FURTHER PROGRESS IN THE PLANES
Yes, but the consciousness is very gradual, as when a person of gross-consciousness dies and is reborn with consciousness of the gross world. The child gradually becomes aware, as it grows older, of the same old gross world according to past experiences of the gross.
A child born with consciousness of a certain plane is not all at once conscious of the plane. The plane unfolds very gradually as the child gradually grows. Later in life, this child, grown up as a man, gets established in the life of his respective plane-consciousness, as a man of the gross world gets established in his worldly way.
Thus, a person of the gross world dies to reincarnate as of the gross world; so also a person of a particular plane of consciousness reincarnates as of that respective plane of consciousness and then gradually gets established in the plane of consciousness of his previous life.
He may or may not make further progress in the planes
of higher consciousness. Progress will depend on the
help of a Perfect Master, or on his own efforts in the life
of that particular plane of consciousness.
THE PATH OF LOVE, p. 84
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