What Happens After Death
There has been much speculation as to what happens to the arahant after death — whether he exists, or does not exist, or both, or neither.
This confusion arises from thinking in terms of an abiding entity that passes from life to life.
The Buddha taught that such an abiding entity does not exist. It is an illusion.
Life is a process of becoming, perishing at every moment, generated by kamma. Since there is no ego-entity, there is nothing to be annihilated and nothing to enter a state of eternal existence.