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The soul, afterlife, reincarnation


Concepts for comparison

Bodhisattva – an enlightened being who has voluntarily reincarnated to help other souls (Mahayana Buddhism)

samsara – the veil of illusion, the world of forms (Buddhism)

karma – the law of returns (Hinduism and Buddhism)

nirvana – the state of bliss beyond incarnation (Hinduism and Buddhism)

transmigration – Celtic concept of souls migrating from life to life

metempsychosis – Greek concept of reincarnation

wyrd – the Anglo-Saxon concept of fate

gilgul – the Kabbalistic concept of reincarnation

Summerlands – the Pagan paradise

bardo – where the soul goes between incarnations (Buddhism)

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