no. There is no permanent thing that hops from one body to the next.
what there is, is a vast accumulations of events constantly unfolding, which we experience as an individual 'self'.
the physical body is in fact made up of millions of tiny individual cells all busily minding trheir own business, replicating, until they stop.
what survives is not consciousness, but the continued causes of consciousness,
similar to what would happen if you were to go into a coma and then come back out again a year later.
your consciousness was broken--interrupted.
But the causes of cognitive awareness are still there. So, you wake up and think, 'where am I? what's going on? why does everything look a little different that it did before?
those causes are not contingent on a permanent body or entity,
otherwise you would have no memory of being a small child, because practically every cell in your body that was once a small child died and was replaced, many times over.
Yet a stream of connected awareness maintained.
You can think of it as a truck carrying a load of lumber on a road along a river
and the truck hits a bump and tips over and all of the lumber goes into the river.
That's like dying.
Downstream, the lumber gathers up where the water is shallow, and another prson finds it and puts it into their truck.
That is like rebirth.
If you are able to construct a vessel out of your consciousness,
maybe when it hits the water it maintains its shape and sails down stream in one piece, like a boat.
That is what you might say that reincarnated lamas do.
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The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth. Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.