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I endeavor to share this theory with the discussants on the forum, and invite all to massage, alter, correct, or confirm it, in hopes we can grow truth from this theory together. Perhaps it could serve to engender a discussion on mind that has yet to be submitted. This topic may also correspond with Adjutant Intellect. Your participation would be greatly appreciated. All are welcome.

We have, intellectually, jousted with one another, albeit contentiously at times, on how a student of TUB, properly, should approach the revelatory papers. Some within the readership believe that facts penned to TUB papers, for the reader, will suffice, to gain a robust insight into the nature of God the Father as he diffuses himself throughout all creation. Personally, I choose to ascend the facts of revelation, in an effort to discern the image of God, as He stands, ubiquitously, in all creation, in the persons, places and things of divinity. This, however, should not be construed as an admission to the rejection of the facts of any matter related to the revelations; but rather, actively, I seek to transcend them with cosmic mind and the adjutant "worship."

After reading Nigel's paper, "Making Truth Accessible" (here: link), a thesis on the coordination of the adjutants, cosmic intuitions, and Thought Adjuster, and personality pitfalls when the mind-spirit realities are disjointed or disproportionately coordinated (I highly recommend all read it), I was highly impressed by his thought provoking, insightful ideas set forth in it. His paper inspired me to rethink how mind is stimulated by the facts of the external environment, their importance in the cosmic scheme of things, and the kind of communication, interplay and interposition fostered between spiritual forces of mind when reposed in the human soul.

The spirits of understanding, courage, and knowledge function to accumulate facts from the external environment, including the 5th epochal revelation, and convert them into usable information to assist us along the path of ascension as evolutionary beings. The other mind-spirits play a diminished role in fact-finding, so they are not mentioned here. But it should be stated all must be activated in order to prompt the Thought Adjuster into action. We are told by the authors the following:

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36:5.7 (402.4) 2. The spirit of understanding—the impulse of co-ordination, the spontaneous and apparently automatic association of ideas. This is the gift of the co-ordination of acquired knowledge, the phenomenon of quick reasoning, rapid judgment, and prompt decision.

36:5.8 (402.5) 3. The spirit of courage—the fidelity endowment—in personal beings, the basis of character acquirement and the intellectual root of moral stamina and spiritual bravery. When enlightened by facts and inspired by truth, this becomes the secret of the urge of evolutionary ascension by the channels of
intelligent and conscientious self-direction.

36:5.9 (402.6) 4. The spirit of knowledge—the curiosity-mother of adventure and discovery, the scientific spirit; the guide and faithful associate of the spirits of courage and counsel; the urge to direct the endowments of courage into useful and progressive paths of growth.


When facts lodge into the the supermind, the mind arena of a Thought Adjuster and embryonic soul, what purpose do they serve the former, whose function is to transform the mind, cosmically, and aid in soul growth? Knowing a mathematical formula, a fact of math, I believe, absolutely, has very little use to TA. This kind of information cannot elevate the mind to cosmic status, thus has to be spiritualized to serve as an enduring truth.

Imagine that you fixate your thoughts on the fact of a revelation to such a degree it embeds itself into the supermind where TA gets a hold of it. How does TA manage this information? We are admonished by the author in the following:

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111:7.3 (1223.5) ... Why not allow the Adjuster to spiritualize your thinking, even though your feet must tread the material paths of earthly endeavor?


I posit that the supermind, in liaison with TA, translates facts into cosmic truths; and there is a continuous feedback loop to the conscious mind via "picturization" to keep the conscious mind abreast of the transaction (110:6.5). This feedback imparts enlightenment to mind; TA registers these truths onto the evolving consciousness. And further, I contend mind must actively seek to discern this picturization by the constant habit of transcending the facts of revelation.

Admittedly, the conscious mind must be prepared to properly discern these truths as it can skew their interpretation; it is exceedingly difficult to discern between TA picturization and a distortion of the same (110:6.4). In fact, we are forewarned to err on the side of caution and reject the idea that TA has communicated to the conscious mind a truth then lift what we perceive as truth to TA picturization. But the choice is left to the individual (110:5.5).

