tktt: On Eternal Reward And Punishment; and on Nirvana.

"Enq:  Do you not lay yourself open to the accusation of preaching annihilation by the language you yourself use?  You have just spoken of the Soul of man to its primordial elements.   Theo:  But you forget that I have given you the difference between the various meanings of the word "Soul", and shown the [...]

tktt: On Eternal Reward And Punishment; and on Nirvana.

"Theo (cont):  On the other hand, the interpreters of Buddha have failed to understand the meaning and object of the Buddhist four degrees of Dhyana.  Ask the Pythagoreans, "Can the spirit, which gives life and motion and partakes of the nature of light, be reduced to non-entity?"  "Can even the sensitive spirit in brutes which [...]

tktt: On Eternal Reward And Punishment; and on Nirvana.

"Enq:  Yet there is no reincarnation spoken of in all this.   Theo:  A soul which pleads to be allowed to remain where she is, must be pre-existent, and not have been created for the occasion. In the Zohar (vol. iii., p.61), however, there is a still better proof.   Speaking of the reincarnating Egos [...]