SEVENTH MEDITATION - Wisdom Is The Light of God.
EIGHTH MEDITATION - THE LIGHT OF GOD CONVEYS REVELATIONS
NINTH MEDITATION - REVELATIONS ARE THE LIGHT TO THE UNKNOWN
TENTH MEDITATION - THE UNKNOWN IS THE LIFE OF THE SPIRIT
ELEVENTH MEDITATION - LIFE ON EARTH IS SUBJECT TO SUFFERING
TWELFTH MEDITATION - SUFFERING IS ATONEMENT FOR EVIL
THIRTEENTH MEDITATION - PENITENCE LEADS TO PURIFICATION
FOURTEENTH MEDITATION - PURIFICATION IS SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION
FIFTEENTH MEDITATION - SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION IS THE GATE TO ETERNAL LIFE
SIXTEENTH MEDITATION - LOVE IS THE ROAD TO ETERNAL LIFE
SEVENTEENTH MEDITATION - LOVE IS SPIRITUAL ADMIRATION
EIGHTEENTH MEDITATION - SPIRITUAL ADMIRATION IS THE GATE TO AESTHETICS
NINETEENTH MEDITATION - AESTHETICS IS THE GATE TO SPIRITUAL LOVE
TWENTIETH MEDITATION - SPIRITUAL LOVE INCLUDES ECSTASY
TWENTY-FIRST MEDITATION - ECSTASY IS THE MIRROR OF DIVINE LOVE
TWENTY-SECOND MEDITATION - DIVINE LOVE BRINGS LIBERATION
TWENTY-THIRD MEDITATION - LIBERATION IS LIFE ETERNAL
TWENTY-FOURTH MEDITATION - ETERNAL LIFE IS BLISS
TWENTY-FIFTH MEDITATION - DEATH DOES NOT EXIST
ALLAN KARDEC - A SHORT BIOGRAPHY (BY HENRY SAUSSE)
To Be Born — To Die — To Be Reborn...
are Holy Sacraments. One could also call them: Incarnation, Discarnation,
Reincarnation. The human being accepted many sacraments, hut some of them
are later rejected. This act is an effect of the Law of Evolution. The human spirit
begins slowly to consider more spiritual happenings — according to its evolution.
This human education has shown him that the ceremony of baptism has made him a
member of a certain church... a recognized Christian. He accepts that marriage
is a holy bond, when he takes an oath of loyalty, and that this bond between two
people is a Holy Sacrament. But once he accepts the Spiritualistic Philosophy and
realizes the importance of spiritual life to be higher than physical life and he
begins to judge life from the spiritual point of view — he recognizes clergymen to be
ministers of certain churches and that the sacraments, which they spend, are useful
for human wellbeing, and that these sacraments induced him to hold fast to Belief
and Morale. This is the path for him to follow, to realize the importance of the
True Spiritual Sacraments — the Bearer of which is the Son of God:
2) The Sacrament of Death (or Discarnation).
3) The Sacrament of Rebirth (or Reincarnation).
Birth is — for the human being — the Sacrament, which gives him the opportunity to
each — during his life on earth in a human body — for the "road to wisdom". Death
is for him a Sacrament which permits him to leave his human body to deliver him, —
so that his spirit may return to its spiritual sphere in the infinite cosmos — to
the House of the Father. Reincarnation is for him a Sacrament, which lets him — by
the Grace of God — he reincarnated in a new human body there to do penance, to
balance his failings from previous lives, to develop Love — love for his neighbour
and other virtues, to purify and lastly to rise to the Host of God's spirits.
Incarnation, Discarnation and Reincarnation. (Birth, Death and Rebirth) are
Divine Sacraments, of which only the "Son of God" is the Bearer, no earthly
human being. Nobody can evade these Sacraments, they are a Divine Law. Everyone
bears the fruits of these Sacraments and cannot escape the effects. And as each
one realizes the adequate influence and the blessings and benedictions, which hail
from it, they will not grieve about death, but accept it as a beneficial Holy
Sacrament, which the spirit receives. Meditate about these Holy Sacraments: Birth,
Death and Rebirth.
Reincarnation (to be born, to die, to be reborn). Sacraments, which on earth are
instrumental for acknowledged churches, are only concerned with the human beings and
are chosen and issued by church leaders. These sacraments are the way to learn and to
understand Spiritual Sacraments. When we differentiate between those sacraments
which are invented for human beings, and the Sacraments created for the Spirit, we
will easily understand, that the human being consists of a physical and a spiritual
part and that we have Sacraments, which may never be issued by a church leader —
e.g.: Spiritual Sacraments. Birth and death are physical conditions, but Incarnation
and Discarnation are Spiritual Concerns. The Sacraments of Incarnation, Discarnation
and Reincarnation can only be borne and issued by a Spirit, living in the Cosmos,
that means: by God or by a part of the Divine Trinity. The Son of God is the Bearer
of these Holy Sacraments. He disposes of the Divine Grace to let the human spirit
incarnate, discarnate and reincarnate, until it has reached perfect evolution and is
apt to live in Eternal Bliss in the Light of God.
