For Buddhists, death is not the end of life, it is merely the end of the body we inhabit in this life. Buddhists believe in rebirth. Buddhists beleive that our spirit will still remain and seek out attachment to a new body and new life. Where and how we will be reborn is a result of the accumulation of positive and negative action, and the resultant karma (cause and effect). Therefore we could be born into a completely different situation after death of our current bodies depending how we acted in this life. If we were very bad in this life you might be born as a lower being, but not with your current level of consciousness. That is if you are reborn into the Animal realm your consciousness is that of an animal.
If a person reaches enlightenment in their current life they may decide to not be reborn and pass out of the realm of birth, death and rebirth.
Same thing that happens to every one else at death. No one can say for sure.But Buddhism does not really focus on what happens after death, it focuses on what happens here and now.Answer:As death and re-birth are central to Buddhist practices there is a considerable amount of material on the process of dieing and the stages leading to re-birth. The Tibetan "Book of the Dead" is instructive in these matters
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