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Friday, 6 January 2017

Shall we know each other there?

Not only do we know each other there, but we are naturally bound by Astral bonds of attraction to those whom we love and to those with whom we are in sympathy, even though we had never known them in earth life. More than this, there is, on the Astral Plane, the possibility of a far nearer and closer companionship between kindred souls than earth-life ordinarily witnesses. With the dropping and discarding of the sheaths of the physical body, the soul becomes capable of a far closer relation to kindred souls than it ever experienced on the physical plane. The Astral fires having burnt up the dross of the lower attractions, the soul is able to function on much higher planes of association. On the Astral Plane, soul may meet soul in close communion and comradeship and the dreams and longings of earth-life, which were found impossible of realisation on that plane, now become the ordinary incidents of the new life of the soul. That for which the soul has longed for in vain on earth is now found in its richest fruition.

Life Beyond Death, Yogi Ramacharaka, Yogi Publication Society, Chicago, 1912