DAILY THEOSOPHY QUOTES
Saturday 8th February 2014
“Were an Asiatic to ask me for a definition of Europe, I should be forced to answer him: It is that part of the world which is haunted by the incredible delusion that man was created out of nothing, and that his present birth is his first entrance into life.”
“Since the days of this German, Asiatics have also become “civilized” and reject the immortality of the Soul. But the tide has been turning and there have been not only mystics and poets but scientists and men of affairs who hold fast to their own intimations of Reincarnation. The Law of Cycles, by which the processes of Nature take place, compels a logical mind to arrive at the conclusion that Reincarnation represents the cycle of human evolution. Man is born and dies as the universe is making the vast cycles of the days and nights of Brahma. Voltaire saw this when he said that “It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in Nature is resurrection.” …
“Numerous aspects of Reincarnation are accepted by men of modern knowledge. Recurrence and resurrection create the spiral of progress everywhere. Death and Regeneration are to be seen everywhere. Why should it be otherwise with man’s body which dies but which must refashion itself with the Will to Live which every human soul possesses and holds to with a superb tenacity? No, the great American, Benjamin Franklin was right in penning his own Epitaph when he was only 23 years old:-
” “The Body of Benjamin Franklin, Printer, Like the
cover of an old book, Its contents worn out,
And stripped of its lettering and gilding, Lies here,
food for worms.
But the work shall not be lost,
For it will, as he believed, appear once more, In a
new and more elegant edition,
Revised and corrected by The Author.” ”
— B.P. Wadia, Thus Have I Heard, p. 201-203
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