Buddhists believe in a cycle of death and rebirth called samsara. Through karma and eventual enlightenment, they hope to escape samsara and achieve nirvana, an end to suffering.
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
What does samsara mean?
It is the cycle of life, death and rebirth
It is the belief that everything we do has a consequence for our future lives
It is the belief in the existence of suffering
What does anatta mean?
The belief that there is no permanent soul that continues into another life
The belief that we can achieve a state of complete understanding
The belief that only monks can achieve Nirvana
Where can we read about the previous lives of the Buddha?
What is a bodhisatta?
Someone who is reborn to help others achieve enlightenment
Someone who focuses on achieving enlightenment
Someone who teaches meditation to other Buddhists
What is Nirvana?
The reality of suffering
The state of complete understanding
How do Buddhist beliefs affect married life?
Buddhists try to incorporate teachings such as the Eightfold Path into their married lives
Buddhist beliefs do not affect married life because Buddhists do not believe that marriage is necessary
Buddhists do not believe in divorce and therefore Buddhists will think that marriage is a life-long commitment
What is the bardo state?
It is the state of understanding that a Buddhist reaches when he/she reaches Nirvana
The time when dead people become conscious of their death and when the next rebirth is decided
The physical state a Buddhist is in before he/she is cremated