If there is no rebirth, then death means total cessation of nama and rupa. It seems to me that parinibbana where mind and body totaly cease to exist is the same as death if there is no such thing as rebirth. Is nibbana only a total ending or is there anything that continue to exist?
You say "death means total cessation of nama+rupa" but I suppose what you really wanted to say is "death means the total cessation of myself" or rather "if there is no rebirth, then death means total cessation of myself", don't you? It seems so refering to your post on the Thread "The value of nibbana"
. This sounds to me that you think you are nama+rupa, and when nama+rupa ceases you would be annihilated. But nama+rupa is anatta, one shall not consider nama+rupa as "mine, I am this, this is my-self". Nibbana is the cessation of greed, hatred and delusion.
What do you mean with "is there anything that continues to exist?"
Take a look at the Kotthita Sutta (AN IV.174)
to see how the Buddha answers the question, "What lies beyond Nibbana?"
best wishes, acinteyyo