Ano passado encontrei esse livro nas andanças pela internet. Imprimi, encadernei e o encontrei hoje, sem querer, enquanto procurava um dicionário.
Comecei novamente a leitura, nunca finalizada, e me dei conta que devo lê-lo ainda várias vezes durante a vida. Lembro também que à época me decepcionei quando descobri que Yogi Ramacharaka é a mesma pessoa que William Walker Atkinson, agora não consigo entender o porquê do drama.
o site do arquivo do congresso estadunidense de onde eu imprimi o livro é:
segue um gostinho:
“Strictly speaking, from the Oriental point of view, there is no such thing as Death. The name is a lie — the idea an illusion growing from ignorance. There is no death — there is nothing but Life. Life has many phases and forms, and some of the phases are called death by ignorant men. Nothing really dies — though everything experiences a change of form and activity (…) Materialists frequently urge as an argument against the persistence of life beyond the stage of death, the assumed fact that everything in nature suffers death, dissolu- tion, and destruction. If such were really the fact, then indeed would it be reasonable to argue the death of the soul as a logical con- clusion. But, in truth, nothing of this kind happens in nature. Nothing really dies. What is called death, even of the smallest and apparently most inanimate thing, is merely a change of form and condition of the energy and activities which constitute it. Even the body does not die, in the strict sense of the word. The body is not an entity, for it is merely an aggregation of cells, and these :cells are merely material vehicles for a certain form of energy which animates and vitalizes them. When the soul passes from the body, the units composing the body manifest re- pulsion for each other, in place of the attraction which formerly held them together.”