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NO LONGER MERELY HUMAN

It is time to cease thinking of ourselves as mere human beings. There is a higher purpose for us and the sooner we adopt a clear concept of that as our primary purpose in life the sooner we will learn to grow ourselves out of the quagmire of racial strife, suicidal life styles, moral filth and willful depravity we live in. As living representatives of the Fifth Epochal Revelation and the next era of enlightenment here on Urantia and as planet-bound ambassadors of the Administration of Michael of Nebadon and the living examples of what humanity can become, we are held to a high standard of accountability and responsibility. Our tadpole-ness is no excuse for tolerance of “spiritual” narcissism, incapacity for forgiveness, reverence of our own inadequacy and inability or unwillingness to lead by example. We must work to be what we seek.

What we are and what we are living for, is to become living souls. Each of us has the beginning of this (super) natural entity within our beings but so few of us intentionally tend to the development of it, much less devote our lives to it. Yet a simple change of concept can open our mind’s eyes to the potential of life without end. We can actually learn by doing; by practicing the process of transferring the seat of our identity from material reality to spirit reality, from human consciousness to soul consciousness, from earthly thoughts to heavenly thoughts, from temporal life to eternal life. And this concept of the transfer of our seat of identity is not the simple act of identifying “with” the spiritual, it is the act of identifying ourselves as spiritual. We can become souls; we must become souls. We must learn to live as the souls we truly are, however small and insignificant that may seem to our self-inflated intellectual egos or our self-satisfying understanding of the Fifth Epochal Revelation.

What is a soul?

First, let’s settle on something. The universe is; it exists. It can be understood by humanity from two very distinctly different viewpoints. It can be viewed from the outside as a material and physical entity and it can be viewed from the inside of our minds as a spiritual dimension. Both are real, both are substantial, meaning that they are logical, predictable, verifiable and demonstrative. The problem is that for each, a different process is required to view it. On the outside we must learn to use reason, logic, the scientific method and intellectual determination to understand the reality we are able to decipher. And we must follow the rules of the process. The scientific method is the proper method.

On the inside we have a whole different situation. Spiritual reality is not quantitative; it is not measurable by the method of science. It is qualitative; it represents personally discoverable value which is discernible through a method we are able to learn to operate but not a method similar to that which discovers material substance. This process is what we call faith. We must learn to exercise faith if we are expecting to appreciate the value of life, spiritually. And the discovery of the value of life is our key to living eternally. The value discovery is endless; we call it eternal. Material existence has something inherent within it that is unique. It has a built-in qualifier. When we pass through that qualifier we are “qualified” or “quality identified”, that is, we are identified by our quality. This qualifier is called, death. The physical material body has an appointment with cessation of life function. In fact, through the willpower of our very own I AM, we have been offered the ability to experience the qualification of value any time we choose, we don’t have to wait for physical death. This process was called by Jesus, “Born Again”. We can present our identity, personality, willpower, intellect and all the commitments of our lives to the qualification process any time we choose. Every time we choose would be better. This is truly the process of transferring the seat of our identity to God. Once we do that we live on and on and on and on. The soul does not have this qualification limitation. It transcends the material and lives and grows as we know it will.

The religions of the world have mis-identified the real issue of the problem of life. True, we are given a problem to solve, each one of us, but the real problem is not the simple question of salvation, as in, “Are you Saved?”. Salvation, that is if the understanding is surviving the event of physical death is apparently, nearly automatic. But the eternal salvation we hope for, and the real true problem we all must face, is our willingness to conform to reality. To do that we must each learn to identify with our soul, the value of life, the eternal portion of reality of which we may become identified and associated if we are interested in continuing as viable individual persons. It is our choice. And that choice is why we are here on this planet in the first place. This is the meaning of life. Our primary issue is to learn to get straight with God.

Now any reasonable person who decides to refuse to utilize this process because they will not be able to control it for their own personal reasons is, well, unreasonable. Discovering the value of faith is systematic, logical, rational, reasonable and repeatable but it is not achieved by those methods. We can’t reason our way to faith and we can’t faith our way to reason. It just doesn’t work like that! Faith isn’t just a method of life that we should add to our repertoire of methods, it is the singular method by which we are evaluated, deemed valuable (qualified) by God. He loves each and every one of us unequivocally, but he has set the qualifying bar of “real” to the measure of our willingness to live by his value, our willingness to live his way, to love his way, to share his love his way to be and do all things, his way.

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Eternity is nothing but time......seems there is plenty of it to me.....

To be "merely" human is a wonderful gift...the victory of the Adjutants and the Life Carriers....a great achievement in and expression of God's purpose, plan, and power. To be merely human is to be the pinnacle of the success of material creation itself, intersected with and by the faith assurance experience and gifts of God.

