August 12, 2016

The human soul ‘begins to lead a new life‘ after its separation from the body

Bahá’u’lláh teaches that after its separation from the body, the human soul begins to lead a new life, of which we can have no definite knowledge, in the same way as the child in the embryo cannot visualize the type of life it is destined to lead in this world. 
- Shoghi Effendi  (From a letter dated 10 August 1934 written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer; compilation: ‘Reincarnation and the Nature and Progress of the Soul’, prepared by the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice)