reincarnation

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reincarnation

(rē-ĭn-kăr-nā′shŭn) [″ + incarnation]
1. The belief held by members of some religious groups that a person returns in physical or spiritual form to live again after death.
2. A renewal of interest in an old or previously discarded idea.
3. A psychological or spiritual reawakening of someone who had previously been engaged in a wholly different set of activities or interests.
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It is the middle way between the two extremes of excessive self-indulgence (hedonism) and excessive self-mortification (asceticism); and it leads to the end of the cycle of rebirth.
He taught that people should live a life of good intentions and deeds, which would lead to the ultimate goal of nirvana, the final release from the cycle of rebirth and suffering.
One attains Nirvana, or "extinction," and leaves the painful cycle of rebirth, or Samsara.
According to Hindu beliefs, taking a dip in the river purifies the soul, fulfils wishes of the devotees, and enables them to escape the cycle of rebirth.
By taking a holy dip in the sacred river on the eve of Kartik Purnima, devotees escape the cycle of rebirth, and get success and happiness in life.
It is believed that by taking a dip at the Sangam one attains salvation and break the cycle of rebirth.