In the Buddhist context, it was like this. The Buddha attained enlightenment. By doing so, he stopped the repeating cycle of birth. But a person who is not enlightened is not immune to reincarnation after death. Therefore, one can always assign a location and a time period to that particular person. But unlike that person, there is not any living form of Buddha after his passing away. Therefore, nobody can assign a location and an occasion to him after his death. In other words, with his death, the Buddha has surpassed the two concepts called time and space. He’s traveled beyond it.
Salitha Nirmana Meththasinghe