What Is Rebirth; What Is Reincarnation?
Rebirth Not The Same As Reincarnation.
Most people use the terms “rebirth” and “reincarnation” as the same concept. “Rebirth” simply means to reborn. “Reincarnation” takes on a more precise process. Let us take a person “XYZ”. In reincarnation, the same “XYZ” is being reborn. “XYZ” is being reincarnated as the same “XYZ”.
Rebirth takes on a new dimension in Buddhism. The Buddha pointed out that there is no permanent and unchanging person or entity, commonly known as the eternal soul. A person consists of the physical body and the conscious mind. The body and mind are in a continuous flux, ever changing. We can see the body changes through time. But we can’t see the changing mind-consciousness.
Rebirth is the re-linking process after death. This process is like when you strike a billiard ball, the first ball will knock against the next one, and the next one will knock on another ball. Although the next ball is not the same as the previous one, the movement was caused by the previous ball. When “XYZ” dies, his rebirth is not exactly “XYZ”, but bearing the actions of “XYZ”. “Rebirth” is therefore a process of “continuing” another life. “Reincarnation” is a process of “becoming again” of the same life.
The Buddha expressed this rebirth process as “ not exactly the same, nor completely different”. It is a life-continuum; just like the striking force of the cue on the one ball, followed by the process of the resulting force to knock on the other balls.
You may want to read my other related article "Rebirth and reincarnation".
Link To My Other Interesting And Beneficial Articles
If you find this article interesting or beneficial, you may go to my "Profile" page to read my other articles by simply CLICKHERE:
By the way, the copyright to this article is owned by Good Guy. Please do not “copy and paste”! Thank you.
More by this Author
Reincarnation and rebirth are two different concepts. Reincarnation assumes a permanent soul. Rebirth takes on a changing personality concept.
I am a peeping Tom. Everyone who looks "secretly" may be considered a peeping Tom. Or is it not? Is observing people without their knowledge considered peeping?
Treatment and cure for posterior fistula. Avoid surgery. Try this oral method by using ghee and milk. My personal testimony. It worked for me.
No comments yet.