Why are animal-instincts roused so quickly in a human being? 1. for the satisfaction of his body, 2. for the satisfaction of his primitive impulses: rapacity, bloodthirstiness, manslaughter, destruction of spiritual and material values, etc. You will call them "animal-instincts" because many wild animals have equal instincts. One physical life is destroyed by another, for food or for protection or just for an impulse to murder. There are animals which, only for love of destruction, sting other animals and even human beings without having been attacked. Some animals spit or sting a deadly poison into the eyes or into the flesh of human beings just for a murderous feeling for everything alive and one could doubt whether this type of creature actually belongs to God's Creation. You want to ask: has the Creator given life to these creatures that are only living to do damage? or, have they received their life to bring strife and sorrow and suffering to all living beings? Is it for the reason to lead the reincarnated human spirit to humility and submission? and thus to let it purify from evil and vices? to give it a chance to evolve? This would apparently mean that the Creator is a God of Vengeance — whereas actually God is a God of Love and Compassion. The educated human being, the evolving spirit may well try to frighten the primitive human being by showing him the God of Vengeance who does not exist. But he is not able to bring primitive spirits to submission and humility by showing them the Truth. They are still low and undeveloped, they have as yet no spiritual evolution at all; school teaching cannot change these, conditions Therefore even Moses was bound to show his primitive followers God of Vengeance — and also primitive reincarnated spirits of the twentieth century have to be deceived by this. Then this condition: the existence of creatures in the world of animals — even of human beings — which only destroy and ruin, must have another explanation: viz., that there is a God of Love, Who has put an Atom of Himself into every living being whom He created: an Atom of God which contains Love, Charity and Compassion, and which — by the will of the bearer of this Atom — is able to develop into a spirit, endowed with virtues and divine gifts who, after having reached perfection and beauty, returns as a jewel to its Creator; but also, that a faithless apostate spirit exists, which has spied on the mysteries of creation and, as a spirit of hate, is the adversary of the God of Love, and is always trying to destroy the "Highest Throne" and to crown itself as the God of Vengeance, which has picked up many of God's mysteries, except the "Mystery of Eternity", which it shall never find out — which therefore makes it always feel as "god without eternity". Earth is a strategic point where the war between good and evil is fought, between spirits around the earth as well as between human beings living on earth. There is a large number of destructive elements among animals and it is difficult for human beings to decide which animals with base instincts belong to God's Creation. But animals, which actually belong to the class of internals, are marked, show a stigma, for which the Thinker and the Seeker for Truth is not blind. Both types are in the first period of their evolution and show it by being evil, by destructiveness and by extermination, up to the time when "reason" awakens in their human spirits. Then the splitting happens between good ones and evil ones. They understood one another in their permittivity, in their ignorance, in their barbarity. This has changed now. They start to use their more and more developing reason to find out where their way lies: the one goes on to commit always more evil deeds, here as the other feels repentance for all his aberrations. The one hardens in his feelings towards suffering and does not care whether his life on earth be hard and difficult. He rejoices at the evil, the sorrow, the struggles and the sufferings which he pours out for himself and for others. He instigates other spirits to wickedness and helps by inspiration or even by incorporation in human bodies to enforce these misdeeds. The other one carefully continues to suppress his base instincts and tries hard to acquire virtues instead. The more he improves, the better he is able to light vices and shortcomings in himself and in his fellow-beings. But this struggle for advancement is mingled with difficulties, and the more he improves, the more he becomes sensitive to his own suffering — the more he must also realise that all these conditions are a necessity for the welfare of his fellow-beings as well as for himself. The path which he treads is long, but the further he proceeds on this path, the more help and support he receives — the more is his path cleared up and the better is he able to understand the life of the spirit on earth and in the cosmos — because he purifies more and more and receives inspiration and initiation from Higher Spiritual