Most Hindus believe that humans are in a cycle of death and rebirth called 'samsara'. Hinduism teaches that through enlightened knowledge the cycle can be broken.
What is reincarnation?
The religious belief that existence is a cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth
The belief that Jesus rose from the dead two days after the crucifixion
The belief that when a person dies they live on in the memories of other people
Why do some religious people believe in life after death?
The sacred texts teach that there is life after death
They have scientific proof
They have inner wisdom
Why do some atheists accept that there might be an afterlife?
It says so in the scriptures
A sense of déjà vu or NDEs convinces them there is life beyond death
Lives do not just end
What do many Hindus understand a 'good' birth to be?
Where a person is rich
Where a person is wiser than they were before
Where a person is physically more beautiful than they were before
What may an atman enter for a period before rebirth?
Swarg or narak
What does the term moksha mean?
A person's duty in life
Breaking promises you made to God
Breaking free from the cycle of birth, death and rebirth
What does the Bhagavad Gita say about death?
It is to be feared and leads to grief
It is inevitable and not to be feared or a matter for grief
It is to be feared but not a matter for grief
What does the Bhagavad Gita compare an atman 'changing' bodies to?
A person replacing worn out clothes with new
A person getting new things for a special occasion
People becoming ghosts after they die
How might a Guru help someone to achieve moksha?
By helping them build a house
By taking charge of their lives
By guiding them in the study and meaning of scripture
Some Hindus believe that good merit is gained by following what?