Love after Death


EVOLUTION as defined in the occultism of Theosophy, is a triple-faceted scheme — a blend of spirit, mind, and matter.

They are, Blavatsky wrote, “inextricably interwoven and interblended at every point.”

True and lasting self-knowledge is acquired gradually and lovingly — and painfully unawares at first — through a long, yet finite series of reincarnations in human form.

The key to spiritual development lies in recognizing the unity and continuity of life, Theosophy says — and that for the soul, there is really no such thing as death. We are first and foremost spiritual beings, and humanity is our field of experience.

But what happens to our human self after death? Does everything important, our consciousness and love, die with the body? Blavatsky, writing in The Key to Theosophy, assures her students that love and spirit are immortal. And further, that:

“Death comes to our spiritual selves ever as a deliverer and friend.”

Updated and republished at:

Soul Lessons of Love, Pain and Happiness

 

 

5 responses to “Love after Death

  1. Thanks for the topic and material!
    Regarding love after death I was reminded of a quote from Abdul-Baha on marriage:

    “Consequently when the people of Baha desire to enter the sacred union of marriage, eternal connection and ideal relationship, spiritual and physical association of thoughts and conceptions of life must exist between them, so that in all the grades of existence and all the worlds of God this union may continue forever and ever for this real union is a splendor of the light of the love of God.”

    Regarding death:

    “O SON OF THE SUPREME!
    I have made death a messenger of joy to thee. Wherefore dost thou grieve? I made the light to shed on thee its splendor. Why dost thou veil thyself therefrom?”

    ~ Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words

  2. This was a great beginning explanation of life after death; is it possible to go into more depth about the stages and experiences the soul will encounter after leaving this physical world?

    • Yes, we’ll be giving more details in another post at some point. Meanwhile the Key to Theosophy is a great resource simplifying the metaphysics, especially Chapter 9 “ON THE KAMA-LOKA AND DEVACHAN” — “Death comes to our spiritual selves ever as a deliverer and friend. For the materialist, who, notwithstanding his materialism, was not a bad man, the interval between the two lives will be like the unbroken and placid sleep of a child, either entirely dreamless, or filled with pictures of which he will have no definite perception; while for the average mortal it will be a dream as vivid as life, and full of realistic bliss and visions.” (Will post on FB)
      http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/key/key-9.htm

  3. Thank you very much for this posting…it comes at a perfect moment…very tender and merciful, the Universe is…so much compassion for us…NAMASTE ALL..

    • You may like this quote devisun: “Death comes to our spiritual selves ever as a deliverer and friend. For the materialist, who, notwithstanding his materialism, was not a bad man, the interval between the two lives will be like the unbroken and placid sleep of a child, either entirely dreamless, or filled with pictures of which he will have no definite perception; while for the average mortal it will be a dream as vivid as life, and full of realistic bliss and visions.”

      http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/key/key-9.htm

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