Thus we have two kinds of people: those who are open to the spirit, and those who are shut off from the spirit. And the actions of the closed people cause opposition in those who are open. So we have materialization, limitation, conflict.
Evolutionary people press forward to reach spiritual heights consciously and with the treasures of their experience.
Involutionary people try to stop evolution and remain in matter, in material values, and use all their intellect to perpetuate a material life.
Material form, by nature, does not last long. It cracks and disintegrates, causing pain and suffering. The life leaves the form when it disintegrates and the spirit builds another form to continue his pursuit on the line of matter. He repeats this thousands of times, continuing to suffer by limitation and matter. Sometimes he awakens. Sometimes he does not. So his suffering continues, causing also suffering to all those who are associated with him and those who are on the evolutionary path.
The evolutionary process works to create those forms that fit the perfect rhythm of spirit, and allow the potentials of spirit to manifest through form.
This is a continual process. The spirit tries to eliminate limitation on all levels, causing matter to adjust itself to the finer radiation of spirit.
Matter for a while rejects such a pressure and continues to remain in the same form.
Gradually, spirit gains experience that he is not the material form, that he can survive forms. For him to leave form and assume a better form does not mean suffering but joy. *
* This Blog is excerpted from: Consciousness, Vol. 1 pp. 105-106 by Torkom Saraydarian.
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