That is misunderstanding and misconception that many people. Buddhism did not preach the concept of death and come back again. The purpose of being a Buddhist is not to come back again unless you vow that you wish to come back as a Buddha (the awakened one) to save others. That depends on individual vow and not every Buddhists make that kind of vow.
It is only through Buddha's teachings that you will not come back again and that is the main objective of Buddha's teaching. If you did not follow Buddha's teachings on how not to come back again, you will definitely come back again regardless of your religion or no religion.
The foundations of Buddhist tradition and practice are the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma (the teachings), and the Sangha (the community). Taking "refuge in the triple gem" has traditionally been a declaration and commitment to being on the Buddhist path.
Other practices may include:
- following ethical precepts,
- support of the monastic community,
- renouncing conventional living and becoming a monastic,
- the development of mindfulness and practice of meditation,
- cultivation of higher wisdom and discernment,
- study of scriptures,
- devotional practices and ceremonies.
Updated On: 12.01.22