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The theory of [[karma]] and punarjanma or rebirth, is a basic tenet of the religion. The principle behind it is, ‘As you sow, so you reap’. Punarjanma is regulated by prārabdhakarma. The religion accepts the regression of a soul into animal bodies, but only to exhaust the bad karmas, before being born again in a human body.
 
The theory of [[karma]] and punarjanma or rebirth, is a basic tenet of the religion. The principle behind it is, ‘As you sow, so you reap’. Punarjanma is regulated by prārabdhakarma. The religion accepts the regression of a soul into animal bodies, but only to exhaust the bad karmas, before being born again in a human body.
  
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Phrases for rebirth in English are ‘reincarnation’, ‘transmigration’, and ‘metempsychosis’.
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Revision as of 04:07, 11 December 2021

By Swami Harshananda

Punarjanma literally means ‘rebirth’.

The theory of karma and punarjanma or rebirth, is a basic tenet of the religion. The principle behind it is, ‘As you sow, so you reap’. Punarjanma is regulated by prārabdhakarma. The religion accepts the regression of a soul into animal bodies, but only to exhaust the bad karmas, before being born again in a human body.

Phrases for rebirth in English are ‘reincarnation’, ‘transmigration’, and ‘metempsychosis’.

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References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore