View Points and Commentaries from an Open Minded Indian Chemical Engineer - A Silent Observer of Human Achievements, Trials and Tribulations. The blog articles deal with several topics of human interest covering engineering, management, politics and above all the principles of good living based on the author's study of the Urantia Book!
When I read the detailed life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, as narrated by the superhuman commission (the Midwayer Commission- part of the United Midwayers of Earth. Read this blog to know more! ) in my favorite book-the Urantia Book, I get a feeling of transcendental grace enveloping me and often my eyes become moistened.
Today while reading Paper - 187 titled 'the Crucifixion', I thought I should share with you the narration of the book that covered the last one hour of Jesus on the cross. Let me reproduce it below:
Shortly after twelve o’clock the sky darkened by reason of the fine sand in the air. The people of Jerusalem knew that this meant the coming of one of those hot-wind sandstorms from the Arabian desert. Before one o’clock the sky was so dark the sun was hid, and the remainder of the crowd hastened back to the city. When the Master gave up his life shortly after this hour, less than thirty people were present, only the thirteen Roman soldiers and a group of about fifteen believers. These believers were all women except two, Jude, Jesus’ brother, and John Zebedee, who returned to the scene just before the Master expired.
Amidst the increasing darkness of the fierce sandstorm, Jesus began to fail in human consciousness. His last words of mercy, forgiveness, and admonition had been spoken. His last wish—concerning the care of his mother—had been expressed.
During this hour of approaching death the human mind of Jesus resorted to the repetition of many passages in the Hebrew scriptures, particularly the Psalms.
The last conscious thought of the human Jesus was concerned with the repetition in his mind of a portion of the Book of Psalms now known as the twentieth, twenty-first, and twenty-second Psalm.
While his lips would often move, he was too weak to utter the words as these passages, which he so well knew by heart, would pass through his mind.
Only a few times did those standing by catch some utterance, such as,
“I know the Lord will save his anointed,”
“Your hand shall find out all my enemies,”
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Jesus did not for one moment entertain the slightest doubt that he had lived in accordance with the Father’s will; and he never doubted that he was now laying down his life in the flesh in accordance with his Father’s will.
He did not feel that the Father had forsaken him; he was merely reciting in his vanishing consciousness many Scriptures, among them this twenty-second Psalm, which begins with “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” And this happened to be one of the three passages which were spoken with sufficient clearness to be heard by those standing by.
The last request which the mortal Jesus made of his fellows was about half past one o’clock when, a second time, he said,
and the same captain of the guard again moistened his lips with the same sponge wet in the sour wine, in those days commonly called vinegar.
The sandstorm grew in intensity and the heavens increasingly darkened.
Still the soldiers and the small group of believers stood by.
The soldiers crouched near the cross, huddled together to protect themselves from the cutting sand.
The mother of John and others watched from a distance where they were somewhat sheltered by an overhanging rock.
When the Master finally breathed his last, there were present at the foot of his cross John Zebedee, his brother Jude, his sister Ruth, Mary Magdalene, and Rebecca, onetime of Sepphoris.
It was just before three o’clock when Jesus, with a loud voice, cried out,
“It is finished! Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”
And when he had thus spoken, he bowed his head and gave up the life struggle.
When the Roman centurion saw how Jesus died, he smote his breast and said:
“This was indeed a righteous man; truly he must have been a Son of God.”
And from that hour he began to believe in Jesus.
Jesus died royally—as he had lived. He freely admitted his kingship and remained master of the situation throughout the tragic day. He went willingly to his ignominious death, after he had provided for the safety of his chosen apostles. He wisely restrained Peter’s trouble-making violence and provided that John might be near him right up to the end of his mortal existence. He revealed his true nature to the murderous Sanhedrin and reminded Pilate of the source of his sovereign authority as a Son of God. He started out to Golgotha bearing his own crossbeam and finished up his loving bestowal by handing over his spirit of mortal acquirement to the Paradise Father. After such a life—and at such a death—the Master could truly say, “It is finished.”
