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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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"He's been proclaiming he'll reincarnate as a foreigner, as a bee, as a 'mischievous blond girl', or even proposing a living reincarnation or an end to reincarnation," he added.
Hence his declarations that his reincarnation is for the Tibetan people, not himself, to decide.
He is revered as the reincarnation of Chenrezig, a deity who has chosen to remain on earth to help people achieve enlightenment.
The next 63 pages are devoted to the near-death experience, followed by 53 pages devoted to the task of examining the case for and against reincarnation. The last 50 pages are all about assessing the relative strength of empirical data associated with apparitions of the dead, (16 pages), widow hallucination (3 pages), deathbed visions (5 pages), possession (10 pages), mediumship (6 pages), poltergeists, (2 pages), and a concluding section entitled "Is there Life After Death?" (7 pages).
It [the organic matter] was borrowed for the organization of the plant, and it is returned by its dissociation into soluble materials; the cycle of reincarnations has finished; the circulation is complete.
The system of reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism is unique, which is decided on religious basis.
When we are able to do that through a series of reincarnations, then we unite with God, which is the ultimate objective of Creation.
The female body was either sexualized, as in Gustav Klimt's mythological femmes fatales, or raised to a supernatural level, as in the reincarnations of the Virgin a la Bouguereau.
A professor of Asian history at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), Max Oidtmann in his book Forging the Golden Urn: The Qing Empire and the Politics of Reincarnation in Tibet, presents historic events explaining reasons behind the invention of the golden urn lottery by the Qianlong emperor in 1792.
In his new book Forging the Golden Urn: The Qing Empire and the Politics of Reincarnation in Tibet, Dr Oidtmann presents historic events explaining reasons behind the invention of the golden urn lottery by the Qianlong emperor in 1792 and evaluates the Qing state's ability to alter Tibetan religious and political traditions.
WASHINGTON -- The Dalai Lama says his successor could be chosen from among a group of senior monks, rather than through the centuries-old tradition of reincarnation or he may decide to declare his own successor while he is still alive.
Named Lhamo Thondup by his parents, he was renamed Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso after monks discovered him at the age of two and proclaimed him to be the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama.