The Role Of Rebirth In Hinduism

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Hinduism is an polytheistic Indian religion that is extensively practised in South Asia. It combines the philosophy, beliefs and cultural practices of India. Hinduism is the foundation of all believers view of the world which consequently shapes their lifestyle.Hindu’s achieve this by reading the Vedas, understanding the concept of rebirth in Hinduism’s context, committing to rituals such as the Garbhadhanab or Antyesti and use karma to judge their actions.

The Vedas are Hinduism’s sacred scriptures that contain essential revelations received by ancient sages and saints after intense mediation. Followers of Hinduism believe that the Vedas were from God and so exist beyond the grasp of time, having no time of creation of destruction. When everything
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According to the Hindu belief person’s soul is immortal and never changing. In contrast the body and the personality change with every rebirth. In Hinduism there is no permanent heaven or hell. People are sent to heaven, hell or reincarnated as a human or animal based on karma. This cycle will endlessly repeat itself unless you embark on a personal on a spiritual quest, realise self-knowledge about one’s inner self and escape the cycles of rebirth otherwise known as mokṣa. This is said to a state of absolute freedom and utter bliss which Hindu’s strive to attain in either their lifetime or in one of their forms after death. The belief of rebirth affects Hindus as they strive to attain a state of perfection, but in order to accomplish this, they must change the way they live to free themselves from the cycle of life and death. Therefore Hinduism becomes a person’s world view and shapes their being since only if one fulfils specific requirements, can they truely be free from…show more content…
The Garbhadhanab celebrates the milestone where the husband and wife decide to have a child.The husband recited verses from the Vedas in natural creation and invocations to gods to assist his wife in conception. The second practice is the Antyesti. This is the ceremony about the process after a person’s death. A manual bamboo wood pyre is used for Hindu cremations. The body is stored on a bamboo frame near the electric chamber. Once cremation is complete, the mourner gathers the ashes and consecrate it over a body of water such as a river. Both rituals are sacred to the Hindu faith and request that followers of Hinduism follow these traditions. Hence Hinduism is an adherent’s outlook and moulds their way of
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