Because this was the preparation day for both the Passover and the Sabbath, the Jews did not want these bodies to be exposed on Golgotha. Therefore they went before Pilate asking that the legs of these three men be broken, that they be dispatched, so that they could be taken down from their crosses and cast into the criminal burial pits before sundown. When Pilate heard this request, he forthwith sent three soldiers to break the legs and dispatch Jesus and the two brigands.
When these soldiers arrived at Golgotha, they did accordingly to the two thieves, but they found Jesus already dead, much to their surprise. However, in order to make sure of his death, one of the soldiers pierced his left side with his spear. Though it was common for the victims of crucifixion to linger alive upon the cross for even two or three days, the overwhelming emotional agony and the acute spiritual anguish of Jesus brought an end to his mortal life in the flesh in a little less than five and one-half hours.
In the midst of the darkness of the sandstorm, about half past three o’clock, David Zebedee sent out the last of the messengers carrying the news of the Master’s death. The last of his runners he dispatched to the home of Martha and Mary in Bethany, where he supposed the mother of Jesus stopped with the rest of her family.
After the death of the Master, John sent the women, in the charge of Jude, to the home of Elijah Mark, where they tarried over the Sabbath day. John himself, being well known by this time to the Roman centurion, remained at Golgotha until Joseph and Nicodemus arrived on the scene with an order from Pilate authorizing them to take possession of the body of Jesus.
Thus ended a day of tragedy and sorrow for a vast universe whose myriads of intelligences had shuddered at the shocking spectacle of the crucifixion of the human incarnation of their beloved Sovereign; they were stunned by this exhibition of mortal callousness and human perversity.
They are still getting stunned by human callousness and perversity !
And waiting patiently for humans to erase those perversities from them by using their free willed creative minds that they have with their God gifted lives ! By doing so they are sure of making that gift lasting for ever ! And that was the assurance that the Sovereign of this Universe gave to his fellow men while he lived among them as one like them !
The Commission Report is over 600 pages. Neither the PM nor his top officials would have the time and patience to read the entire report. It would indeed a big problem for those down below to make a gist of the things from this huge report for the perusal of the higher ups.
In that process what is going to happen cannot be predicted by even those with divine qualities ! In short, the Commission's observation means that anyone committing a heinous crime is not responsible for that if he or she was not provided with the life as guaranteed by the Constitution during his or her childhood. I may be wrong, but that is what I understood ! There are many other issues that are covered in the report. Perhaps, individually no one in this country would ever be in a position to resolve any of those. That simply means that it is futile for any one to expect any thing good coming out as a consequence of that report. The Commission Report itself points out to such an eventuality as it cites the fate of many previous Commission recommendations. What should we do now, dear citizens of India ? Massive protests and rallies are not going to work ! Commission reports are not going to make any dent ! Pray to God for sending another 'Avatar'. It is long time that the last one has left ! It's already due ! I was just thinking. If all the destitute children of this country are recruited by the anti-socials just at the appropriate time to commit crimes of the highest order, they need not worry of getting any punishment. Atleast that is guaranteed by the government by enacting cent percent humane juvenile laws. While guaranteeing the rights of the hapless, if some problems happen to the affluent class, that is just a pardonable thing. Nothing very serious ! Last week a high tech personality from north India dared to commit a high-tech house break and auto theft in a South Indian capital. He was made a celebrity by the committed media of India. And the efficient police from two states took him in their custody at lightning speed. But what intrigued me was not this. It was the lightning speed with which a high profile criminal lawyer took up his defense even before the police could comfortably reach station with the said accused. The lawyer admitted in a TV channel interview that he was retained by some people to defend the man and get him released on bail. What does it convey ? All criminals who are capable of doing dare devil acts of crime have invisible god-fathers behind them. No courts or legal system can normally dare to touch such protectees ! At least that is how it appears ! The legal system is essentially drafted to punish law abiding citizens who err or take chances with the law. It is basically made to scare the common man and not to prevent them from the hardened criminals ! Now who makes or drafts the law ? What is the role of the so-called law makers whom the people have elected in making the laws ? Perhaps nothing much ! Except saying ayes or noes when they are whipped to do so by their respective parties for those drafts made and presented by someone ! Then there are many more such who's and how's. Under such a situation how can any one hold anyone responsible ? If no one is responsible is it not a big achievement that we are still surviving ? Those aberrations here and there should be ignored ! It is simple Indian wisdom not to see, not hear and not to talk such things ! Have you not seen those three monkeys ?
