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After death the spirits of human beings (except for those who have sufficiently progressed on the spiritual path and are beyond the fourth plane) reach the semi-subtle sphere. According to their Sanskaras they go to ‘heaven’ or to ‘hell,’ and when they achieve the point they had to attain they can return to earth with a new body (reincarnate), or otherwise they return to the semi-subtle sphere for a certain time.

These spirits are, so to say, in the ante-chamber of the semi-subtle sphere and one can enter into contact with them through the means of spirit communication, whether they have achieved their period of joy or pain, and wait for a new birth, or whether they are on the point of going to ‘heaven’ or ‘hell.’

The semi subtle sphere, ‘heaven’ or ‘hell,’ with their respective experiences have no reality, they are merely joys and pains experienced through the organs of the subtle body. It is advisable to attribute only relative importance to certain descriptions of life after death, although they may be exact.

Spiritually evolved persons can communicate with high spirits but it is preferable if they abstain. Human beings can never enter into communication with the high spirits who belong to the subtle, mental or spiritual planes, because even if they have to reincarnate, they do not sojourn in the ante-chamber of the semi-subtle sphere.


Even the love which expresses through physical desire is good to the extent that it frees one from the thralldom of personal likes and dislikes, and makes one want to serve the beloved above all other things.

Every human relationship is based on love in one form or another, and endures or dissolves as that love is eternal or temporal in character.

Marriage, for example, is happy or unhappy, exalting or degrading, lasting or fleeting, according to the love which inspires and sustains it.

Marriages based on sex-attraction alone cannot endure. They lead inevitably to divorce or worse.

Marriages, on the other hand, which are based on a mutual desire to serve and inspire, grow continually in richness and beauty, and are a benediction to all who know of them.