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Why do Buddhists believe in reincarnation when Buddha thought that people didn’t have souls? How can reincarnation work without immortal souls?

Anatta

Why do Buddhists believe in reincarnation when Buddha thought that people didn’t have souls? How can reincarnation work without immortal souls?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: the term anattā (Pali) or anātman (Sanskrit) refers to the doctrine of “non-self”, that there is no unchanging, permanent self, soul or essence in living beings.[1][2] It is one of the seven beneficial perceptions in Buddhism,[3] and along with Dukkha (suffering) and Anicca (impermanence), it is one of three Right Understandings about the three marks of existence.[1][4]

The Buddhist concept of Anattā or Anātman is one of the fundamental differences between Buddhism and Hinduism, with the latter asserting that Atman (self, soul) exists.

One response

  1. John Willemsens

    Reblogged this on Advayavada Buddhism.

    March 17, 2018 at 5:10 pm

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