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.