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  1. GOOD DAY RICK! I think it relates to the mind and the mind of the spirit associated, yield its fruits. This has a multiplier power because if we progress we leave that legacy to our descendants and thus, growth and abundance of these goods, will extend ... It is a service for ourselves and for posterity. (1930.3) 178:1.6...In the gospel of the kingdom there resides the mighty Spirit of Truth, and presently I will pour out this same spirit upon all flesh. The fruits of the spirit, your sincere and loving service, are the mighty social lever to uplift the races of darkness, and this Spirit of Truth will become your power-multiplying fulcrum. Much Love... Alina ***
  2. Yes Rick! For me, absolutely amazing, awesome event in the life of the Master.For once and forever, in one action Superhuman Jesus accomplished overcome evil. Something that costs us... step ... by ... step ... To think that we have shown a Jesus of miracles!But... How small! are those miracles.True? Thank You! Alina ***
  3. Hello Rick! I believe that in fact, we have that potential, that of overcoming evil. in its many manifestations and triumph over the material levels The achievement of Jesus on Mount Hermon shows, to me, that there are possibilities of struggle and choice. There are tests, there are opportunities ... For Jesus was the greatest test for the final achievement, for it he said, “The period of rest is over; I must return to my Father’s business.He was a silent and much changed man..." 134:8.10 Of course he had changed... Of course, he felt this change and was silent ... if Jesus was a new man probably many new thoughts hovered in his mind. A Wonderful event! Some quotes reminders: (616.1) 54:4.2 Parents, those who have borne and reared children,are better able to understand why Michael, a Creator-father,might be slow to condemn and destroy his own Sons. Jesus’ story of the prodigal son well illustrates how a loving father can long wait for the repentance of an erring child. (617.6) 54:5.6 5. Regardless of Michael’s attitude toward Lucifer, notwithstanding his being Lucifer’s Creator-father, it was not in the province of the Creator Son to exercise summary jurisdiction over the apostate System Sovereign because he had not then completed his bestowal career, thereby attaining unqualified sovereignty of Nebadon. Much Love... Alina ***
  4. Good Day Rick! I am interested in "the mind can conceive the spirit" for itsintimate relationship with the Thought Adjuster. For me there is transcends oneself (ego) to be able to "conceive is the spirit." This transcend physical reality through the mind, and therefore gain ever higher levels of consciousness, all of which coincides with the progression of the seven psychic circles of thought. More and more truth is obtained, persevere, and get step further, the progressive state of personality unification.The levels of thought and feeling increasingly higher are possible, even on Urantia as Jesus taught. mainly with his example. LOVE to All! Alina ***
  5. Hello Rick, all! Much quality in these quotes! Would like to write long ... but I think the following quote says a lot, I think the apparent separation between science and religion is a "human invention" because:"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(1135.7) (1135.4)103:6.2 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. (1135.5)103:6.3 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. (1135.6)103:6.4 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. (1135.7)103:6.5 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. LOVE... Alina ***
  6. P.1474 - §2 The miller he taught about grinding up the grains of truth in the mill of living experience so as to render the difficult things of divine life readily receivable by even the weak and feeble among one's fellow mortals. Said Jesus: "Give the milk of truth to those who are babes in spiritual perception. In your living and loving ministry serve spiritual food in attractive form and suited to the capacity of receptivity of each of your inquirers." Good Day Rick ! Is so difficult to choose a single teaching! are all very enlightening and embrace many interesting aspects. I like this as complement because it helps in the experiences and serve us spiritual food for everyone... Greetings, Alina ***
  7. Rick said: "And that sometimes a majestic silence is the 'best', and maybe the only way" YES! Yes, it is learning the hard way ... Thank You Rick! Alina ***
  8. Hello Rick! Good Day! ...Thus did Jesus teach the dangers and illustrate the unfairness of sitting in personal judgment upon one's fellows. Discipline must be maintained, justice must be administered, but in all these matters the wisdom of the brotherhood should prevail. Jesus invested legislative and judicial authority in the group, not in the individual. Even this investment of authority in the group must not be exercised as personal authority. There is always danger that the verdict of an individual may be warped by prejudice or distorted by passion. Group judgment is more likely to remove the dangers and eliminate the unfairness of personal bias. Jesus sought always to minimize the elements of unfairness, retaliation, and vengeance.... P.1764 - 1 Vengeance not good. What teaching! be nice the day the brotherhood is revealed in all its splendor. We will be more unaccompanied. We are learning ... but I wonder if we're not in the time to put in practice the teachings of Jesus. Jesus taught that when disputes. between brothers, we must call two or three friends in common, to offer testimony, it is very wise! but true friendship must be free of speculation ... (1762.5)159:1.3 “The Father in heaven loves his children, and therefore should you learn to love one another; the Father in heaven forgives you your sins; therefore should you learn to forgive one another. If your brother sins against you, go to him and with tact and patience show him his fault. And do all this between you and him alone. If he will listen to you, then have you won your brother. But if your brother will not hear you, if he persists in the error of his way, go again to him, taking with you one or