The latest report on the topic by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India [ASSOCHAM] gives an alarming picture of the rising cost trend of schooling in this otherwise not so rich nation. Anyone concerned about the future of this country should read this report and think about it:
Today I got a reply from the same friend which read some thing like this:
Your response to my email is thought provoking. However the very thing i was trying to avoid ie.new age philosophies, hinduism/buddhism etc. seems to be a large unspoken part of your response. I am by no means an expert on anything. I am "tired " of reading non essential literature or something that does not draw me towards GOD. Also it is frustrating trying to read small print on a mobile phone. I seem to recall that you mention somewhere that you did attend church, so in light of this,Is there anything in the book you speak about that gives clear information on Heaven or Hell or the devil etc.?I must admit it is a little frightening to read or digest this The book is authored by many authors who introduce themselves as non-humans or invisible living personalities of celestial orders.
I thought it dutiful for me to reply him with some more inputs which I did today. I might not have covered all the issues to his full satisfaction, I do hope that he gets enough inputs that could satisfy his anxious mind. Since these clarifications might find some use to a few others of my readers I am reproducing the content of my reply to him as below:
Dear Brother Amaranandan,
I agree on one thing what you admit frankly about getting tired of reading non-essential literature. Yes, many people, especially the pseudo elitist intellectual class, seem to go after such philosophical literature being produced by similar kind of Gurus or spiritualistic leaders.
If you logically analyze the reasons for the existence of such literature, it is not difficult to find out that it is the quest for fame and publicity and the motives for many other such returns that people resort to such things. Ofcourse there could be some exceptions here and there.
In otherwords, God in our current society has been degraded as a saleable commodity. It is the people who define God who is otherwise undefinable on account of His infinite and incomprehensible nature and attributes. With our limited comprehensive capacities, it is quite possible that we make gross errors in understanding this infinite entity.
If you are color blind, would it be possible for you to know about colors by reading an essay on the subject ?
All philosophical, religious or scientific literature that we have today are humanly authored. Ofcourse, some of them might be inspired by inputs from the invisible realms. That means that what information we have today are essentially a mixture of truths mixed with untruths , errors and imaginations.
But if human race is progressing on an evolutionary path, then this is nothing serious. It is bound to happen.
Now coming to the Urantia Book.
You said it is frightening to read or digest this book reportedly written by non-humans from the invisible realms.
I consider it the other way, though. It re-assures me of the existence of the realms invisible and superior to us thereby re-assuring me of the existence of the Supreme command of the Invisible God.
In fact, this book is exactly doing that. It is trying to explain to us about those things which are real but are not so convincing to us. It also explains why the book was given to human beings of earth for the first time in human history in this manner.
This confusion happens due to many things. Firstly we have been proceeding in water tight compartments when it comes to human development with regard to religious, philosophical and scientific knowledge. Our scientists feel ashamed to openly admit their convictions regarding their conclusions that point towards the existence of a realm which is beyond visible matter and energy. Ofcourse, we live in an age where this reluctance is slowly melting away.
Authors of the book explains that the book is given to human kind at a juncture when atleast a few of the humans are capable of understanding the book. The manuscript of the book was given during the 1920's and it got published in 1955. This period was the time when some people in the scientific community were advancing towards scientific knowledge and discoveries hitherto never happened in the history of mankind. The authors of the book discuss such discoveries and even explains certain aspects yet to be discovered and even instigate humans to direct their energies to find the answers to such problems themselves.
The book explains the structure and governance of the universe as being conducted by God and His real super human administrative organization to the extent it is appreciable to humans (at least to some of the higher intellectual types)
It is not necessary that we know all the details of the vast and complex administrative or creative set up of the universes. But it thrills those who are of the inquisitive types.
