How Karma and Reincarnation works in Hinduism :

Posted by-Kalki Team

Hindus believe that life on earth is not discrete. It is simply a chapter in the play. The soul needs to take multiple births before it can finally break away from the cycle. However, the birth is not confined to being born as human, but it is multi fold from animals, plants or even as divines who rule nature.

Bhagavad Gita summaries this concept as: Just as a man discards worn out clothes and puts on new clothes, the soul discards worn out bodies and wears new ones.


Hindus believes in the concept of karma or deed. They are of the opinion that our long sequence of lives is a tapestry of creating and resolving karmas positive, negative and an amalgam of the two.

Reincarnation is a natural phenomenon and hence many saints believe that curious probing into past lives is unnecessary. Then again, as we exist now is a sum total of all our past lives. How we currently live that positively shapes karma and unfolds us spiritually.

Karma is just like the law of physics which says that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Everything is projected out into the psychic mind substance and eventually returns to the individual with equal impact.

Many also believe that unfulfilled desire causes rebirth. Every conscious action is prompted by a thought and those unfulfilled desires eventually bring them back to earth.

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