|Beyond the fact that there is such a law, we know little and
those who know from experience the factual nature of this return reject earnestly the
foolish and improbable details, given out as fact by the theosophical and occult bodies. The
Law exists; of the details of its working we know as yet nothing. Only a few things
can be said with accuracy about it and these few warrant no contradiction:
- The Law of
Rebirth is a great natural law upon our planet.
- It is a
process, instituted and carried forward under the Law of Evolution.
- It is
closely related to and conditioned by the Law of Cause and Effect.
- It is a
process of progressive development, enabling men to move forward from the grossest forms
of unthinking materialism to a spiritual perfection and an intelligent perception which
will enable a man to become a member of the Kingdom of God.
- It accounts
for the differences among men and - in connection with the Law of Cause and Effect (called
the Law of Karma in the East) - it accounts for differences in circumstances and attitudes
- It is the
expression of the will aspect of the soul and is not the result of any form decision; it
is the soul in all forms which reincarnates, choosing and building suitable physical,
emotional and  mental vehicles through which to learn the next needed lessons.
- The Law of
Rebirth (as far as humanity is concerned) comes into activity upon the soul plane.
Incarnation is motivated and directed from the soul level, upon the mental plane.
incarnate in groups, cyclically, under law and in order to achieve right relations with
God and with their fellowmen.
unfoldment, under the Law of Rebirth, is largely conditioned by the mental principle for
"as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." These few brief words need most
- Under the
Law of Rebirth, man slowly develops mind, then mind begins to control the feeling,
emotional nature, and finally reveals the soul and its nature and environment to man.
- At that
point in his development, the man begins to tread the Path of Return, and orients himself
gradually (after many lives) to the Kingdom of God.
- When -
through a developed mentality, wisdom, practical service and understanding - a man has
learnt to ask nothing for the separated self, he then renounces desire for life in the
three worlds and is freed from the Law of Rebirth.
- He is now
group conscious, is aware of his soul group and of the soul in all forms and has attained
- as Christ had requested - a stage of Christ-like perfection reaching unto the
"Measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ." (Eph., IV, 13.) 
generalization, no intelligent person will attempt to go. 'When Christ reappears, our
knowledge will become more true and realistic; we shall know that we are eternally related
to the souls of all men, and that we have a definite relationship to those who reincarnate
with us, who are learning with us the same lessons and who are experiencing and
experimenting with us. This proven and accepted knowledge will regenerate the very sources
of our human living. We shall know that all our difficulties and all our problems are
caused by our failure to recognize this fundamental Law, with its responsibilities and
obligations; we shall then gradually learn to govern our activities by its just and
restraining power. The Law of Rebirth embodies the practical knowledge which men need
today to conduct rightly and correctly their religious, political, economic, communal and
private lives and thus establish right relations with the divine life in all forms.