As some of my more ardent followers will know, I follow the Buddhist path, albeit with Daoist leanings. (You may not have known about that last bit, but now you do.) One of the ideas implicit in Eastern religions is that of re-birth, and it was pleasing to come across proof of, not to mention admirable faith in, this concept at a recent Buddhist convention I attended:
Luckily for me, I had had the foresight to pay when I was feeling a bit flushed during my life as a courtesan in Kamakura period Japan. What with inflation and all I’m not sure three-and-a-half yen still covers it, but we Buddhists are also a forgiving lot so hopefully there will be no comeback. At least in this lifetime.