To be born is: to become a human being.
Birth is — on earth — looked upon as a product of the
human body, but not as the Birth or Rebirth of the Spirit in a
human body. thus not as Incarnation or Reincarnation.
The human spirit lives in the cosmos before its incarnation in
a human body. There it is not a human being, but a fluidic, in-
visible entity. Once reincarnated, (he human being is a duality: a
physical body and the indwelling human spirit. The spirit is
bound to the body, as long as the body remains alive. It was —
before its incarnation — a fluidic body: a spirit, which — ac-
cording to its evolution or liberation — could move in space,
even to other planets — without the burden of a physical body.
To be born, to incarnate or reincarnate, is for the spirit
actually "to become a human being", because it incarnates in a
human body. The spirit is responsible for this body, as long as
the human being is alive. It retains in its subconscious mind the
remembrance of former lives, but the physical body remembers
nothing, because it is newly born, did not exist before its birth
and its life is only transient and temporal.
The spirit has — during its incarnation — to accustom itself
to the habits and customs of the family and the nationality with
whom it now lives.
To become a human being is the fulfillment of a Divine Law.
For human beings, living on earth, the death of a beloved person is a great
affliction, a deep grief. A chair in the lounge remains empty. The life of the whole
family is changed, there is a lack of intimate association. Wherever a member of the
family passes over, the family circle becomes smaller, there is less enjoyment, less
gratification — because each individual member of a family helps to its wellbeing.
They might have given physical, moral or financial help, to keep the household going.
Those, who are left behind, grieve — a dearly beloved one has left them. never to
return — has passed from their family circle. The spirit, which returned to the
cosmos, feels quite differently from those, whom it left behind. It is now aware
that life continues after death, that — although the physical body has died — dying
means actually: discarnation of the spirit, liberation from the human body, is again
at liberty to move around the cosmos. This gives it the ability, to remember all
that has passed — not only during its last life as a human being, but also of
former lives. It meets, in the unending cosmos, spirits from former incarnations.
Remembrances arise of happiness, strife, victory and defeat. But foremost is the
feeling of liberation from the human body, which has decayed. This passed life on
earth has helped to obtain more wisdom, awareness, purification and evolution. For
the spirit — to die or discarnate is the return to the cosmos.
Rebirth Or Reincarnation Is The Path To Purification.
Let us call Rebirth: the Reincarnation. When a spirit is reincarnated in a human
body, this means that for this spirit the gates to "Life on Earth" have opened anew.
What is the goal and the advantage of reincarnation?... Everything happens according
to God's Divine Laws. The reincarnation of a spirit in a human body makes it forget
all reminiscences of all previous lives, keeps them only in the subconscious mind
of the human being. The human being learns many things. Some are necessary for the
physical being — the others are important to the spirit. He follows the path of his
new life and receives, what he — as spirit, before reincarnation — has asked for.
When old age is nearing, he reconsiders the path of his life, which lies behind him
and realizes all his good and evil actions. And the spirit — once returned to the
cosmos — looks back to its last rebirth or reincarnation, which has improved its
evolution and has helped him to rise a step nearer to the Host of God's spirits.
Rebirth or Reincarnation is the path to purification.
Life On Earth Is the Road To Wisdom.
When the spirit is born in a human body, its goal is not only to keep the body hale
and healthy or to use it as a vehicle and control. There is a more significant, a
more serious goal: to collect wisdom. It is not sufficient to burden the brain with
all kinds of human knowledge, to learn how to provide for the body or how to enjoy
life. Life on earth also has a spiritual side, e.g.: to search for wisdom.
Wisdom includes: to improve spiritually by study and life - experiences. To improve
means: to develop love and compassion for fellow-creatures. To improve needs the
study, to realize failings and try to overcome them, to shake off or diminish such
attributes as egoism, greed, envy, jealousy, hatred and thoughts of revenge. To
improve includes: to practice all virtues, such as: help to the needy, materially
and morally — to encourage sick people — attempts to influence drunkards to abandon
alcohol etc. To improve means chiefly: to search for truth about everything, which
concerns the human beings, who still live in ignorance — to acquire knowledge of the
Wonder of Birth, the Wonder of Death, the Marvel of Rebirth, (Incarnation,
Discarnation, Reincarnation). He, who searches for Truth, travels the Path to Wisdom.
