henceforth in their descents from sphere to sphere, as they'll have to appear on this earth as a still more perfect and intellectual race. This downward course has not yet begun but will soon. Only how many — oh, how many will be destroyed on their way! The above said is the rule. The Buddhas and Avatars form the exception, as verily we have yet some Avatars left to us on earth.
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(7) The animal soul having in successive passages round the cycle lost, so to speak, the momentum which previously carried it past the divergent path downward which strikes off here, falls into the lower world, in the relatively brief cycle in which its individuality is dissipated.
But this would only be the case with the animal soul which had not, in