"Who Are We?" is a rare account of one human being following his inner voice to undertake a journey unknown all along. Anchored with unquestionable faith he proceeds unimpeded by reason as assertive thoughts draw him to a destination. At the completion of the passage he gains an unconventional insight into the reality of things revealing universal precepts that we accept as faith. The revelations concerning reincarnation are substantiated by verses from Bhagavad Geeta.
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Institute of Spiritual Healing
We get love and security at home and from the other sources; then again, some of us may not. We gain knowledge from parents, friends, teachers and other sources; then again some of us may not. We apply our learning and skills to find gainful employment; then again, some of us may not. We support our families and ourselves; then again, some of us may not. We get angry with people nad things and respond in an unacceptable manner when things don't work our way; then again, some of us may not. We have fear of losing things, so we do certain actions to protect those things; then again, some of us may not. We have passion for certain things and get involved in those things; then again, some of us may not. We become greedy and and possess more than we need and get attached to those possessions; then again, some of us may not. We want people to accept our way of thinking and doing things; then again, some of us may not. We sacrifice and do good, charitable and noble things to find peace and satisfaction; then again, some of us may not. We lie, cheat and commit illegal and immoral acts to get ahead in life, but some of us may not.
But when we see others getting old and dying, we cannot say, "Some of us may not." The daunting thought that 'we will get old and die' also invariably strikes all of us. And when we confront mortality in this way, we are confronted, as well, with life's most enigmatic questions "Who am I?" "Where did I come from?" "Where am I going?" Once we face these questions, life is never the same. The answer cannot be found from parents, teachers, friends or scholars, nor can they be found through learning, performing or experiencing alone. Because our perspective changes with every new piece of knowledge gained, actions performed and experiences witnessed. Finding the answer to the ultimate question "Who am I?" becomes a personal journey. It is a human question.
"The last thought decides the mental and physical makeup of the next body."
"Just as a huge banyan tree stands on something that we do not see but is subtle, in the same manner all life rests on something that we do not see and is subtle. That subtle is the inner self that brings us back to being."
"The fact remains that the evidence of science, the logic of philosophy and the belief of faith are all present in our genetic makeup."
"The very fact that we accept our parents is a matter of faith without doubt or question."
"There are four factors in the pursuit of true knowledge: books and available literature on the subject, knowledgeable teacher on the subject. discriminative intellect and experience of the student."
"The revelations suggest that we hold the mystery of creation in our minds."
"I experienced divinity in its fullest expression."
"Today I share with youone of life's deepest mysteries. The source in each life manifests itself repeatedly to take different forms. The journey continues until the source is exposed to itself."
"The essence of duty is service. The duty must be rendered earnestly, efficiently and effectively. Duty is performed without expectation."
Where Science and Faith Combine, New Book Takes Provocative Look at the Science of Reincarnation
When people are healthy and have the physical and financial means to live comfortably, despair is an infrequent visitor. But regardless of one's race, gender, religious beliefs, status in society or any number of other factors, the death of a loved one is a common and inescapable fact of life. Author Laj Utreja draws upon his own experiences to help others cope in his new book, Who Are We? - Is there rebirth? How do we reappear? Do we have a choice in destiny?
Anchored by an unquestionable faith, Utreja proceeds to explore his thoughts on these critical issues following the death of his beloved brother. At the completion of the passage he gains an unconventional insight into reality, revealing "universal precepts that we accept as faith."
The book is divided into three parts. In Part 1, "Who was he?" the author explores the enigmatic notion that faith can lead to understanding of knowledge that is "impossible to find through a rational mind." In this section, Utreja explains that reason, faith and observations are all recorded in the mind and, therefore, philosophical reasoning, religious beliefs and scientific observations cannot really be separated in human reflections. Part 2, "Who am I?" delves even deeper into the scientific as the author presents observations about matter, light and fluid flow and deduces the principle that "each person's universe is an expression of his soul." In Part 3, "Who is Sai Baba?" Utreja explains his definition of the Law of Karma, and proposes that anyone can rise to godhood.
"Each one of us can relate to (the) general premise that we cannot separate our faith from our reason and our observation," says Utreja. "We all want to know about people who find something or have attained something. In that sense, "Who Are We?" presents an account of one human being's personal journey that leads him to revelations of life after death. This book will be of interest to all want to know why they have this life."
Utreja hols a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. Utreja has taught courses in fluid mechanics at both the undergraduate and graduate level and is also the founder of the Institute of Spiritual Healing. He is the author of numerous technical reports, papers and proposals. During his career, he has served as an engineer, manager and executive. This is his first book.
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