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I fall in flames,

I go upwards swiftly,

My origin is Buddhist in belief, but not in karma

It is impossible to know how old I truly am

What am I?

PS. First riddle

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  • $\begingroup$ They don't know how old I am. They found armor in my belly. From the sixteenth century. Conquistador, I think. $\endgroup$ Jul 12 '16 at 14:49
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Is it

a phoenix?

I fall in flames,

Phoenix dies by burning up

I go upwards swiftly,

It's a bird!

My origin is Buddhist in belief, but not in karma

Something to do with the theme of rebirth? (I'm not very familiar with Buddhist beliefs, so I might be missing something more fitting here.)

It is impossible to know how old I truly am

Phoenix dies and is reborn over and over, so it would be very hard to tell how old it actually is.

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct! Buddhist line is Reincarnation but rebirth is close enough! $\endgroup$
    – Alex Rohr
    Jul 11 '16 at 20:37
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I think it is:

A meteorite

It falls from the sky in flames

Impossible to truly determine its age

Goes up swiftly in space

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  • $\begingroup$ Not quite! Meteorites aren't buddhist :P $\endgroup$
    – Alex Rohr
    Jul 11 '16 at 19:50

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