Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:52 pm +0000
fanofVan wrote:A vice of many an evangelist I think...calling attention to one's self.
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:43 am +0000
pethuel wrote:"Agreed. If I may add the observation that those that are exhibiting the fruits of the Spirit are not aware that they do so, nor are those that live abundantly loyal to supreme goals conscious of their example, they are not self-conscious in that sense."
Right. My jots and tittles were a little unclear there. The gist of what I was attempting to say is "those who most exhibit the fruits of the Spirit are those who are least conscious of themselves, nor do those who are abundantly loyal to supreme goals call attention to themselves." Does that make better sense?
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:14 pm +0000
fanofVan wrote:Enno says: "Jesus did not say "I am the tadpole way."
He said "I am the way, the truth, and the life."
But who else can say that?
Mortals may not escape the Way of the mortals to the portals of Paradise...the Tadpole Way. A step by step progression from birth of soul to fusion with our Thought Adjuster. Nothing wrong with the Tadpole Way as designed by the Creators and executed by the Spirits within. A very noble journey indeed!
Even Jesus was once a Tadpole...the Son of Man born as a mortal too...on his 7th and final bestowal! Here to become the Master Son of Nebadon upon this Shrine of Nebadon. Wow!!
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fanofVan wrote:I am hoping for the Blues myself!! The expressions of overcoming the strife and struggle of loss and suffering with poise, grace, dignity, and attitude!!! I wonder if only mortals know the blues? I assume all mortals on all worlds know the blues. At least on young worlds early in the Mortal Epochs and those who struggle through the Epochs without certainty of leadership and example. The blues express the yearning of and searching by mortals for meaning I think.
The rest of Paper 44, Section 1, 1-14 (don't miss a reading of all of Paper 44 for much more!!!!):
1. The Celestial Musicians
44:1.1 (499.3) With the limited range of mortal hearing, you can hardly conceive of morontia melodies. There is even a material range of beautiful sound unrecognized by the human sense of hearing, not to mention the inconceivable scope of morontia and spirit harmony. Spirit melodies are not material sound waves but spirit pulsations received by the spirits of celestial personalities. There is a vastness of range and a soul of expression, as well as a grandeur of execution, associated with the melody of the spheres, that are wholly beyond human comprehension. I have seen millions of enraptured beings held in sublime ecstasy while the melody of the realm rolled in upon the spirit energy of the celestial circuits. These marvelous melodies can be broadcast to the uttermost parts of a universe.
44:1.2 (499.4) The celestial musicians are occupied with the production of celestial harmony by the manipulation of the following spirit forces:
44:1.3 (499.5) 1. Spiritual sound—spirit current interruptions.
44:1.4 (499.6) 2. Spiritual light—the control and intensification of the light of the morontia and spiritual realms.
44:1.5 (499.7) 3. Energy impingements—melody produced by the skillful management of the morontia and spirit energies.
44:1.6 (499. 4. Color symphonies—melody of morontia color tones; this ranks among the highest accomplishments of the celestial musicians.
44:1.7 (499.9) 5. Harmony of associated spirits—the very arrangement and association of different orders of morontia and spirit beings produce majestic melodies.
44:1.8 (499.10) 6. Melody of thought—the thinking of spiritual thoughts can be so perfected as to burst forth in the melodies of Havona.
44:1.9 (499.11) 7. The music of space—by proper attunement the melodies of other spheres can be picked up on the universe broadcast circuits.
44:1.10 (500.1) There are over one hundred thousand different modes of sound, color, and energy manipulation, techniques analogous to the human employment of musical instruments. Your ensembles of dancing undoubtedly represent a crude and grotesque attempt of material creatures to approach the celestial harmony of being placement and personality arrangement. The other five forms of morontia melody are unrecognized by the sensory mechanism of material bodies.
44:1.11 (500.2) Harmony, the music of the seven levels of melodious association, is the one universal code of spirit communication. Music, such as Urantia mortals understand, attains its highest expression in the schools of Jerusem, the system headquarters, where semimaterial beings are taught the harmonies of sound. Mortals do not react to the other forms of morontia melody and celestial harmony.
44:1.12 (500.3) Appreciation of music on Urantia is both physical and spiritual; and your human musicians have done much to elevate musical taste from the barbarous monotony of your early ancestors to the higher levels of sound appreciation. The majority of Urantia mortals react to music so largely with the material muscles and so slightly with the mind and spirit; but there has been a steady improvement in musical appreciation for more than thirty-five thousand years.
44:1.13 (500.4) Tuneful syncopation represents a transition from the musical monotony of primitive man to the expressionful harmony and meaningful melodies of your later-day musicians. These earlier types of rhythm stimulate the reaction of the music-loving sense without entailing the exertion of the higher intellectual powers of harmony appreciation and thus more generally appeal to immature or spiritually indolent individuals.
44:1.14 (500.5) The best music of Urantia is just a fleeting echo of the magnificent strains heard by the celestial associates of your musicians, who left but snatches of these harmonies of morontia forces on record as the musical melodies of sound harmonics. Spirit-morontia music not infrequently employs all seven modes of expression and reproduction, so that the human mind is tremendously handicapped in any attempt to reduce these melodies of the higher spheres to mere notes of musical sound. Such an effort would be something like endeavoring to reproduce the strains of a great orchestra by means of a single musical instrument.
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