Achieving Nirvana in Buddhism
- You can escape samsara, the cycle of reincarnation that underlies both Hinduism and Buddhism, by obtaining nirvana.
- A soul is punished or awarded depending on previous deeds or karma in each incarnation.
- It's crucial to note that the law of karma is more similar to Newton's law of motion in that every action has an equal and opposite reaction rather than a result of a god passing judgment on a person's behavior.
- It occurs naturally and automatically.
- Bad karma stops accruing once you reach nirvana because you have transcended it.
- The remainder of your life and occasionally subsequent lifetimes are spent "working off" the negative karma you have already accumulated.
- In the afterlife, you reach Parinirvana, or ultimate nirvana, once you have entirely broken free from the karmic cycle.
- Like Hindu nirvana, souls that have attained Parinirvana are free from the cycle of reincarnation.
- In Buddhist philosophy, it is incomprehensible to the average person.
What happens upon achieving nirvana?
Buddhists think that rebirth cannot happen upon achieving nirvana. According to what the Buddha taught, Buddhists can comprehend reality once they have attained Nirvana.