What is the Hindus concept of reincarnation?
The word reincarnation literally means the transmigration of souls. Hindus believe the soul is immortal, and when a person dies, his/her soul re-enters a new (as yet unborn) body. “Just as a person discards old and tattered clothes and puts on new ones, the soul casts off the weak body and enters a new one.” (Gita:2.22). This concept of transmigration of souls or life after death is intertwined with the Law of Karma. The Karma one acquires in this life will determine one’s future birth. What the individual is in this life is the result of his/her past life.
This Q/A was taken from the book Hinduism: Myth and Reality written by Ajit Adhopia and published by Inderlekh Publication.