There Are Passages
But still there are passages in the
dust and all living substance.
In vain she begs, the
nutritive soil at the time of
death, and Serene replies, in the East, “Some
view, thy purpose shake,
and thus falls again and will
you punish him because he cannot
become perfect like
Jesus or Buddha or like the theory
of the dead hovers about it.” The
Queen of all the Earth?
Phillis Wheatley, Religious and Moral Poems
Swami Abhedananda, Reincarnation