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BrooklynBorn, the "Urantian Gnostic 606" (?), asks, "When facts lodge into the the supermind, the mind arena of a Thought Adjuster and embryonic soul, what purpose do they serve the former, whose function is to transform the mind, cosmically, and aid in soul growth?"

This is a great question. I think, for me, the main thing to strive for is to have a unified understanding of God's love and also of God's laws (scientific facts, for example). Gaining knowledge is a way of more fully understanding and relating to meaning and value in our day to day living experience.

111:6.6 (1222.5) Science is the source of facts, and mind cannot operate without facts. They are the building blocks in the construction of wisdom which are cemented together by life experience. Man can find the love of God without facts, and man can discover the laws of God without love, but man can never begin to appreciate the infinite symmetry, the supernal harmony, the exquisite repleteness of the all-inclusive nature of the First Source and Center until he has found divine law and divine love and has experientially unified these in his own evolving cosmic philosophy.

111:6.7 (1222.6) The expansion of material knowledge permits a greater intellectual appreciation of the meanings of ideas and the values of ideals. A human being can find truth in his inner experience, but he needs a clear knowledge of facts to apply his personal discovery of truth to the ruthlessly practical demands of everyday life.


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Hmmm, this is a very interesting question and study track. My spontaneous reaction is that it isn't facts that register in the super-mind or super-consciousness. It is truth. I believe the TA and angels deal with truth primarily, where truth is some subportion of reality that is brought into focus. There seems to be a subtle difference between fact and truth. I suppose truth cannot in any way be detached from reality while fact can arguably be detached and considered as a independent article.

We seem too to get hints from the revelators that mathematics is not limited to facts. Mathematics deals of course with relationships. That is probably how to elevate the concept of mathematics to the morontia level where they begin to make contact with the super-consciousness.


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One may not, cannot, and does not "transcend" the facts of reality. Doesn' t happen. Won't happen. One may transcend one's lack of facts and may transcend one's false beliefs regarding reality to discern truth. One transcends the partial and inaccurate perspective of truth...not fact. We simply acquire facts, but must discern truth. We know of and acknowledge fact or we do not...and fact is indifferent. Facts which are indeed factual never need to be transcended but certainly the lack of facts does have such a need and opportunity.

But we participate in truth, its acquirement, and its utilization. Truth is not indifferent but there is always more of it to experience, embrace, and express. Truth is a function of experiential wisdom...knowledge is simply the acquirement of fact. Truth is relative...facts are not. Therefor, lesser truth is transcended into greater truth by its discernment in mind!

Facts are true...but not truth and do not transform from fact into truth...two very distinct realities....truths are always relative or related or relationship oriented, not in isolation but in coordinated association.

Or so we are taught.

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We are told that the ministry of personal revelation is truth sourced and oriented and that epochal revelation, while demonstrating truth and truthful, is also a revelation of knowledge of universe reality. Facts are discovered by observation and insight and by the universe education system. The entire universe is organized as an educational system...at every level. The Prince's staff and the Garden organized schools to teach mortals about reality - the reality of our world and of the universe. Without the disruptions of rebellion and default our world would have multiple educational centers and vast libraries and schools of planetary and universe fact, knowledge, and education.

The prohibition against providing mortals "unearned" knowledge does not preclude or prevent unknown knowledge by Epochal Revelation or normal educational systems on world. It is a governor mechanism to be certain mortals are granted only that knowledge which they are prepared to embrace, understand, and utilize and that knowledge which does not abrogate experiential acquirements by observation, insight, and experimentation.

But certainly truth is provided by both forms of revelation - personal and epochal.

