Nice post Diana – and all! I don’t really have a problem with rebirth so long as we are talking about conventional reality. My reasoning is pretty much along the lines of Ian – I like the example of the regenerating garden! Or like you say the clouds, rain and so on. It makes perfect sense to my simple mind that if this is the general law that governs the physical world, it may also plausibly be the general law that governs the non physical one (e.g. consciousness). However when we shift the reasoning to ultimate reality then of course no – rebirth makes no sense, just like everything else.