What do Hindus believe about reincarnation?

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Hindus believe in samsara, an eternal cycle of birth, life and deaths or reincarnation, explains How Stuff Works. In Hinduism, each individual soul is considered immortal or eternal. Samsara is controlled by karma, which, in Hinduism, is the moral law of action and reaction. All Hindus believe that each individual accumulates karma during his lifetime and the present condition of the human body and soul is affected by past actions.

Reincarnation means "reenter the flesh." In Hinduism, the soul never dies and just inhabits one body after another during its evolutionary journey. Sometimes, the soul is born into another human body, sometimes in a plant's body, or sometimes an animal body. If an individual accumulates good karma during his lifetime, he may earn a higher place in the Hindu's caste system. If he does evil deeds, his soul may be pushed down to the lowest level of the chain. A person may change his karma by practicing good deeds, yoga or spiritual discipline.

While souls are considered eternal in Hinduism, every Hindus' ultimate goal is to exit the cycle of birth or salvation from samsara, also called moksha. To achieve moksha, a Hindu is expected to break ties from all that binds him to this world and to completely surrender to the Lord. A Hindu who has achieved moksha is released from samsara, which is also seen as an eternal cycle of suffering and pain.

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superstitious people belive all those stuffs living of a dead soul in a person.........but the basic of hinduism doesnt speak of it .... but there is a concept that each soul will
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it is a belief someone came up with and others just adopted. beliefs do not have reason behind them they have faith. that is why you aren't supposed ask why someone believes something
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After the death of the person, the individual soul (jiv atma) is judged. In many other religions the soul is sent eternally to heaven or hell. In Hinduism the souls takes up another
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Hindu's believe the soul is immortal and takes birth time and time again.
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