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Reincarnation, Tao And Buddha Essay

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In this essay I show how Taoism and Buddhism view the idea of reincarnation, also ways of reaching ultimate one and nirvana explained.Taoist and Budhhist view of human nature and its stages also explained in this essay.In addtion to that Tao and Buddhist views compared .In fact you can find all you need about reincarnation in respect of tao and buddha.REINCARNATION, TAO AND BUDDHAAlways people are curious about death. Human beings want tounderstand and search unknown things, and therefore death is very exciting subject for people. People ask whether there is a life after death or what happens to us when we die. Because of these questions some of them believe that they will go to heaven or hell, some of them just try to think of this world and some people believe that they will return this world again and again .The general belief of monotheists, on the judgment day everybody is responsible for their own works, and after the judgment, in Hell or Heaven, everybody may recognise each other, so for example one person was a doctor in his first life then he was a stone and finally he was a nurse; therefore a conflict occurs after death if reincarnation is true. On the other hand, especially in the East, people can be reborn and also in Islam and Christianity some people advocate this idea. In this essay, I show how Taoism and Buddhism view the idea of reincarnation.The very brief definition of reincarnation is; to be reborn in other words; coming to this world in different forms or different bodies. Different groups have different thoughts about reincarnation; some of the religious groups see it as a punishment for the soul, some of them believe that it is necessary for salvation. There is also some non-religious thoughts about reincarnation such as the belief of some people that every person has a limited number of heart beats, and everyone has to fulfil this; if a person will die before fulfilling this number, he will reborn.Believers of Buddha think that everybody comes to life back again and again until achieve Nirvana. If they are free from pain and suffering, they will not come back again, but until that day they will have many lives. Nirvana is total enlightenment and liberation. There is no beginning and end for the followers for Buddha and also not every believer reaches the Nirvana. The aim is reaching pure light, knowing what is right and what is good; all knowledge is hidden in Nirvana, so believers of Buddha try to achieve Nirvana however life is too short and also contains many sinful thing; because of that people reborn many times again.Buddha (Gautama who was the founder of Buddhism) teaches eight ways for reaching Nirvana; 1. Right Knowledge is knowledge of what life is all about; knowledge of the Four Noble Truths are basic to any further growth as a Buddhist. 2. Right Aspiration means a clear devotion into being on the Path toward Enlightenment. 3.Right Speech involves both clarity of what is said and speaking kindly and without...

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