Thursday, January 7, 2016
Some Great Revealed Truths About Partnership of Man and Woman!
Man (male) and woman (female) are, practically regarded, two distinct varieties of the same species living in close and intimate association. Their viewpoints and entire life reactions are essentially different; they are wholly incapable of full and real comprehension of each other. Complete understanding between the sexes is not attainable.
The differences of nature, reaction, viewpoint, and thinking between men and women, far from occasioning concern, should be regarded as highly beneficial to mankind, both individually and collectively. Many orders of universe creatures are created in dual phases of personality manifestation. Among mortals (and a few other immediate higher level existences) this difference is described as male and female; among (a few other still superior existences) it has been denominated positive or aggressive and negative or retiring. Such dual associations greatly multiply versatility and overcome inherent limitations, even as do certain triune associations in some highest levels of universe existence.
Men and women need each other in their future post-mortal careers just as in their existing mortal careers, except their existing biologic reproductive function.
The differences in viewpoint between male and female persist even beyond the first life and throughout the local and super-universe ascensions.
And even (after the the post-mortal ascension careers of existence in higher non-material existence) the post mortal personalities who were once men and women will still be aiding each other in their onward ascension in the farthest and supreme levels of the universe.
Even when some of them translate to become the Corps of the Finality, the creature metamorphose so far will not delete the personality trends that humans call male and female and these two basic variations of humankind will always continue to intrigue, stimulate, encourage, and assist each other and they will always be mutually dependent on co-operation in the solution of perplexing universe problems and in the overcoming of manifold cosmic difficulties.
While the sexes never can hope fully to understand each other, they are effectively complementary, and though co-operation is often more or less personally antagonistic, it is capable of maintaining and reproducing society. Marriage is an institution designed to compose sex differences, meanwhile effecting the continuation of civilization and insuring the reproduction of the race.
Marriage is the mother of all human institutions, for it leads directly to home founding and home maintenance, which is the structural basis of society. The family is vitally linked to the mechanism of self-maintenance; it is the sole hope of race perpetuation under the mores of civilization, while at the same time it most effectively provides certain highly satisfactory forms of self-gratification. The family is man’s greatest purely human achievement, combining as it does the evolution of the biologic relations of male and female with the social relations of husband and wife.
Civilization never can obliterate the behavior gulf between the sexes. From age to age the values and customs change, but instinct never. Innate maternal affection will never permit emancipated woman to become man’s serious rival in industry.
Forever each sex will remain supreme in its own domain, domains determined by biologic differentiation and by mental dissimilarity.
Woman is man’s equal partner in race reproduction, hence just as important in the unfolding of racial evolution; therefore has evolution increasingly worked toward the realization of women’s rights. But women’s rights are by no means men’s rights. Woman cannot thrive on man’s rights any more than man can prosper on woman’s rights.
Sex mating is instinctive, children are the natural result, and the family thus automatically comes into existence. As are the families of the race or nation, so is its society. If the families are good, the society is likewise good. The great cultural stability of the Jewish and of the Chinese peoples lies in the strength of their family groups.
Family life is the progenitor of true morality, the ancestor of the consciousness of loyalty to duty. The enforced associations of family life stabilize personality and stimulate its growth through the compulsion of necessitous adjustment to other and diverse personalities. But even more, a true family — a good family — reveals to the parental pro-creators the attitude of the Creator to his children, while at the same time such true parents portray to their children the first of a long series of ascending disclosures of the love of the Paradise parent of all universe children.
The hunger of the soul cannot be satisfied with physical pleasures; the love of home and children is not augmented by the unwise pursuit of pleasure. Though you exhaust the resources of art, color, sound, rhythm, music, and adornment of person, you cannot hope thereby to elevate the soul or to nourish the spirit. Vanity and fashion cannot minister to home building and child culture; pride and rivalry are powerless to enhance the survival qualities of succeeding generations.
[Selectively quoted from the Urantia Book Paper-84]