For others it is very re-assuring to know that such a reality exists. It is very refreshing to me to read about these realities every time as told by some of those personalities about whom we had never known earlier so vividly.
The book also explains God's purpose. As the book's purpose is to remove the errors that have crept in the minds of human beings, it has many re-statements which contradicts the present religions and beliefs. But I find those explanations very much satisfactory to my mind. But it may not be so for the majority people of this world for the time being. Unless they gain the mind capacity to analyze and accept certain aspects for which they are biased at present, it cannot happen.
The book's purpose is not to open up another religion. Its purpose is to provide guidance to those willing humans belonging to any class or religion the necessary inputs to live their lives according to the will of god and be eligible to progress to higher realms of life even after their deaths.
Its purpose is not to give some pleasing anwers to life's questions when such pleasantries are not existing or are not factual.
For example, the book categorically tells that Jesus Christ had lived on this earth and it is a fact. In fact the fourth part of the book is entirely devoted to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and that too in so matter of fact and in so much details that it has never ever appeared in any books including the bible so far. The authors of this part of the book are a group of invisible beings who are said to be permanent residents of earth. The authors tell us that we should consider them as our senior immortal cousins. They are beings who are midway between material beings such as humans and spiritual beings such as say, the angels. They are capable of making themselves visible to human sensory mechanisms as well as making effects on material things. They have an origin and are immortal for ages. As they are witnesses to the events that happened during the times of Jesus, the story of Jesus is now retold in their words with due approval from the higher authorities in the super human invisible celestial realms. The approval is because, they do not do this kind of a thing every now and then. God's intervention takes place as if of a miracle (miracle to humans) only on extreme rare occassions.
The Jesus story is retold because the God's administration felt that it is the appropriate time to reveal it truthfully to humans. Jesus is in fact the merciful and loving creator son of God who is the creator and sovereign of our part of the universe. The authors tell us that what the Christians of today are doing is following a 'religion about Jesus' and not the 'religion (or teachings) of Jesus'. I am fully convinced of this after reading this.
The authors categorically tells us that there is nothing called God's wrath. God is loving and love always. The Universal Father God never wanted his creator son to take a human incarnation just for becoming a blood sacrifice for the sins of humans on account of the first sin of Adam and Eve. This, the book says, is an erroneous concept got into the human belief system during the past thousands of years due to various admixture of thoughts and histories.
But God operates through universal laws made by him. He had also created perfect and imperfect beings both having free will minds. The perfect beings, though with free will, are not likely to take decisions against God's laws. But for imperfect beings, in the process of experiential perfection, such a thing can happen. Human beings and many lower order celestial beings are imperfect and are expected to progress towards perfection through their own free will choices.
For those following the universal laws of God, the reward is an everlasting life full of adventure and scope for advancements.
Those who consistently and willfully do not obey those laws, the end result is deprivation of such a life, again on the basis of the same laws.
Now for mortals such as human beings who are not created with immortality as such, this is what happens. They will not become immortal beings if they keep working against the laws of God. It is wrong to say that they are going to be in Hell after death.
But there is a possibility of Hell like situation for those who are of the immortal kinds who keep breaking the laws of God. As I understand from the book, it is not some thing of an everlasting fire and torture. But it could be a deprivation of their further advancements and progress and possible detention in some place, just say a situation similar to our prison life for a life convict.
The advancing life opportunity that those obeying the laws of God gets is the progressive life adventure other than in our world of origin. And that is the heavenly life. But the heavenly life is not limited to one place. It is innumerable extending to say millions of years until we transform ourselves in capacity and ability to be in the presence of God. The book assures that at some distant future such human beings of earth would definitely 'see' God.
A mortal being such as the human being of earth has the potential to be in the presence of God as a perfected being who attains the status by experientially evolving. Such a perfected and experiential being would then be assigned the task of some adminstrative work in the trillions of worlds in the outer universes which are currently in the process of creation.
My friend, this is the content of the book which is depicted in much more details for those who have the capacity to understand.
