Essay on Life After Death Of Buddhism And Hinduism

1876 Words Dec 16th, 2016 8 Pages
In this essay, I will be examining life after death in Buddhism and Hinduism. In Buddhism, death is not the end of life, instead it is the end of our spirit living in our physical body. They believe that our spirit will remain intact and seek out to attach itself to a new body. The place a person can be born again is a result of the past and the accumulation of positive and negative action, and the resultant karma (cause and effect) is a result of our past actions. According to Tang (1999), “This would lead us to the person to be reborn in one of 6 realms which are; heaven, human beings, Asura, hungry ghost, animal, and hell”. The first realm, heaven, comes in 37 different levels where beings experience peace and long lasting happiness. The realm of human life is depicted as what we get is a result of our Karma of what we have dragged with us from previous experiences and how it manifests in our temporary present lives. The Asura is a spiritual state of Demi-Gods but not the happy state experienced by the gods in the heavens above this state. The Demi-Gods are consumed with jealousy, because unlike humans, they can clearly see the superior situation of the gods in the heavens above them. The Hungry Ghost is the spiritual realm of those who committed excessive amounts of evil deeds and who are obsessed with finding food and drink which they cannot experience and thus remain unsatisfied and tortured by the experience. The Animal realm is visible to humans and it is where…

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