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The trip to Rome offers many memorable examples of the joy Jesus spread as he walked by. His patience and kindness and endless efforts to lift others up and celebrate their humanity is so inspiring in its example to us all. Indeed, Jesus celebrated humanity...his own and all others! Jesus taught us how best to sow the seeds of hope. Paul twisted this method into the seeds of despair and disappointment in our humanity. Such a pity.

130:6.1 (1437.1) While they were up in the mountains, Jesus had a long talk with a young man who was fearful and downcast. Failing to derive comfort and courage from association with his fellows, this youth had sought the solitude of the hills; he had grown up with a feeling of helplessness and inferiority. These natural tendencies had been augmented by numerous difficult circumstances which the lad had encountered as he grew up, notably, the loss of his father when he was twelve years of age. As they met, Jesus said: “Greetings, my friend! why so downcast on such a beautiful day? If something has happened to distress you, perhaps I can in some manner assist you. At any rate it affords me real pleasure to proffer my services.”

130:6.2 (1437.2) The young man was disinclined to talk, and so Jesus made a second approach to his soul, saying: “I understand you come up in these hills to get away from folks; so, of course, you do not want to talk with me, but I would like to know whether you are familiar with these hills; do you know the direction of the trails? and, perchance, could you inform me as to the best route to Phenix?” Now this youth was very familiar with these mountains, and he really became much interested in telling Jesus the way to Phenix, so much so that he marked out all the trails on the ground and fully explained every detail. But he was startled and made curious when Jesus, after saying good-bye and making as if he were taking leave, suddenly turned to him, saying: “I well know you wish to be left alone with your disconsolation; but it would be neither kind nor fair for me to receive such generous help from you as to how best to find my way to Phenix and then unthinkingly to go away from you without making the least effort to answer your appealing request for help and guidance regarding the best route to the goal of destiny which you seek in your heart while you tarry here on the mountainside. As you so well know the trails to Phenix, having traversed them many times, so do I well know the way to the city of your disappointed hopes and thwarted ambitions. And since you have asked me for help, I will not disappoint you.” The youth was almost overcome, but he managed to stammer out, “But—I did not ask you for anything—” And Jesus, laying a gentle hand on his shoulder, said: “No, son, not with words but with longing looks did you appeal to my heart. My boy, to one who loves his fellows there is an eloquent appeal for help in your countenance of discouragement and despair. Sit down with me while I tell you of the service trails and happiness highways which lead from the sorrows of self to the joys of loving activities in the brotherhood of men and in the service of the God of heaven.”

130:6.3 (1437.3) By this time the young man very much desired to talk with Jesus, and he knelt at his feet imploring Jesus to help him, to show him the way of escape from his world of personal sorrow and defeat. Said Jesus: “My friend, arise! Stand up like a man! You may be surrounded with small enemies and be retarded by many obstacles, but the big things and the real things of this world and the universe are on your side. The sun rises every morning to salute you just as it does the most powerful and prosperous man on earth. Look—you have a strong body and powerful muscles—your physical equipment is better than the average. Of course, it is just about useless while you sit out here on the mountainside and grieve over your misfortunes, real and fancied. But you could do great things with your body if you would hasten off to where great things are waiting to be done. You are trying to run away from your unhappy self, but it cannot be done. You and your problems of living are real; you cannot escape them as long as you live. But look again, your mind is clear and capable. Your strong body has an intelligent mind to direct it. Set your mind at work to solve its problems; teach your intellect to work for you; refuse longer to be dominated by fear like an unthinking animal. Your mind should be your courageous ally in the solution of your life problems rather than your being, as you have been, its abject fear-slave and the bond servant of depression and defeat. But most valuable of all, your potential of real achievement is the spirit which lives within you, and which will stimulate and inspire your mind to control itself and activate the body if you will release it from the fetters of fear and thus enable your spiritual nature to begin your deliverance from the evils of inaction by the power-presence of living faith. And then, forthwith, will this faith vanquish fear of men by the compelling presence of that new and all-dominating love of your fellows which will so soon fill your soul to overflowing because of the consciousness which has been born in your heart that you are a child of God. *

