What if there is no rebirth?
Then, to be frank, this whole path is a waste of time!
What if there is rebirth?
And if birth is suffering (and all that follows), then how do we remove the causes for future rebirths?
It is natural to have doubts about rebirth, but I have seen some people reject rebirth completely because they attach to the sakkaya ditthi that they are rational, skeptical, unsuperstitious people which to me is just as foolish as believing in rebirth completely without recalling one's own past-lives. Ajahn Brahm has mentioned that some people simply don't want to believe in rebirth because one life is enough suffering and the thought that there might be another (or many more) lives is simply too much suffering!
Until such time as we can recall our own past lives, it is best to try to keep an open mind. If we consider ourselves as Buddhists and we have put some of the teachings of the Buddha into practice and have realized the benefits accordingly then naturally we will at least have some faith that the rest of the teachings including the more elusive subjects of rebirth and kamma are PROBABLY true.
I haven't read all of the posts on this great debate (yet) but if no one has yet mentioned it, I recommend doing a google search on . Also Ajahn Brahm has many talks on rebirth available for download at the .
Keep meditating, have faith (without falling into the extremes of blind faith or "blind skepticism") and maybe one day you will realize the truth of rebirth.
Just my 2 cents.
Four types of letting go:
1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things
- Ajahn Brahm