two mutual friends that you may thus have two or even three witnesses to confirm your testimony and establish the fact that you have dealt justly and mercifully with your offending brother. Now if he refuses to hear your brethren, you may tell the whole story to the congregation, and then, if he refuses to hear the brotherhood, let them take such action as they deem wise; let such an unruly member become an outcast from the kingdom. While you cannot pretend to sit in judgment on the souls of your fellows, and while you may not forgive sins or otherwise presume to usurp the prerogatives of the supervisors of the heavenly hosts, at the same time, it has been committed to your hands that you should maintain temporal order in the kingdom on earth. While you may not meddle with the divine decrees concerning eternal life, you shall determine the issues of conduct as they concern the temporal welfare of the brotherhood on earth. And so, in all these matters connected with the discipline of the brotherhood, whatsoever you shall decree on earth, shall be recognized in heaven. Although you cannot determine the eternal fate of the individual, you may legislate regarding the conduct of the group, for, where two or three of you agree concerning any of these things and ask of me, it shall be done for you if your petition is not inconsistent with the will of my Father in heaven. And all this is ever true, for, where two or three believers are gathered together, there am I in the midst of them.” Also there are false witnesses: (1982.9) 184:3.8 Although the high priest shouted at Jesus, “Do you not answer any of these charges?” Jesus opened not his mouth.He stood there in silence while all of these false witnesses gave their testimony. Hatred, fanaticism, and unscrupulous exaggeration so characterized the words of these perjurers that their testimony fell in its own entanglements. The very bestrefutation of their false accusations was the Master’s calm and majestic silence. Another Magisterial teaching of Jesus: Silence. The silence forced by circumstances and people, is a sign of wisdom as demonstrated by Jesus. Very good lessons to experience in the life. Much Love. Alina ***
  9. Good Day Dear Rick! Thank You... What a beautiful quote! I can imagine the scene! And the Beauty of the meanings of the last paragraphs."And it was, and is, ever thus" P.1467 - §5 What a scene for the celestial intelligences to behold, this spectacle of the Indian lad proposing to the Creator of a universe that they make a new religion! And though the young man did not know it, they were making a new and everlasting religion right then and there--this new way of salvation, the revelation of God to man through, and in, Jesus. That which the lad wanted most to do he was unconsciously actually doing. And it was, and is, ever thus. That which the enlightened and reflective human imagination of spiritual teaching and leading wholeheartedly and unselfishly wants to do and be, becomes measurably creative in accordance with the degree of mortal dedication to the divine doing of the Father's will. When man goes in partnership with God, great things may, and do, happen. Much Love... Alina ***
  10. Hi Rick! Carolyn, I researched and found this: It is believed to Epimenides, Cretan poet who said: "Cretans are always liars, injurious wild beasts, idle gluttons." Of these concepts is considered that came the word idiot (also "cretino" Spanish language ) or be referred to the Cretans who were acting as what he described Paul. This is all I found... mmm? LOVE... Alina ***
  11. One more! (1096.6) 100:3.1 Religion is not a technique for attaining a static and blissful peace of mind; it is an impulse for organizing the soul for dynamic service. It is the enlistment of the totality of selfhood in the loyal service of loving God and serving man. Religion pays any price essential to the attainment of the supreme goal, the eternal prize. There is a consecrated completeness in religious loyalty which is superbly sublime. And these loyalties are socially effective and spiritually progressive.
  12. Hello Rick! There are so many... LOVE... Alina ***
  13. Hello Rick, Good Day! Thank You! Complementary Quotes: (41.6) 2:6.8 God loves the sinner and hates the sin: such a statement is true philosophically, but God is a transcendent personality, and persons can only love and hate other persons. Sin is not a person. God loves the sinner because he is a personality reality (potentially eternal), while towards sin God strikes no personal attitude, for sin is not a spiritual reality; it is not personal; therefore does only the justice of God take cognizance of its existence. The love of God saves the sinner; the law of God destroys the sin. This attitude of the divine nature would apparently change if the sinner finally identified himself wholly with sin just as the same mortal mind may also fully identify itself with the indwelling spirit Adjuster. Such a sin-identified mortal would then become wholly unspiritual in nature (and therefore personally unreal) and would experience eventual extinction of being. Unreality, even incompleteness of creature nature, cannot exist forever in a progressingly real and increasingly spiritual universe. (42.1) 2:6.9 Facing the world of personality, God is discovered to be a loving person; facing the spiritual world, he is a personal love; in religious experience he is both. Love identifies the volitional will of God. The goodness of God rests at the bottom of the divine free-willness — the universal tendency to love, show mercy, manifest patience, and minister forgiveness. *** Love... Alina ***
  14. Hi Rick! What a smart way! I Think If Jesus had called too much attention to himself, he would have lost many future believers the Kingdom! Not only He was born in Nazareth, also,he would have given a striking image, but common, Jesus knew very well, knew the mind of the people! He knew very well about your ideas and thoughts! Much Love Alina ***
  15. Dear Raymond! For me too this forum will always be unique, and will be in my memory, it's true brother, together, we learned a lot here! Much Love... Alina ***
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