130:6.4 (1438.1) “This day, my son, you are to be reborn, re-established as a man of faith, courage, and devoted service to man, for God’s sake. And when you become so readjusted to life within yourself, you become likewise readjusted to the universe; you have been born again—born of the spirit—and henceforth will your whole life become one of victorious accomplishment. Trouble will invigorate you; disappointment will spur you on; difficulties will challenge you; and obstacles will stimulate you. Arise, young man! Say farewell to the life of cringing fear and fleeing cowardice. Hasten back to duty and live your life in the flesh as a son of God, a mortal dedicated to the ennobling service of man on earth and destined to the superb and eternal service of God in eternity.”

130:6.5 (1438.2) And this youth, Fortune, subsequently became the leader of the Christians in Crete and the close associate of Titus in his labors for the uplift of the Cretan believers.


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In reviewing those quotes which include the term "humanity", it is revealed that God loves, adores, cherishes, and embraces us mere humans by actually indwelling each of us with a fragment of himself. God loves us enough to first create us, and then make us yearn for perfection, and then to be filled with joy upon the realization of this relationship with God. We are born thusly blessed as human....other ascenders must be "humanized" to attain their own destiny...and experiential Divinity must be creaturized to realize their own potential!! Consider that - humanity offers inherent contributions to Deity and Divinity and the expressions of perfection and perfecting!

There is a "living connection" between Divinity and humanity. We are made in the very image of Divinity. What is a "mere" human? We are the composite endowment of personality, mind, spirit, and free will created in space and time for eternal adventure....which begins here and now....as "mere" humans! Please note - we are not transformed INTO the image of God but, rather, are created IN the image of God...it's how we begin (as so-called by some "mere") humans! What a glorious beginning and birthright. We are to embrace it. It's good to be a tadpole in God's pond of eternal progress and adventure!!

3:4.7 (50.5) Finite appreciation of infinite qualities far transcends the logically limited capacities of the creature because of the fact that mortal man is made in the image of God—there lives within him a fragment of infinity. Therefore man’s nearest and dearest approach to God is by and through love, for God is love. And all of such a unique relationship is an actual experience in cosmic sociology, the Creator-creature relationship—the Father-child affection.

6:5.7 (78.3) Though the Eternal Son cannot personally participate in the bestowal of the Thought Adjusters, he did sit in council with the Universal Father in the eternal past, approving the plan and pledging endless co-operation, when the Father, in projecting the bestowal of the Thought Adjusters, proposed to the Son, “Let us make mortal man in our own image.” And as the spirit fragment of the Father dwells within you, so does the spirit presence of the Son envelop you, while these two forever work as one for your spiritual advancement.

7:4.4 (85.5) 1. The Plan of Progressive Attainment. This is the Universal Father’s plan of evolutionary ascension, a program unreservedly accepted by the Eternal Son when he concurred in the Father’s proposal, “Let us make mortal creatures in our own image.” This provision for upstepping the creatures of time involves the Father’s bestowal of the Thought Adjusters and the endowing of material creatures with the prerogatives of personality.

32:2.8 (359.5) And then, when such a universe has been so completely organized and so repletely manned, does the Creator Son enter into the Father’s proposal to create mortal man in their divine image.

117:3.5 (1281.7) Mortal man is more than figuratively made in the image of God. From a physical standpoint this statement is hardly true, but with reference to certain universe potentialities it is an actual fact. In the human race, something of the same drama of evolutionary attainment is being unfolded as takes place, on a vastly larger scale, in the universe of universes. Man, a volitional personality, becomes creative in liaison with an Adjuster, an impersonal entity, in the presence of the finite potentialities of the Supreme, and the result is the flowering of an immortal soul. In the universes the Creator personalities of time and space function in liaison with the impersonal spirit of the Paradise Trinity and become thereby creative of a new power potential of Deity reality.