Spheres. He no longer feels he is a child of the earth because the physical earth has no more attraction for him. He sheds his animal-instincts more and more — he withdraws more and more from the material earth and stands already with one foot in spirit land. The struggle, though, continues. When he tries to give love, he receives hate instead — where he tries to give help, he encounters egoism — where he feels compassion this feeling is returned by antipathy. But he goes steadfastly on and does not took for a easy way out to avoid the difficulties of human life. He realises at last that what he imagined to be his individual struggle happens all over the world: man against man — nation against nation—country against country — race against race — continent against continent. And he sees the time coming when planet stands against planet: the Planet of God against the planet of evil. This war is in fact already raging: the Spirits of God against the spirits of darkness. He realises that he is not an individual case, but that he is a .soldier in God's Great visible and invisible Army — soldier in the Eternal Immortal Army, which will wipe out the evil and replace it by Love, Charity and Compassion. How strong must this spirit feel when it has gained this conviction and this enlightenment, and when it realises that it is born in a temporal human body for purification, but also to be better prepared to serve the Plans of God. He considers himself now to be a temporal human being endowed with an immortal spirit, living within him — and he hopes that God may accept him, may liberate him from evil and that Eternal Life is awaiting him in the cosmos. Ts he not a mirror now of life — on earth and in the cosmos — where Ascending and descending spirits are living — Spirits of Light and Eternity and spirits of darkness and temporality? His own human body is also temporal and has to return to the earth whence it came — it will perish together with the earth into infinity, perhaps into nothingness. But he himself: the Reason, the Spirit, shall live after the death of the body because the Atom of God, given to the spirit, must return to the Creator, the Father of all Eternity. Meanwhile the chaos on earth proceeds. People do not understand one another. Primitive, barbaric, low and infernal spirits are born in a human body and reincarnated. Incarnated spirits follow their path upwards or downwards — as spirits of good or of evil. The evil comes from the earth and from the product of the earth — the human body; the good comes from the human spirit whom God created. Good and evil are like two magnets which repel each other, but return again and try to eliminate or to destroy one another. They clash and repel each other continuously — again and again. But from the one radiates understanding and pity, from the other one hate and vengeance. It is a violent struggle. The one knows that it cannot be destroyed spiritually because it is eternal — the other one presumes, imagines itself to be inviolable. It is not conscious of its being temporal — God alone is the Bearer of Eternity. God alone can give eternity to those who are worthy of it — by their evolution and purification. God refuses Eternity only to those who are unworthy. The one is filled with humility and submission to the Laws of God; the other is full of pride and arrogance, of misappreciation for order and discipline. It denies others the right of living, wants to lord it over those of higher evolution, those who practice love and compassion. It has neither sense nor reason — but tries by boasting and intimidation, to rise to power, which it is always unable to handle on account of its permittivity, its lack of spiritual uplift and its lack of submission to the Will of God. Glance at the remote past, at the spiritual beginnings of liberation of human spirits, who finished, their reincarnations on earth: from Moses to Mohammed, via Zoroaster, Gautama Buddha and Jesus. Observe the struggle of the prophets of the Old and New Testaments. Observe the teachings of many philosophers — and you will become acquainted with a series of martyrs, many of whom paid with their lives the tribute to be Soldiers of God's Army, to serve Truth. You will always find — since thousands of years passed: "Struggle between Good and Evil". Meanwhile many primitive spirits have been born in a human body and became purified spirits, reincarnated in new human bodies, either here on earth or on other planets, and — on the other hand — perfected spirits have reached the Abode of Eternal Bliss. This is the Cycle of Spiritual Life. The struggle between good and evil has to be fought on earth, until the evil be destroyed or earth has disappeared from the cosmos as a planet for reincarnation, for purification and atonement for evil. Earth is the boundary between two spiritual spheres, two spiritual ideologies: between God the Eternal and the temporal evil — between the Angels who are faithful and loyal to God and the spirits of darkness. One thing is clear: You who are purifying and who have passed many reincarnations in a human body, who rose to higher spiritual spheres, you have become much more. sensitive to the evil radiation which emanates from the earth. But this is the proof of your evolution, and the proof that you are worthy to serve God's Plans as worthy soldiers.
