This book attempts a simple exposition of Theosophical teachings. It is a manual which seeks to make plain some of the great truths that render life easier to bear and death easier to face.
The first step, it is said, is to realize that we are not the body. We have bodies. Once the distinction between the self (the human being ) and our bodies is accepted, the study of the various bodies proceeds smoothly.
The study concludes that the bodies are our instruments, our servants, adapting to our various needs and growing powers. Ultimately we go beyond our bodies and realize our true Self, in ourselves as also in all others.