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    Reincarnation

    Concept » Reincarnation appears in 75 issues.

    The religious/philosophical concept that after death a person's soul/spirit begins a new life in a new body.

    Short summary describing this concept.

    Reincarnation last edited by Phantom25 on 11/25/22 12:55PM View full history

    Origin

    The exact origins of the belief in reincarnation are obscure. Aspects of it have been found to have arisen independently in countless different regions throughout the world. This has ranged from as early as 1200 BCE - The Iron Age, to the 6th century BCE in India and Greece. Celtic Druids are also reported to have taught a doctrine of reincarnation. In ancient European, Iranian and Indian agricultural cultures, the life cycles of birth, death, and rebirth were recognized as a replica of natural agricultural cycles.

    Most commonly, reincarnation has been attributed to Buddhist beliefs. Early Buddhist texts discuss techniques for recalling previous births, acquired largely through intense levels of meditation. Buddha reportedly warned that these recollections can be misleading however, and should be interpreted with care. Tibetan Buddhism has developed a unique "science" of death and rebirth, much of which is set down in what is popularly known as The Tibetan Book of the Dead.

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