The Guide to Nature Volume 13

The Guide to Nature Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...great problems of life and death have arrived at the conclusion that at least in this case there is fair psychological and physical proof that he not only left his earthly body but his young mentality and entered a realm which we in faith believe, yes, more than that, have positive knowledge, know. "Eye hath not seen... neither have entered immortality. If he has gone through such changes and scenes and complete' transformation as not to know himself, not to have his friends know him, even if he were to meet them, what is it that in his transformed existence continued for him, that entitles him to the term immortality? Wherever he is, in whatever realm, surrounded by whomsoever he may be, no one knows him now who knew him then and he himself has the impulse to press on to make the most of the realms of new worlds and new existences. How much is there of continuity of a mental thread when such an earthly existence merges into another so remote in time and space as to be inconceivable? What can be the immortality when memories are none from that new existence and when hopes and ambitions of entering into that new existence are none? And yet the passing on of this hero was not an exception from that shared by many other boys and girls but the saddest part of it is that no one recognizes its pathos and no one seems to recognize the innumerable parallels of the past that go into human lives. Should not he have been entitled to at least a measure of immortality, to at least some continued existence, some knowledge of future and past friends associated into one union? Was he a bad boy? No. In that distant realm of thought and years perhaps he has learned the lesson that immortality is perpetual transformation, frequently with not even the...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970535
  • 9781236970534