There is a generally known sentence which has been used since the times of Jesus and which even today has lost nothing of its value and its power. This sentence is: "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all else shall be added unto you". And it is also said: "The Kingdom of God is within you, not without". Little is said about this "Kingdom of God", neither of its purport nor where to find the road that leads to this Kingdom. Everyone, who is of good will, is able to find this Kingdom and to enter it. And truly this Kingdom is within every human spirit. The Lord has not just built His Kingdom into every human person. It would be too easy for them if the Lord would have built a "Temple of Eternity" into everyone for him to step in and make it his eternal home. If this were the case, then everybody — whether purified or of lower development — would enter this "House of God", notwithstanding his good or his evil radiations, notwithstanding the evil which he harbours and the atoms of which he leaves everywhere. The House of God, or call it "the Kingdom of God", is so perfect, so filled with Love, with goodness, with Compassion, that a human spirit with base instincts, lewd inclinations, vices and evil-doings, has no admission. Spirits, whose radiation differs from those that radiate from this Kingdom of God, are not in harmony with purified spirits. There is only one fatherland for undeveloped spirits and this is the land of earthly pleasures and of earthliness. The Kingdom of God is the Kingdom of spiritual values, of wisdom, of faith, of trust, of virtue and excellence, of love and of compassion. Without harmony, there are quarrels and discord, intolerance and rebellion, vices and evil. The human spirit has to overcome its base instincts, its shortcomings and defects to be able to find and to enter the Kingdom of God. it has to radiate love and compassion, to harmonize with the radiation from the Divine Spheres. Only then will it feel the beneficial influence of the cosmic rays which correspond to its spiritual evolution. Is this not also the case when a reincarnated spirit prays for help of purified spirits, to get relief from sickness, struggle, sorrow and suffering? When those suffering human spirits, who ask for help from above, are still low and undeveloped, many of them may pray to idols of stone, never knowing the "One Spirit" Who does not live in a figure of stone, but in the cosmos. These people need the kind of help of other spirits, which have heard their prayers and which bring them in touch with those spirits that have been called to help and which will deliver these prayers. High Spirits are not tuned to the radiation of low spirits. They have to adjust their radiation — just as a wireless set has to be adjusted—to be able to hear such humble prayers and supplication. The human spirit with only a low evolution is not able — from lack of purification — to adjust his radiation to higher and shorter wavelengths. But his guide is there, his leader spirit, and they do their best — considering the good intentions of their charge — to connect him to higher spirits endowed with higher powers. A person does not know himself, does not know his past, is not conscious of previous evil deeds and regards himself as better than he is. He has to learn to know himself as human being and as spirit. He has to discern his faults, his shortcomings, his failings and his defects and all else, and has to cast off all that which prevents his purification. Thus he has gained room in his soul for virtues and for wisdom, and his radiation changes. Light is shining all around him, he rises spiritually to spheres of understanding and he is now able to attune himself to higher spheres. There — after all these changes — his life is more holy, and he finds — within himself —the "Kingdom of God", finds it by his evolution, his love and his compassion. Thus he becomes a part of the Higher Cosmos sphere, where he now belongs and to which he is now attuned. He is the builder, the constructor, who has built himself his own home in the Kingdom of God. This house is not on earth, not built of stone and cement or of physical material but it is built of spiritual values, of his wisdom, his love, his compassion for his fellow-beings. The Creator will not permit worthy and unworthy spirits to mingle in His Kingdom. The unworthy are always able to become worthy by leading satisfactory lives and by acquiring virtues, provided they be of good will and have the earnest intention to purify, to rise and to evolve. Whatsoever the human being wants to achieve, he must build up for himself. The Lord gives him the