, (“Reincarnation Facts and Resources,” 2013). In…
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