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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The Hindus believe that a bath here washes away all of one's sins and free one from the cycle of rebirth. Allahabad is an Islamic appellation, meaning Allah's abode or God's settlement.
In fact, if one removes the 'image' from Indian religious praxis, then we are left only with abstract ideas that may be of interest to the philosopher and theologian but are meaningless for the ordinary devotee." It is important to note at the very outset that the patron, the artist and the worshipper, motivated by puja and piety in pursuit of liberation from the cycle of rebirth or consequences of deeds, collectively created images as "aids to devotion".
In a similar way, Vietnamese who recite the Lotus Sutra, who remember the teachings of the Buddha, believe that one day they will be liberated from samsara, the painful cycle of rebirth.
Emphasizing the regenerative power of nature the work evokes the continuous cycle of rebirth both as a natural and creative process.
Buddhism teaches concepts such as the Four Noble Truths, karma, and the cycle of rebirth. Long periods of solitude are encouraged to reflect on the teachings.
For example, the definition of samsara gets right down to business: the cycle of rebirth. The realms that are subject to rebirth are typically described as composed of six rebirth destinies (GATI); divinities (DEVA) demigods or titans (ASURA), humans (MANUSYA), animals (TIRYAK), ghosts (PRETA), and hell denizens (NARAKA).
Tibetans believe in a constant cycle of rebirth and in karma.