Coming Back

Based on the Teachings of His Divine Grace

A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA

Founder Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

 


 

Contents

 

Preface

"If you want to gain real control over our destiny, you must understand reincarnation and how it works. It's that simple."

 

The Quest for Immortality

Introduction

Brings into focus the need to approach the proper source for illumination. Despite the many theories of scientists no laboratory investigation has revealed the mystery of consciousness.

The Mystery of Consciousness

Chapter 1

Shows how reincarnation has profoundly influenced many of the world's greatest philosophers, poets, and artists, from Socrates to Salinger. Next, the process of reincarnation as expounded in Bhagavad-gita, the oldest and most respected sourcebook on the subject of transmigration of the soul, is presented.

Reincarnation: Socrates to Salinger

Chapter 2 

A lively dialogue between His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and noted religious psychologist Professor Karlfried Graf von Durckheim, clearly shows how the material body and the antimaterial particle, the spirit soul, can never be the same.

Changing Bodies

Chapter 3

A famous heart surgeon urges systematic research into the soul, and Srila Prabhupada cites the Vedic version, thousands of years older and strikingly more informative than modern medical science.

Soul Research

Chapter 4

Three fascinating narratives from the Vedic text Srimad-Bhagavatam. These accounts stand as classic examples of how the soul transmigrates through different types of bodies under the control of the precise laws of nature and karma.

Three Histories of Reincarnation

Chapter 5

Excerpts from the writings of Srila Prabhupada clearly demonstrate that the principles of reincarnation can be easily understood in terms of ordinary events and common observations that regularly occur in our daily lives.

The Soul's Secret Journey

Chapter 6

The next chapter describes how reincarnation embodies a universal and infallible system of justice, wherein the soul is never banished to eternal damnation but is constitutionally endowed with a permanent opportunity to escape the perpetual cycle of birth and death.

The Logic of Reincarnation

Chapter 7

Common misconceptions and chic notions about reincarnation.

Almost Reincarnation

Chapter 8

The concluding chapter presents the process through which the soul can transcend reincarnation and enter realms in which it is finally freed from the prison of the material body. Having once achieved this status, the soul never again returns to this endlessly mutable world of birth, disease, old age, and death.

Don't Come Back

 

  

 


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