Comment by Kiba on Beyond the Reach of God · 2008-10-10T12:14:00.000Z · LW · GW

Yes, some Buddhist sects allow for complete annihilation of self. Most of the Zen sects, actually. No gods, no afterlife, just here-and-now, whichever now you happen to be considering. Reincarnation is simply the reconfiguration of you, moment by moment, springing up from the Void (or the quantum foam, if you prefer), each moment separate and distinct from the previous or the subsequent. Dogen (and Bankei and Huineng, for that matter) understood the idea of Timeless Physics very well.