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Do you have to believe in rebirth to be Buddhist?

You don’t have to believe in rebirth to be a Buddhist. Essentially, rebirth means the possibility of change. Buddhists undertake to change themselves for the better, so they need to believe that change is possible. However, rebirth is a process of change over lifetimes and not all Buddhists believe this often because they have no direct proof or experience of it.

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