108:6.3 (1193.2) The Mystery Monitors are undoubtedly the bestowal of the Universal Father, the reflection of the image of God abroad in the universe. A great teacher once admonished men that they should be renewed in the spirit of their minds; that they become new men who, like God, are created in righteousness and in the completion of truth. The Adjuster is the mark of divinity, the presence of God. The “image of God” does not refer to physical likeness nor to the circumscribed limitations of material creature endowment but rather to the gift of the spirit presence of the Universal Father in the supernal bestowal of the Thought Adjusters upon the humble creatures of the universes.

108:6.4 (1193.3) The Adjuster is the wellspring of spiritual attainment and the hope of divine character within you. He is the power, privilege, and the possibility of survival, which so fully and forever distinguishes you from mere animal creatures. He is the higher and truly internal spiritual stimulus of thought in contrast with the external and physical stimulus, which reaches the mind over the nerve-energy mechanism of the material body.

108:6.5 (1193.4) These faithful custodians of the future career unfailingly duplicate every mental creation with a spiritual counterpart; they are thus slowly and surely re-creating you as you really are (only spiritually) for resurrection on the survival worlds. And all of these exquisite spirit re-creations are being preserved in the emerging reality of your evolving and immortal soul, your morontia self. These realities are actually there, notwithstanding that the Adjuster is seldom able to exalt these duplicate creations sufficiently to exhibit them to the light of consciousness.

108:6.6 (1193.5) And as you are the human parent, so is the Adjuster the divine parent of the real you, your higher and advancing self, your better morontial and future spiritual self. And it is this evolving morontial soul that the judges and censors discern when they decree your survival and pass you upward to new worlds and never-ending existence in eternal liaison with your faithful partner—God, the Adjuster.

108:6.7 (1193.6) The Adjusters are the eternal ancestors, the divine originals, of your evolving immortal souls; they are the unceasing urge that leads man to attempt the mastery of the material and present existence in the light of the spiritual and future career. The Monitors are the prisoners of undying hope, the founts of everlasting progression. And how they do enjoy communicating with their subjects in more or less direct channels! How they rejoice when they can dispense with symbols and other methods of indirection and flash their messages straight to the intellects of their human partners!

108:6.8 (1194.1) You humans have begun an endless unfolding of an almost infinite panorama, a limitless expanding of never-ending, ever-widening spheres of opportunity for exhilarating service, matchless adventure, sublime uncertainty, and boundless attainment. When the clouds gather overhead, your faith should accept the fact of the presence of the indwelling Adjuster, and thus you should be able to look beyond the mists of mortal uncertainty into the clear shining of the sun of eternal righteousness on the beckoning heights of the mansion worlds of Satania.


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It is a great error to ignore the glory of our humanity...and that of the Master! Indeed, the embrace of the mortal experience is a Divine attribute and personal achievement of Divinity! Those who have such a low opinion of humanity share little with our Master!!!! Beware such judgment and derision of others!! The view and opinions we have of others reveals far more about our own mind and spirituality than it reveals about any others at all!

There is so much about humanity to admire and aspire to...so many examples of our Divine origins and nature in our world and all around us! Jim's dim view of humanity should make us remember this great teaching. It is so sad when someone becomes so blinded by the shadows of life they cannot enjoy the brilliance of all the truth, beauty, and goodness of our world!

195:5.10 (2076.1) Do not try to satisfy the curiosity or gratify all the latent adventure surging within the soul in one short life in the flesh. Be patient! be not tempted to indulge in a lawless plunge into cheap and sordid adventure. Harness your energies and bridle your passions; be calm while you await the majestic unfolding of an endless career of progressive adventure and thrilling discovery.

195:5.11 (2076.2) In confusion over man’s origin, do not lose sight of his eternal destiny. Forget not that Jesus loved even little children, and that he forever made clear the great worth of human personality.

