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Do all Buddhists believe in reincarnation?

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Asked by spandana k, 23 Jan '13 07:12 am
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All Buddhists believe in reincarnation"
This misconception is understandable, given that Tibetan Buddhists (such as the Dalai Lama), who do believe in a form of reincarnation, are perhaps the most "visible" of the many sects of Buddhism. Also, watching recent movies like Little Buddha, Seven Years in Tibet or Kundun, might lead one to believe that Tibetan Buddhism is "representative" of Buddhism in general. However, Shin Buddhists generally treat belief in reincarnation in the same way we treat belief in a god: We don't give it much thought. What's important is not which Buddhists believe in reincarnation and which don't, but that all Buddhists do strive to awaken to one central teaching: The universal truth of the impermanent and interdependent nature of all life. As our awareness of this truth awakens, so does our awareness of compassion.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 23 Jan '13 07:24 am

 
  
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Yes .....Many Buddhists believes in reincarnation.
Answered by anantharaman, 23 Jan '13 12:40 pm

 
  
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Yes
Answered by aflatoon, 23 Jan '13 09:43 am

 
  
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It all depends on which side of the table, pupil are sitting and how good the qnite is good in tilting the table.
Answered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 23 Jan '13 08:31 am

 
  
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Yes.
Answered by Avantika, 23 Jan '13 08:22 am

 
  
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Yes ! They do.....
Answered by Pradipta pati, 23 Jan '13 07:48 am

 
  
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Actually, the Buddha taught the doctrine of rebirth, not reincarnation, and this was one of the defining differences between his teachings and those of his contemporaries. Reincarnation implies the migration of a soul, an intrinsic impermeable self, from one physical form to another. Buddhism teaches that there is no irreducible self, but instead a constantly changing set of mental and physical components called the five aggregates or skandhas. Buddhist practice, particularly meditation, is meant to help us realize the nature of the skandhas, thus freeing us from the delusion of self and cycle of rebirth.
Answered by iqbal seth, 23 Jan '13 07:14 am

 
  
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