This path is a middle path - between extreme abstinence and the fulfillment of all desires - that represents a very strong relationship with one’s self, is divided in 3 parts:
Following the eight fold path leads to nirvana, nirvana is a state of mind in which nothing affects you, it literally means "putting out" a fire-the desire - or "blowing of". There are two states of nirvana, before you die and after-parinirvana. If you died and your mind is without any wish for living, without any craving, and you have completed the repayment of deeds is complete you enter parinirvana, a state that is timeless and without suffering.
Buddhists believe in reincarnation. They believe that any being is made out of five components and the real you is in the middle of them. The five components, bundles or skandhas, are: body, mind, perception, will and feeling. At death, these parts all divide and disappear and only the essence, the real you remains to be rematerialized.