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*8 স্ত্রীমদ্ভগবদগীতা ॥ that nothing defective, impure, or defiled with earthly stains can enter the pure region of perfect spirits, or be eternally united to God ; and that thus before it can attain to this blissful end, the immortal soul must pass through long trials and many purifications. It may now well be conceived, (and indeed the experience of this life would prove it) that suffering, which deeply pierces the soul, anguish that convulses all the members of existence, may contribute, or may even be necessary, to the deliverance of the soul from all alloy, and pollutiou, or to borrow a comparison from natural objects, the generous metal is melted down in fire and purged from its dross. It is certainly true that the greater the degeneracy and the degradation of man, the nearer is his approximation to the brute ; and when the transmigration of the immortal soul through the bodies of various animals is merely considered as the pumishment of its former transgressions, we can very well understand the opinion which supposes that man who by his crimes and the abuse of his reasoe, had descended to the level of the brute should at last be transforined into the brute itself.' * পরিশেষে আমেরিকা-নিবাসী সামুয়েল জনসন সাহেবের উক্তি উদ্ধৃত করিতেছি। ইহার মত বিজ্ঞ লেখক স্থলত । “The Transmigration faith was so widely spread in the elder world, because it had its roots in natural

  • Philosophy of History—translated by Robertson— Boha's Edition–p. 157-8. -