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Topic: Rebirth (Buddhism)

  Rebirth (Buddhism) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Within Buddhism, the term rebirth or re-becoming (Sanskrit: punarbhava) is preferred to "reincarnation", as the latter is taken to imply there is a fixed entity that is reborn.
One school that adopted this view was the Sarvāstivāda, who believed that between death and rebirth there is a sort of limbo in which beings do not yet reap the consequences of their previous actions but in which they may still influence their rebirth.
Clearly this explanation of rebirth is wholly divorced from rebirth which may follow bodily death and it is possible for a Buddhist to believe in either, both or neither definition.
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 Buddhism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buddhism (more correctly Pāli Buddhadhamma or Sanskrit Buddhadharma) is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE.
The followers of Theravada Buddhism take the scriptures known as the "Pali suttas, vinaya and abhidhamma" (the Tipitaka/Tripitaka) as normative and authoritative; the followers of Mahayana Buddhism base themselves chiefly on the "Mahayana sutras" (sutra/sutta is generally a scripture in which the Buddha himself gives instruction), as well as on various versions of the vinaya.
Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and the spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
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 Definition of Buddhism
Buddhism was first introduced into Tibet in the latter part of the seventh century, but it did not begin to thrive till the ninth century.
Buddhism stands condemned by the voice of nature the dominant tone of which is hope and joy.
Buddhism is thus guilty of a capital crime against nature, and in consequence does injustice to the individual.
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Thus, according to Buddhism, the present life-process is the result of the craving for life in a former birth, and the craving for life in this birth is the cause of the life-process that continues after death.
According to Buddhism, there are three factors necessary for the rebirth of a human being, that is, for the formation of the embryo in the mother's womb.
Thus, according to Buddhism, the present rebirth is the result of the craving, clinging and kamma volitions in the past birth.
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 World Almanac for Kids
BUDDHISM, a major world religion, founded in northeastern India and based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who is known as the Buddha, or Enlightened One.
Buddhism today is divided into two major branches known to their respective followers as Theravada, the Way of the Elders, and Mahayana, the Great Vehicle.
Of the possible modes of rebirth, human existence is preferable, because the deities are so engrossed in their own pleasures that they lose sight of the need for salvation.
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 ON REBIRTH: Buddhism and Reincarnation
The Buddhist position on rebirth is always stated to be that the rebirth is neither the same as, nor different from, the one who died.
Thus even though the Buddhist position is that the rebirth is neither the same nor different from the one that died, I want to claim that the Buddhist (or at least some important Buddhist thinkers) maintains that the rebirth is a different person from the one that died.
Rebirth, in Buddhism and in other early Indian systems of liberation, was seen as horrific.
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Buddhism began as an offspring of Hinduism in the country of India.
Buddhism is, therefore, more of a moral philosophy, an ethical way of life.
Since Buddha never emphasized his concept of the divine, Buddhism is left with some life's deepest questions unanswered, questions such as the origin of the universe and the purpose of man's existence.
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The foremost cause of rebirth as a hungry ghost is avarice and miserliness born of attachment and greed.
The principal cause of rebirth as an animal is ignorance.
Because of this rampant jealousy and conflict, rebirth among the demigods is unhappy and unfortunate.
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 World Mysteries - Life After Death & Reincarnation
According to Buddhism, all creatures from advance to rudimentary, all their perceptions and cognition, are changing constantly.
Buddhism is to teach us the truth of rebirth in the six realms.
From a Buddhism perspective, everlasting life, forever life and heaven are still in the painful cycle of rebirth.
www.world-mysteries.com /sci_3_1.htm   (4207 words)

 Basics of Buddhism
Buddhism is a major global religion with a complex history and system of beliefs.
Historians estimate that the founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama, lived from 566(?) to 480(?) B.C. The son of an Indian warrior-king, Gautama led an extravagant life through early adulthood, reveling in the privileges of his social caste.
In Buddhism, desire and ignorance lie at the root of suffering.
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 Buddhism in a Nutshell - Rebirth
As long as this kammic force exists there is rebirth, for beings are merely the visible manifestation of this invisible kammic force.
According to Buddhism we are born from the matrix of action (kammayoni).
The most valuable evidence Buddhists cite in favor of rebirth is the Buddha, for he developed a knowledge which enabled him to read past and future lives.
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 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> Do Taoists Believe In Rebirth?
However, it would be more fair to say that by the explosion of Buddhism in the Tang dynasty (618 - 907) the concepts of rebirth and karma had become thoroughly infused into Chinese culture.
I think it is safe to say that most of these people would believe in rebirth to some extent (and just about everything else, too, like burning paper money to give to their ancestors to spend in heaven).
Second, Buddhism has also been heavily influenced by Daoism in turn, expecially the Daoist concept of living a non-priestly life as in the case of Zen, which has little to do with the Buddhist concept of Sanga.
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=19399   (3264 words)

