its union with spirit, developed a durable 6th principle. If it had done this, and if the 6th principle, drawing to itself the individuality of the complete man, had withered the inferior 5th principle by so doing — as the aloe’s flower, when thrown up, withers its leaves — then the animal soul would not have cohesion enough to enter on another existence in a lower world and would be soon dissipated in the sphere of this earth’s attraction.
NOTE: The following sentences from "Reforming" to "latter" have been inserted here from Page 9 of the letter (right-hand column), to begin the response to question #7.
(7) Reforming your conceptions on what I gave you above you will understand now better. The whole individuality is centred in the three middle or 3rd, 4th and 5th principles. During earthly life it is all in the 4th, the centre of energy volition — will. Mr. Hume has perfectly defined the difference between personality and individuality. The former hardly survives — the latter,
to run successfully its seven-fold downward & upward course, has to assimilate to itself the eternal life-power residing but in the 7th and then blend the three (4th, 5th & 7th) into one — the 6th. Those who succeed in doing so become Buddhas, Dhyan Chohans, etc. The chief object of our struggles and initiations is to achieve this union while yet on this earth. Those who will be successful have nothing to fear during the 5th, 6th and 7th rounds. But this is a mystery. Our beloved K.H. is on his way to the goal — the highest of all beyond as on this sphere.
I have to thank you for all you have done for our two friends. It is a debt of gratitude we owe you.
For some short time you will not hear of, or from me — PREPARE.