The question in the title of this thread is:
"according to the pali canon, what happens after you die?"
As this is the Classical Theravada Forum, can we keep discussion within those parameters? Let's not let yet another thread degenerate and then have to transfer it to another sub-forum.
Zac - the english words in the translations depend upon the knowledge and decisions of the translator. They are not the actual word used by the Buddha, and you can have different english words used in different translations. It is pointless saying "See! the Buddha said reborn" - correct understanding depends upon the skill of the translator, and the knowledge of the person reading it. Confusion can occur by just taking a word and giving it a modern-day meaning.
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---