Henry Ford: 'I adopted the theory of reincarnation when I was twenty-six. Religion offered nothing to the point. Even work could not give me complete satisfaction. Work is futile if we cannot utilize the experience in one life to the next. When I discovered reincarnation... time was no longer limited..'
As Buddha said:
'What you are is what you have been, what you will be is what you do now.'
'If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future life, look at your present actions.'
'One of the reasons why awareness of death and impermanence is so crucial in the Buddhist religious practice is that it is considered that your state of mind at the time of death has a very great effect on determining what form of rebirth you might take...'