"But," asked Vaccha persistently, "when one who has this emancipation of mind (freed from self) dies, where does he go, where is he reborn?
The Buddha replied:
"The word 'reborn' does not fit the case."
"Then he is not reborn?"
Dreams are just that ... dreams. They are illusions until you start to believe them to be real. Then, they become delusions. Your life is a delusion cause you know this is all there can be. From your experiences, you know this life. Nothing else. When you begin your inquiry of your mind, you start the journey to see the truth. Sit and practice .... read ... find a teacher ... find a sangha ... hahaha