Unfortunately there are only very few people who have the capacity to understand the book and get enthused and attracted towards reading it, in this current age. The authors of the book tell that it might take many ages for a good majority of people to come to that level. So those few like me who are readers of this fabulous book are already forewarned not to be highly enthusiastic about preaching the content of this book to those who do not have the capacity to understand.
Serious readers of the Urantia Book really believes in one of the statements that the book highlights for our guidance : ' Give advice only when it is asked for'.
I have written this much since you had shown the inclination to know more.
As this may find useful to a few of the internet browsing community, I presume your permission to publish the content of this e-mail (with minor editions) as another blog of mine in blogspot.
I hope this would give further inputs to instigate your thoughts and actions in the right direction.
You may feel free to ask me any thing in this context.
In the near future, I hope that you would be sufficiently elevated in mind to explore the Urantia Book and digest its revelatory knowledge.
With Best Regards.
Your brother from India.
Before I could publish this today came his reply wherein he has acknowledged the receiving it and the time that he might need to understand and digest it. Additionally he had expressed his desire to interact with me personally on the 'interesting subject of Urantia' for a week whenever I visit South Africa. I am glad that he found 'Urantia' interesting and hope that we could someday interact in person.
A couple of days ago I got an e-mail from a distant reader of my blogs who resides somewhere in South Africa. He wanted me to tell briefly about the main gist of knowledge that is given in my favorite revelatory truth book on the basis of which I write many of my blogs in this site.
First I feel happy because here I find a person curious to know things and interested in finding God, a thing which is not a priority for a good majority of people.
He admits that he does not like long discourses and want to know only the essence.
I do not know whether I would be able to make those of his kind satisfied.
Yet let me try.
For the benefit of those of his kind let me reproduce below the essential content of his question first:
"I am tired of reading long lengthy discourses , trying to find GOD. As an indian from western influence & trying to stay from eastern mysticism whilst @ the same time keeping in mind the heaven & hell reality. Kindly briefly tell me about this knowledge from this book you are talking about."
I replied him the way it came into my mind. I am not sure whether he would be satisfied.
I am inspired to write blogs based on the Urantia Book. The book is too voluminous. When you are tired of reading lengthy matter, this poses some problem.
The book is authored by many authors who introduce themselves as non-humans or invisible living personalities of celestial orders. When we can have no proof for the existence of such invisible beings non detectable to our material wisdom, it is indeed difficult to believe.
But when you analyse those information from another angle, it is not at all difficult. The grace, quality, authority , knowledge and logics are beyond human intellectual capacity.
Any way I have concluded to believe what the book says it is.
In short what the book says is this:
1. There is an intelligent, first cause who does not have an origin, but who is the cause of creation of every thing in this vast universe, which is a conglomerate of several universes. He is infinite and it is not possible for finite beings like us to comprehend Him. He is the source of everything including Energy, Mind, Matter and Personality. We can consider Him as our Universal Father God. There could be several orders of beings created by Him who are much superior to us. But they are all the children of God and hence we are all linked by a universal brotherhood.
2. We should love our universal father and if that love is genuine we should love all others who are children of the same God.
3. Every living personality in this universe has a job to do. And that job is to do service to others without selfishness and pride so that the universal organization of God progress steadily.
4. God wants us to experience each stage of our lives and enhance our experience and capacities for higher forms of responsibilities. It is not God's will to be static or non-progressive.
5. There is a fragment of God that lives in the minds of all normal human beings whose purpose is to orient us towards our Universal Father God. This fragment being a part of God is the god that lives in us. If we tune our mind to this fragment of God, all of us can know what is good for us so that we live according to the will of God. It is not necessary for us to search God in temples, churches or religious places or do some rituals to please God. Living according to the will of God pleases God.
