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  1. This story is being rewritten and reposted. It is now available for reading, comments and critique, on UAI's new site: http://urantia-association.org/forums/topic/resurrection-hall/ Join us there for this imaginary journey into our next life!
  2. April 1 ...Divine goodness represents the revelation of infinite values to the finite mind, therein to be perceived and elevated to the very threshold of the spiritual level of human comprehension.... (646:10) 56:10.9 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...Socrates and his successors, Plato and Aristotle, taught that virtue is knowledge; goodness, health of the soul.... (1079:3) 98:2.6 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  3. March 31 ...Universal beauty embraces the harmonious relations and rhythms of the cosmic creation; this is more distinctly the intellectual appeal and leads towards unified and synchronous comprehension of the material universe.... (646:10) 56:10.9 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...The Father enjoys the Havona reciprocation of the divine beauty. It satisfies the divine mind to afford a perfect pattern of exquisite harmony for all evolving universes.... (160:9) 14:5.8 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  4. March 30 ...The worlds settled in light and life are so fully concerned with the comprehension of truth, beauty, and goodness because these quality values embrace the revelation of Deity to the realms of time and space.... (646:10) 56:10.9 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...Such advanced planets are indeed poems of harmony, pictures of the beauty of achieved goodness attained through the pursuit of cosmic truth.... (1306:4) 118:10.15 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  5. March 29 ...Hence materialism, atheism, is the maximation of ugliness, the climax of the finite antithesis of the beautiful. Highest beauty consists in the panorama of the unification of the variations which have been born of pre-existent harmonious reality. The attainment of cosmologic levels of thought includes: 1. Curiosity. Hunger for harmony and thirst for beauty. Persistent attempts to discover new levels of harmonious cosmic relationships. 2. Aesthetic appreciation. Love of the beautiful and ever-advancing appreciation of the artistic touch of all creative manifestations on all levels of reality. 3. Ethic sensitivity. Through the realization of truth the appreciation of beauty leads to the sense of the eternal fitness of those things which impinge upon the recognition of divine goodness in Deity relations with all beings; and thus even cosmology leads to the pursuit of divine reality values--to God-consciousness.... (646:5) 56:10.4 Truth, Beauty, GoodnessInThe URANTIA BOOK 84 Uses of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  6. March 28 ...Man finding God and God finding man--the creature becoming perfect as is the Creator--that is the supernal achievement of the supremely beautiful, the attainment of the apex of cosmic art.... (646:4) 56:10.3 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...Man thus becomes so beautifully real because Jesus had so much of God in his life, and the realization (recognition) of God is inalienable and constitutive in all men.... (196:2) 16:9.6 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  7. March 27 ...Philosophy you somewhat grasp, and divinity you comprehend in worship, social service, and personal spiritual experience, but the pursuit of beauty--cosmology--you all too often limit to the study of man's crude artistic endeavors. Beauty, art, is largely a matter of the unification of contrasts. Variety is essential to the concept of beauty.... (646:4) 56:10.3 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...But you must await your deliverance from the animal body before you can begin to conceive of the artistic glories and aesthetic beauties of the morontia and spirit worlds.... (507:1) 44:6.9 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  8. March 26 ...Throughout this glorious age the chief pursuit of the ever-advancing mortals is the quest for a better understanding and a fuller realization of the comprehensible elements of Deity--truth, beauty, and goodness. This represents man's effort to discern God in mind, matter, and spirit. And as the mortal pursues this quest, he finds himself increasingly absorbed in the experiential study of philosophy, cosmology, and divinity.... (646:3) 56:10.2 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...And on these worlds they are magnificently trained by the competitive systems of keen striving in the advanced domains and divisions of diverse achievement in the mastery of truth, beauty, and goodness. Never fear but that even such glorified spheres present plenty of evil, real and potential, which is stimulative of the choosing between truth and error, good and evil, sin and righteousness.... (625:9) 55:3.10 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  9. March 25 ...There is good to be derived in the universe from this technique of patience in dealing with sinful rebels. While