195:5.12 (2076.3) As you view the world, remember that the black patches of evil which you see are shown against a white background of ultimate good. You do not view merely white patches of good which show up miserably against a black background of evil.

195:5.13 (2076.4) When there is so much good truth to publish and proclaim, why should men dwell so much upon the evil in the world just because it appears to be a fact? The beauties of the spiritual values of truth are more pleasurable and uplifting than is the phenomenon of evil.


1. Jesus—The Man
196:1.1 (2090.2) Jesus’ devotion to the Father’s will and the service of man was even more than mortal decision and human determination; it was a wholehearted consecration of himself to such an unreserved bestowal of love. No matter how great the fact of the sovereignty of Michael, you must not take the human Jesus away from men. The Master has ascended on high as a man, as well as God; he belongs to men; men belong to him. How unfortunate that religion itself should be so misinterpreted as to take the human Jesus away from struggling mortals! Let not the discussions of the humanity or the divinity of the Christ obscure the saving truth that Jesus of Nazareth was a religious man who, by faith, achieved the knowing and the doing of the will of God; he was the most truly religious man who has ever lived on Urantia.

196:2.4 (2092.2) But the greatest mistake was made in that, while the human Jesus was recognized as having a religion, the divine Jesus (Christ) almost overnight became a religion. Paul’s Christianity made sure of the adoration of the divine Christ, but it almost wholly lost sight of the struggling and valiant human Jesus of Galilee, who, by the valor of his personal religious faith and the heroism of his indwelling Adjuster, ascended from the lowly levels of humanity to become one with divinity, thus becoming the new and living way whereby all mortals may so ascend from humanity to divinity. Mortals in all stages of spirituality and on all worlds may find in the personal life of Jesus that which will strengthen and inspire them as they progress from the lowest spirit levels up to the highest divine values, from the beginning to the end of all personal religious experience.

196:2.6 (2092.4) Jesus founded the religion of personal experience in doing the will of God and serving the human brotherhood; Paul founded a religion in which the glorified Jesus became the object of worship and the brotherhood consisted of fellow believers in the divine Christ. In the bestowal of Jesus these two concepts were potential in his divine-human life, and it is indeed a pity that his followers failed to create a unified religion which might have given proper recognition to both the human and the divine natures of the Master as they were inseparably bound up in his earth life and so gloriously set forth in the original gospel of the kingdom.

196:2.9 (2093.3) Jesus led men to feel at home in the world; he delivered them from the slavery of taboo and taught them that the world was not fundamentally evil. He did not long to escape from his earthly life; he mastered a technique of acceptably doing the Father’s will while in the flesh. He attained an idealistic religious life in the very midst of a realistic world. Jesus did not share Paul’s pessimistic view of humankind. The Master looked upon men as the sons of God and foresaw a magnificent and eternal future for those who chose survival. He was not a moral skeptic; he viewed man positively, not negatively. He saw most men as weak rather than wicked, more distraught than depraved. But no matter what their status, they were all God’s children and his brethren.

196:2.10 (2093.4) He taught men to place a high value upon themselves in time and in eternity. Because of this high estimate which Jesus placed upon men, he was willing to spend himself in the unremitting service of humankind. And it was this infinite worth of the finite that made the golden rule a vital factor in his religion. What mortal can fail to be uplifted by the extraordinary faith Jesus has in him?

116:3.3 (1271.1) 2. The personality revelations of the Second Source and Center. The mind presences of the Conjoint Actor unify the spirit of divinity with the pattern of energy. The bestowal incarnations of the Eternal Son and his Paradise Sons unify, actually fuse, the divine nature of a Creator with the evolving nature of a creature. The Supreme is both creature and creator; the possibility of his being such is revealed in the bestowal actions of the Eternal Son and his co-ordinate and subordinate Sons. The bestowal orders of sonship, the Michaels and the Avonals, actually augment their divine natures with bona fide creature natures which have become theirs by the living of the actual creature life on the evolutionary worlds. When divinity becomes like humanity, inherent in this relationship is the possibility that humanity can become divine.

