and at different times as great reformers and saviours of mankind.
Again, these janmams might not only include all the special incarnations which this Logos has undergone, but might also perhaps include all the incarnations of‘ that individual, who in the course of his spiritual progress ﬁnally joined himself, or united his soul with the Logos, which has been ﬁguring as the guardian angel, so to speak, of the beat and the highest interests of humanity on this planet.
In this connection there is a great truth that I ought to bring to your notice. Whenever any particular individual reaches the highest state of spiritual culture, develops in himself all the virtues that alone entitle him to a union with the Logos, and ﬁnally, unites his soul with the Logos, there is, an it were, a sort of reaction emanating from that Logos for the good of humanity. If I am permitted to use a simile, I may compare it to what may happen in the case of the sun when a comet falls upon it. If a comet falls upon the sun, there is necessarily an accession of heat and light. So in the case of a human being who has developed an unselfish love for humanity in himself. He unites his highest qualities with the Logos, and, when the time of the ﬁnal union comes, generates in it an impulse to incarnate for the good of humanity. Even when it does not actually incarnate, it sends down its inﬂuence for the good of mankind. This inﬂuence may be