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Well....I certainly don't have any connections or information about what's to come or when or how. I expect to view the evolutionary transformations to come here from Mansonia. I just have faith in those in charge...and they're not mortals.

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Bradly aka/fanofVan-Posted Today, 01:08 PM

Well....I certainly don't have any connections or information about what's to come or when or how. I expect to view the evolutionary transformations to come here from Mansonia. I just have faith in those in charge...and they're not mortals.

 

Bradly, me neither... :) But, I think that the transformation must come from an awareness relation religion.When there are many people realize Who we are, What we do here, Where we go. I find that this growth. The new capacity expansion by undoubtedly will make everything change, It would be like looking from another perspective or change focus.The main thing is that this new approach would lead to less speculation, the lies etc.

I think the arrival of the Fifth Revelation can do much to enhance the growth, as long as it is practiced, but must be the conditions,also the time for this to manifest massively.

 

 

(591.3) 52:2.3...The evolution of the religious capacity of receptivity in the inhabitants of a world largely determines their rate of spiritual advancement and the extent of religious revelation.

 

(1086.5) 99:1.2 Religion must become a forceful influence for moral stability and spiritual progression functioning dynamically in the midst of these ever-changing conditions and never-ending economic adjustments.

 

(1087.6) 99:2.3 Religionists must function in society, in industry, and in politics as individuals, not as groups, parties, or institutions. A religious group which presumes to function as such, apart from religious activities, immediately becomes a political party, an economic organization, or a social institution. Religious collectivism must confine its efforts to the furtherance of religious causes.

 

 

Greetings to all!

 

Alina

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Hello,

 

I would like to share Croatian point of view. In last 100 years we past through many political models. Kingdom, comunisam, totalytarisam, democracy and socialisam. Last 3 in last 20 years.

I think that all of this models are not badly imagined and the problem was in people which were behind it. People with lust for power, lust for glorification of ego, lust for material things.

And people which do not care for their brothers and sisters.

When one model was finished the same people become leaders of new model.

I beleive that you get the picture.

 

IMO, all of this had to happen during political growth.

People must see how bad things can get, so when they elect next time they will remeber what all previouse models Brought them. Sad things is tha people with ideas and ideals doesn't want to waste time on corupted politics.

 

Gordian knot

 

It will take some time to antagle it :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Thought to Ponder from The Urantia Book

 

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"The prime mission of government is the definition of the right, the just and fair regulation of class differences, and the enforcement of equality of opportunity under the rules of law."

 

(906.4) 81:5.6

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Good Day Pike, Bradly, all!

 

FanofVan, Very timely your quote!

 

 

Thank Pike, I know. I am very informed, because I have a very dear friend Croatian since many years living here! For my part, what I can say! Here governs us is someone who believes that she is "Cleopatra"and his entourage :) !

The idiosyncrasy of my country is very special, very complex to explain here.

It is unfortunate that some of the people prefer not to work and comply with a small house, which gives the government some money, and are present and added public acts of government.

It's very sad, because not all are like that, and give a picture that is not quite real when it comes to thinking of people, especially middle and upper classes, who like myself, did not adhere at all, to this model, if you can say so, but that has been the history of my country, since childhood, without interruptions talk of democracy, with military interventions... etc.

What little respect for those who declared our Independence, and to those real heroes as was José de San Martín and many Others!

Well have much, much to say ...

 

(1135.1) 103:5.11 But man is not saved or ennobled by pressure. Spirit growth springs from within the evolving soul. Pressure may deform the personality, but it never stimulates growth. Even educational pressure is only negatively helpful in that it may aid in the prevention of disastrous experiences. Spiritual growth is greatest where all external pressures are at a minimum. “Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Man develops best when the pressures of home, community, church, and state are least. But this must not be construed as meaning that there is no place in a progressive society for home, social institutions, church, and state.

 

 

Greetings,

 

Alina

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Hi to all! :)

 

With relation personal growth, I think the Seven Adjutant Mind Spirits, which are in fact, an awareness of the Divine Minister, and are always subordinate to action and creative presence of his mother, and the Ascension of the Seven Psychic Circles of cosmic growth, are essential to produce real growth and progress.

Actually there can be no growth (except physical) without progress, or progress without growth.

 

 

(402.6) 36:5.9 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.

 

(1209.3) 110:6.3 The psychic circles are not exclusively intellectual, neither are they wholly morontial; they have to do with personality status, mind attainment, soul growth, and Adjuster attunement. The successful traversal of these levels demands the harmonious functioning of the entire personality, not merely of some one phase thereof. The growth of the parts does not equal the true maturation of the whole; the parts really grow in proportion to the expansion of the entire self — the whole self — material, intellectual, and spiritual.