116:3.4 (1271.2) 3. The indwelling presences of the First Source and Center. Mind unifies spirit causations with energy reactions; bestowal ministry unifies divinity descensions with creature ascensions; and the indwelling fragments of the Universal Father actually unify the evolving creatures with God on Paradise. There are many such presences of the Father which indwell numerous orders of personalities, and in mortal man these divine fragments of God are the Thought Adjusters. The Mystery Monitors are to human beings what the Paradise Trinity is to the Supreme Being. The Adjusters are absolute foundations, and upon absolute foundations freewill choice can cause to be evolved the divine reality of an eternaliter nature, finaliter nature in the case of man, Deity nature in God the Supreme.

116:3.5 (1271.3) The creature bestowals of the Paradise orders of sonship enable these divine Sons to enrich their personalities by the acquisition of the actual nature of universe creatures, while such bestowals unfailingly reveal to the creatures themselves the Paradise path of divinity attainment. The Adjuster bestowals of the Universal Father enable him to draw the personalities of the volitional will creatures to himself. And throughout all these relationships in the finite universes the Conjoint Actor is the ever-present source of the mind ministry by virtue of which these activities take place.


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Please study further! I suggest Paper 55 and 56 for starters. L&L is a function of the spiritization of individuals and the spiritualization of an entire material, evolutionary world...it is the culmination of the Mortal Epochs and the System, Constellation, Local and Super Universes aggregation of the same....and the eventual grand jubilee of the Supreme as I recall...and has nothing to do with linear, physical gravity...as I understand the UB to teach.


I appreciate your insistence on accuracy....please provide some. Thanks.


I suggest that you study the science in TUB and boil it down to the meaning of light and life. I boil it down to light and life being manifestations of the electronic organization of the matters. Strictly from a scientific point of view the light that we experience in this human life as well as this life itself is created and maintained by the force of material/linear gravity.

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." Will you stand there looking at the truth of the science of TUB and not drink? You cannot make the transition if you cannot embrace the reality of the human condition. It hasn't been very long since we climbed down out of the trees. We really are merely human until we are born again and move from this light and life to the next light and life.

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." Einstein

I may not be accurate, but I am precise.

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"I may not be accurate, but I am precise."

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Indeed gray....your precision is very mechanistic and your inaccuracies are duly noted!! But Light and Life is very evolutionary and progressive one soul and one day at a time. And is so determined by the gravity circuits of mind and spirit and so independent of linear, mechanical, physical gravity...and "electronic organizations"!


The Revelation offers so much to learn about reality and the integration and harmonization of creation....I do indeed have much to learn! I look forward to it. I appreciate your concern for my "transition" and "embrace" of the human condition!


Hahahahaha…..I am confident in Light and Life....personally and globally! Today and in time to come.


And so happy to be a tadpole and merely human as you and Jim keep reminding me!!


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This is a good time and opportunity to explore the gravity circuits of the spirit and mind which are the true forms of universe attraction and progress for the universes of time and space which originate and emanate from Paradise and which ever causes and responds to the spiritualization and truth realization of creation - the personality circuit of God and all beings are so circuit connected by personality, by spirit, and by mind. These are the forces and powers and agents of God in all of creation for the purpose of the perfecting of evolutionary time and space creation, including the morontial and the material levels.

One of the differences between lineal, material gravity and both spirit and mind gravity is that the latter circuits offer and provide a "quality response" - the more quality in the response and the more of quality responding to the circuit both combine to eventuate Light and Life.

We are taught that our spiritualization or perfecting is a function of decisions and more decisions and evermore decisions and that our progress is gained by both quantity and quality measurements or experience. The point of all life in time and space is progressive perfecting by experiential wisdom expression (and this functionality and purpose has little - or nothing - to do with linear, material gravity as best as I can tell - still waiting for any details and evidence to confirm this assertion and claim by those who also claim to "understand" the "science" in TUB) - or spiritization and spiritualization. It is the spiritual stabilization of the universes of time that deliver its physical equilibrium and settled-ness...the physical responds to the spiritual...and not the other way around!

