I'm new to Buddhism and I don't think I understand how rebirth actually works. If Buddhism states that we don't have a soul, then what exactly is reborn? This may sound silly, but do animals go through the same cycle? I've heard people say if you're not good in this life, you'll be reborn as an ant or something. But what's so wrong with being an ant?
If this is all governed by kamma, then who or what decided what was good or bad?
Linguistics question, why do people use different terms such as karma/kamma, dharma/dhamma, sutra/sutta? Is there a difference? Does it matter?