Reincarnation, a Study of the Human Soul: In Its Relation to Re-birth, Evolution, Post-mortem States, the Compound Nature of Man, Hypnotism, Etc

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Lotus Publishing Company, 1892 - Reincarnation - 192 pages
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Good and rare book. Glad to see it. In my pdf download book pages 45, 68, 97 and 174 were missing or corrupted.

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Page 172 - The rest of mankind God was pleased, according to the unsearchable counsel of his own will, whereby he extendeth or withholdetli mercy as he pleaseth, for the glory of his sovereign power over his creatures, to pass by, and to ordain them to dishonor and wrath for their sin, to the praise of his glorious justice.
Page 172 - By the decree of God, for the manifestation of His glory, some men and angels are predestinated unto everlasting life; and others foreordained to everlasting death. IV. These angels and men, thus predestinated, and foreordained, are particularly and unchangeably designed, and their number so certain and definite, that it cannot be either increased or diminished.
Page 175 - But they believed in destiny, which from birth to death every man is weaving thread by thread around himself, as a spider does his cobweb...
Page 20 - It is a fact of consciousness on which all possibility of connected experience and of recorded and cumulative human knowledge is dependent that certain phases or products of consciousness appear with a claim to stand for (to represent)* past experiences to which they are regarded as in some respect similar. It is this peculiar claim in consciousness which constitutes the essence of an act of memory ; it is this which makes the memory wholly inexplicable as a mere persistence or recurrence of similar...
Page 176 - It is only this doctrine that can explain to us the mysterious problem of good and evil, and reconcile man to the terrible and apparent injustice of life. Nothing but such certainty can quiet our revolted sense of justice. For, when one unacquainted with the noble doctrine looks around him and observes the inequalities of birth and fortune, of intellect and capacities ; when one sees...
Page 138 - ... most material; since reabsorption is by no means such a dreamless sleep, but, on the contrary, absolute existence, an unconditioned unity, or a state to describe which human language is absolutely and hopelessly inadequate. Nor is the individuality, nor even the essence of the personality, if any be left behind, lost because reabsorbed.
Page 176 - We cut these numerous windings in our destinies daily with our own hands, while we imagine that we are pursuing a track on the royal high road of respectability and duty, and then complain of those ways being so intricate and so dark. We stand bewildered before the mystery of our own making, and the riddles of life that we will not solve, and then accuse the great Sphinx of devouring us. But verily there is not an accident in our lives...
Page 132 - Who goes to Devachan?" The personal Ego, of course; but beatified, purified, holy. Every Ego — the combination of the sixth and seventh principles^ — which after the period of unconscious gestation is reborn into the Devachan, is of necessity as innocent and pure as a new-born babe. The fact of his being reborn at all shows the preponderance of good over evil in his old J o _r JL J o personality.
Page 176 - Nor would the ways of Karma be inscrutable were men to work in union and harmony instead of disunion and strife. For our ignorance of those ways — which one portion of mankind calls the ways of Providence, dark and intricate; while another sees in them the action of blind fatalism; and a third, simple chance, with neither gods nor devils to guide them — would surely disappear, if we would but attribute all these to their correct cause. With right knowledge, or at any rate with a confident conviction...
Page 141 - When the automatic actions become so involved, so varied in kind, and severally so infrequent, as no longer to be performed with unhesitating precision — when, after the reception of one of the more complex impressions, the appropriate motor changes become nascent, but are prevented from passing into immediate action by the antagonism of certain other nascent motor changes appropriate to some nearly allied impression ; there is constituted a state of consciousness which, when it finally issues...

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