In order to understand the Buddha's teachings on Rebecoming (rebirth), it is necessary to understand His teachings on Anatta.
That is, all that "you" consist of is an everchanging process of kammic accumulations and latent tendencies. No ongoing unchanging self/soul. Anatta
~ Bhikkhu Bodhi ~ What is it that is 'reborn'?http://www.beyondthenet.net/dhamma/notself.htmDoes Rebirth Make Sense?
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- Bhikhu Bodhihttp://www.beyondthenet.net/dhamma/rebirth.htmDhamma without Rebirth
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... ebirth.phpRebirth suttas
~The skillfulness of one's actions in life determine one's destination after death: Dhp 17, Dhp 18, Dhp 240
~Causes of favorable or unfavorable ~: MN 135, AN 3.65, Dhp 310, Dhp 316
~How to gain rebirth as an elephant or a horse: AN 10.177
~The laws of kamma and ~ are as inviolable as the law of gravity: SN 42.6
`What's so bad about being reborn?: SN 5.6
~Why not just settle for rebirth among the devas?: SN 5.7
~The preciousness of our human birth: SN 20.2, SN 56.48
~ witnessed by Buddha on the night of his Awakeninghttp://www.accesstoinsight.org/index-su ... ml#rebirth