We mere humans are the celebration of Paradise and the envy of creation! We are designed for soul...to be merely human IS to also be SOUL! They are not distinct. One is inherent to the other....there is no seperation to achieve or aspire to, nothing to escape. Our humanity is a gift!

Did you know that midwayers, guardian angels, and material sons and daughters (and their children) must be "humanized" to ascend to finality and reach their own destiny?

We will always be considered the mortals of the realm. To be human is a blessing to be embraced and enjoyed for here we experience that which will never come again.

The growth of soul does not make us less human...only more so...and only humans have soul....in all the universe of universes....only we have soul! Only we will come to know every level of experiential reality and be embraced in fusion by the God Fragment.

The eternal adventure is not a race nor is progress measured in distance or speed.

We can trust God to guide his beloved children to Paradise and eternity...where there is no shortage of time or adventure!!

Be here now...and have faith in the ministry of hope and trust and light within. This is the human condition. Embrace it and enjoy it...while we can.

We have only to love God and one another to receive the full measure of our humanity.

The journey is enjoyed most by the traveler and not by the tourist whose life is ruled by next destinations and schedules...embrace the road itself. Destinations arrive as they do and when they will.

Or so I've found..... 8)


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Jim George wrote:
It is time to cease thinking of ourselves as mere human beings. There is a higher purpose for us and the sooner we adopt a clear concept of that as our primary purpose in life the sooner we will learn to grow ourselves out of the quagmire of racial strife, suicidal life styles, moral filth and willful depravity we live in. As living representatives of the Fifth Epochal Revelation and the next era of enlightenment here on Urantia and as planet-bound ambassadors of the Administration of Michael of Nebadon and the living examples of what humanity can become, we are held to a high standard of accountability and responsibility. Our tadpole-ness is no excuse for tolerance of “spiritual” narcissism, incapacity for forgiveness, reverence of our own inadequacy and inability or unwillingness to lead by example.

We must work to be what we seek.What we are and what we are living for, is to become living souls. Each of us has the beginning of this (super) natural entity within our beings but so few of us intentionally tend to the development of it, much less devote our lives to it. Yet a simple change of concept can open our mind’s eyes to the potential of life without end. We can actually learn by doing; by practicing the process of transferring the seat of our identity from material reality to spirit reality, from human consciousness to soul consciousness, from earthly thoughts to heavenly thoughts, from temporal life to eternal life. And this concept of the transfer of our seat of identity is not the simple act of identifying “with” the spiritual, it is the act of identifying ourselves as spiritual. We can become souls; we must become souls. We must learn to live as the souls we truly are, however small and insignificant that may seem to our self-inflated intellectual egos or our self-satisfying understanding of the Fifth Epochal Revelation.


I believe Jesus was "merely" human too...as the Son of Man (Paper 128 describes just how human Jesus was - and celebrates the meaning and value and benefit of that status - it is not something to demean or diminish by any means or for any purpose).

I'm sure I do not understand the intention of such a description - or I hope I do not. I do not believe we are spiritual as you claim - or not exclusively or are we intended to be either. I think we are taught we will not be spirit until Paradise. We do have a spiritual nature and we do become spiritized and spiritualized by experience in time. But this does take time. It is the very point of our humanity and morontia experience...it takes a loooonnnnggggg time too....longer even than fusion itself. And yes, it does indeed begin by "identifying with the spiritual"...it is called a transfer for a reason. We transfer the seat of our identity and we do not do so suddenly or instantly or by a simple matter of will...it is not a switch but it is a process.

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Who do you accuse of a "self satisfying understanding of the Fifth Epochal Revelation"? What does that mean? Can one understand the Revelation and even BE self satisfied? Or complacent? Or proud? Curious claim. Indeed, while insulting and intended as an insult, obviously, the very phrase is a self canceling and self contradictory oxymoron - no one CAN or MIGHT "understand" the UB and be "self" satisfied...what a preposterous statement.

There is only "one purpose for us"....not a higher or a lower purpose. The birth of soul is a result of our construction and wiring and purpose...the beginning of the eternal adventure. Our soul's birth then leads to an amazing process of growth. Did you know that faith and the growth of soul is often unconscious? That children and primitives grow soul. Not just give it birth...but feed it and nurture it. This happens as naturally as a baby suckles. Children are born into the reality of faith and assurance of survival and naturally view the world, both inwardly and outward, as Divine reality with an instinct that does not require understanding or knowledge.

Faith is not rare or even unusual. We are born connected to its source and it lights up our minds and leads our growth to the birth of soul and beyond. This is the natural order of life and living. The mind's lack of awareness of the growth of our soul and spirit progress does not make it fictional or potential in its actuality and realness.

