Moral State of the Inhabitants
57.The dwellings you gave us as a sample in your drawings, are they arranged in cities like here?
- Yes. Those who love one another come together. Only the passions may establish solitude around man. If the evil man looks for his neighbor, who is an instrument of pain, why would a pure and virtuous man run away from his brother?
58.The spirits are the same or of several degrees?
- Several degrees but of the same order.
59.We ask you to refer to the spirits’ scale we provided in the second number of the Review and tell us to which order those spirits incarnated in Jupiter belong.
- All good, all superior. Sometimes good comes down to the evil but the evil can never blend with the good.
60.Do the inhabitants form different peoples, like here on Earth? - Yes, but all united by the bonds of love.
61.Thus, the wars are unknown? - Useless question.
62.Will man on Earth be able to arrive to such a degree of perfection, so that war would be unnecessary?
- He will arrive to that, no doubt. The war will disappear with the egotism of the peoples, at the same time as fraternity becomes better understood.
63.Are the peoples governed by rulers? - Yes.
64.What is the consistency of the ruler’s authority? - His superior degree of perfection.
65.What is the meaning of the superiority and inferiority of the spirits in Jupiter, considering that they are all good?
- They have a greater or smaller sum of knowledge and experience; they become free of impurities as they enlighten.
66.Similarly to Earth, are there more advanced peoples than others in Jupiter? - No, but among the peoples there are several degrees.
67.If the most advanced people from Earth were transported to Jupiter which position would they occupy?
- The one occupied by the monkeys among you.
68.Are the peoples ruled by laws?
69.Are there criminal laws?
- There is no more crime.
70.Who makes the laws?
- God made them.
71.Is there rich and poor? In other words, are there men who live in abundance and others
who lack the necessary?
- No. They are all brothers. If one had more than the other the former would share with the latter; he would not be happy when his brother was in need.
72.According to this all fortunes would be the same?
- I did not say that all are equally rich. You asked if there would be people with the superfluous while others would lack the necessary.
73.The two answers seem contradictory to us. We ask you to establish the agreement.
- Nobody lacks the necessary; nobody has the superfluous. In other words, each person’s fortune is related to their condition. Are you happy?
74.We understand now. But we asked, however, if the one who has less is unhappy with respect to the one that has more?
- He cannot feel unhappy if he is neither jealous nor envious. Envy and jealousy produce more unhappiness than misery.
75.What is the consistency of wealth in Jupiter? - Why does it matter to you?
76.Are there social inequalities? - Yes.
77.What are they founded in?
- In the laws of society. Some are more advanced than others in perfection. The superior have a kind of authority over the others, like the father over the children.
78.Are men’s faculties developed by education? - Yes.
79.Can man acquire enough perfection on Earth to deserve to immediately pass to Jupiter?
- Yes, but man is submitted to imperfections on Earth in order to be related to his neighbors.
80.When a spirit leaves Earth and must reincarnate in Jupiter, does he remain errant for some time, until he finds the body to which he should unite?
- Remains errant for some time until he frees himself from the Earthly imperfections.
81.Are there multiple religions?
- No. All profess the good and all adore one only God.
82.Are there temples and a cult?
- By temple there is the man’s heart; by cult, the good he does.