Most world religions view death as both an ending and a beginning - an end of life as it is currently known and the beginning of a new type of existence.
The three basic concepts of life after death:
. This concept is characteristic of the three major world religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. According to these system of belief, each human being lives a single life and, after death, survives as a disembodied soul. At some future date, the soul is r-embodied and undergoes a last judgment by God, after which it enjoys eternal physical bliss in heaven or endures eternal physical anguish in hell.
. The Hindu and Buddhist traditions believe in a process of continuous rebirth, or reincarnation, until a state of oneness with ultimate reality is achieved, at which time the process of rebirth ceases. The circumstances of reincarnation vary depending on karmic principles such as the person´s actions in a previous life.
. According to many indigenous religions and some New Age belief, people return to a cosmic and essential spirit after they die.
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