This is the true "light" of the world and the universe and the light within each mind...the guiding and illuminating light which is and results in Light and Life. (Linear gravity gives us neither this true light nor life, material or morontial or spirit, neither does it draw or grasp anything spiritual or mindal toward Paradise!) Light and Life is a result of and functional expression of spiritualization, not materialism or mechanism...or so I understand the UB to teach....and as anyone who takes the time to study the link provided for "Light and Life" can quickly discover for themselves (pet theories and prejudices notwithstanding):

https://urantia-association.org/search/ ... t%5B%5D=-1

7:1.1 [Part I]
Everything taught concerning the immanence of God, his omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience, is equally true of the Son in the spiritual domains. The pure and universal spirit gravity of all creation, this exclusively spiritual circuit, leads directly back to the person of the Second Source and Center on Paradise. He presides over the control and operation of that ever-present and unerring spiritual grasp of all true spirit values. Thus does the Eternal Son exercise absolute spiritual sovereignty. He literally holds all spirit realities and all spiritualized values, as it were, in the hollow of his hand. The control of universal spiritual gravity is universal spiritual sovereignty.

7:1.2 [Part I]
This gravity control of spiritual things operates independently of time and space; therefore is spirit energy undiminished in transmission. Spirit gravity never suffers time delays, nor does it undergo space diminution. It does not decrease in accordance with the square of the distance of its transmission; the circuits of pure spirit power are not retarded by the mass of the material creation. And this transcendence of time and space by pure spirit energies is inherent in the absoluteness of the Son; it is not due to the interposition of the antigravity forces of the Third Source and Center.

7:1.3 [Part I]
Spirit realities respond to the drawing power of the center of spiritual gravity in accordance with their qualitative value, their actual degree of spirit nature. Spirit substance (quality) is just as responsive to spirit gravity as the organized energy of physical matter (quantity) is responsive to physical gravity. Spiritual values and spirit forces are real. From the viewpoint of personality, spirit is the soul of creation; matter is the shadowy physical body.

7:1.4 [Part I]
The reactions and fluctuations of spirit gravity are ever true to the content of spiritual values, the qualitative spiritual status of an individual or a world. This drawing power is instantly responsive to the inter- and intraspirit values of any universe situation or planetary condition. Every time a spiritual reality actualizes in the universes, this change necessitates the immediate and instantaneous readjustment of spirit gravity. Such a new spirit is actually a part of the Second Source and Center; and just as certainly as mortal man becomes a spiritized being, he will attain the spiritual Son, the center and source of spirit gravity.

7:3.2 [Part I]
The spiritual-gravity pull of the Eternal Son constitutes the inherent secret of the Paradise ascension of surviving human souls. All genuine spirit values and all bona fide spiritualized individuals are held within the unfailing grasp of the spiritual gravity of the Eternal Son. The mortal mind, for example, initiates its career as a material mechanism and is eventually mustered into the Corps of the Finality as a well-nigh perfected spirit existence, becoming progressively less subject to material gravity and correspondingly more responsive to the inward pulling urge of spirit gravity during this entire experience. The spirit-gravity circuit literally pulls the soul of man Paradiseward.

We are taught the Son has a form of reflectivity that allows him to "know" the true nature and spiritization of every mind and being...individually and personally....in addition to totally and collectively. This "quality" measure is unique to the Son and the spirit gravity circuit and fully compliments the mind circuit of the Third Source and Center of creation which knows every thought of every being and records all thoughts by all beings....these, plus the Thought Adjusters, providing God with the powers of the knowledge of everything all the time. See the topic "How Does God Know Everything" here:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5432

9:6.3 [Part I]
Mind gravity can operate independently of material and spiritual gravity, but wherever and whenever the latter two impinge, mind gravity always functions. When all three are associated, personality gravity may embrace the material creature — physical or morontial, finite or absonite. But irrespective of this, the endowment of mind even in impersonal beings qualifies them to think and endows them with consciousness despite the total absence of personality.

