Fundamental difference between Hinduism and Christianity


This Pope died and after his death his body was punished again. Because christainity believes that “body” is you

Hindu believe your “jeev-atma” is you not your body. This is fundamental difference


In Sanatan philosophy we talk about body as cloth as our Jeev-Atma takes new birth it gets new body.

Hindus do not preserve dead body after death unlike Muslims or Christians. Body once dead and Jeev-Atma is gone there is no use of body and it must go back to its 5 elements .

वासांसि जीर्णानि यथा विहाय नवानि गृह्णाति नरोऽपराणि।

तथा शरीराणि विहाय जीर्णान्यन्यानि संयाति नवानि देही।।

“As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.”(Bg 2.22)

At the time of death the Jeev-Atma leaves the gross body together with the subtle body (astral body-mind, intelligence and false ego) and is “born again” into the womb of a female body according to the law of karma (either immediately or after some time).

One’s next birth is determined by one’s consciousness at the time of death (yam yam vapi smaran bhavan…Bg 8.6) because everything we do or think in our present life leaves an impression in the mind and the summary of these impressions influences our consciousness at the time of death.

It is important to understand that one may have to accept any type of body after leaving one’s human body. If one’s human existence is without the cultivation of spiritual knowledge one has to enter lower forms of life.

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