It is indeed important and fruitful to become born again...to make our spiritualization intentional and willful. There is an acceleration and amplification of progress potential by this important choice of will and volition. This is VERY true.

But there is no higher or lower standard for UB students. These declarations are a false whip and goad for the students of the UB. They demonstrate your personal demands and disappointments in others - an endless theme of yours evidently. Not encouraging or illuminating or by or from the Revelation itself! Have you faith? Then have it to yourself! And quit telling others what to do according to you! Shameful. And not representative of the teachings we share here together.

To whom is this addressed: "Our tadpole-ness is no excuse for tolerance of “spiritual” narcissism, incapacity for forgiveness, reverence of our own inadequacy and inability or unwillingness to lead by example."

Who makes excuses? Who tolerates or exhibits "spiritual" narcissism? Who does not or cannot forgive? Who reveres their own inadequacies and inabilities? Who does not lead by example? Who do you accuse of these evils and errors? Have you then removed your own beams that you can so clearly see to judge others so harshly and make such demands? Really?! Perhaps you should try a dose of your own advice, remedy, and medicine. Perhaps it is the mirror of self reflection that is the hapless audience of your thunderous denounciations and declarations and disappointments! Your words belie any of that superiority your words make claim to in their self importance.

Spare us Brother of your tongue lashing and fear mongering demands. We are not the Pharisees. Neither do we deserve such accusations and demands. See to yourself and to those in your care.


All believers are held to a standard of choosing love and truth, beauty, and goodness and loving service to the family of God. For this is the natural result of God's love within. The fruit of the Spirit comes by the branch's attachment to the vine. But we begin this life so attached!! We are to love one another and be generous and kind and patient with another and joyful in our own relationship with God as faith children in this friendly universe of eternal adventure.

The Revelation is a gift of hope and encouragment and light which describes God's great love for us and God's internal ministry of relationship and assurance and faith. God makes us yearn and then feeds that yearn with Divine bread and the waters of truth.

As God's children and "ambassadors" and "representatives" - do we feed and nurture and encourage and assure? Or do we scare and berate and warn and demand? Aren't we really all just God's children after all? And aren't the Holy Spirit, the God Fragment, and the Spirit of Truth God's representatives within every child and mind on every world? And can we not trust their love and goodness and wisdom and power and purpose and plan? Yes I know we can. I have that assurance within. And it makes me happy and content and joyful and most willing to share that with others.

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I completely agree with FanofVan on this. "Have you faith? Then have it to yourself!" - yep.


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NO LONGER MERELY HUMAN

It is time to cease thinking of ourselves as mere human beings. There is a higher purpose for us and the sooner we adopt a clear concept of that as our primary purpose in life the sooner we will learn to grow ourselves out of the quagmire of racial strife, suicidal life styles, moral filth and willful depravity we live in. As living representatives of the Fifth Epochal Revelation and the next era of enlightenment here on Urantia and as planet-bound ambassadors of the Administration of Michael of Nebadon and the living examples of what humanity can become, we are held to a high standard of accountability and responsibility. Our tadpole-ness is no excuse for tolerance of “spiritual” narcissism, incapacity for forgiveness, reverence of our own inadequacy and inability or unwillingness to lead by example. We must work to be what we seek.

What we are and what we are living for, is to become living souls. Each of us has the beginning of this (super) natural entity within our beings but so few of us intentionally tend to the development of it, much less devote our lives to it. Yet a simple change of concept can open our mind’s eyes to the potential of life without end. We can actually learn by doing; by practicing the process of transferring the seat of our identity from material reality to spirit reality, from human consciousness to soul consciousness, from earthly thoughts to heavenly thoughts, from temporal life to eternal life. And this concept of the transfer of our seat of identity is not the simple act of identifying “with” the spiritual, it is the act of identifying ourselves as spiritual. We can become souls; we must become souls. We must learn to live as the souls we truly are, however small and insignificant that may seem to our self-inflated intellectual egos or our self-satisfying understanding of the Fifth Epochal Revelation.

What is a soul?

First, let’s settle on something. The universe is; it exists. It can be understood by humanity from two very distinctly different viewpoints. It can be viewed from the outside as a material and physical entity and it can be viewed from the inside of our minds as a spiritual dimension. Both are real, both are substantial, meaning that they are logical, predictable, verifiable and demonstrative. The problem is that for each, a different process is required to view it. On the outside we must learn to use reason, logic, the scientific method and intellectual determination to understand the reality we are able to decipher. And we must follow the rules of the process. The scientific method is the proper method.