necessary material, but the human being has to do the work, has to take care to become worthy of God, and to build in his own soul a temple to become a small part of the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is spiritual, not physical. The Lord deposits His Atom in the human soul, and the human being has to endeavor to develop this atom into a precious gem, a diamond worthy to sparkle at the Throne of God. This diamond, this jewel, is also something spiritual and has nothing to do with the earth and the physical human being. It is a spiritual pearl, to be cultured by the will of the human being and it grew from the Atom of God, which was planted in his soul. You have already learned that, although somebody might be base and in the depth of darkness, as long as he, being of good will stretches out his hands to those who are able and willing to help him out of the depth, wherein he is sinking, there will be hands to seize his hands; but nobody can help him unless of his own free will he wants to work together with them, wants to improve, to balance his Karma, to change his vices into virtues. It is the same for him who is seeking the Kingdom of God. He, too, stretches out his hands to receive the help of other spirits if he wants to reach his goal. But nobody will succeed in reaching this Kingdom of God without his own purification, his own will to improve, to replace his vices by virtues. Those who are helping him can only encourage him not to abandon the road of his ardent desire to persevere until he has reached this goal; they can teach him to look within and not without, to discern his self—and to find the Kingdom of God within — by understanding his own spirit. The sentence: "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all else shall be added unto you", is of great importance. But the human being is blinded by the physical and material profusion of the earth. He expects that, if he believes and attends church, the Lord will overload him with worldly possessions. He expects the gates to worldly wellbeing to be wide open for him and he forgets to look for the Kingdom of God which is not of this earth, but of the cosmos, of the spirit lands. Not the church, but the manner of his living brings him to the Kingdom of God. The church may be a help, a means by which those of good intentions are shown the way, but everyone has the right of self-determination received from God. He form himself by his own will, his own good intentions, his purification from evil, by his improving his evolution. He, who is seeking the Kingdom of God is he who is looking for wisdom, who is trying to do good and to fight evil; is he who, in spite of evils which other reincarnated persons did to him, looks on them with love and radiates compassion. The Lord gives him who wants wisdom everything necessary to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but man has to build the way himself with his virtues as material. Just as one on earth has to prepare for a journey to make it a success — so has he who wants to look for the Kingdom of God to prepare himself in many ways. The necessary arrangements for the first one are of earthly concerns and for the physical body and are of physical material, whereas the necessary preparations for the path, the journey to the Kingdom of God are concerns for the wellbeing of the spirit and are spiritual and of the cosmos. The spirit has therefore to take care of spiritual affairs and has to renounce material matters in order to be able to attune itself to the Kingdom of God, which does not belong to the earth, but to the Eternal, Infinite Cosmos. This human spirit receives from God everything he needs to reach his goal. He gains spiritual gifts, his eyes are opened for good and evil, the necessary powers are also given to him such as patience, confidence, trust, steadfastness, determination, endurance, etc. He reaches his goal and there he finds out that he himself has built his house in the Kingdom of God and that this house is an Atom of the High Spheres to which he is attuned, and that he actually found the Kingdom of God in his own soul. This is the deeper meaning of the words: "Look ye for the Kingdom of God not outside yourself, but within you". Outside, around the human being is the physical material life of the earth, with earthly longings and temptations; within the human being is the spirit with the treasury of its spiritual cravings. The Atom of God is there to give the human being — this great unknown duality — the chance to purify more and more, to improve more and more, to shed his shortcomings, to overcome the evil, to renounce his vices, and to acquire virtues instead, to make his radiation finer and more sensitive, to rise and to evolve — until he has discovered the Kingdom within. Many people look for the Kingdom where they cannot find it. Prayer, for instance, is a way that leads to the Heavenly House, but many people mutter a prayer with their mouths only, not with their hearts