A Second Chance: The Story of Near Death Experience


Near-death experiences (NDEs) are not new phenomena; the Srimad-Bhagavatam, written thousands of years ago, recounts this NDE occurring in the much deeper past: Recent studies shows 67% of the people surveyed said they believe in life after death, and 15% said they themselves had some kind of near-death experience. Mind was an entity distinct from the brain and that the near-death crisis caused the mind and brain to split apart for a brief time


When law of karma acts on every individual and makes everyone responsible for the actions performed during one’s life, it also mysteriously determines ones destiny at the crucial moment called death. Near death experiences may have gained a lot of interest in the past few decades, but their intricate details and mysteries have been well documented in the ancient Vedic scriptures thousands of years ago.

At times when people are eagerly giving acceptance to reincarnations and near death experiences a Second Chance if provided is indispensable in our daily lives. This amazing narrative by H.D.G A. C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada based on ancient Vedic scriptures like Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita. The book will guide you to have a second chance, by employing techniques of Bhakti yoga to overcome the material obstacles of life, meet the challenges of death, and peacefully attain spiritual enlightment.

As the sinful Ajāmila lay on his deathbed, he was terrified to see three fierce humanlike creatures coming to drag him out of his dying body and take him away to the abode of Yamarāja, the lord of death, for punishment.

Surprisingly,  Ajāmila escaped this terrible fate. How? You’ll find out in the pages of A Second Chance: The Story of a Near-Death Experience.

You’ll also learn many vital truths about the fundamental nature of the self and reality, so you can better prepare yourself for your own inevitable encounters with death and dying.

Even today, people momentarily on the verge of death report encounters like Ajāmila’s, lending credibility to the idea that there is life after death.

In 1982, George Gallup, Jr., published a book called Adventures in Immortality, which contained results of a survey on American beliefs about the afterlife, including near-death and out-of-body experiences.

Sixty-seven percent of the people surveyed said they believe in life after death, and fifteen percent said they themselves had had some kind of near-death experience.

The people who reported a near-death experience were then asked to describe it. Nine percent reported an out-of-body sensation, and eight percent felt that “a special being or beings were present during the near-death experience.”

The Gallup survey is intriguing, but it leaves unanswered this basic question: Is there any scientific evidence for near-death experiences, particularly of the out-of-body type?

Apparently there is—from studies of people on the verge of death who, while supposedly unconscious, accurately report events relating to their physical body from a perspective outside it. Heart attack patients, accident victims, and soldiers wounded in battle have all reported such experiences.

Dr. Michael Sabom, a cardiologist at the Emory University Medical School, undertook a scientific study of such reports. He interviewed thirty-two cardiac-arrest patients who reported out-of-body experiences. During a cardiac arrest the heart stops pumping blood to the brain, and so a patient should be totally unconscious. Yet twenty-six of the thirty-two patients reporting out-of-body experiences during cardiac arrest were able to give fairly accurate visual accounts of their resuscitation. And the remaining six gave extremely accurate accounts of the specific resuscitation techniques, matching confidential hospital records of their operations.

The results of Sabom’s study, detailed in his book Recollections of Death: A Medical Investigation (1982), convinced him of the reality of out-of-body experiences. He concluded that the mind was an entity distinct from the brain and that the near-death crisis caused the mind and brain to split apart for a brief time. Sabom wrote, “Could the mind which splits apart from the physical brain be, in essence, the soul, which continues to exist after the final bodily death, according to some religious doctrines? As I see it, this is the ultimate question that has been raised by reports of the NDE [near-death experience].”

Table of Contents of Second Chance : Story of a Near Death Experience

  • SC: Introduction

  • SC 1: Separating the Men From the Animals

  • SC 2: In Imitation Of the Original

  • SC 3: At the Final Hour

  • SC 4: Neither Birth Nor Death

  • SC 5: The Visnudutas To the Rescue

  • SC 6: The Residents Of the Spiritual Sky

  • SC 7: Authorized Discrimination

  • SC 8: Religion

  • SC 9: Punishment

  • SC 10: The Next Life: Its Up to Us

  • SC 11: The Realm of the Senses

  • SC 12: Bewildered by Desire

  • SC 13: Ajamila Begins His Degraded Life

  • SC 14: Betrayed by Leaders

  • SC 15: Atonement

  • SC 16: Awakening Love of God

  • SC 17: The Moment of Truth

  • SC 18: Pilgrim with a Purpose

  • SC 19: Erasing All Doubts

  • SC 20: Under One Master

  • SC 21: Confidential Knowledge

  • SC 22: The Glories Of the Holy Name

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