On the inside we have a whole different situation. Spiritual reality is not quantitative; it is not measurable by the method of science. It is qualitative; it represents personally discoverable value which is discernible through a method we are able to learn to operate but not a method similar to that which discovers material substance. This process is what we call faith. We must learn to exercise faith if we are expecting to appreciate the value of life, spiritually. And the discovery of the value of life is our key to living eternally. The value discovery is endless; we call it eternal. Material existence has something inherent within it that is unique. It has a built-in qualifier. When we pass through that qualifier we are “qualified” or “quality identified”, that is, we are identified by our quality. This qualifier is called, death. The physical material body has an appointment with cessation of life function. In fact, through the willpower of our very own I AM, we have been offered the ability to experience the qualification of value any time we choose, we don’t have to wait for physical death. This process was called by Jesus, “Born Again”. We can present our identity, personality, willpower, intellect and all the commitments of our lives to the qualification process any time we choose. Every time we choose would be better. This is truly the process of transferring the seat of our identity to God. Once we do that we live on and on and on and on. The soul does not have this qualification limitation. It transcends the material and lives and grows as we know it will.

The religions of the world have mis-identified the real issue of the problem of life. True, we are given a problem to solve, each one of us, but the real problem is not the simple question of salvation, as in, “Are you Saved?”. Salvation, that is if the understanding is surviving the event of physical death is apparently, nearly automatic. But the eternal salvation we hope for, and the real true problem we all must face, is our willingness to conform to reality. To do that we must each learn to identify with our soul, the value of life, the eternal portion of reality of which we may become identified and associated if we are interested in continuing as viable individual persons. It is our choice. And that choice is why we are here on this planet in the first place. This is the meaning of life. Our primary issue is to learn to get straight with God.

Now any reasonable person who decides to refuse to utilize this process because they will not be able to control it for their own personal reasons is, well, unreasonable. Discovering the value of faith is systematic, logical, rational, reasonable and repeatable but it is not achieved by those methods. We can’t reason our way to faith and we can’t faith our way to reason. It just doesn’t work like that! Faith isn’t just a method of life that we should add to our repertoire of methods, it is the singular method by which we are evaluated, deemed valuable (qualified) by God. He loves each and every one of us unequivocally, but he has set the qualifying bar of “real” to the measure of our willingness to live by his value, our willingness to live his way, to love his way, to share his love his way to be and do all things, his way.

Jim


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. The electronic organization of mind and matter is the sacred fire and is the heart of God. Those who use their minds to feed on the sacred fire to only create wealth and riches for themselves cannot see that they are devouring the heart of God . When you consume the heart of God, it had better NOT be done without humility in a mind without heart or Katy bar the door. This is the final battle, Mother Teresa in death match with Donald Trump. I hope that heart and soul wins over mind and money, but I have to admit I am not optimistic.

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Light and Life is inevitable gray and that certain future outcome does not require our optimism!! And material distractions and material gravity cannot prevent our eventual response to our inner religious life which is as normal as being human...indeed it is the very definition OF BEING human....at least according to the UB. We may unfortunately learn to embrace the material distractions of life but we did not begin our human experience thusly nor did we give birth to soul by such distraction and, sooner or later, I am confident most tadpoles will gain flippers, legs, feet, and lungs and lose their material tails and gills. It's a process....one which is nurtured with great wisdom, love, and patience.

After all...money does not buy happiness and never has....and happiness is the true goal and yearning of our hearts. That which delivers happiness will eventually win out over that which does not I am certain. This distraction is only attractive to the unwise and immature of the early generations in the progressive mortal epochs...we will learn....and I am ever confident of the Most Highs and their great experience and skill!! And for the each? Well...Holy Spirit, God Fragment, and Spirit of Truth will also likely prevail to transform most of us tadpoles into frogs for the eternal adventure.

Worlds are created and inhabited for only one purpose - eventual L&L. Humans are likewise created for but one purpose - the birth of soul and the eternal adventure. Let us trust God to know his business!!


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Light and Life is inevitable gray and that certain future outcome does not require our optimism!!


Light and life is and has always been. An optimistic view is that it is inevitable that we will be able to turn away from the distractions of this world and see God.

An understanding of gravity is not a material distraction!! Gravity is light and life. Your apathy toward proactively trying to help mankind understand the nature of creation is noted. If you where created only to observe the struggle and not engage in a deeper understanding of our material existence, then 'more power to ya'. For me that is impossible. I have to try to understand how this material world came to be.

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After all...money does not buy happiness and never has....and happiness is the true goal and yearning of our hearts.


Hmmm... What actually is money? I'm thinking it is really a coupon you can hand to someone to get them to do something for you. What they do for you may be to give you food to live on for several days or a new alternator for your car so that you may drive to work where you may do something for someone else. There is certainly no shame in doing something for someone else for whatever good motive, especially in the mindset of performing a service for them. If you live in a more isolated region where few others can help you survive and prosper then you begin to very much appreciate that help when it is possible to give or receive. Such help can mean freedom from very vexing problems and dangers. Happiness, probably not, but freedom and alleviation of plaguing problems, possibly yes.

