How Many Times Have You Been Reincarnated?

By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Reincarnation is a process of death and rebirth in another body or as another creature, familiar to many religions. Most famously, Hinduism and Buddhism believe in this phenomenon. The reason for this process, called samsara in Hinduism, is defined as the soul leaving one physical form and entering into and inhabiting another physical form. Each reincarnation is intended to teach some lesson to the soul, honing the characteristics of the soul until one day, the soul achieves nirvana, the state of total and complete enlightenment. In Buddhism, Buddha is believed to be a person who achieved nirvana but chose to remain in the physical world to spread the lessons that brought him to enlightenment.

Reincarnation is an interesting numbers game. Sure, there are far more humans today than there were centuries ago, but there are far fewer animals alive today than centuries ago. Over time, souls spread from one form to another, according to the belief, meaning that you may have spent generations as grasshoppers and moles before ever spending a day as a human being. The end result is the same: you are a human reading this now, having learned certain lessons, the extent of which we can measure, and use to determine how many lives you've lived. Take this quiz and find out how many times you've been reincarnated.

What sport do you think is most like life?

What do you see as your number one responsibility to your parents?

Which of these could you most easily live without?

How do you take your tea or coffee?

What would you do with a huge monetary gift?

If you saw someone stealing your car, but you knew that if you called the cops, and the thief was caught, it would ruin their life, what would you do?

What is your greatest virtue?

How often do you get tickets for speeding?

Which of the following life categories ranks as your top priority?

Which of these jobs sounds the most satisfying to you?

What activity should, in your opinion, take a long time?

What is your most valuable asset?

Which of these events would you find the most frightening?

What do you deem most worthy of respect?

What act do you deem unforgivable?

Which of these things is least valuable to you?

What would you do if you could completely defeat your ego?

How often do you check your social media from your phone?

What are you best qualified to teach?

What do you think lies beyond this world?

If you were faced with a lever, which if you were to pull would result in injury to one person, but if you did not pull would injure three people, what would you do?

What kind of literature do you enjoy the most?

If you were desperate to sell your home and, in the midst of a dry spell, a pre-approved buyer showed up, but they were a bad person, would you sell to them?

What sort of important person do you think you may have been in a past life?

What do you think the lesson learned in old age must be?

When you play a friendly game, like a pickup basketball game, how do you approach your style of play?

Where do you feel the chemical emotional response to realizing you've dropped your phone, and in a mere moment, it will land, smashing?

If you divide your life so far into quarters, which quarter did you enjoy the most?

How do you define happiness?

What sound do you find the most satisfying?

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