Updated: Apr 11
People have different opinions about life after death and most of them are driven by religious traditions. The terms of rebirth and reincarnation are connected to these two different types of beliefs.
Reincarnation is the belief that a person's soul survives even after death. Thus, the soul takes a new body at the next birth. It's just the migration of the soul from one body to another. The concept has been defined in detail in Hinduism, where a person is considered to be composed of two principles: one is the soul and the second is the body, which is materialistic and of a temporal nature. After death, the body perishes but the soul exists and is simply transferred to another body.
The rebirth is mainly related to the principles of Buddhism based on the doctrine of redirection. Buddhism is opposed to the notion of the existence of an eternal soul. According to Buddhism, "a person is made of mind (nama) and matter (rupa)." Rupa or matter is the manifestation of four forces: earth, water, fire and air.
Consider the mind to be the most important ingredient in a being. When one person dies and is reborn again, then it is absolutely neither the same nor completely another. It is defined as the continuity of a particle-only life stream. It reflects only a causal connection between the previous life and the next life.
Therefore, these two words provide a totally different perspective on life after death.