and their souls. A prayer has to be felt, sincere and fervent, humble and with submission to the Highest Lord and Master. If someone prays with a feeling of haughtiness and superiority in his mind, if he feels pride and overbearing and views his fellow-beings with arrogance, if his soul be filled with earthly, material and possessive inclinations, if he be sanctimonious, apparently faithful — just to show off to his fellow-beings — if he be helpful to others to get some personal advantage — then his prayer comes not from his heart and his life is not lived according to God's Laws. He then cannot expect that his prayers will be accepted and will rise to Heaven, or that good spirits will bear them to their destination. He looks for the Kingdom of God without himself, where he will only find material things, but no spiritual concerns. He seeks in the wrong places. He has still to undergo many experiences: knowledge of mankind and humanity and sufferings for purification, and only, when he has sufficiently drunk from this well, has he improved his purification, humility has replaced his haughtiness — his superiority has changed to submission. His prayer is no more only lip service, but is a shining ray from his soul that rises to Heaven and reaches its destination. He has found the Kingdom of God within himself — as an Atom of the Eternal Light of the Father in the Highest Heaven. He now understands the meaning of those words: "Look ye first for the Kingdom of God and all else will be added unto you". And he will also understand the other sentence: "Look for the Kingdom of God within you and not without". May every reincarnated human spirit succeed in reaching the Eternal Kingdom of God.
Dr. H. L. Rivail, whom you know under the name of Allan Kardec, lived on earth — about one hundred years ago — to show humanity the way that leads to Eternal Bliss. Allan Kardec concluded — with reference to messages, counsels, etc., which he received mediumistically from the spiritworld — that the path which reincarnated spirits on earth have to follow must comprise three ideas, viz.: 1. Search for moral perfection. 2. Practice and cultivation of prayer. 3. Love for God in Spirit and in Reality. These these notions are incomplete but are very interesting, considering the fact that since the times of the Reformation and the Inquisition — when most of the mediums and spiritualists have been burned on the stake as heretics — the study of the spiritualistic philosophy and the practice of spiritualism in France, as well as in other European countries — have been practically crushed and exterminated. These three pillars, however, contain morale belief and love. Allan Kardec teaches, in other declarations, that spiritualism includes belief, philosophy and science. We need an explanation of the correct meaning of these three words: morale, belief and love. 1. When Allan Kardec says: "Strive to reach moral perfection" he knows how wanting human beings are in respect of morality. As a human being, he has seen the struggle of his fellow-beings and he had himself to fight temptations — just as Jesus had and the Prophets — and as all spirits on earth have to do in their fight for improving human morals. A person who wants to reach moral perfection is a person who strives to improve — a person who tries to overcome his vices and to gain virtues — a person who fights the evil in his mind and tries to replace it with good intentions — a person who tries to crush his feelings of hate and vengeance, but tries to forgive those who wronged him — a person who, unknowingly, serves God's Plans on earth by fighting the evil and serving the good. All this is striving for moral perfection. Experience, though, shows that it is by no means easy to change from bad to good, but that it needs many a reincarnation to reach moral perfection. The people on earth are only able to understand one another when all of them have reached the same sphere of evolution — and then the Kingdom of God can be established on earth in its full significance. But then new spirits arrive on earth at all times to pass through their first incarnation. These spirits do not know anything about spiritual values or of their own spiritual life. They think it absurd that some people find spiritual life more important than earthly, material and physical concerns. They make trouble for them, disturb and molest those who look for spiritual values. They fight them, not knowing that the seed of wisdom slumbers also in their own souls and will — after several new reincarnations — start to germinate and that later they are also going to work for the same spiritual values, which they now combat, misunderstand and hate. 2. Allan Kardec speaks also about the praxis of prayer. Does he mean by prayer the lethargic reading of texts or words which somebody else has composed, or which were given mediumistically from the spiritworld? Reading of prayers is the way to encourage people in their afflictions, their struggle and