Book Review: Life After Life by Rajendra Kher

Life After Life
Author: Rajendra Kher
Publisher: Celestial Books (Leadstart Publishing)
Rating: 3.5/5

Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
~Haruki Murakami

‘Life After Life’ skillfully constructs a premise that packs a tremendous amount of hard-won knowledge into its pages. Often a topic of debate, the possibility of an afterlife has not yet been proved. But there have been theories and beliefs that prove that the soul does not die. Instead, it lives on forever. In this book, the author explores the possibility of a new life after death. He collates the information from Vedic scriptures and also quotes anecdotes from the lives of those who have been on the other side and returned for good.

Controversial yet bold, this book offers opinions and conclusions that might not be palatable to everyone. For instance, the importance of Karma has been reflected in several chapters. The author believes that it is our Karma that determines whether the road after death will be smooth or bumpy. He further elaborates on the kind of planes that are allotted to the spirit after the demise of a person. In the case of suicide, the spirit gets the lowest plane. Several other concepts like the rebirth, ghosts, moksha, supernatural powers and reasons for demise have been discussed in detail, quoting the facts (or fiction) from the old scriptures.

Fluid narrative aids in a proper understanding of the concept. But the lack of perception and the unconvincing reasoning fails to leave a lasting impression on the mind of the readers. There are grammatical errors but the idea is too interesting to give attention to the errors.

Overall, this is an interesting book for the ones who seek clarity on whether life afterlife is a myth or truth. Even if the answer is not conclusive, the details might boggle the mind and leave you hungry more information.

Best wishes to the author!

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