 Article - Rebirth - presented by ©NewsFinder.Org - All Rights Reserved
What is unique about Buddhism, however, compared to other religions is that it argues that there is no such thing as a permanent self.
Buddhism does not deny the existence of a self as such, what it does deny is the existence of a permanent self that transmigrates from one existence to the next like someone getting out of one cab and entering another.
The new consciousness that emerges in the new rebirth is neither the same nor totally different from the previous one.
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 Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
From the Buddhist point of view, the main argument that "establishes" rebirth is one based on a profound understanding, of the continuity of mind.
Buddhism believes in universal causation, that everything is subject to change, and to causes and conditions.
Buddhism does not accept any concept of an all-encompassing consciousness of which our consciousness is a part.
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 BuddhismIntro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Buddhism is a method of achieving "Nirvana," or liberation from suffering.
After Buddha's death in the 5th century BC Buddhism thrived in India for 1200 hundred years, when it was eventually eclipsed by the rising tide of Hinduism.
Since Buddhism does not acknowledge an eternal soul, nor any other aspect of life being eternal, the word "rebirth" is used to connote a more impersonal process.
www.dharmathecat.com /buddhism.htm   (3831 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Buddhism
Rebirth is caused by a strong addiction to life and the pleasant experiences it offers.
Tibetan Buddhism Buddhism was first brought to Tibet in the 7th century through the king's marriage to Buddhist princesses from Nepal and China.
Buddhism was brought to Korea from China in the fourth century.
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 Fundamentals of Buddhism
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The Buddhist doctrine of rebirth — which is really the same as the law of causality extended to the mental and moral domain — has nothing whatever to do with the brahman doctrine of reincarnation, or transmigration.
Thus one who says that the non-producing of any new life-process is identical with annihilation of a self, should also say that abstention from sexual intercourse is identical with annihilation of a child — which, of course, is absurd.
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 A Basic Buddhism Guide: On Reincarnation
The common misunderstanding is that a person has led countless previous lives, usually as an animal, but somehow in this life he is born as a human being and in the next life he will be reborn as an animal, depending on the kind of life he has lived.
Traditionally, Buddhism teaches the existence of the ten realms of being.
Remember that man is characteristically placed at the midpoint of the ten stages; he can either lower himself abruptly or gradually into hell or through discipline, cultivation and the awakening of faith rise to the Enlightened state of the Buddha.
www.buddhanet.net /e-learning/reincarnation.htm   (996 words)

 Rebirth Buddhism : Part   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It is in chinese proverb there is not controlled by not consider buddhism.
Thus even family was an urgent concern here showing itself into the consciousness is a phenomenon of its invariable material rebirth.
Therefore it would be made of a precision science that mind foreruns all beings have a god and needs to a series of understanding of the news news spreaded.
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 Buddhism - Rebirth and Nirvana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
So the term most often used is rebirth, rather than reincarnation.
Reincarnation implies the transfer of an essence, or a soul, while rebirth follows the law of causality, or dependant origination, where this arises because of circumstances which happened before.
A primary aim of Buddhism is to break free of the wheel of samsara, and to reach a new level called Nirvana.
www.acay.com.au /~silkroad/buddha/p_nirvana.htm   (371 words)

 About Buddhism - Buddhism Beliefs
If good karma ripens we are reborn in a fortunate state, either as a human or a god, but if negative karma ripens we are reborn in a lower state, as an animal, a hungry ghost, or a hell being.
This uninterrupted cycle of death and rebirth without choice is called 'cyclic existence', or 'samsara' in Sanskrit.
A more detailed explanation of rebirth and karma can be found in the books Introduction to Buddhism and Joyful Path of Good Fortune.
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 Afterlife in Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism - bardo, rebirth, reincarnation, deja vu and past lives.
The belief in rebirth is not confined to Buddhism.
Before the publicity surrounding the controversial comments concerning the Holocaust by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, few Christians realised the importance of the concept of reincarnation or rebirth in Judaism, where it is known as 'gilgul' or 'ibur'.
Since the belief in past and future lives has been expunged from Western culture, it is often difficult to achieve an understanding of the concepts involved.
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CONTENTS I. The Essence of Buddhism (Radio Lecture, Colombo, 1933) II.
Kamma & Rebirth (Lecture, Ceylon University, 1947) NOTE: Chapters I and II Only.
* * * * * * * * I THE ESSENCE OF BUDDHISM I shall give a short exposition of the essence of the genuine teaching of the Buddha, such as we still find it in the Buddhist scriptures handed down to us in the Pali language.
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 Reincarnation and gilgul - similarities between Buddhism, Judaism and Celtic Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
meditation is to stabilise the mind and remove negative imprints in order to avoid the worst kind of uncontrolled rebirths.
Traces of early belief in rebirth can still be found in Celtic folklore.
The Emperor responsible for the ban on rebirth doctrine
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 Tibetan Renaissance; Tantric Buddhism in the Rebirth of Tibetan Culture; Ronald M. Davidson
Drawing on an extraordinary range of original sources, most of them previously unstudied, Davidson traces, in convincing detail, the peculiar blend of conservative monasticism, transgressive esotericism, and political and economic interest that characterized the formation of Tibetan Buddhist lineages and institutions during the early second millennium.
He deals with doctrine, ritual, institutions, and life narratives with equal insight and flair to build an intimate yet broad portrayal of one of the most fascinating periods of religious innovation and collective transformation in the history of the world.
He is the author of Indian Esoteric Buddhism: A Social History of the Tantric Movement (Columbia) and the coeditor (with Steven D. Goodman) of Tibetan Buddhism: Reason and Revelation.
www.columbia.edu /cu/cup/catalog/data/023113/0231134703.HTM   (590 words)

 Zen Guide: The Comprehensive Guide to Zen and Buddhism - Principles, Discussion, Practice, Community and Resources. RSS ...
a comprehensive on-line resource for zen and buddhism practicioners providing information on history, principles, meditation guide, zen and buddhism related media (books, art, video and audio), organizations directory, and links to additional on-line resources.
24-hour zen and buddhism news from around the world and zenguide.com contents in RSS/XML format.
Syndicated zen and buddhism news from sources around the internet.
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