“Enq: The ultimate destiny of man, then, is not a Heaven presided over by God, but the gradual transformation of matter into its primordial element, Spirit?
Theo: It is to that final goal to which all tends in nature.
Enq: Do not some of you regard this association or “fall of spirit into matter” as evil, and rebirth as a sorrow?
Theo: Some do, and therefore strive to shorten their period of probation on earth.
It is not an unmixed evil, however, since it ensures the experience upon which we mount to knowledge and wisdom. I mean that experience which teaches that the needs of our spiritual nature can never be met by other than spiritual happiness.
As long as we are in the body, we are subjected to pain, suffering and all the disappointing incidents occurring during life. Therefore, and to palliate this, we finally acquire knowledge which alone can afford us relief and hope of a better future.”
H. P. Blavatsky