cycle of rebirth


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(Hinduism) repeated rebirth in new forms

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Buddhist priests promised that their ritual technology, when combined with the devotion and financial support of dutiful descendants, could transform a dead soul into a divine ancestral spirit serenely beyond the cycle of rebirth and suffering.
Prominent themes are dharma (ethics and duties), samsara (cycle of rebirth), karma (right action), and moksha (liberation from the cycle of samsara).
The cycle of rebirth can cease and the soul can receive salvation, if these sacred rituals are performed.
Devotees believe entering the mighty rivers cleanse them of sin and free them from the cycle of rebirth. Assorted dreadlocked holymen, seers and self-proclaimed saints from all over the country have assembled for the spectacle that offers a rare glimpse of the dizzying range of Indian spiritualism.Despite the hardships of waking early, plunging into the freezing and heavily polluted water and the crush of the crowds, pilgrims described being spiritually uplifted and amazed by the scale of the event.
There is a path to the end of suffering - a gradual path of self-improvement that is the middle way between the extremes of excessive self-indulgence and excessive self-mortification and it leads to the end of the cycle of rebirth.
At the age of 29, he renounced his princely life and his wife and infant son to become a wandering ascetic and to search for a path that would give relief from the cycle of rebirth (sansara) For six years he practiced severe austerities, eating little.
In the Bhagavad-Gita, a text central to the establishment of the bhakti traditions, Krishna instructs Arjuna on various paths that can lead to moksha, or enlightenment and liberation from the cycle of rebirth. Krishna's teaching in the Gita presents four such paths, or margas or yogas, that is, life-paths, or religious ways to follow.
They are adventitious obscurations responsible for the cycle of rebirth. Firm rejection of these obscurations paves way for nirvana.All phenomena lack intrinsic existence.