In Buddhist traditions, the belief that there is a continuity of mind from one lifetime to the next as an individual incarnates time and again in a quest for spiritual perfection. It is important to note that Buddhist philosophies do not profess a belief in the existence of the individual "soul" and does not interpret 'rebirth' as the soul's literal reincarnation. See also "reincarnation" and "bardo".
being reborn in Samsara due to our ignorance and past Karma; actual interpretations vary from reincarnation of the self to recycling of constituents.
In Buddhism, the belief that there is some continuty of mind from one life to the next. Buddhism, however, does not accept the existence of the individual soul and therefore does not view rebirth as the soul's literal re-incarnation.