During history there have been many religions in India although it is highly probable that these religions are the distorted varieties of a single true religion. However greatly they have been distorted almost all of them contain the principle of belief in the Resurrection and eternity. In many of these religions belief in eternity takes the form of belief in reincarnation. However. Buddha did not believe in eternal cycles of reincarnation. He believed that souls would ultimately return to the Absolute Being and find eternal peace and contentment. The souls that enter other bodies are evil ones and do so in order to be purified in them. When they are purified they also return to the Absolute Being and find peace and happiness.