The Doctrine of Rebirth in Eastern and Western Thought

Author: Karel Werner
No of Pages: 34
Year of Publication: n.av
File Size: 400 KB
Permission: Available through the generosity of the Buddhist Publication Society.
Blurb: It is difficult to know how the idea of rebirth emerged in Indian thought. The first allusions to it are found in the Rig Veda. The Buddha only formulated more precisely the known doctrine, rejected its old mythical and ritualistic connotations, and set it on firm rational and ethical foundations.
Notes: Appendix: Eminent Western thinkers on rebirth.