their suffering to find prayers in their own hearts to send to Heaven. Children have to learn prayers by heart, as little poems. This is a practice of learning to pray, but it does not have the least effect. It does not rise to Heaven because these words are not heart-felt. They are not felt really deeply and evaporate in space, just as some streets have a dead end in a fence. A genuine prayer arises from a spontaneous feeling, when a person is in danger, during an earthquake, a flood, an explosion or suchlike. Then the soul prays because the person wants so much to keep alive — to be able to finish his task on earth. When prayers are muttered in such circumstances, these prayers arise in moments of anguish, of shock and of nervous tension. Then the body shakes with emotion and a spiritual ray vibrates from there which aims directly at heaven. The human spirit, realising his crossing over, sees — in the last moments of life — his whole life, like a film, rolling off. He then usually forgives those who wronged him and asks forgiveness of those whom he has wronged, knowingly and unintentionally. He now shows his real face and discards the disguise, which he has used sometimes during his life on earth, to hide his nature and his affections and inclinations. He repents and realises his conditions and what he has to take with him into the spiritworld. The last hours of a human being are usually filled with meditations and with prayer. The spirit — on the point of passing into the spiritworld — knows that it stays alive in the cosmos; only human nature has its doubts and asks many questions, such as: What happens to me after death? He sees spirits in human form which manifest around his death-bed, and he cannot understand that they are still alive. But slowly the perception penetrates his brain that death does not exist, and that he, too, will once be called — in the cosmos — to manifest and to give those who are on the point of passing over the certainty that death does not exist and that the so-called dead ones are alive and living in the cosmos. He wants very sincerely — in these last moments of meditation on earth — to repair his many shortcomings and wrongdoings, and he prays to the Lord for mercy and prays to be not too severely condemned. He prays with his heart and his soul and with ardor because he realises what he is asking. It is not the human being who actually has those deep feelings, but the spirit within which expresses these feelings through him. He feels very relieved after these last meditations and prayers. He feels no more physical pains, but a new strength of acquiescence, the strength of faith in things to come; the calmness and the peace of those who — after a life of haste and sacrifice — feel the peaceful atmosphere of the cosmos, of the universe. Prayer brings balm to the heart of the hasty, brings rest to feverish patients, brings peace to human spirits, in sorrow and in suffering. Everybody experiences moments when he — unwittingly with a natural urge — closes his eyes and prays with heart and soul. Even he, who is not a church-goer and has forgotten his childhood prayers, will for once in his life close his eyes to pray, pray to God, to ease the hard life on earth and to have mercy on him. The true prayer has no fixed formula. Fixed formulae are only practice for the spirit to teach him how to pray. They might lead to true prayer. But to really pray is to find expression for a feeling which — mostly without words, as a ray — ascends from the human spirit to heaven where it belongs and — if this be possible — will be complied with. It is not always the right thing to pray for release from struggle and suffering. The human being lives on earth to compensate — by spiritual and physical suffering — for previously done evil deeds, even evil deeds about which he is not aware. It would prevent him from improving and purifying, and thereby reaching higher spheres, if those sufferings were taken away from him. His prayers will therefore be examined, but help is only forthcoming in such a manner as to help him to deal more easily with his burden. The sufferings are his Karma, and can only be removed when the process of penance and repentance is completed. But even this prayer has comforted the human spirit — was balm for his sores, and the new strength which he has received through this prayer is easing his pain and gives him courage to bear his affliction and submit to the Will of God. The marks of evil-doing have disappeared from his aura — his radiation has become finer and his evolution reaches higher spiritual spheres. Prayer was the starting point of his purification because this prayer came from his heart, from his innermost feelings — is spirit. The prayer gave him the strength to bear his afflictions and his suffering. Prayer brought him hope, confidence and perseverance. Neither the church nor any other creed gave him this help, but his own belief, his belief — in the widest sense of this term — which raised