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The Logic of Rebirth in Hinduism

Hinduism philosophy states that a soul reincarnates through births again and again until it becomes perfect suitable to reunite with its Source. During this process, the soul enters into many bodies, assumes many forms, and passes through many births and rebirths. This concept is summarily described in the following verse of the Bhagavad gita:   “Just as a man discards worn out clothes and puts on new clothes, the soul discards worn out bodies and wears new ones.” (2.22) The Hindu concept of reincarnation is based upon the logical notion that life on earth did not emerge suddenly, but evolved gradually, involving great epochs of time and a vast multitude …