“Life After Death: The Burden of Proof,” by Deepak Chopra, a Summary and Review
After studying the concept of life after death for many years, I have come to the conclusion that the afterlife cannot be understood if you look at it through the single lens – either scientific or spiritual. Instead, the secrets of the universe yield only to a multidisciplinary approach. Science is often best equipped to answer the “what,” and “how” questions of life, but, only spirituality can answer the “why” questions.
For example, some scientists argue that we have “quantum souls” that survive the death of our bodies, but, they cannot tell us what happens to these souls when we die or why we have them in the first place.
A Surprisingly Comprehensive Perspective on the Afterlife
Perhaps this is why I enjoyed Life After Death: The Burden of Proof, by Deepak Chopra, so much. In a way, Deepak is the perfect person to explore the mysteries of the afterlife from a holistic perspective. As a medical doctor, he understands how the body functions and has a deep respect for science. And, as the author of 80 books, including the massively successful, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, he understands our spiritual side better than almost anyone alive today.
One of Chopra’s core arguments is that life after death is not a destination that is separated from our time on Earth by an unscalable wall. Rather, the afterlife is a continuation of our experience in the physical world. You are a spiritual being with almost infinite potential and, as such, what we consider life and death are two sides of the same universal human experience.
What You Do Matters! Who You Are Matters!
This has important implications for how we view our lives here on Earth. For starters, what we do in the physical world matters. Because the afterlife is a continuation of our soul’s journey and not a destination, we are constantly shaping our own experience of life after death. The two are intimately, beautifully and inextricably connected.
Make no mistake. What you do matters. What you feel matters. The lives that you touch matter. The mind, heart and soul that you develop in this world are the keys to your experience in the next.
The Journey to Becoming a More Enlightened Spiritual Being
Another aspect of Life After Death: The Burden of Proof that I personally appreciate is that it can be appreciated by followers by people of all religious faiths. Chopra’s goal is not to advance the beliefs of any one religion. Instead, he wants to help people of all faiths to become more enlightened spiritual beings. While some of the examples that he uses may be connected to specific religious traditions, Chopra uses them to make universal points. It is a respectful and gentle approach that readers will appreciate.
As one Amazon reader put it, “I felt that Chopra dealt with an incredibly difficult topic with grace and ease. His writing was flawless, straight-forward and elegant at the same time.” – David
Finding Peace, While You Are Still Alive
At the end of the day, studying our eternal nature is its own reward, but, what struck me as I read through the reviews of other readers was the level of peace that this book brought to them. Life after death can be a challenging concept to explore. It takes courage to stare into the darkness, looking for a glimpse of the eternal.
Many readers said that Life After Death: The Burden of Proof, helped them to find peace and comfort when it came to thinking about their own mortality. And, perhaps this is the greatest gift that Deepak Chopra could have given us.
If you are concerned about the possibility that life after death does not exist or you simply want to explore your eternal, spiritual side, I highly encourage you to consider reading this book. It will open your eyes to one of the greatest mysteries of the universe… and mystery can only be explained by the mind and felt in the heart.
This review by J. Joansdatter says it all, “This book brought a comforting and lasting awareness through both stories and documented scientific studies. The last few chapters, in particular, enriched my life. The confusion and burden of doubts that led me to find this book have been entirely lifted.”
Have you read Life After Death: The Burden of Proof, by Deepak Chopra? What do you think about the idea that what we experience in the afterlife is an extension of how much we grow, learn, explore and help others here on Earth? Let’s have a conversation!