Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19. I have always promised to bring you guys the best content and value out there so this week I was reading a book called ‘Beyond birth and death’. I know some of you don’t believe in reincarnation or that there is even something after death but please read this book once and your views will change. That is my promise to all of you.

This is a book by AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and I highly suggest you google the name and find out all about his movement and his life. This book has been phenomenal in introducing people to spiritual life. So we’re going to go deep inside and I’m going to point out the main teachings from the book.

  1. We are not these bodies we are the soul

I can guarantee that half of you are leaving as soon you hear this because this isn’t that popular of a thing these days. So the basic example is that the body is a machine and the soul is the driver. The soul is a spiritual spark. Just as a machine is useless without a driver the body is useless without the soul. So you might ask why is this useful in our lives? I’ll tell you. The mind is frustrated because it always wants more and more. Let’s take an example of a businessman who aspired to make a lot of money but even though he has a lot, he makes one more deal to gain more money but the deal goes wrong and he doesn’t get the money. The mind of that man will get agitated and he will go into envy by seeing other people making money and fall into depression. All because he associated himself with the body and his body cannot enjoy that money. Whereas if a man considers himself the soul, he will let the money go and instead of being jealous be grateful for what he has and keep on working diligently. He won’t ever lose hope. That’s the amount of improvement just one teaching of this book can bring.

  • Your thoughts at death and actions in life will decide your next body

Again I see a lot of you leaving but for the ones that are already here listen up. The reason why there are so many criminals in this age is because they believe they can get away with everything but if they know that there is a higher power watching their actions and that they will have to bear the consequences of their sins either in this life or the next that will keep them in check. Now we never know when death might come and if thoughts at death decide our next body then people will always think good things and we do what we think so our actions will also change. That will improve the overall behaviour of people towards each other and create a better society. Reduction in crime and people being nice to each other all from another chapter. That is fascinating.

  • The world is a place of suffering and there is a way to escape it

This is my favourite part of the book. I think everyone of us has known at some point or another that there is a lot of suffering in the world. I am going to try to explain this as good as I can but you need to read this chapter. So remember that there is a soul and that we take birth again and again in different bodies. So what if someone wants to be free from this repeated cycle? There are 2 worlds. The material and the spiritual world. The world we live in is the material world. And we need to go to the spiritual world if we want to be free. Call it heaven if you want to. Let’s say that there is a process that you need to follow and I can’t explain that here in detail. We need to worship God so that when we finally achieve our deaths we can be taken to the spiritual sky and ISKCON is the perfect movement to join for that. The advantages are that ISKCON is a community and gives aimless people a purpose especially teens so that they can get out of drugs and gangs and instead do something nice and serve the community. Second, crime rates again drop as there are a set of rules to follow in ISKCON and to worship God and they include that you don’t do any crimes. You can worship your own God just make sure that you do it with a pure heart. This teaching will help people out a lot and I’m sure you know now.

I couldn’t do this book justice in here and I know that so please read the book and see for yourself the wonders of that book. My advice would be to read it with an open mind and see it from each perspective. The book has many more teachings explained with vivid descriptions of stories and examples. Read the book take the teachings and improve your life. Hit me up with any questions or leave them in the comments.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn with your thoughts and if you have any ideas which I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Published by Harshit Sagar

I am a 18 year old teen who has a passion for writing and loves anime.

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