I wonder if every person, be it Mother Teresa or Donald Trump, is deep down inside wishing to bestow on others in a very large way, some type of supreme service. Is that human? superhuman? divine? or a characteristic shared by all?

With this relevation that we are becoming more familiar with we have the opportunity to get a heightened and far more detailed glimpse of the economic reality of the cosmos, to understand anew the words of The Master as he described the basis of that economy and what it means as we evaluate just what we do in this life. Even if we consider ourselves merely human we can operate at a level that is not limited to purely human conception.


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Dear Rictare and All,

Your musings about money led me to recall this passage from Paper 28:

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28:6.18 The universal economy is based on intake and output; throughout the eternal career you will never encounter monotony of inaction or stagnation of personality. Progress is made possible by inherent motion, advancement grows out of the divine capacity for action, and achievement is the child of imaginative adventure. But inherent in this capacity for achievement is the responsibility of ethics, the necessity for recognizing that the world and the universe are filled with a multitude of differing types of beings. All of this magnificent creation, including yourself, was not made just for you. This is not an egocentric universe. The Gods have decreed, “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” and said your Master Son, “He who would be greatest among you let him be server of all.”

28:6.19 The real nature of any service, be it rendered by man or angel, is fully revealed in the faces of these secoraphic service indicators, the Sanctities of Service. The full analysis of the true and of the hidden motives is clearly shown. These angels are indeed the mind readers, heart searchers, and soul revealers of the universe. Mortals may employ words to conceal their thoughts, but these high seconaphim lay bare the deep motives of the human heart and of the angelic mind.


While it is impossible for us to discern others' motivations for how they manage their intake and output of energies (money being one of them IMO), this passage tells us that those motivations are registered. And how we manage those resources is very important in the furtherance of the kingdom. We are called to raise ourselves to the nobility to which we are called, in unselfish service with whatever we have to contribute. This is certainly a way that we can rise above being merely human...or at least raise the bar for being merely human to something grand and noble.

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fanofVan wrote:
Light and Life is inevitable gray and that certain future outcome does not require our optimism!!


Light and life is and has always been. An optimistic view is that it is inevitable that we will be able to turn away from the distractions of this world and see God.

An understanding of gravity is not a material distraction!! Gravity is light and life. Your apathy toward proactively trying to help mankind understand the nature of creation is noted. If you where created only to observe the struggle and not engage in a deeper understanding of our material existence, then 'more power to ya'. For me that is impossible. I have to try to understand how this material world came to be.

regards, gray


My apathy?? :?: My presence here should indicate my eagerness to "engage in a deeper understanding" of reality, including our material existence. I am happy for this material life and we are taught that it is THIS life that should be our focus of understanding and harmonization and growth in the spirit as we gain experiential wisdom and learn to serve. I am most grateful for the scientific and cosmological knowledge provided us to help "understand how this material world came to be."

According to the UB, there are multiple gravity circuites...none of which "...is light and life." As you are appropriately concerned with helping "mankind understand the nature of creation..." and as we study a very specific presentation on the nature of that reality, perhaps it would be appropriate to be specific in our consideration of the topic?

As we become spiritualized and grow soul and make circle progress, we are transferring the seat of our identity from the material to the spiritual. We are also becoming weaned from the Adjutant ministry of faith and faith assurance and nurtured more and more by the Adjuster and Spirit of Truth's personal revelation ministry of truth and truth assurance. At the same time we are less responsive to material gravity (really the attraction of materialism - physical gravity holds the same force upon our physical bodies of course). This materialism is what I meant or referred to when I said "...material distractions and material gravity cannot prevent our eventual response to our inner religous life..." or: As we become more spiritized, it is spririt gravity which comes to dominate our reality rather than materialism. My claim is that materialistic distraction is a temporal temptation of the immature mind which we will outgrow in the next life if not this one by our progressive maturity and spiritualization!

7:3.2 (84.2) 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.

12:8.5 (140.1) As the mind of any personality in the universe becomes more spiritual — Godlike — it becomes less responsive to material gravity. Reality, measured by physical-gravity response, is the antithesis of reality as determined by quality of spirit content. Physical-gravity action is a quantitative determiner of nonspirit energy; spiritual-gravity action is the qualitative measure of the living energy of divinity.

12:8.6 (140.2) What Paradise is to the physical creation, and what the Eternal Son is to the spiritual universe, the Conjoint Actor is to the realms of mind — the intelligent universe of material, morontial, and spiritual beings and personalities.

