What exists after death? Explain it to me," insists the young student Nachiketa as he puzzles over this supreme mystery in the Kathopanishad. Swami Rama's penetrating commentary on the ensuing dialog between Nachiketa and Yama, King of Death reveals a clear, profound philosophy of death and immortality, embellished with his own insights. Raised since early childhood by a great sage of Bengal who lived in the Himalayas, Swami Rama draws upon his own experience in writing this book, as well as upon the experience of sages he has met and studied with who were also personally acquainted with the death of the body and with what lies beyond.
This approach makes the book uniquely valuable, for as he states. "Those who attain the highest knowledge and immortality by reaching the state of super consciousness; they alone can unravel the mystery of death." He also gives practical advice and instructions on how to understand the various levels of consciousness and attain the super conscious state. In his efforts to enrich the spiritual growth of Westerners, Swami Rama has founded the Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy, with its headquarters in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The recipient of the Martin Buber Award for Service to Humanity, he is also the author of many books, including Living with the Himalayan Masters, Lectures on Yoga, A Practical Guide to Holistic Health, Choosing a Path, Enlightenment without God, Inspired Thoughts of Swami Rama, and Book of Wisdom (Ishopanishad).
About the Author:
Swami Rama founded the Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy, the Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust in India, and many centers throughout the world. A student of both Himalayan cave monasteries and European universities, he founded the Himalayan Institute to create a bridge between the ancient teachings of the East and modern scientific approaches of the West.