 

(402.9) 36:5.12 7. The spirit of wisdom — the inherent tendency of all moral creatures towards orderly and progressive evolutionary advancement. This is the highest of the adjutants, the spirit co-ordinator and articulator of the work of all the others. This spirit is the secret of that inborn urge of mind creatures which initiates and maintains the practical and effective program of the ascending scale of existence; that gift of living things which accounts for their inexplicable ability to survive and, in survival, to utilize the co-ordination of all their past experience and present opportunities for the acquisition of all of everything that all of the other six mental ministers can mobilize in the mind of the organism concerned. Wisdom is the acme of intellectual performance. Wisdom is the goal of a purely mental and moral existence.

 

 

Greetings,

 

Alina

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Growth and Progress

 

 

Political Sovereignty

(of Paper 134 -The Transition Years)

 

 

 

(1487.9) 134:5.2 War on Urantia will never end so long as nations cling to the illusive notions of unlimited national sovereignty. There are only two levels of relative sovereignty on an inhabited world: the spiritual free will of the individual mortal and the collective sovereignty of mankind as a whole. Between the level of the individual human being and the level of the total of mankind, all groupings and associations are relative, transitory, and of value only in so far as they enhance the welfare, well-being, and progress of the individual and the planetary grand total — man and mankind.

 

(1488.1) 134:5.3 Religious teachers must always remember that the spiritual sovereignty of God overrides all intervening and intermediate spiritual loyalties. Someday civil rulers will learn that the Most Highs rule in the kingdoms of men.

 

(1488.2) 134:5.4 This rule of the Most Highs in the kingdoms of men is not for the especial benefit of any especially favored group of mortals. There is no such thing as a “chosen people.” The rule of the Most Highs, the overcontrollers of political evolution, is a rule designed to foster the greatest good to the greatest number of all men and for the greatest length of time.

 

(1488.3) 134:5.5 Sovereignty is power and it grows by organization. This growth of the organization of political power is good and proper, for it tends to encompass ever-widening segments of the total of mankind. But this same growth of political organizations creates a problem at every intervening stage between the initial and natural organization of political power — the family — and the final consummation of political growth — the government of all mankind, by all mankind, and for all mankind.

 

(1490.3) 134:5.17 With scientific progress, wars are going to become more and more devastating until they become almost racially suicidal. How many world wars must be fought and how many leagues of nations must fail before men will be willing to establish the government of mankind and begin to enjoy the blessings of permanent peace and thrive on the tranquillity of good will — world-wide good will — among men?

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Religious Growth

 

(1097.4) 100:3.7 Man cannot cause growth, but he can supply favorable conditions. Growth is always unconscious, be it physical, intellectual, or spiritual. Love thus grows; it cannot be created, manufactured, or purchased; it must grow. Evolution is a cosmic technique of growth. Social growth cannot be secured by legislation, and moral growth is not had by improved administration. Man may manufacture a machine, but its real value must be derived from human culture and personal appreciation. Man’s sole contribution to growth is the mobilization of the total powers of his personality — living faith.

 

(1094.3) 100:1.1 While religion produces growth of meanings and enhancement of values, evil always results when purely personal evaluations are elevated to the levels of absolutes. A child evaluates experience in accordance with the content of pleasure; maturity is proportional to the substitution of higher meanings for personal pleasure, even loyalties to the highest concepts of diversified life situations and cosmic relations.

 

(1094.4) 100:1.2 Some persons are too busy to grow and are therefore in grave danger of spiritual fixation. Provision must be made for growth of meanings at differing ages, in successive cultures, and in the passing stages of advancing civilization. The chief inhibitors of growth are prejudice and ignorance.

 

(1094.5) 100:1.3 Give every developing child a chance to grow his own religious experience; do not force a ready-made adult experience upon him. Remember, year-by-year progress through an established educational regime does not necessarily mean intellectual progress, much less spiritual growth. Enlargement of vocabulary does not signify development of character. Growth is not truly indicated by mere products but rather by progress. Real educational growth is indicated by enhancement of ideals, increased appreciation of values, new meanings of values, and augmented loyalty to supreme values.

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Thank you Alina,

 

right quote in right moment.

I'm really looking forward to meet you one day. We are so alike

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Thanks Pike, Yes. I do think that we look like!

Come to Argentina! :)

 

 

Look what beautiful quote of Rodan about Jesus and friendship:

 

1785.3) 161:2.3 His life association with us exemplifies the ideal of human friendship; only a divine being could possibly be such a human friend. He is the most truly unselfish person we have ever known. He is the friend even of sinners; he dares to love his enemies. He is very loyal to us. While he does not hesitate to reprove us, it is plain to all that he truly loves us. The better you know him, the more you will love him. You will be charmed by his unswerving devotion. Through all these years of our failure to comprehend his mission, he has been a faithful friend. While he makes no use of flattery, he does treat us all with equal kindness; he is invariably tender and compassionate. He has shared his life and everything else with us. We are a happy community; we share all things in common. We do not believe that a mere human could live such a blameless life under such trying circumstances.

 

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