therefore reject. Wisdom does not flower, before its time is ripe. The time of
understanding and comprehending one another — among peoples of all races — will
also arrive — so will tolerance and patience among members of different Creeds, but
foremost: the understanding of one human being and another human being is of utmost
necessity. And once he is able to remove the stigma of his own defects and to
understand and believe in the process of reincarnation, the human being will also be
able to understand the cause and effects of his own existence as spirit—be able too,
to understand cause and effect in the life of different nations and different
races — and also to understand cause and effect of the existence of the various
Creeds. And he will know, that many roads lead to the same goal and that each
human being has his own self - determination, his own free will and has therefore
to respect the rights and equity of his neighbor. True Spiritualism leads to the
understanding of all races, all nations, and all Creeds—but, particularly, to the
understanding of each human spirit. It is the path of "Peace through Love". Do not
be content with using your mediumistic gifts — do not be satisfied with paranormal
manifestations by invisible spirits — search first and foremost for truth through
the spiritualistic philosophy. Practical spiritualism is interesting and also
important, it gives you the assurance, that life continues after the death of the
physical body and that your loved ones are now living in the cosmos. But this
knowledge — for all its value — does not assist you in your rising, your own
evolution. Develop Love in your soul. Compassion, Truth and Righteousness,
overcome all your shortcomings and failings, and omit everything which would hurt
another's feeling and cause mental suffering. Open your heart wide to goodness and
submission and visualize yourself in the life of Prophets and Leaders of High
Creeds. Remove all thoughts of jealousy, envy, fanaticism and hate. Respect each
one's conviction, because convictions are parallel to the degree of evolution. Only
time and wisdom will change personal convictions for a higher degree of evolution.
It is practical philosophy to lead a good life and as thus, the practice of
mediumship is useful philosophy. And once you have reached the state of wisdom,
thank your Father in Heaven—love and praise Him from the fullness of your heart,
with ardency and devotion—for you have realized, that you have improved as spirit
and shall rise to a higher place in the Host of God's spirits. You have now gained
the assurance that you live in the "True Belief, which permits you to rise closer
and closer to the Father and ultimately to blend with His Eternal Light.
THIRD SPIRITUAL LETTER: ON SPIRITUALISM AND SPIRITUALISTS.
The expression "Spiritualism" is—for many centuries — attacked by certain people.
But it is impossible, to exterminate this word—since each and everyone is a
spiritualist. This fight is originally started by ignorant people, who quote
sentences from Holy Books, of prophetic interpretation and the Gospels, which they
have not in the least understood and therefore quote wrongly. I now wish to ask
the people on earth: "What is the aim of your sojourn and of your life here on
earth?" You have to meditate deeply, analyze your innermost feeling, before you
will give me an answer to this question. Do not just give a generalized answer,
something, what the average person would answer, but search deeply in your
subconscious mind. You may ask yourself many questions: "How do I live?... Are my
actions satisfactory or below standard?... Do I feel happy after having done a
good deed?... and do I feel wretched and miserable after some questionable
behavior or even a misdeed?... Do I hanker after worldly pleasures, sensual
satisfaction, material possessions and luxuries?... what are my efforts to gain
spiritual knowledge?... do I read books in search of wisdom?... do my own and
other people's life-experiences teach me a lesson?... do I value and admire the
amazing beauty of nature?... do I feel loving - kindness towards people, animals
and plants?... has life taught me my lessons and have I accepted and used them
spiritually?... have I overcome some failings of mine?... have I tried to recompense
people, for having previously behaved unjustly and dishonestly towards them?... have
I sometimes helped those, who were in difficulties?... have I occasionally helped
people by giving them good counsel?... have I ever tried to persuade anyone, to
leave off some bad habit?... or ever tried to give a sick person new hope or
encouragement to bear his fate with patience and submission?... did I ever give
support to a poor person or helped a blind one to cross the street?... At least
to one of these questions you surely will find an affirmative answer... and
then: I assure you, you are a spiritualist.
What is a spiritualist? "someone who is good to his fellow beings".
Who is good to his fellow-beings? "he who has Love in his heart".
Who has Love in his heart? "he who is a wise person".
Who is a wise person? "he, who has many life-experiences".
Who has many life-experiences? "he, who has gone through strife, suffering and sorrow",
Who has to suffer all this? "each one, who lives on earth in a human body".
