H.P. Blavatsky Collected Writings, Volume 13 Page 170

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

[On April 14, 1891, Annie Besant delivered an address before the Aryan T.S. in New York; speaking on the subject of Karma, she quoted the following reply given by H.P.B. to a student who asked why pain was so universal.]

You forget that on every plane, physical, mental, and spiritual, the pain of travail means the birth of a new life.