the individual, without giving one any hint at understanding his or her actual condition. Eastern Religions and Traditions, eastern philosophical and religious beliefs regarding the existence or non-existence of an enduring 'self' have a direct bearing on how reincarnation is viewed within a given tradition. They spoke of a limited heavenly immortality, depending on the deeds and the quality of the sacrifices performed during one's life. Buddhism denies the existence of a permanent self that reincarnates from one life to the next.
Some have success without being religious; others are constant losers, despite their religious dedication. Tao, a concept difficult to define in our own terms, but which is loosely translated as the way/ the path. In its many forms, religion helps us place our humanity against the background of the great unknown and it helps us discover various dimensions of the human soul. The premise of reaping the reward of ones life in a new earthly existence (instead of a heavenly afterlife) appeared in the Brahmana writings (9th century BC). Tao is not something that anyone can define in words, point to or lead you. Currently, it is practiced in Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Laos in the form of Theravada Buddhism and as Mahayana Buddhism in Tibet, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Mongolia.
History of taoism,
In the case of ancient Egypt, The Egyptian Book of the Dead describes the travel of the soul into the next world without making any allusions to its return to earth. Who commits unnatural vice becomes a village pig; who consorts with a Sudra woman becomes a bull; who is passionate becomes a lustful horse. Plato stated the pre-existence of the soul in a celestial world and its fall into a human body due to sin. If one tried to calculate the probability of obtaining the human state according to this text, and consider the surface of "this great earth" as being just the surface of India, the odds would be once in a timespan of 5 x 1016 years (5. There are deities worshiped in Taoism, although. The Christians had been a cult that had been persecuted for over 300 years. This is because once an individual attains Nirvana that individual becomes free from pain and all sorts of suffering as he or she gains freedom from the cycle of birth and death. Founder: The founder of Buddhism was Lord Buddha or Gautama Buddha. While analyzing them, we need to remember that according to the Eastern concept of reincarnation there cannot be any personal element that could travel from one life to the next.