Each human being has—by the Grace of the Creator — under- gone during his life on
earth many life-experiences and now has to unfold love and compassion in his
soul — has to gain wisdom — and with all this developed spiritually, so as to
purify and raise his evolution, and therewith to rise—in the infinite
cosmos — closer to the Light of Wisdom—God—and ultimately to blend with it. All this
is spiritualism, spiritualistic philosophy — and since all persons of good
intentions, travel this same road—subsequently each and everybody is a follower of
the spiritualistic philosophy. The word "Spiritualism" has been distorted by people,
who call themselves: "leaders of human beings", who have given it a confused and
misleading meaning and explanation; the fact and the truth is, that every human
spirit — consciously or unknowingly — is searching for enlightenment, for wisdom.
One searches for instructions in books, another in life-experiences, a third tries
both: books and experiences. The experiences of each one are "applied
spiritualism" — however difficult his life may have been. And the road, which he
travels is according to the wisdom, which he has found. Instructions from books
are conflicting and contradictory. You find in some books philosophy of High
Wisdom, then there are books with diverse philosophical trends, which try to cover
the truth, which others proclaimed. These false axioms are often explained in such
a clever, intricate and obscure way, that it is very difficult for the human brain,
to criticize and amend them. Yet they remain an untruth, a falsehood and the wrong
path to choose. Readers of such books will find themselves to be in an unsure, foggy
atmosphere, which makes them doubtful and wavering.— Then the question arises: "what
is the truth—which road must I follow?" But the searcher for truth and wisdom has to
decide for himself. In the beginning he is doubtful whether his choice be the right
one. But he finds life-experiences, either for himself or his fellowmen—wherever he
may travel. Life expands before him, with all its strife and difficulties, with so
little happiness and so much suffering, sacrifice, duty and service. He will discover
the solution himself for each problem, each difficult situation. This is his own
path and this path will lead him to wisdom. And in the evening of his life—looking
back and remembering so many events, so many occurrences and experiences — he feels
happy that he has conquered many a difficulty and found some wisdom. But in spite
of his age he still feels able to continue, to follow his path further and realize
that there are always people who need some help or good counsel—to be given from
his own experience. He is ignorant of his wisdom. He is not a leader nor a
counselor either — he just talks about his life and his experiences. He has
developed from scholar to teacher. He knows though, that each one desires to
choose his own way — nobody wants to listen — to good counsel, all prefer to follow
their own conclusions — they might perhaps consider, what he has told them of his
experiences, but they decide for themselves. He has a clear conception of the life
of those, who talk to him and understands, when one lives in a kind of mist and is
not able to analyze, which road to choose. With many he sees afflictions,
suffering, grief. The one feels spiritually weak and helpless and waits for him,
to give a hand to help him out of the lurch — but nobody is able to give this help.
Each one has to find for himself the means for escape from the abyss: this then is
the great merit, the great worth and value!—Then things will happen. Heartening
voices — voices which encourage him and incite him to pull himself together and
use all his strength for the last hard effort — an effort, which will deliver him
from all evil, all despair — thus he delivers himself. Another one submits himself
to humble endurance and bears patiently with his suffering and difficulties. Life
has crushed him, but he is not subdued. His heart cries, but he is determined to
persevere. With a broken heart, but with a smiling face, he goes through life. The
small light which beckons from afar, gives him courage and persistency. He
realizes: there is an end to his arduous, hard journey—the road to Calm and Peace
opens, the dawn of the new life... All this is Spiritualism. Spiritualism is
spiritual life. Life-experiences with struggle, suffering sacrifice and strife
are on the path of Spiritualism. Each one—born on earth in a human body — has to
travel this path. And those, who are fighting against Spiritualism, have to
travel this road just as well. But "the Light shines in the gloom" for each one
who is of good intentions — and this Light radiates Wisdom. Each one gains wisdom
through his experiences, his love, perseverance and loyalty. And — each
realizes — at the end of his journey, that the Spiritualistic Philosophy is the
"True Book", where all his life-experiences are registered.
FOURTH SPIRITUAL LETTER ON THE LAWS OF KARMA.
Do people believe in the Law of Reincarnation, the Law of Karma and in the
progressive evolution of the human spirit? We have in previous letters discussed
the Laws, which rule the life of minerals, plants, animals and human beings. We have
explained the Laws, which regulate the rising to the various spheres of life, of
strife and suffering, which atoms of life, sparks of life and human spirits have to
traverse in their diverse spheres. And we ended with the human spirit, which — in
the sphere of your own being — passes through struggle and suffering and gradually
becomes acquainted with facts of the origin of human beings, with their good and
their evil, with their struggles to improve, with the reason for their suffering,
their slow purification—with the life in the cosmos and their approaching closer
and closer Divine Wisdom, Goodness and Compassion, with which they ultimately blend,
though without losing their individuality. here does the human spirit stand,
which — during its existence on earth—reaches the Divine Level of Love and Wisdom?
