Francis Story

Rebirth as Doctrine and Experience

Rebirth as Doctrine and Experience

Francis Story had a particular fascination with the memories of rebirth that he encountered in Burma.

He wrote prolifically about his experiences and remains one of the most lucid Western writers about Buddhism, often taking a scientific approach to his subject.

This collection of his essays explaining the Buddhist doctrine of rebirth, including documented case studies, is the second volume of three in his collected writings.

The introduction to this book is by Ian Stevenson, M.D., from the University of Virginia Medical School. Dr. Stevenson and Francis Story collaborated in researching and documenting case studies of rebirth.

The other books in the Francis Story trilogy of Collected writings are The Buddhist Outlook and Dimensions of Buddhist Thought.

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About Francis Story

Francis Story (also known ans Anagarika Sugatananda,1910-1972) was born in England in 1910 and became acquainted with Buddhist teachings early in life.

For 25 years he lived in Asian countries — India, Burma, and Sri Lanka — where he deeply studied the Buddhist philosophy of life. With that background and endowed with a keen analytical mind, he produced a considerable body of writings, collected and published in three volumes by the Buddhist Publication Society.

You yourselves must strive, the Buddhas only point the way

Buddha, Dhp 276