107. Assuming that these worlds are inhabited, are they in the samepositionastheearthfrom themoralandintellectualpoint ofview?
According to what the Spirits have taught, the various worlds are at very different degrees of evolution; some are in the same condition as die earth; others are even less evolved: the human beings on them are even more brutish, more physical and more inclined toward evil. On the other hand, there are worlds on which human beings are morally, intellectually and physically more-evolved, where moral evil is unknown, where the arts and sciences have attained a degree of perfection incomprehensible to us, and where the inhabitants' less physical composition is subject neither to suffering, disease, nor infirmity. People live in peace without trying to harm one another, and they do not experience the vexations, troubles, afiflictions or needs that assail earth's people. Moreover, there are worlds that are more
evolved still, where the nearly fluidic corporeal envelope approaches more and more the nature of the angels. In the progressive series of the worlds, the earth is neither in the first nor the last category, but it is one of the most material and least evolved.