After death, the soul goes to the next world, bearing in mind the subtle impressions of its
deeds, and after reaping their harvest returns again to this world of action. Thus, he who has
desires continues subject to rebirth. Reincarnation, punarjanma, is the natural process of birth,
death and rebirth. At death we drop off the physical body and continue evolving in the inner
worlds in our subtle bodies, until we again enter into birth. Through the ages, reincarnation has
been the great consoling element within Hinduism, eliminating the fear of death.
We are not the body in which we live but the immortal soul which inhabits many bodies
in its evolutionary journey through samsara. After death, we continue to exist in unseen worlds,
enjoying or suffering the harvest of earthly deeds until it comes time for yet another physical
birth. The actions set in motion in previous lives form the tendencies and conditions of the next.
Reincarnation ceases when karma is resolved, God is realized and moksha, liberation, is attained.
Dharma yields Heaven's honor and Earth's wealth. What is there then that is more fruitful for a man?
There is nothing more rewarding than dharma, nor anything more ruinous than its neglect.
created the universe, He endowed it with order, with the laws to govern creation. Dharma is God's did
vine law prevailing on every level of existence, from the sustaining cosmic order to religious and moral
laws which bind us in harmony with that order. Related to the soul, dharma is the mode of conduct most
conducive to spiritual advancement, the right and righteous path. It is piety and ethic cal practice, duty
and ob ligation. When we follow dharma, we are in conformity with the Truth that inheres and instructs
the universe, and we naturally abide in closeness to God. Adharma is opposition to divine law. Dharma is
to the individual what its normal development is to a seed--the orderly fulfillment of an inherent nature