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Reincarnation and Karma: How They Really Affect Us

by Stephen Knapp
(Sri Nandanandana dasa)

Posted June 5, 2005

This book specializes in providing the Eastern explanation of our past and future lives and how we create our own good and bad experiences.

Everyone may know a little about reincarnation, but few understand the complexities and how it actually works. This book explains how reincarnation and karma really affect us. Herein all of the details are provided on how a person is implicated for better or worse by their own actions. You will understand why particular situations in life happen, and how to make improvements for one's future. You will see why it appears that bad things happen to good people, or even why good things happen to bad people, and what can be done about it.

Other topics include: Reincarnation recognized throughout the world; The most ancient teachings on reincarnation; Reincarnation in Christianity; How we transmigrate from one body to another; Life between lives; Going to heaven or hell; The reason for reincarnation

Free will and choice; Karma of the nation; How we determine our own destiny; What our next life may be like; Becoming free from all karma, and How to prepare to make our next life the best possible.

In Reincarnation and Karma, numerous references and quotations from the Vedic texts are used to turn an introspective and complicated subject into an easily understood reference guide for all who wish to determine their own eternal destiny. Combine this with modern research into past life memories and experiences and you will have a complete view of how reincarnation and karma really operate.

It is now published as both a paperback book, 6"x9", 135 pages, $13.95. It is also available as an adobe ebook (for $6.00) that can be downloaded and read anywhere while on your computer. It is available through the www.iuniverse.com/bookstore . Simply go directly to the book details page by using this link: www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?isbn=0-595-34199-3. Book orders for bookstores or catalogs can also be placed through iUniverse by calling 1-402-323-7800 extension 501, or by emailing: book.orders@iuniverse.com. European orders will be shipped out of England.

CONTENTS

PREFACE:
THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK

CHAPTER ONE:
REINCARNATION RECOGNIZED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

CHAPTER TWO:
REINCARNATION IN CHRISTIANITY

CHAPTER THREE:
THE FIRST THING YOU NEED TO KNOW IS YOU ARE NOT YOUR BODY
The Vedic Description of the Soul

CHAPTER FOUR:
WHAT IS REINCARNATION AND KARMA
What is Karma * How We Reincarnate * Approaching Death * How the Soul Leaves the Body * Rebirth * The Reason for Reincarnation * Conclusion

CHAPTER FIVE:
THE LAWS OF KARMA AND DESTINY

CHAPTER SIX:
WHY IT MAY SEEM THAT BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE

CHAPTER SEVEN:
FREE WILL AND CHOICE

CHAPTER EIGHT:
THE MODES OF NATURE
What the Modes of Nature Are * How the Modes of Nature Work * Where the Modes Take Us into Our Next Life

CHAPTER NINE:
HOW KARMA AFFECTS US THROUGH LIFE, DEATH AND BEYOND
Life in the Womb and Birth of the Living Entity * Old Age and Death * The Afterlife--If One Goes to Hell * Descriptions of Hell * When One Goes to Heaven

CHAPTER TEN:
KARMA OF THE NATION

CHAPTER ELEVEN:
AVOIDING BAD KARMA
Truthfulness * Austerity * Inner and Outer Cleanliness * Showing Mercy

CHAPTER TWELVE:
BECOMING FREE FROM KARMA AND REINCARNATION
Becoming Free from the Modes of Nature * Getting Free of Karma * How Spiritual Activities Nullify Karma * Conclusion--Preparing for the Next Life

NOTES / REFERENCES / INDEX