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Horatio Dresser was a major early New Thought author

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Horatio W. Dresser's

Education and the Philosophical Ideal

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Preface - Introduction - The New Point of View - Educational Ideals - Equanimity - The Subconscious Mind - The Spiritual Ideal in Childhood - An Experiment in Education - The Expression of the Spirit - An Ideal Summer Conference - The Ministry of the Spirit - The Mystery of Pain and Evil - The Philosophical Ideal - The Criteria of Truth - Organic Perfection - Immortality - Index - p. 247


Chapter 14 - Immortality

A better life this life concealed. --- Browning.

IN the great Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata, when the hero, Yudhisthira, is asked by Dhama what is the most wonderful thing in the world, he replies that it is the persistent belief of mankind in their own deathlessness, in spite of the fact that everywhere around they are continually witnessing the sorrows and pains of death. And, if he had lived in these modern days, the ancient hero might have added the arguments and facts of physiology, all of which give support to the theory that death ends all. The evidence in favour of death may be said to have accumulated more rapidly than arguments for continued existence. Yet belief in immortality is no less strong—outside of agnostic circles. The data of psychical research have been steadily making in favour of continued existence, and a huge volume of evidence awaits those who are sufficiently unprejudiced to read it.

I shall not, however, in this chapter consider the problem from the point of view of scientific inquiry, but from its moral and spiritual side, with the hope

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