9:6.4 [Part I]
Selfhood of personality dignity, human or divine, immortal or potentially immortal, does not however originate in either spirit, mind, or matter; it is the bestowal of the Universal Father. Neither is the interaction of spirit, mind, and material gravity a prerequisite to the appearance of personality gravity. The Father's circuit may embrace a mind-material being who is unresponsive to spirit gravity, or it may include a mind-spirit being who is unresponsive to material gravity. The operation of personality gravity is always a volitional act of the Universal Father.

9:6.5 [Part I]
While mind is energy associated in purely material beings and spirit associated in purely spiritual personalities, innumerable orders of personality, including the human, possess minds that are associated with both energy and spirit. The spiritual aspects of creature mind unfailingly respond to the spirit-gravity pull of the Eternal Son; the material features respond to the gravity urge of the material universe.

12:3.1 [Part I]
All forms of force-energy — material, mindal, or spiritual — are alike subject to those grasps, those universal presences, which we call gravity. Personality also is responsive to gravity — to the Father's exclusive circuit; but though this circuit is exclusive to the Father, he is not excluded from the other circuits; the Universal Father is infinite and acts over all four absolute-gravity circuits in the master universe:

12:3.2 [Part I]
1. The Personality Gravity of the Universal Father.

12:3.3 [Part I]
2. The Spirit Gravity of the Eternal Son.

12:3.4 [Part I]
3. The Mind Gravity of the Conjoint Actor.

12:3.5 [Part I]
4. The Cosmic Gravity of the Isle of Paradise.

Gravity....how interesting to consider!!

And to think...mere humans can know of such things and be connected to and responsive to all the circuits of the universe!!

Glory Be...

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I wonder which is which? gray says: "We have never been merely human. We have always been manifestations of emergent energy. We have just lost our way and become confused in time."

But then later says: "It hasn't been very long since we climbed down out of the trees. We really are merely human until we are born again and move from this light and life to the next light and life."

Me here: The UB teaches that our world is not in or even near the first stages of Light and Life...but that each individual may live in L&L in their own life no matter what era or planetary mortal epoch they might be born into.

It is unfortunate and confusing to newer students when readers proclaim a personal knowledge and understanding of the UB and its teachings and then proceed to misuse and misstate the terms in the UB that are unique to the UB and which the authors provide ample definition and application!!! Light and Life is a specific reality with a specific definition and application provided. So why torture, twist, torment, and misrepresent the term? Or any other? Whatever gray thinks he is describing....it is NOT Light and Life and it is not dependent upon linear, material gravity.

And such claims are neither accurate or precise....by any definition.

Let us consider and discuss and embrace "the human condition". Indeed.

There is the individual's condition and there is the human race's condition for consideration. The UB spends much time teaching us about both. The book is clearly written and very redundant in its teachings. It is a gift given to reduce confusions and eliminate errors of concept and perspective. Perhaps it should be taken at its word and utilized by truth seekers to better perceive and understand the realities of the universe of universes? Yes indeed!!

While it is fine to share our personalized views and expressions of reality...it is simply not okay to claim to present the UB but instead contradict the UB and then pretend you do not. It is my hope that all UB students require at least accuracy of concepts and quotes when sharing the UB with one another in a UB study group....like this one.

The inability or unwillingness to support one's assertions and claims by actual text is most unfortunate and troublesome and has far more to do with rhetoric than study. Both accuracy and precision are welcome and important elements in the study of the Urantia Papers.

I highly recommend them both!!! I expect my own posts to be subject to review, clarification, correction, and an accuracy/precision standard suitable for a study group of sincere students of the Papers, seeking knowledge, understanding, and application of concepts and perspective. Those who wish to make up their own words, phrases and definitions might consider a different site and/or writing their own book!! Just sayin'.....

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