He, who travels the Path of Wisdom, approaches the Light of God closer and closer,
because Wisdom is the Light of God. To approach the Light of God, means: already
live in this Light. He, who lives in this Light during his life on earth, will
surely live there after discarnation, and shall — freed from the burden of the
human body — enter the Eternal Cosmos. Study the Divine Laws of incarnation,
discarnation and reincarnation, (to be born, to die and to be reborn), and the Gates
to the Path of Wisdom will be opened to you. Noteworthy, sublime revelations will be
given to you on this path and you will know for sure, that
"Life on earth is: the road to Wisdom".
Wisdom Is The Light of God.
From the spiritual point of view: the human spirit returns to earth and reincarnates
in a human body, without remembering anything, neither from any former life nor of
life in the cosmos. That is the meaning of the words in the Bible: the human being
lives in gloom. The spirit has deposited all its remembrance
in the subsconsciousness and the human brain has no knowledge of it. The more and
deeper the human being penetrates into the life on earth, the more life-experiences
will he gather — and the more difficult and harder his life on earth will be shaped,
the more will he meet with good and evil, with love and hatred, with passion and
indifference, with revenge and forgiveness, with sadness and happiness, With
generosity and avarice, with wealth and poverty, with ambition and servitude, with
haughtiness and submission, with honor and disgrace, with willpower and
indifference and many other virtues and vices. The human being receives slowly, but
surely — initiation — not only in physical but also in spiritual concerns. These
experiences form his character, his way of living, the aim of his existence. Aware
or unaware he hankers after the yearning of his life — an Ideal, This Ideal is the
effect of his spiritual forming. His life-experiences have kindled a light in his
soul and this Light is Wisdom. And — once the cycle of reincarnations is closed
and he again enters the spiritual life in the cosmos — he will find himself Standing
before the Font of All Wisdom: God. There the spirit blends with the first source of
his origin, of his creation — and will now understand All and Everything. Wisdom is
the Light of God.
THE LIGHT OF GOD CONVEYS REVELATIONS
God is in actual fact the Living Spirit of Light. Each one — living on earth as a
reincarnated spirit — has an Aura, and the Aura radiates Light. Some people are
gifted to see this radiation on others. In some persons this radiating Light is
shining bright, whereas in others it is only smallish and dusky. It changes its
color according to the human evolution, his mood and his state of health. The human
spirit is an imperfect image of God — and as this human being already radiates a
small light — how Beautiful, Clear and Perfect must be the Light, which radiates
from God! Each spirit, on earth as well as in the cosmos, always tries — either
aware of it or unknowingly — to rise closer and ever closer to this Divine Light
until it is ultimately accepted to enter this Light of Bliss. The Light, which
radiates from God, consists of rays. This beam of rays is Wisdom, because the
Essence of God is Wisdom — and Wisdom is Sister to Love, Goodness and Compassion.
Thus it is only a logical inference, that Divine Wisdom, coupled with His Love, His
Compassion and all other Sublime Elements, will infiltrate and penetrate the human
spirit and even its physical dwelling place. God helps the human spirits to approach
Him and His Divine Radiation awakens in the brain many revelations of Morale, Love,
Compassion, etc. These are amazing Revelations — their aim is to improve the
human being, so as to raise him always higher and closer to His Divine Light... The
Light of God conveys Revelations.
Revelations Are The Light To The Unknown
Revelations are the Light of God, which the human being, who has returned from the
cosmos to the earth, collects — according to his life — experiences, and who
therewith collects wisdom and virtues. Revelations reach him from two sides:
1) through study and from other sources, which are invisible to the
human being, but which kindle a Light in his brain, an inspiration.
2) through life-experience, his own experiences and also those, which he
notices with relatives and friends... and through happenings, which he
witnessed in other peoples lives.
The veil, which hides the Unknown, is lifted in as much as a human being obtains
experiences and he learns new things, which throw a shimmer of Light upon this
Unknown. The most unbeknown thing for the human being is his own Self — the
knowledge of his duality: the physical human being and his indwelling spirit — the
knowledge, that his physical body is but temporal and is as such subject to death,
but that the invisible spirit — which gives life and strength to this physical
body — is immortal, eternal. Life on earth means to strive after wisdom — it is the
comprehension, that wisdom is the Light of God and that the Light of God holds
Revelations and that Revelations illuminate the Unknown. Revelations are the Light
to the Unknown.
THE UNKNOWN IS THE LIFE OF THE SPIRIT
Life on earth — of reborn, reincarnated human spirits - is twofold: its life as a
physical being and the life of the invisible spirit. The attention and the care for
the needs of the physical body takes up nearly all its time and makes it almost
forget to consider spiritual matter — although the human being contemplates many
spiritual concerns, though being unaware of the existence of spirits and of his own
human spirit. Spiritual concerns are not understood with the human brain. There are
things, which he will learn with his human brain — these are found by restricting
oneself to earthly things, such as material profits, physical pleasures and riches.
