Friday, 6 January 2017

The Ideal

Earth life is like the phase of the crawling caterpillar, which feels within itself a something which it cannot express and which it scarcely understands; the astral life is like the phase of the chrysalis in which the future gorgeous butterfly is being formed and in which the coloured wings already exist in Astral form; reincarnated life is like the phase of the butterfly in which the ideal felt in the first stage and mentally experienced in the second stage becomes fully manifest and active.

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