Based on Srila Prabhupada’s teachings, Coming Back answers many common questions concerning the mystery and mechanism of reincarnation. In presenting their clear and complete explanations, the authors cite both modern data as well as timeless sources of knowledge about the afterlife such as Srimad-Bhagavatam and the Bhagavad-gita.
Since birth and death deal with the essence of our being, it is a subject of the utmost relevance to everyone.
Our reincarnation after death is a predetermined fact until we choose to break the bondage. First we must become open to the possibilities of life outside our empirical understanding.
Harvard biophysicist D. P. Dupey writes, “We may lead ourselves down a blind alley by adhering dogmatically to the assumption that life can be explained entirely by what we know of the laws of nature. By remaining open to the ideas embodied in the Vedic tradition of India, modern scientists can see their own disciplines from a new perspective and further the aim of all scientific endeavor: the search for truth.”
Coming Back gives common examples from the Vedas that point to the truth of reincarnation and how we can make progress toward releasing ourselves from coming back.