him above all churches, all sects and all creeds. A good son or a good daughter — on the verge of getting lost to evil — pray — knowingly or unknowingly — for strength and courage to resist. A sick person, when awaiting a certain treatment or an operation, puts his life into the Hands of God, and asks for his next of kin in case of his passing over. A soldier hearing the first shots and the first explosions of the battle, sends his thoughts upwards to heaven and also to his family — and this is already a prayer. A mother, sitting up at night with her sick child, murmurs a prayer for the protection of the child's life. Countless prayers are rising to heaven during a storm, rebellion, war, floods and other dangers to life on earth — some of them aloud, but chiefly from within, quietly — from the spirit, from the sub-consciousness. 3. Where Allan Kardec says: "Love God in Spirit and in Reality", he refers to the duality in the human being — the life of the physical body and the life of the spirit. There is calculated love and sincere, unrestricted love. True love comes from the spirit within which is not interested in worldly affairs. A human spirit which wants to evolve, who yearns for the Light of God, is indifferent to worldly concerns. The physical being only looks for social improvements, for a better standard of life. But the spirit looks for spiritual values, such as virtues — and the most precious virtue which a spirit is able to gain, is love, unselfish disinterested love, love without the wish for rewards, without even expecting this love to be returned. True spiritual love includes everything in creation and is evidence of the Power of the Creator. This love creates aesthetics in the widest meaning of this term. A feeling of aestheticism is already love, for without love one cannot have an aesthetic feeling. Aesthetic feelings advance deep into the mystery of creation, proceed to all forms of art, and especially proceed to the Creator Himself, to God, the Creator of the human spirit, who fights his battles and tries to rise — higher and ever higher — until he reaches the Light of God and may enter the House of his Father. Aestheticism is the transition to ecstasy, and ecstasy is the state of admiration — of high spiritual admiration for everything beautiful and sublime, everything noble and precious. Ecstasy is — in its true meaning — the Entrance-Gate to the Highest Temple, to which the human being has access — and this is Mysticism, the Garden of Eden, the Paradise, where the human spirit purified and free from evil and failings, comes into direct contact with the Divine Father — where it realises that God is Love — Unlimited Love — where it gains the conviction that God opens His Arms always to His repentant children who seek the road to their Father's House. Every human spirit feels there that the love which radiates from each of them is the reflection of the Love of God for His Children, and that love is immaterial and spiritual. Such love does not radiate from the human body, but from the spirit within this body. Love comes from God and is thankfully radiated back to God. True love is reflected in Spirit and in Truth. Love for God must come out of the sub-consciousness, from the spirit; and where the Love for God comes from a human being, it comes from the human understanding. Spiritual Love is spontaneous and human love is considered love. Love is the conviction of Truth. This Love is the mirror of spiritual love and can be explained by its origin and its destination. How wonderfully fitting were Allan Kardec's revelations in a time when spiritualism was almost extinct, and when church leaders were far more interested in the preservation and the safety of their established churches than in the spreading of truth, summarized in the Laws of God. Allan Kardec reincarnated to teach the people of the new generation to understand the parabolic narrations and teachings of Jesus, and to explain to this new generation their real meaning. He gave them besides new parabolic narrations, which became problems for his own followers. Whenever High Spirits return to the earth, reincarnated in a human body, old parabolic statements are elucidated and their true meanings revealed. But new parables are also spread every time, for which revelations and explanations will be forthcoming at later times, still to come. The Spirit of Christ Himself — in His many reincarnations on earth in a human body — is the Great Teacher for all those who are seeking Light and Truth. He has brought forth new parabolic teachings in each of His Lives on earth—teachings on which mankind may meditate, but He explains the real meanings of those parables every time He returns — those parables which He left unexplained in His former reincarnations. May every creed and every established church on earth accept this as truth, and herewith help the progress, advancement and improvement of humanity — and thus the process of evolution for all reincarnated human spirits.