Definitions for rebirthriˈbɜrθ, ˈriˌbɜrθ

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  1. metempsychosis, rebirth(noun)

    after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body

  2. reincarnation, rebirth, renascence(noun)

    a second or new birth

  3. rebirth, Renaissance, Renascence(noun)

    the revival of learning and culture

  4. conversion, rebirth, spiritual rebirth(noun)

    a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life

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  1. rebirth(Noun)

    Reincarnation; new birth subsequent to one's first.

  2. rebirth(Noun)

    Revival, reinvigoration.

  3. rebirth(Noun)

    Spiritual renewal.

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  1. Rebirth

    Rebirth in Buddhism is the doctrine that the evolving consciousness or stream of consciousness upon death, becomes one of the contributing causes for the arising of a new aggregation. The consciousness in the new person is neither identical nor entirely different from that in the deceased but the two form a causal continuum or stream. In traditional Buddhist cosmology these lives can be in any of a large number of states of being including the human, any kind of animal and several types of supernatural being. Rebirth is conditioned by the karmas of previous lives; good karmas will yield a happier rebirth, bad karmas will produce one which is more unhappy. The basic cause for this is the abiding of consciousness in ignorance: when ignorance is uprooted, rebirth ceases. One of the analogies used to describe what happens then is that of a ray of light that never lands.

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