Questioner: Council, you gave the example of running into a building and giving up your life to save somebody. Isn’t there a lot more realistic ways to give your life for somebody, just like taking care of somebody for their life or something like that?
The Council: Well, certainly, certainly. That is another badge of bravery. We gave that as an extreme, but it is an extreme. There are many ways of giving your life for someone else. Dedication to another individual. When you make a commitment to an individual, you are basically giving your life up for them. So, there are all forms of bravery. Two people who are in love and make an honest commitment, they are giving up their individuality to serve the other one. Both should be doing the same thing. There that takes great bravery, great bravery. Especially in your world today when there is so much darkness of self-indulgence. Does that answer the question?
Questioner: Are you saying, someone like that would be brave because they are giving up their self-indulgences?
The Council: They are giving up their life which means they have already given up their self-indulgences. Certain things have to come in order. You have to be willing to give up your indulgent life, that puts you in a position where you understand your value as an individual, therefore you are able to give up yourself in benefit for someone else. You see the order?
Questioner: Yes, definitely.
The Council: So, there is an order in spiritual evolution, if we might use that term and do not take it literally, “spiritual evolution.” You are already spiritual, it is just a question of are you going to exercise it or not. If not, you are going to lose it. It is that simple. We cannot say that the soul is like man’s ridiculous concept of his physical being evolving from monkeys to whatever.