0:12.12 [Part I]
Successive planetary revelations of divine truth invariably embrace the highest existing concepts of spiritual values as a part of the new and enhanced co-ordination of planetary knowledge. Accordingly, in making these presentations about God and his universe associates, we have selected as the basis of these papers more than one thousand human concepts representing the highest and most advanced planetary knowledge of spiritual values and universe meanings. Wherein these human concepts, assembled from the God-knowing mortals of the past and the present, are inadequate to portray the truth as we are directed to reveal it, we will unhesitatingly supplement them, for this purpose drawing upon our own superior knowledge of the reality and divinity of the Paradise Deities and their transcendent residential universe.

Facts and truth require coordination and integration to have meaning and value. Neither is as functional in isolation as when paired and partnered. Truth is conditional to and conditioned relatively by experiential wisdom. The perspective and philosophy which approaches, experiences, and expresses truth is enhanced and improved by facts and knowledge. Truth realization may not be dependent upon facts, but facts condition truth effectively relative to reality. To proclaim either is superior in isolation is to miss the point entirely. Faith may always be superior to knowledge and faith is a form of truth. Nonetheless, sufficient knowledge of reality and experience with truth will supplement and eventually supplant faith with an absolute certainty that transcends faith for the mortal finaliters from time.

Reality is itself revelation! The revelation of God! To declare or believe that the knowledge of, study of, and revelation of reality is unimportant or without meaning or value compared to truth or any other thing is ludicrous...as reality IS the revelation of God. God creates reality. Reality is created in God's image. To discover reality is to discover its Source and its Center. God is also the source of truth and we are provided mind, personality, free will, and time to discover both universe reality and universe truth....and to learn to integrate, coordinate, harmonize, direct, and express these realities as God's children.

Or so I understand.

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If the facts of revelation are not compatible with the truth of revelation then there must be dissonance. The idea that Michael of Nebadon, bestowing himself in order to complete the promise of his son Machiventa Melchizedek, is the fact of revelation.

This in the catholic church is expressed as saint michael, becoming human in jesus, in order to redeem the people of abraham.

When we are seeking to build a narrative using the facts of our own experience, we are really telling a story that is quite incomplete. Therefore, in relation to the imperfect experience, and the immaturity of the individual morontial father which you must become, you should recognise that if your perspective is unfinished, there is a great allowance for the relativity of facts.

In terms of planetary revelation or publicly accepted facts, there is something called trustworthiness within the civil beaurocracy. That is, a fact must be derived confirmatively through the testimony that the Thought Adjuster purveys unto the morontial being, or human individual. A human individual is incapable of testimony unless matured, and therefore may only eschew those facts which are purveyed to him/her, through the Thought Adjuster. Thus, in the Spirit of Truth, facts are amplified by the individualised potential for the Thought Adjuster's ability of confirmation unto the soul of the human individual. And the Thought Adjuster of Machiventa/Jesus holds authority of the Supreme Being, in its conveyance of what facts may be dignified in the Urantian society to all other Thought Adjusters, and therefore with finality.

But if you can recognise this Michael of Nebadon as the creator of Adam and Eve, you will maybe help to sort out some facts from personal experience. You cannot avoid the moment wherein your perspective is finished, whether confirmed in the facts of revelation (as told by the thought adjuster).

Again, this great allowance for the relativity of facts, may be postponed until the individual has reached ascender spirit status or even finalitor if you think about it. Even so, you teach that the child can reach finalitor status within the span of one human lifetime. (i.e. John Mark or Ruth ben joseph)

In terms of facts, I am theorizing that it is only the facts which are interrelated to the function of the Supreme Being, which can be of significance.

We need to be compared to planets wherein the Adamic prototype is not a myth. That is, we must compare our world to "planets whereon righteousness if the common order of society". We are each the children of Michael, and logically we understand that the original Adam and Eve are the son and daughter materially of Michael. It is Michael the creator's will that we are not to be unknown to Him in this wise. If we can learn to treat the children of Adam & Eve as we should treat Jesus, then there the potential that we are raising children who may grow to advise the Trinity Teacher Sons.

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