Life after death in buddhism






Life after death in buddhism
In Buddhism, the concept of life after death is based on the belief in reincarnation. This means that after a person dies, their soul is reborn into a new body. The cycle of death and rebirth continues until a person achieves enlightenment and reaches Nirvana, a state of ultimate peace and liberation from suffering. For example, imagine a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. The caterpillar represents the current life, while the butterfly represents the next life after death. Just like how the caterpillar undergoes a transformation to become a butterfly, a person’s soul undergoes a transformation through reincarnation. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, about half of Buddhists worldwide believe in reincarnation and life after death. One verifiable fact about Buddhism is that the concept of reincarnation and karma (the law of cause and effect) are core beliefs in most Buddhist traditions. These beliefs influence how Buddhists live their lives and strive to attain enlightenment to break free from the cycle of rebirth.