Occidentals, in looking outward, became involved - even attached to self. Thus death cults like Xtianity and Islam prospered. Some orientals, in looking inward (HERE), found self to be an allusion while others found self an illusion. In the absence of self, death no longer mattered. Oh, the living lament but in time they die too and all is forgotten. Death cults became superfluous.
Seven generations past, what were the vocations of your fore-bearers? How about nine generations past, or twelve, what then were the vocations of your fore-bearers?
That is how very little YOU will matter in seven, nine, or twelve generations. The rest is just Bullshit.
Birth, life, death. Repeat if necessary.