The earth is a great school for the human spirits. Here they have to develop to that stage of consciousness which is decisive for admittance to Paradise, and is to be designated the stage of consciousness of oneself.

This development comprises long periods of time, and cannot be completed in one earth-life.

The human spirit must return to the earth a number of times, and incarnate in human bodies, until it has reached the degree of spiritual maturity and the inner purity which brings with it a final turning-away from the sway of the earth, and a continuing ascent into Luminous Heights.

In a school there are teachers who

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