Karma and Reincaranation - The Vedantic Perspective

Karma and Reincaranation - The Vedantic Perspective

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Author: Swami Muni Narayana Prasad
Publisher: D K Printworld
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 106
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8124600228

Description

The atman (soul), in the Eastern belief system, is eternal, immortal. The phenomenon of (Physical) death is, thus, nothing but its disembodiment and its reincarnation in a new body. And what determines an atman’s choice of a new body is the law of karma-the merits and demerits of one’s actions in the present life.

The notions of karma and reincarnation constitute the fundamental tenets of Indian thinking; though these, like many other doctrinal beliefs, are hard to prove/disprove in purely rationalistic or even empirical terms. Swami Muni Narayana Prasad looks afresh at these age-old doctrinal belief-from the viewpoint of an Advaitin (non-dualist), developing stimulating insights from his studies of the Upanisads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Brahman Sutras and, besides these, the works of his mentor, Narayana Guru. Contextually, among other questions, his book also dwells on Ultimate Reality, Birth and Death, and the book also dwells on Ultimate Reality, Birth and Death, and the Two Paths: Devayana (the Path of Gods) and Pitryana (the path of manes), either of which the souls take to after death.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

SWAMI MUNI NARAYANA PRASAD is the Guru and Head of Narayana Gurukula, a guru-disciple foundation open to all, irrespective of caste, creed, gender, religion or nation, aimed at promoting the Science of the Absolute as restated by Narayana Guru. A disciple of Nataraja Guru and Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati, he has traveled widely teaching Indian philosophy.

Contents

PREFACE

PRELUDE

Vedic References
Artabhaga’s Doubt and the Mystery of Karma
What is Karma and Who Does it?
What is Birth and Death?
The Two Paths
In the Katha Upanisad
In the Bhagavad Gita
In the Brahma Sutras
Conclusion

BIBLIOGRAPHY

GLOSSARY

INDEX