The teachings of Buddhism include a belief in
reincarnation, though not in the sense of transmigration, as in Hinduism.
Transmigration is the belief that, after death, one's soul or self is passed on to another
living creature and one begins life again in a different body. Buddhism, by contrast,
does not believe in the existence of the self, but rather sees the self as a collection of
things that comprise our momentary consciousness. Also, in the Buddhist tradition
all things are seen as having no real permanence. Each moment brings a completely
new existence, which in turn is succeeded by yet another existence, the only
connection being that one thing causes the next. Permanence is achieved only
through causation of continuance.