it is all too true that good cannot come of evil to the one who contemplates and performs evil, it is equally true that all things (including evil, potential and manifest) work together for good to all beings who know God, love to do his will, and are ascending Paradiseward according to his eternal plan and divine purpose.... (616:6) 54:4.7 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...To realize providence in time, man must accomplish the task of achieving perfection. But man can even now foretaste this providence in its eternity meanings as he ponders the universe fact that all things, be they good or evil, work together for the advancement of God-knowing mortals in their quest for the Father of all..... (1306:7) 118:10.18 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  10. March 24 ...Man's ability to choose good or evil is a universe reality. This liberty to choose for oneself is an endowment of the Supreme Rulers, and they will not permit any being or group of beings to deprive a single personality in the wide universe of this divinely bestowed liberty--not even to satisfy such misguided and ignorant beings in the enjoyment of this misnamed personal liberty.... (615:3) 54:3.1 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...Spiritual evolution is an experience of the increasing and voluntary choice of goodness attended by an equal and progressive diminution of the possibility of evil.... (1460:1) 132:4.8 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  11. March 23 ...The very conflicting presence of truth and untruth, fact and falsehood, constitutes the potentiality of error. The deliberate choice of evil constitutes sin; the willful rejection of truth is error; the persistent pursuit of sin and error is iniquity.... (613:2) 54:0.2 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...Man is slow to perceive that contrastive perfection and imperfection produce potential evil; that conflicting truth and falsehood create confusing error.... (613:1) 54:0.1 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  12. March 22 ...When the Planetary Prince arrives on a primitive world, the evolved religion of fear and ignorance prevails. The prince and his staff make the first revelations of higher truth and universe organization.... (591:3) 52:2.3 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...As natural religious experience continues to progress, periodic revelations of truth punctuate the otherwise slow-moving course of planetary evolution.... (1129:2) 103:0.2 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  13. March 21 ...Whet the appetites of your associates for truth; give advice only when it is asked for.... (556:16) 48:7.16 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: "...If you would guide others into the kingdom, you must yourselves walk in the clear light of living truth...." (1571:5) 140:3.18 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  14. March 20 ...Blind and unforeseen accidents do not occur in the cosmos. Neither do the celestial beings assist the lower being who refuses to act upon his light of truth.... (556:9) 48:7.9 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...Most of what a mortal would call providential is not; his judgment of such matters is very handicapped by lack of farsighted vision into the true meanings of the circumstances of life.... (1305:4) 118:10.9 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  15. March 19 ...But the fetish of factualized truth, fossilized truth, the iron band of so-called unchanging truth, holds one blindly in a closed circle of cold fact. One can be technically right as to fact and everlastingly wrong in the truth.... (555.1) 48:6.33 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: "...Be not deceived by their show of much learning and by their profound loyalty to the forms of religion. Be only concerned with the spirit of living truth and the power of true religion...." (1745:1) 157:2.2 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  16. March 18 ...The creation of new pictures out of old facts, the restatement of parental life in the lives of offspring--these are the artistic triumphs of truth. The shadow of a hair's turning, premeditated for an untrue purpose, the slightest twisting or perversion of that which is principle--these constitute falseness.... (555.1) 48:6.33 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...Is the love of truth and the willingness to go wherever it leads, desirable? Then must man grow up in a world where error is present and falsehood always possible.... (51:9) 3:5.10 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  17. March 17 ...Falsehood is not a matter of narration technique but something premeditated as a perversion of truth.... (555.1) 48:6.33 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: "...The flight from duty is the sacrifice of truth...." (1428:2) 130:1.2 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  18. March 16 ...On the mansion worlds they proclaim the great law of the conservation and dominance of goodness: No act of good is ever wholly lost; it may be long thwarted but never