Is he now freed from all worldly difficulties? freed from all hardships and sorrow?
Is his spirit able to resist all the evil earthly radiation? Is he strong enough to
withstand all worldly temptations, human desires, materialistic cravings? The life
of such a spirit is often even more difficult and harsh than that of less evolved
human spirits, because he too has to suffer many afflictions. He has become far more
sensitive and — as all other human spirits—has to undergo the influence of this
planet of repentance, called earth. He too has to suffer the effects of earthly
radiations of temptation, he too is given to the influence of base thoughts, carnal
wishes, temptation of physical satisfaction or a life of excessive extravagance. He
even receives inspirations from low spirits, to commit deeds, which are not
permitted. But he bears a hidden force in him, which is much less or not at all
present in persons of lower or even of no evolution. This force gives him the
strength to resist all the invisible elements or radiations from the sordid
materialistic earth. This is actually a continuous hard and difficult battle.
Many purified spirits have yielded and been broken like a reed in the storm. But as
soon as the evil action is done. a deep spiritual repentance arises. He has learned
a hard lesson — but he has gained by it more strength, to withstand evil influences
from invisible low entities. This lesson means a strengthening of his defense-forces.
He is now better prepared and better endowed to meet new aggressions. All Prophets
and Leaders of High Creeds were subject to such temptations. He has meanwhile
realized, that the adversary of his spiritual rising lurks on two sides: on the one
side the menace of low and infernal spirits, on the other the threat of earthly
radiation — as the earth is a planet for repentance for spirits, which did evil, but
which are permitted to undergo on the earth-planet diverse tests and trials, to
demonstrate that they submit — with devotion, by struggles and suffering—to the Laws
of their Divine Father, as also to their spiritual brothers present on earth and
those in the cosmos. They are — in their human life on earth — under the influence
of the earthly radiation, and invisible low spirits try to arouse their ignoble
instincts to commit many evil deeds. But they are determined to improve, whether or
not their brain realizes it. Life on earth is their school and they take a taste of
life-experience and a discernment of wisdom home into the cosmos, after each
finished life. Their soul is thus a bowl, where their virtues are collected and they
have to return to earth, to reincarnate in another human body, as long as this bowl
is not filled to capacity with Wisdom, Love, Compassion, Loyalty and other such
merits and virtues, until ultimately they blend—in the Beyond — with the Light of
the Creator, from Whom they hail and Whom they so often misunderstood and denied.
Some of them, those who during their life on earth discovered Spiritualism, and who
have experienced the effects of earthly radiation, will ask: Why have we here on
earth to endure so much hardship? Cannot we purify in the beyond, in the cosmos —
after discarnation? Is it not possible for us, to endure physical suffering there?
We would thus be convinced about the continuance of the spirit after bodily death
and our rising would be much easier and it would also confirm other things, which
we now only feel to be a possibility? They doubt the truth—and this is proof,
that so far they have not reached the level, from where they are able to understand,
that reincarnation is a necessity and that physical suffering helps to spiritual
evolution just as much as mental suffering. A reincarnated spirit, which caused its
fellow - men bodily harm, will request — after the death of his physical body — a
new reincarnation, in which he will suffer the same type of suffering — as penalty,
if he has caused his neighbor mental suffering, he will ask for the same or even
harder mental suffering as penance... he must pay for all his failings with
suffering — always — incognizant of his previous faults and defects — either on
earth or in the cosmos. The human spirit is — during its life on earth in a human
body — ignorant of much which happens to him. He is unable to understand — as
long as he has not accepted the spiritualistic philosophy — why he is on earth,
why he has to go through so much suffering and difficulties — and why he does not
realize, that life continues in the cosmos after physical death. The purpose of the
Spiritualistic Initiation centre is to enlighten people, respectively reincarnated
spirits, of the reason for their existence as spirits and as human beings — also of
the destination of the spirits after their death on earth. Very few people know and
understand this. They attend spiritualistic church services, because they believe
in the continuity of the spirit after the death of their body—they feel happy, when
the beloved spirit of a member of their family or of a friend, manifests at a church
meeting. They accept their counsel and feel satisfied that the beloved spirit — now
living in the cosmos — is able to come and talk to them. But very few advance
further than this realization, very few will search for more enlightenment and study
the cause and effects of it — very, very few will study the Spiritualistic
Philosophy... and adjust their life accordingly. Very often this condition is a lack
of evolution of the human spirit. But the time arrives — always — either in this or
in a following life — and the human being will understand, that the Spiritualistic
Philosophy is of the greatest importance and the greatest value for every
reincarnated human being. The comprehension of the Laws of Creation is knowledge,
which brings Wisdom to the human being on earth, helps him to realize the necessity
of suffering and sorrow and bear it with submission — when the vital power passes
out, to change easily and freely from one life to the other—from earth life to life
in the cosmos. Dear Children, you who are traveling the earthly path according to
the teachings of the Spiritualistic Philosophy, be very happy, because the Hand of
your Divine Father is on your head. His spirits protect you on the rough and
difficult path of your life on earth—and your leader spirit prepares a good place for
you in the Light Divine, where you will — in all Eternity — help the Father of All
the Universe, Your Supreme All Highest Lord, the Master of all spirits — you will
carry out His Divine Plans. Many human spirits still live in ignorance and darkness
and feel unhappy and restless. You will enlighten them to suffer their life better,
when you yourself have understood and lived according to this Spiritualistic
Philosophy. Do not deviate from the path, which you are now following and which
leads to rising and evolution. You serve God and your fellow-men and therewith you
personally gain as well.
