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The Bhagavad Gita shows the central idea of Hinduism which is reincarnation I do not know a lot about Hinduism but am interested in the idea of reincarnation in Eastern philosophy Chapter two of this book focuses very much on the Self death and the afterlife There are also many similar ideas to Christianity in regards to the soul This chapter states that the Self never ceases to exist which means there is no death of the Self The Self in Hinduism is equivalent to the soul in Christianity The chapter talks about the eternity and unchanging of the Self The soul in Christianity also never dies However it is interesting that the Hindu Self receives many bodies while the Christian soul resides in Heaven I prefer to be in Heaven but I think it would be also adventurous if we experienced many lives The physical body in Hinduism is not of any real importance similarly to Christianity where the physical body is merely a shell for the soul The real importance lies with the Self and the soul Both are indestructible and eternal Therefore both religions stress the importance of good living This means that all actions performed on Earth will be accounted for after the physical body dies Both religions state that this knowledge should not determine your behavior on Earth but all actions should be committed out of free will I had many questions about reincarnation while I was reading the Bhagavad Gita The first question is what is the purpose of reincarnation if the person is unconscious about his past life If he does not remember what he did in his previous life there is no way he can improve his new life and pay for his dharma It may make sense if his soul remembers the past life even though he is not conscious and it is the soul which controls his behavior and actions Also
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