wholly annulled, and it is eternally potent in proportion to the divinity of its motivation.... (552.5) 48:6.7 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...No worth-while experience ever happens in vain; no true meaning or real value ever perishes.... (1200:1) 109:6.1 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  19. March 15 ...Humor also functions to lessen the shock of the unexpected impact of fact or of truth, rigid unyielding fact and flexible ever-living truth. The mortal personality, never sure as to which will next be encountered, through humor swiftly grasps--sees the point and achieves insight--the unexpected nature of the situation be it fact or be it truth.... (549:5) 48:4.18 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...The argumentative defense of any proposition is inversely proportional to the truth contained.... (557:14) 48:7.30 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  20. March 14 ...And every God-knowing man or angel possesses the potential of unlimited self-expression on ever-progressive levels of unified self-realization by the technique of the never-ending achievement of Godlikeness--the experiential blending in the evolutionary experience of eternal truth, universal beauty, and divine goodness.... (507:5) 44:7.4 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...It was on this same day that we first heard that momentous truth which, stated in modern terms, would signify: "Will is that manifestation of the human mind which enables the subjective consciousness to express itself objectively and to experience the phenomenon of aspiring to be Godlike...." (1431:5) 130:3.10 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  21. March 13 ...These expressions of the divine urge within the evolving creature may be intellectually true, emotionally beautiful, and spiritually good; but the real soul of expression is absent unless these realities of truth, meanings of beauty, and values of goodness are unified in the life experience of the artisan, the scientist, or the philosopher.... (507:4) 44:7.3 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...The truth, beauty, and goodness of man's world are unified by the increasing spirituality of the experience of mortals ascending toward Paradise realities.... (2095:8) 196:3.24 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  22. March 12 ...Cosmic concepts of true philosophy, the portrayal of celestial artistry, or the mortal attempt to depict the human recognition of divine beauty can never be truly satisfying if such attempted creature progression is ununified.... (507:4) 44:7.3 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...The emotional artist sees God as the ideal of beauty, a God of aesthetics. The reasoning philosopher is sometimes inclined to posit a God of universal unity, even a pantheistic Deity.... (68:6) 5:5.3 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  23. March 11 ...Truth, fact, and relationship are intellectually inseparable and associated with the philosophic concepts of beauty. Goodness, righteousness, and justice are philosophically interrelated and spiritually bound up together with living truth and divine beauty.... (507:3) 44:7.2 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...The unity of truth, beauty, and goodness can only be realized in the spiritual experience of the God-knowing personality.... (2095:8) 196:3.24 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  24. March 10 ...You will first begin to glimpse these transplanted arts of Havona on the mansion worlds, and their beauty and your appreciation of their beauty will heighten and brighten until you stand in the spirit halls of Salvington and behold the inspiring masterpieces of the supernal artists of the spirit realms.... (498:5) 44:0.14 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...It is useless for me to undertake to portray to the human mind the divine nature and the beauteous grandeur of the Most Holy Sphere of Paradise. This realm is wholly spiritual, and you are almost wholly material. A purely spiritual reality is, to a purely material being, apparently nonexistent.... (120:4) 11:3.1 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
  25. March 9 ...The methods employed in many of the higher schools are beyond the human concept of the art of teaching truth, but this is the keynote of the whole educational system: character acquired by enlightened experience. The teachers provide the enlightenment; the universe station and the ascender's status afford the opportunity for experience; the wise utilization of these two augments character.... (412:3) 37:6.3 Truth, Beauty, Goodness In The URANTIA BOOK Complementary Quote: ...The entire ascendant plan of mortal progression is characterized by the practice of giving out to other beings new truth and experience just as soon as acquired. You work your way through the long school of Paradise attainment by serving as teachers to those pupils just behind you in the scale of progression.... (339:6) 30:3.9 84 Occurrences of Truth, Beauty & Goodness In 16 Languages ***
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