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Rebirth

Rebirth is a Buddhist belief that refers to the idea that some part of our spiritual existence is reborn after we die. This cycle of death and rebirth is called samsara. Unlike reincarnation, which is the belief that a permanent soul passes from body to body, rebirth embraces the idea that only a life’s karmic merit (rather than a soul) is passed on through this cycle—a continuous flowing of consciousness that is free, ever-changing, and loosely connected. Insight on this cycle can be gained through practice and focus, with a goal of finding enlightenment or nirvana, a state of inner peace and wisdom.

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What Do Buddhists Believe Happens After Death?

Simply the mind continues, because as we’ve discussed in previous times, the mind is a stream of awareness which is not generated from physical causes.

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Bhagavad Gita Law of Karma Explained - 3 Life Lessons from Law of Karma

Gaur Gopal Das, Swami Mukundananda of JKYog and Sister Shivani explain the deeper concepts of the Law of Karma.

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Death & Dying: What Happens After Death (Karma and Reincarnation)

Acharya Shree Yogeesh talks about the time of death and what happens to the soul. He says that where the soul exits the body, can determine where that person will go in his or her next birth.

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02 Exploring Buddhism: The Mind, Rebirth, and Karma 06-22-16

Venerable Thubten Chodron explores core Buddhist concepts of rebirth and karma with the young adults.

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