Thursday, May 5, 2011

Soul and Reincarnation: What Happens to Soul at the Time of Death by Dr. Sukhraj S Dhillon

The views on soul and reincarnation vary from no such thing as a ‘soul’ to only humans possess a soul, to both humans and animals possess a soul, and that soul likewise dies when the physical body dies or that soul is immortal and never dies. All religions believe in the existence of SOUL in human body, but they differ in what happens after death. This manuscript searches for the truth. It provides alternate views using science and logic to questions that were perceived to be confusing and contradictory varying from faith to faith. We hope these will be more acceptable to our next generation of science and technology. It is written for those curious minds that like to explore the mystery of soul and reincarnation.

Dr. Dhillon has used the best of Eastern traditions and Western Scientific knowledge to expose the mystery of soul and reincarnation.

I had a very interesting time reading this book. It can seem a little daunting to read something that picks apart many aspects of spirituality, but this book is worth looking into.

What I found most surprising was the balance of ideas, the back and forth of science and religion. The author does a commendable job of stating both sides clearly and with as much impartiality as humanly possible. I have to say the chapter on transmigration of DNA was my favorite, very interesting take on the idea of reincarnation. Even if you don’t agree with it, you can see the validity of the theory. I also enjoyed the last section, which listed the many issues that exist when trying to prove the existence of souls and reincarnation. Again, very balanced overview.

As with any book that deals with religion, it might not be for everyone. Although it would be wonderful if very religious people would read it, I doubt they’d find it half as informative as it’s meant to be. I can only hope that some of the spiritual people out there will pick it up. It’s well worth the attention.

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