Eastern Religions and Reincarnation
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If they are not resolved in this lifetime, they will be resolved in a future lifetime.8
Buddhism began in India near the end of the sixth century B.C. It teaches that the world is impermanent, unsatisfactory, and nonsubstantial.9 Life is a union of mind and body, yet the concept of an "essential self (as taught in Hinduism) is "an unverifiable metaphysical entity."10 Existence is characterized by craving for material pleasures which leads to suffering. To escape suffering, a person must become oblivious to the tantalizing lure of desire and physical attachments. Attaining such an indifference is called nirvana, which is an extinction of the cravings and entanglements which lead to endless rebirths.