12:8.7 (140.3) The Conjoint Actor reacts to both material and spiritual realities and therefore inherently becomes the universal minister to all intelligent beings, beings who may represent a union of both the material and spiritual phases of creation. The endowment of intelligence, the ministry to the material and the spiritual in the phenomenon of mind, is the exclusive domain of the Conjoint Actor, who thus becomes the partner of the spiritual mind, the essence of the morontia mind, and the substance of the material mind of the evolutionary creatures of time.

12:8.8 (140.4) Mind is the technique whereby spirit realities become experiential to creature personalities. And in the last analysis the unifying possibilities of even human mind, the ability to co-ordinate things, ideas, and values, is supermaterial.

12:8.9 (140.5) Though it is hardly possible for the mortal mind to comprehend the seven levels of relative cosmic reality, the human intellect should be able to grasp much of the meaning of three functioning levels of finite reality:

12:8.10 (140.6) 1. Matter. Organized energy which is subject to linear gravity except as it is modified by motion and conditioned by mind.

12:8.11 (140.7) 2. Mind. Organized consciousness which is not wholly subject to material gravity, and which becomes truly liberated when modified by spirit.

12:8.12 (140.8) 3. Spirit. The highest personal reality. True spirit is not subject to physical gravity but eventually becomes the motivating influence of all evolving energy systems of personality dignity.

12:8.13 (140.9) The goal of existence of all personalities is spirit; material manifestations are relative, and the cosmic mind intervenes between these universal opposites. The bestowal of mind and the ministration of spirit are the work of the associate persons of Deity, the Infinite Spirit and the Eternal Son. Total Deity reality is not mind but spirit-mind — mind-spirit unified by personality. Nevertheless the absolutes of both the spirit and the thing converge in the person of the Universal Father.

12:8.14 (140.10) On Paradise the three energies, physical, mindal, and spiritual, are co-ordinate. In the evolutionary cosmos energy-matter is dominant except in personality, where spirit, through the mediation of mind, is striving for the mastery. Spirit is the fundamental reality of the personality experience of all creatures because God is spirit. Spirit is unchanging, and therefore, in all personality relations, it transcends both mind and matter, which are experiential variables of progressive attainment.

Regarding Light and Life....this is a progressive stage in both the individual's life and in each evolutionary material inhabited world. It is potential only until realized and actualized...it is a goal and an achievement. It is not a state of perfection, as on Paradise...but is, rather, a step of perfecting.

Light and Life is certainly an achievable reality in our material life...on a personal level. And is an inevitability on Urantia as our world traverses the Mortal Epochs of time. We are provided great detail as to both the personal level and the planetary achievement. We are taught that it is the result of individuals attaining personal L&L that leads to the transformation and progress of every world...as goes the parts, so goes the whole! The work of the Most Highs is specifically focused on this transformation of our world. The spirits of the Father, Mother, and Son are specifically ministering to each individual for our personal ascendency and spiritization.

You said " We have just lost our way and become confused in time." I believe this to be true. My studies reveal that children are born with a natural relationship to the spirit ministries within and that we do "become" confused by material distractions and the failures of our adult role models and families and tribes and societies to nurture our natural attachment to the vine of the spirit. According to the UB, we may have confidence (not merely optimism) that in time to come on this and every world "... heart and soul wins over mind and money...".

Materialism is a phase of every world. I have no idea what you mean by "...the final battle..." as this is a direct contradiction, the very antithesis, of the Papers and the Good News or Jesusonian Gospel related to both our individual lives and our planet's inevitable destiny. Our destiny can hardly be destroyed by our choices here and our world is merely engaged in a normal progression of evolutionary transformation. Your lack of optimism is unfortunate. The UB is an illumination of optimisim and expectations which feed our hope and our assurance. I hope for your deeper "understanding" of material and spirit realities as clearly presented in the Papers we share and study here together...there is no room for despair or anxiety for those who believe the teachings of the UB. We are repeatedly assured by the Papers as to God's love, power, purpose, plan, process and our destiny, both individual and planetary:

195:6.2 (2076.7) No matter what the apparent conflict between materialism and the teachings of Jesus may be, you can rest assured that, in the ages to come, the teachings of the Master will fully triumph. In reality, true religion cannot become involved in any controversy with science; it is in no way concerned with material things. Religion is simply indifferent to, but sympathetic with, science, while it supremely concerns itself with the scientist.

195:6.3 (2076.8) The pursuit of mere knowledge, without the attendant interpretation of wisdom and the spiritual insight of religious experience, eventually leads to pessimism and human despair. A little knowledge is truly disconcerting.

