Reincarnation: Soul and Honest Life

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Reincarnation written by: Sivan Kaplan grade: 10th score: 90% date: 16/2/97 Reincarnation is the belief that after death, one's soul keeps existing and is reborn another person or animal. It keeps reborning until it redeems itself. Then it returns to the temple of god, which the Buddhists call "Nirvana" - eternal tranquillity. Two of the many ancient tribes who believed in reincarnation are the Greeks and the Egyptians. Karma, the belief that our actions determine our future, is one of the foundations of reincarnation. For example, a person who lived a sinful life will return, after death, as an animal, as opposed to a person who lived an honest life, who will return as a person. Despite the…show more content…
According to Christianity, the people who believe in Jesus and follow his foot steps will get to live eternal lives while those who are easily tempted by the evils of life will burn in hell eternally. Different Views on Reincarnation Plato: He believed that the soul existed before life. However, he only speculated about the form it was in. In his opinion, after death, the soul either enjoyed or suffered from the consequences of its life. However, after a thousand years, the soul can either keep reincarnating or rest forever. Rudolf Steiner: He is a 20th century philosopher who came up with a new philosophical foundation for reincarnation. He based his new foundation on the theory of heredity which says that there is a significant difference between the part of heredity in man and in animal. Much like the animal, man gets his anatomic structure from his birth parents. However, he gets his spiritually qualities from his prior reincarnations. Pitagoras: He was a Greek philosopher and mathematician. His belief was that the soul is immortal and that after death, it returns to earth and gets to be reborn. He believed that animals and humans coma from the same origin. Therefore, a person can return after death as an animal too. However, one can avoid rebirth as an animal by living an honest
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