Volume III  Page 58  §  Reincarnation and Karma
DISCOURSES by Meher Baba

Reincarnation and Karma

Part II

AFTER death there is no consciousness of the gross world since such consciousness is directly dependent on the physical body. But though the consciousness of the gross world is thus lost, the impressions of the experiences of the gross world are retained in the mental body, and they continue to express themselves through the semi-subtle sphere. Subjectivity of life after death During the interval between death and the next incarnation, the consciousness of the soul is turned towards these impressions resulting in a vivification of impressions and the revival of corresponding experiences. The average man does not become aware of the subtle environment. He is wrapped up in complete subjectivity and absorbed in living through the revived impressions.
        In life after death the experiences of pain and pleasure become much more intense than they were in earthly life. Hell and heaven states of mind These subjective states of intensified suffering and joy are called hell and heaven. Hell and heaven are states of mind; they should not be looked upon as being places; and though subjectively they mean a great deal to