Thankyou, Tasko. This is what I was trying to convey in my original post, however poorly I put ittakso wrote: ↑Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:45 am In Buddhism, rebirth refers to evolving consciousness or stream of consciousness of a person (upon death) and the new consciousness arising in the same person (in the new person) is neither identical to, nor entirely different from, the old consciousness, but forms part of a causal continuum or stream with it. The basic cause for this persistent re-arising of personality is the abiding of consciousness in ignorance; when ignorance is uprooted, rebirth ceases. For example, a flame is transferred from one candle to another, or a fire spreads from one field to another. In the same way that it depends on the original fire, there is a conditioned relationship between one life and the next; they are not identical but neither are they completely distinct.
I have re read your post, especially the part I have quoted above a few times and it seems to be my eureka moment. The more I read it, the more it makes sense. You have helped me greatly and I wish I had put my understanding as well as you did yours!
Thankyou, my friend.
May Peace, Harmony and Wellbeing be with you.