“IN the nature of the case, perfection cannot be attained because the question would be what happens after you attain it, when you reach the stage where you have nothing more to achieve? Perfection is an infinite process. It is the constant elimination of dross to allow the pure gold of the spirit to emerge. You cannot put a period to infinity; you cannot put a full stop to eternity.
It is like knowledge. The more you learn, the more you learn there is to be learned. You cannot arrive at the summit of all knowledge. There is an infinite number of planes, levels and spheres, of consciousness. This is an attribute of the spirit which, being infinite, means there will always be a constant development.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 175
“THE right use of leisure should be devoted to the cultivation of the gifts of the mind and of the spirit. That is important, for already most people devote sufficient time to the requirements of the physical body. They concern themselves with the food that is required to sustain them and give them energy, although they are not always cognisant of those laws of health which would enable the body to be the vital organism it should be. But few remember that the mind and the sprit require development, and these are the ones who go through life spiritually deaf, dumb and blind.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 165
“IT does not matter whether the healer can see the aura. It does not matter whether the healer is able to diagnose. The object of the healer is to heal.
He should not concern himself with these other matters. He has to be as perfect an instrument he can. He has to outlaw from his nature all the weaknesses that prevent him from being the perfect instrument. And the more he does that, the greater will be the power that flows through him. It is the life you live that qualifies the attunement you have.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 193
“TO me there is a constant process of evolution, development, unfoldment. It will not happen that over night there will be change and a new age ushered in. Gradually, as truth progresses, more and more people will become aware of it. Once they realise that the whole of the universe is founded on spiritual realities that cannot fail, and as a result they begin to live these implications, so there will be higher stages of consciousness and awareness functioning in your world but it will be a gradual process.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 171
“THAT all depends what is meant by “good.” It may be that withdrawing from the world of matter can help to unfold the powers of the spirit. To that extent it is good. Yet to me it is greater to be in the world yet not of the world, serving the world by the powers that the Great Spirit has given you, after you have unfolded them yourselves through striving, through effort, through development.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers
“IT is better to be in the light than in the dark. It is better to have knowledge than ignorance. It is better to know the laws than not to know the laws. It is better always to search for truth, diligently and patiently, rather than to sit still. It is always better to strive for progress. Survival is not the end. It is only the beginning, for when you understand that you are a part of the Great Spirit and because of that you pass through the avenue of death, unharmed and unchanged, that is not the end of all things. That is only the beginning.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 130
“PROGRESS is slow in some aspects and faster in others. It is man’s responsibility to ensure that he is at peace with all who share the earth with him. But whatever happens, there is compensation as part of the natural law. You have the responsibility of ensuring that animals should evolve according of their pain of evolution. If you abnegate your responsibilities then you must pay the price for it. Those who practice cruelty will have to pay the spiritual price for everything they do.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 229-230
“WHAT you call Spiritualism is but the name given to certain natural lass, their operation and their implications. To me, religion is the living of life, not the acceptance of certain sectarian beliefs.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 86
“ALMOST the same, but not quite. You can have all the psychic faculties, but they do not become spiritual faculties until they are used for a spiritual purpose in association with spiritual people in our world. You all have faculties of the psychic body but it is not until these faculties are developed and blended with the power of the spirit that they become spiritual gifts.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 203
“NO, it would be very unfair, for millions are unable to appreciate any beauty because they lack the educational facilities that enable them to have a true standard of appreciation. Our world is a world not only of retribution, but also of compensation, where all that you lacked in your earthly life is given to you so that a true balance may by struck.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 114