Transmigration according to Buddhism

Autora: Carmen Dragonetti

For western people it is not difficult to understand transmigration in Hindu doctrine. According to Hinduism, the soul (ātman, jīva), a spiritual, inalterable, eternal being, transmigrates, passing from one body to another. Western people, educated in the belief of the soul’s existence, understand –even if they do not accept it− the transmigration conceived in this way. Moreover, there have been in the West several thinkers, like Pythagoras, Empedocles, Plato, who have advocated the transmigration’s doctrine.

Cita:

Dragonetti, C. (1977), “Transmigration according to Buddhism”, Dharma World, Tokyo, 4 (6): 10-12.