The Buddhist teachings on Karma and Rebirth are often confused with ideas about fate and the reincarnation of the soul. However, the Buddha was very careful to refute the notion of fatalism and the belief in a soul that transmigrates from life to life. He pointed to a process of conditioned becoming, governed by impersonal natural laws, which doesn't require a creator or a soul. Within this framework, we discover both the freedom and the responsibility of shaping destiny. 2014.