To be born — to die,
To be reborn — This Is The Law. (Allan Kardec).
To be born to die, to be reborn... these are Holy Sacraments.
The Son of God is the Bearer of these Sacraments.
Birth is: to become a human being,
Death means: to return to the Cosmos.
Reincarnation is: the road to spiritual perfection in each successive life.
Life on earth is also the road to Wisdom,
Wisdom is the Light of God,
The Light of God brings Revelations,
Revelations are the Light to the Unknown,
The Unknown is the Life of the Spirit.
Life on earth includes Suffering,
Suffering is Penance for Failings.
Penance leads to Purification,
Purification is Spiritual Evolution,
Spiritual Evolution is the Gate to Life Eternal,
The Road to Eternal Life is Love,
Love is Admiration,
Admiration is the Gate to Aesthetics,
Aesthetics is the road to Spiritual Love,
Spiritual Love animates Ecstasy,
Ecstasy is the Mirror of Divine Love,
Divine Love leads to Redemption,
Redemption is Life Eternal,
Eternal Life is Bliss in the Cosmos.
Death Does Not Exist...
TO be Born — To Die — To Be Reborn — This Is The Law ...
this is the most important teaching of Allan Kardec, who lived in France about
a hundred years ago — and since known as the Father of Modern Spiritualism.
Each human being realizes that he is alive. Each child is told that it is born
on a certain day, how old he is, etc... He will receive a Birth certificate, on
which is noted the date, the place and the country of his birth and the names
of his parents. Each person realizes that he has been born and that he is alive,
and for most people this is quite sufficient. But many others wish to know more.
They sense the mystery behind each human birth. They try to unveil the mystery of
their own birth and pierce the darkness, which surrounds it — and slowly they gain
the conviction, (hat a spirit is living in their physical body, which provides this
body with Life, Motive Power and Strength. But the Mystery of Birth is still hidden.
Then it will happen, that a child is stillborn, is nothing but a lump of senseless
flesh. Why is there no life in this child?... the answer is simple: no spirit
entered this child's body during birth... This reveals the Mystery of Birth. Each
human being realizes also, that he has to die. Once the physical body is used up
or has perished, it dies. Why do people pass away after a certain time, some young
and others old? . . . Because the spirit, which dwells in this body, has completed
its given task and is now due to return to the Cosmos. It might — however — happen,
that a spirit is granted an extension lo its allotted time—but this is rare and
happens only if there is a special reason. This then reveals the Mystery of Death.
Once a human being accepts the existence of a spirit in the human body, he also
accepts the continuance of this spirit after physical dcatli, and he will easily
understand, that only one human life would not be sufficient for the spirit to gain
perfection to be able to reach the Eternal Divine Light. To be born, to die, to be
reborn—is one of the unchangeable Laws of Creation and is adjusted to the earth
during the full time of its existence. To be born—to die—to be reborn—is a
Divine Law... Just as a human being is subject to the laws of his country, so is
the human Spirit subject to the Laws of God ...
And thus are the Mysteries of Rebirth fully explained.
Index of 25 MEDITATION TEXTS
FIRST MEDITATION - To Be Born — To Die — To Be Reborn...
THIRD MEDITATION - To be born is: to become a human being.
FOURTH MEDITATION - To die or Discarnate Means: The Return of The Spirit To The Cosmos.
FIFTH MEDITATION - Rebirth Or Reincarnation Is The Path To Purification.
SIXTH MEDITATION - Life On Earth Is the Road To Wisdom.