195:6.4 (2076.9) At the time of this writing the worst of the materialistic age is over; the day of a better understanding is already beginning to dawn. The higher minds of the scientific world are no longer wholly materialistic in their philosophy, but the rank and file of the people still lean in that direction as a result of former teachings. But this age of physical realism is only a passing episode in man’s life on earth. Modern science has left true religion — the teachings of Jesus as translated in the lives of his believers — untouched. All science has done is to destroy the childlike illusions of the misinterpretations of life.


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...I am most grateful for the scientific and cosmological knowledge provided us to help "understand how this material world came to be."

According to the UB, there are multiple gravity circuites...none of which "...is light and life." As you are appropriately concerned with helping "mankind understand the nature of creation..." and as we study a very specific presentation on the nature of that reality, perhaps it would be appropriate to be specific in our consideration of the topic?


Science is in the early stages of understanding what linear gravity actually is and how linear gravity is the force of creation.

When I said "gravity is light and life" I was correct. TUB clearly indicates that linear gravity is the force responsible for the electronic organization of matter and this atomic cosmos. Light and life as most of us now perceive it, is part of atomic time. When the gravity of our consciousness changes because of spiritual influence, a new perception of light and life will emerge. It begins with a deep understanding of linear gravity.

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12:8.10 (140.6) 1. Matter. Organized energy which is subject to linear gravity except as it is modified by motion and conditioned by mind.

12:8.11 (140.7) 2. Mind. Organized consciousness which is not wholly subject to material gravity, and which becomes truly liberated when modified by spirit.

12:8.12 (140.8) 3. Spirit. The highest personal reality. True spirit is not subject to physical gravity but eventually becomes the motivating influence of all evolving energy systems of personality dignity.



It will take a much deeper understanding of linear/material/physical gravity than now exists in science to understand these words.

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fanofVan wrote:
...I am most grateful for the scientific and cosmological knowledge provided us to help "understand how this material world came to be."

According to the UB, there are multiple gravity circuites...none of which "...is light and life." As you are appropriately concerned with helping "mankind understand the nature of creation..." and as we study a very specific presentation on the nature of that reality, perhaps it would be appropriate to be specific in our consideration of the topic?


Science is in the early stages of understanding what linear gravity actually is and how linear gravity is the force of creation.

When I said "gravity is light and life" I was correct. TUB clearly indicates that linear gravity is the force responsible for the electronic organization of matter and this atomic cosmos. Light and life as most of us now perceive it, is part of atomic time. When the gravity of our consciousness changes because of spiritual influence, a new perception of light and life will emerge. It begins with a deep understanding of linear gravity.

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Please provide UB quotes which might confirm that linear/material gravity is associated with L&L. L&L is not defined in the UB as related to the material/linear circuit of gravity for the eventual delivery of evolutionary Light and Life that I can determine. And our "consciousness" and/or "perception" of L&L or linear gravity will not affect, influence, or change the definition of L&L either.

I agree a deeper "understanding of linear gravity" is appropriate....and the nonmaterial gravity circuits as well. 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.


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Link to over 100 quotes on "light and life" in the UB:

https://truthbook.com/search/UBParagrap ... &start=all

Light and Life in the universes of time and space is achieved one soul at a time, and then one world at a time, and then one System and then one Constellation and then one Local Universe and then one Super Universe and then all Super Universes at a time! All archetectural spheres are already 'settled'....so it is all the material, evolutionary worlds - 7 trillion of them - which become settled in L&L. Paradise already is Light and Life. Paradise is already perfect and outside of time while the 7 Super Universes are perfecting in time by evolution and experience. L&L is an experiential achievement in-time of material perfecting. Still not perfect and still perfecting.


The first step in perfecting time and space creation is the initial creation of all the architectural spheres and all the physical matter and energy of each Local Universe and all those beings created to assist in the design and construction of each Local Universe by the Creator Sons and the Divine Daughter. Next is the formation of those evolutionary worlds which will sustain life implanted by the success of the Life Carriers and the Adjutants to eventually create human or mortal life on all 7 trillion material, evolutionary worlds. The third step is outlined in the Mortal Epochs described in Paper 52 x 7 trillion worlds and it in this phase of planetary progress that the Holy Spirit, the higher adjutants, the God Fragments/Thought Adjusters, and the Sons Spirit, and the other personal spirit ministries move an evolutionary, material world toward L&L one soul and mind at a time.

Consider that phase two took 600 million years on Urantia and phase 3 is now 1 million years....and how distant is L&L on Urantia? Unrevealed and unknown, but still distant into the future to come...and how long until all of Satania or all of Nebadon or all of any of the 7 Super Universes and then all of them? Far, far distant in the future of time to come!!

But material, linear gravity has no bearing upon any of it that I can discern. However, spirit and mind gravity influence and circuits certainly do play a role in settling the universes of time in Light and Life to come.

