by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
Understanding Karma and Reincarnation
What happens when we die? How does our present life shape our future? What part of us survives death? From Death to Birth takes us on a vivid tour of the soul's journey from one lifetime to another, revealing little known or understood aspects of spiritual life along the way. Through a series of lively stories drawn from the ancient scriptures and his own experience, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait reveals the truth about karma, how we create it, why it becomes our destiny, and how we can use it to shape the future of our dreams.
Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Pages/Length: 216 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
About the Author
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. Family tradition gave him access to a vast range of spiritual wisdom preserved in both written and oral tradition. He lived and studied with renowned adepts before meeting his spiritual master, Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Fluent in Vedic and classical Sanskrit, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of the scriptures and holds two doctorates: Sanskrit, University of Allahabad; Oriental Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Author of 14 books, from scholarly analysis and scripture translation to spiritual biographies and yogic applications, he teaches worldwide while inspiring the Institute’s humanitarian work in Asia, Africa, and Mexico.
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From the Introduction:
For most of us, the journey of the soul from death to birth is determined mainly by our karmas -- the actions we perform in the interval between birth and death. That is why the key to unveil the mystery of rebirth and reincarnation is understanding karma and its effect onour mind and consciousness. This understanding in turnbrightens our knowledge of how we can eventually become the creators of our destiny rather than its products. As we shall see in the following pages, discovering the dynamics of karma, itsrole in the formation of our destiny, and itseffect on the process of dying not only sheds light on the multi-layered mystery concealed behind teh curtains of heaven and hell, ait also determines wheather the soul comes ack to this world along the muddy path of rebirth, returns along the highroad of reincarnation, or descends through divine birth.
“Pandit Rajmani generously reveals little known and little understood aspects of spiritual life, which makes this book a veritable treasure.”
— Georg Feuerstein, Director, Yoga Research Center, Yoga World
“In From Death to Birth, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait provides an in-depth study of the process of karma and rebirth, with many detailed examples and interesting stories to highlight the great truths that he has gathered from the Yoga tradition. . . . It is perhaps the most illuminating study of the subject to come out in recent years.”
— David Frawley, Director, American Institute of Vedic Studies