isis unveiled: chapter IV (a testimony)

“”What, then, is produced from death?” inquired Socrates of Cebes. “Life”, was the reply. …”Can the soul, since it is immortal, be anything else than imperishable?” The “seed cannot develop unless it is in part consumed”, says Prof. Lecomte; “it is not quickened unless it die”, says St. Paul.

 
A flower blossoms; then withers and dies. It leaves a fragrance behind, which, long after its delicate petals are but a little dust, still lingers in the air. Our material sense may not be cognizant of it, but it nevertheless exists.

 
Let a note be struck on an instrument, and the faintest sound produces an eternal echo. A disturbance is created on the invisible waves of the shoreless ocean of space, and the vibration is never wholly lost. Its energy being once carried from the world of matter into the immaterial world will live forever.

 
And man, we are asked to believe, man, the living, thinking, reasoning entity, the indwelling deity of our nature’s crowning masterpiece, will evacuate his casket and be no more! Would the principle of continuity which exists even for the so-called inorganic matter, for a floating atom, be denied to the spirit, whose attributes are consciousness, memory, mind, LOVE!

 
Really, the very idea is preposterous.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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