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The value of mind in our personal spiritization and spiritual growth and experience is explained by the following text. The challenge for mortals is unifying and harmonizing both sets of universe reality into a singular perspective and philosophy of living. The inside/out perspective is as false and misleading as is the outside/in perspective. There is a material reality and a spirit reality. Neither excludes or precludes the other and neither can be dismissed or ignored by any mortal seeking experiential wisdom and spiritual growth.

Jim says: "Comprehending these papers is our first celestial task in a long and hopefully never-ending succession of celestial tasks."

Yes indeed! At least for those with the UB. But really, according to the Papers, no specific knowledge or text is required for a personal religious experience and connection to Deity or to receive God's love and ministry.

Jim says: "We are taught by our celestial presenters that we each can realize our own version of spiritual experience, if we will allow it."

I hope here simply to support the topic of "How to Study the Revelation" according to the reality perspective of the teachings within the UB we share here together. Mind connects us to both realities and provides that bridge and mechanism of perspective which eventually unifies both into the singular reality they truly are. Nothing can be studied or known or discerned or understood or have meaning or value without mind... at least this is true according to the Papers. :wink:

6. Philosophic Co-ordination

103:6.1 (1135.3) Theology is the study of the actions and reactions of the human spirit; it can never become a science since it must always be combined more or less with psychology in its personal expression and with philosophy in its systematic portrayal. Theology is always the study of your religion; the study of another’s religion is psychology.

103:6.2 (1135.4) When man approaches the study and examination of his universe from the outside, he brings into being the various physical sciences; when he approaches the research of himself and the universe from the inside, he gives origin to theology and metaphysics. The later art of philosophy develops in an effort to harmonize the many discrepancies which are destined at first to appear between the findings and teachings of these two diametrically opposite avenues of approaching the universe of things and beings.

103:6.3 (1135.5) Religion has to do with the spiritual viewpoint, the awareness of the insideness of human experience. Man’s spiritual nature affords him the opportunity of turning the universe outside in. It is therefore true that, viewed exclusively from the insideness of personality experience, all creation appears to be spiritual in nature.

103:6.4 (1135.6) When man analytically inspects the universe through the material endowments of his physical senses and associated mind perception, the cosmos appears to be mechanical and energy-material. Such a technique of studying reality consists in turning the universe inside out.

103:6.5 (1135.7) A logical and consistent philosophic concept of the universe cannot be built up on the postulations of either materialism or spiritism, for both of these systems of thinking, when universally applied, are compelled to view the cosmos in distortion, the former contacting with a universe turned inside out, the latter realizing the nature of a universe turned outside in. Never, then, can either science or religion, in and of themselves, standing alone, hope to gain an adequate understanding of universal truths and relationships without the guidance of human philosophy and the illumination of divine revelation.

103:6.6 (1136.1) Always must man’s inner spirit depend for its expression and self-realization upon the mechanism and technique of the mind. Likewise must man’s outer experience of material reality be predicated on the mind consciousness of the experiencing personality. Therefore are the spiritual and the material, the inner and the outer, human experiences always correlated with the mind function and conditioned, as to their conscious realization, by the mind activity. Man experiences matter in his mind; he experiences spiritual reality in the soul but becomes conscious of this experience in his mind. The intellect is the harmonizer and the ever-present conditioner and qualifier of the sum total of mortal experience. Both energy-things and spirit values are colored by their interpretation through the mind media of consciousness.


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