cycle of rebirth


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Noun1.cycle of rebirth - (Hinduism) repeated rebirth in new forms
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
rebirth, reincarnation, renascence - a second or new birth
moksa - (Hinduism) release from the cycle of rebirth
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Emphasizing the regenerative power of nature the work evokes the continuous cycle of rebirth both as a natural and creative process.
For example, the definition of samsara gets right down to business: the cycle of rebirth.
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.
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.