6. Human form is one of the lowest orders of intelligent living beings who are capable of functioning according to the will of God. Every human being who lives mostly in accordance with the will of God is likely to live in another higher form in another world even after death. He or she does not forgo his personality or memories. In this manner, a human being who is living mostly in accordance with the will of God progresses steadily to higher forms to take up higher and higher responsibilities in the universe. Slowly his material limitations are removed and he or she would gather capabilities similar to celestial beings. These capabilities include immortality, memory power, power to communicate, power to sense other celestial beings and inter world travel at speeds beyond that of light.
And there are trillions of worlds for such an individual to explore in the future ages of his life.
Thus there are many re-births for such a human being. But the teaching, that we will have re-births here on earth again and again as animals or humans, has arisen out of wrong interpretations. Our advanced lives would be in worlds other than our earth and all those (worlds) for us are the heavenly bodies or abodes (for our future adventure)
7. Living according to the will of God does not necessarily mean an error free life. Errors are likely to happen. But we should not will fully and repeatedly do those things that are not approved by our inner self (the godly power within us) If we do that we are doing willfully against the will of God and that is sin.
8. When we keep on living with the least consideration to the will of God, we perhaps live a beastly life like animals. In that case we cease to get a future life after our death. The fragment of god that was within us leaves us and return back to its source (God) without our human personality essence (after our death). In other words we simply cease to exist after death. This (the return of our impersonal self to God) is what the Hindus errorneously consider as Moksha. The book tells us that what returns back to God in this case is the part of God himself that He had given in our minds and not us. In fact He had given us this gift to ensure that we acquire immortalitywith our own humanly originated personality.
9. Our special capabilities as humans are nothing of great value for our future survival. If we have such advanced human abilities such as intelligence, wisdom, power, wealth, etc., those will have to be used with care and responsibly for the benefit of others who are not so fortunate (in this stage of life on earth). In other words, special capabilities and privileges might cause elation of our egos to such an extent that we forget to listen to our inner self for doing the will of God !
10. Our prime responsibility is loving God and that means living the way He wants us to live by being unselfishly good to all and also trying to gain useful experiences from our first stage material life.
I hope you could understand what it means to find God.
Remember, the trials and tribulations of this world are not purposefully made by God, but they keep occuring under the course of progress of our world. There are reasons. You could learn about those reasons and appreciate those when you are ready to receive those reasons fully without any doubts.
Let the god within you illuminate you to live according to the will of God !
Rajan C Mathew, Ranchi, India.
I earnestly hope that this answer would be of help to a few others too !
There have been different kinds of inputs to human beings for the last several centuries that many of us are familiar with these two names: Lucifer and Satan.
For many of us who know some thing of these two names, these are synonyms for the spiritual being who is considered as anti-god. Considered in this manner, this spiritual personality who is invisible to us, is the one which tries to pull human beings away from God. Without Satan and Lucifer, the theme of religious teachings of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc are incomplete. Even oriental religions such as Hinduism has stories of similar negative forces called Asuras or demons.
But none of us are so sure about these. We do not know whether these are facts or myths or mere fictitious imaginations of human beings. That was my position as well until I came across the Urantia Book.
A few of you who are regular readers of my blogs would now be some what familiar with this book. This book has substantially helped me to understand many things for which I could not find plausible answers earlier.
In this blog I would like to introduce you to the facts about Lucifer and Satan on the basis of information I gathered from this great super human book of advanced revelations.
But before you continue reading I suggest you read this:
Now the Urantia Book, for the first time in our history, tells us that Lucifer and Satan are two different personalities. Additionally the book introduces two more personalities about whom we have never heard before. These two have been named as Caligastia and Daligastia.
All these four characters belong to an order of celestial beings named as La-nonan-deks. This too is a class name we have never heard before !
They are an order of living beings having spiritual bodies unlike we human being with material bodies. There are about 700,000 La-nonan-deks in the local universe to which our earth belongs. And our local universe is named Nebadon and its Creator and Sovereign is a Creator Son of the Universal Father God. To know more about our local universe head, you may read this:
Now this Lucifer was a very senior La-nonan-dek and a very bright and intelligent personality. This order of beings were created in the local universe to serve as administrators and guides to evolutionary worlds like earth where intelligent living beings are being created using the evolutionary technique of creation. Satan was much junior and served as an administrative assistant to Lucifer.