Spirit gravity circuits:

https://truthbook.com/search/UBParagrap ... &start=all

Mind gravity circuits:

https://truthbook.com/search/UBParagrap ... &start=all

God The Supreme is both an effect of perfecting and a cause of the perfecting in time. The Supreme is the ultimate expression of the perfecting of the universes of time and space....or so I understand.

And us so called "merely humans"? We are the culmination and pinnacle of the evolutionary creation in time and space. It took 600 million years just to create the first mortals/mere-humans on Urantia! We are the only beings anywhere in time OR eternity, in perfection or perfecting, who will come to experience and know every level of being and creation for all of eternity. Other beings, like midwayers, guardian angels, and the Adams and Eves must by "humanized" to achieve their own eternal destinies. Our destiny is unique in all the universe of universes!! The tadpoles of time will become the Finaliters of Eternity and Endless Adventure! We will always be known as 'mortals"....and we should always remember and embrace our humanity! What a precious gift!!


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As we "merely" humans celebrate and relish the personal and social experience of the Life Carrier's and Adjutant's great victory by the living of this gift of life we are blessed with, we should embrace Jim's advice to add our own volition and intentional effort to the purpose of spiritualization and transformation of our being. We can do much to help and accelerate and propel the transformative process of spiritization and identity transfer from our material nature to our spiritual nature - while embracing and enjoying the material life and human condition. The challenge is harmonization and integration...not to shun or abandon our material being and life.

We are created to be happy. And yet so many of us and our fellows appear thwarted and frustrated in our pursuits of happiness. Why so? What is happiness? What is its source and how do we become happy? This is the very topic and purpose of the Urantia Papers!! The UB is a celebration of human progress as well as human potential!! God intends for us to be happy. How do we do that? It is no secret.

While it is a false but mean and misguided insult to us and the celestial hosts and Michael to call us "merely human", it is entirely true that we humans have far greater potential than is often embraced by many in this brief life on the worlds of origin. Yet it is a mistake to presume that the experience and expression of the human spirit and potential is so rare or has failed to respond to the Divine Ministers and Spirit and Mind Gravity Circuits and the ministry of truth, beauty, goodness, love and the survival/faith assurance of the Holy Spirit and the truth assurance of personal revelation by the Thought Adjusters and Spirit of Truth.

These ministries have not failed. Those who think so and declare their sincere disappointments in others and their endless social laments so often also feel compelled to tell others what to do. A two sided coin and sharp edged blade - the superiority of disappointment on one edge and the superiority of advice upon the other....and no matter how the coin lands, its a loser.

It is unfortunate that a Urantia Book study group is the tool and target of such folly. The UB is the fifth epochal revelation gifted to this world at this time due solely to our world's progress in the Mortal Epochs of transformation and due to the success of the Spirit of Truth and the flood of Thought Adjusters enjoyed here for 2000+ years. We are the Shrine of Nebadon and, like all other worlds, a most beloved place and people in the care of Divinity and its many agents in this friendly universe. The UB celebrates what we are as "mere" humans and our historical transformation as a world by presenting the story of our origins and a picture of our destiny...as individuals and a world.

We are taught to ENCOURAGE one another and LOVE one another and FORGIVE one another and SERVE one another...and it is by THIS act of embracing reality that ourselves and all others are best served. Disappointment is not real. Frustration is not real. Impatience is not real. And those unrealities lead to all manner of unfruitful and counter productive results. This is not the "example" we are given. God save us from all such so called examples of disappointment, frustration, impatience, and superiority! Time to try a better approach I think. Who might be attracted by such?!

Was Jesus so disappointed in humanity? NO!! Did He teach us to discover the best in others and embrace them in understanding and forgiveness so that we might love them in our service to them? YES!! To claim such disappointment in so many others is so contrary to the teachings of the Master and the UB and is such an expression and embrace of priestly superiority....well it's shameful...especially here. Nothing good can come from such preaching and teaching....primitive at best.

To be born again is to embrace our spirituality and to express and enjoy those fruits of the spirit which come only by our branch's attachment to the vine. We are naturally attached as children by our response to the higher adjutants and the Holy Spirit's ministry of faith assurance which results in the birth of soul....an unconscious result of a conscious choice...our embrace of morality and the natural inner nature of being (merely) human. But as we grow and mature, we may also consciously and purposefully and intentionally embrace this natural inner nature of our humanity...and as we do so and to the degree that we do so, we are richly rewarded and blessed in this life.

As we integrate and harmonize our dual natures, the true and full potential of our humanity is revealed and is expressed. Such a transformation is very desirable...it is the pearl of great price and the treasure all people seek. God gives us a yearning and hunger and thirst for this treasure....and then gives us the fruits of its discovery....happiness, joy, contentment, poise, peace....and even more....and all of this is also "merely" human!!

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