But he also harbors spiritual claims, which he wishes to fulfill. A human being who
is interested in science, universal knowledge, art, morale, philosophy, and studies
these for the sake of gaining for himself and his fellow-creatures a higher standard
of wisdom, greater spiritual development, mysticism etc. and by doing this,
eliminates all thoughts of physical and worldly interests, does not achieve all the
accomplishments with his human brain, but by his spiritual forces. Thus his own eyes
and those of his followers are opened to Unknown Concerns. He recognizes himself and
others as spirits — he realizes the duality of his own being — his own being as
physical human person and his invisible spirit. He is able to realize how far he,
as well as those others have purified and improved — or how they reject such truth
as understandable, which he himself fully accepts. He becomes conscious of his own
evolution and realizes that for him the dominant Unknown is the human being. He now
also realizes his own inner spiritual life within the physical body and spirit life
outside the body. The Unknown is Spiritual Life.
LIFE ON EARTH IS SUBJECT TO SUFFERING
Each human being on earth has to undergo Suffering. The human being will ask
himself — after such bout of suffering — why must I suffer? Why is life not
a paradise on earth? I do as much good as I am able to do. I am good to my family.
I am as helpful as ever I can be. I try to comfort those, who meet with affliction
and difficulties... and still... there is so much grief and suffering in my own life.
This planet, called "Earth", where the human spirit is incarnated, is a planet for
penitence and purification. Earth is a low planet, a planet for those spirits,
which desire and are able to improve, but which caused — in previous
lives — affliction and suffering to other reincarnated spirits. When — after an
unsatisfactory life — the spirit returns to the cosmos, it asks for a new
reincarnation (or rebirth), to suffer twice the amount of suffering, which it
inflicted upon people during its previous incarnation. And as we now receive this
suffering, for which we have asked before our new reincarnation, let us bear with
thankfulness the cross of our present life, and realize that we suffer no more than
the double amount of previous failings — for suffering we caused our neighbors in
a previous life on earth. Let us be grateful and thank God for every tear we shed,
for every humiliation we have to endure. Ever and anon, we climb a step up the
ladder of purification and redemption from evil and we will reach — with increasing
enlightenment — the Eternal Light of Him, Who Creates us. Life on earth is subject to much suffering.
SUFFERING IS ATONEMENT FOR EVIL
The life of human spirits — whether they be reincarnated in a human body or living
discarnated in the cosmos — is ruled by Laws. Everything which happens has a cause,
a motive — nothing happens without this motive. Also — everything which happens, has
its effect, its consequence. No effect without cause — and no cause without its
effect. The cause of Suffering is the Evil — the consequence of suffering is
atonement. Penitence through suffering is no punishment, it is the effect of an evil
deed. Do not blame the Heavens for this penitence for which you have to suffer.
Every stone which you throw, every accusation, returns to you and increases your
own suffering — your Karma. A human being will be aware of an evil deed and of other
base actions, which he did — and then may feel the deepest remorse for his
evildoings. But he has more often to atone for evildoings, done in former lives.
Thus he is unaware of the reason for his suffering and therefore may become
mutinous and rebellious. Do not ever let us revolt. Humility and submission are the
necessary attributes for the path we travel. Suffering is Atonement for Evil.
PENITENCE LEADS TO PURIFICATION
Penitence is the consequence of remorse. A human being feels penitent after
committing an evil action. The cause is Evil — the consequence of evil is remorse —
the effect of remorse is suffering and penitence. Suffering and penitence are
temporal — its duration is determined by the type of evil, which the human being
committed and is the consequence, the effect of this deed. The human being feels
relieved after such affliction and has the notion that life is more beautiful than
before. He feels deeper the beauty of nature, the sun shines brighter, the flowers
appear more splendid, the birds sing more cheerfully, the rippling water of the
little brooks awakens a sense of praise and love, the sky seems bluer and the clear
horizon invites a walk. Thus is the human reaction after suffering and grief. The
fact is, that suffering and penance have purified him spiritually. The dark spots
in his Aura — a sign of evildoings from former lives — have disappeared. The
Light, which surrounds him, becomes clearer and without spots, the eyes shine like
a bonfire. His whole being radiates Calm and Peace — because his remorse, his
suffering and penance, have purified him. Penitence leads to Purification.
PURIFICATION IS SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION
Evolution is — from the human point of view — material amendment. Many false axioms
are used to give this word a significant meaning. The human being does not realise
that this struggle for material values, which he calls "evolution", is only of
physical value, temporal and passing. Spiritual Evolution is imperishable and
eternal — it always rises higher and higher, until it reaches its highest acme.
Spiritual evolution is the result of spiritual purification; no Spiritual
Evolution is possible without spiritual purification. The human spirit is