|June Message, 1940:
of death are abroad today, but it is the death of liberty, the death of free speech, the
death of  freedom in human action, the death of truth and of the higher spiritual
values. These are the vital factors in the life of humanity. The death of the
physical form is a negligible factor in relation to these and is easily righted again
through the processes of rebirth and of fresh opportunity...The destruction of the form in
battle is of small importance to those who know that reincarnation is a basic law of
nature and that there is no death.
Treatise on White Magic:
there are as yet only beliefs as to immortality, and no sure evidences. In the
accumulation of testimony, in the inner assurances of the human heart, in the fact of
belief in eternal persistence as an idea in the minds of men, lie sure indication. But
indication will give place to conviction and knowledge before another hundred years has
elapsed, for an event will take place and a revelation be given the race which will turn
hope into certainty and belief into knowledge. In the meantime, let a new attitude to
death be cultivated and a new science of death be inaugurated. Let it cease to be the one
thing we cannot control and which inevitably defeats us, and let us begin to control our
passing over to the other side, and to understand somewhat the technique of transition.
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All I plead
for is a sane approach to death; all I seek to make is a suggestion that when pain has
worn itself out and weakness has supervened, the dying person be permitted to prepare
himself, even if apparently unconscious, for the great transition. Forget not that it
takes strength and a strong hold on the nervous apparatus to produce pain. Is it
impossible to conceive of a time when the act of dying will be a triumphant finale to
life? Is it impossible  to vision the time when the hours spent on the death bed may
be but a glorious prelude to a conscious exit? When the fact that the man is to discard
the handicap of the physical sheath may be for him and those around him the
long-waited-for and joyous consummation? Can you not visualize the time when, instead of
tears and fears and the refusal to recognize the inevitable, the dying person and his
friends would mutually agree on the hour, and that nothing but happiness would
characterize the passing? That in the minds of those left behind the thought of sorrow
will not enter and death beds shall be regarded as happier occasions than births and
marriages? I tell you that, before so very long, this will be deeply so for the
intelligent of the race, and little by little for all.
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interesting here to note that death is governed by the Principle of Liberation and not by
that of Limitation. Death is only recognized as a factor to be dealt with by
self-conscious lives and is only misunderstood by human beings, who are the most glimmered
and deluded of all incarnated lives.
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nature of true Service is comprehended, it will be found that it is an aspect of that
divine energy which works always under the destroyer aspect, for it destroys the forms in
order to release. Service is a manifestation of the Principle of Liberation, and of this
principle, death and service constitute two aspects. Service saves, liberates and
releases, on various levels, the imprisoned consciousness. The same statements can be made
of death. But unless service can be rendered from an intuitive understanding of all the
facts in the case, interpreted intelligently, and applied  in a spirit of love upon
the physical plane, it fails to fulfil its mission adequately.
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