Lucifer was made the head of a System of material worlds like earth where intelligent material living beings had been created and progressing. When he took charge of the System there were 607 worlds. Our earth was world number 606 in his System. As more and more evolutionary worlds got people, his system was to have a maximum of 1000 worlds.
When earth became peopled with primitive people, Lucifer recommended Caligastia to be made in charge of earth and Daligastia was appointed to assist him.
Lucifer and Satan functioned from his System headquarter worlds known as Jerusem. These worlds are specially made globes which are very big as compared to earth and very magnificent beyond our imagination.
Caligastia and Daligastia arrived on earth more than 200,000 years ago and established their HQ somewhere in the present Mesopotamia region.
Lucifer and Satan had been in charge of their System of worlds for about 500,000 years.
They had been nicely performing their duties for all these long time on behalf of their superiors in the universe administration acknowledging the the worship of the Universal Father God and the supremacy of their local universe Creator.
But about 200,000 years ago, Lucifer tried to be rebellious and wanted to be an independent Ruler going against the Will of God.
In this rebellion mooted by Lucifer, another two of his colleagues who were heads of other two Systems and some of their assistants including some of the world rulers and millions of their spiritual subordinate order of beings participated. Billions of mortal beings including human beings of earth were also affected.
According to the Urantia Book, this rebellion caused extreme hardships on the affected worlds including our earth. Had this unfortunate event never occurred, our earth would have been in an altogether different and advanced stage of progress.
The rebellion that happened in our local universe got almost settled after our universe Creator was elevated as its Sovereign Ruler. This happened some 2000 years ago, when our Creator completed his mandatory mission of successful living as one of his lowly creations in the form of a human being.
According the the universal law of God, no perfect ruler-ship is possible unless the Ruler knows his subjects well. A perfect ruler has to actually experience the lives of his subjects !
So our Creator lived on earth as Joshua Ben Joseph in a small village called Nazareth in Palestine region. In our known history he is known to us as Jesus of Nazareth.
He proved that human beings can live a life of sinless perfection even under adverse situations and even without the use of his immense power as the Creator of his universe and the trillions of power personalities under his command.
He proved that he is capable of sustaining and up-keeping the Will of his father God even while living as a powerless human being of earth.
The events that followed had seen that he became elevated as the Sovereign of the universe of Nebadon and Lucifer, Satan and other rebels removed from their positions and getting quarantined in some worlds called prison worlds.
The Urantia Book details out the cause, progress and consequences of the Lucifer rebellion.
They are logical and matter of fact explanations without any exaggerations.
A detailed study of it will make things clear as why God does not act in a magical manner to alleviate our miseries and apparently allow these to happen.
To tell you the truth, this book has given me the answers.
By the way, Caligastia and Daligastia are still moving around in our earth with their multitudes of invisible associates. The Urantia Book informs us that Caligastia is recently removed from the post of the invisible ruler-ship of earth and earth is given in the charge of a few receivers till that time a full fledged ruler is appointed.
Though these one time followers of Lucifer and Satan are able to carry out their nefarious activities on earth, they are powerless against harming those people under the protection of the universal administration of God.
Such a situation might continue for some more generations.
The book informs us that the Universe Sovereign has allowed them some time to repent and return back to his fold voluntarily. Such a mercy is because, these fellows are also the children of the Creator.
To understand that we have to think from the angle of a father, the super human authors of the book remind us.
But corrupt minds are less likely to repent and sooner or later they are going to meet their ultimate fate !
But whatever that happened was not good for us earth beings in one way.
But in many other ways we have got tremendous opportunities to show our strength in challenging situations just as the Panoptians had done.
We are cut off from the universe communication links as of now which curtail our ability to see those invisible beings around us. Both those who work for us and those likely to do just the opposite.
And what are we supposed to do ?
Caligastia and his associates want that we lose our ability to advance in our lives and proceed in our universe adventure and destroy ourselves in this world itself.
God wants that we progress and advance as able personalities capable of taking up higher responsibilities even after our mortal life on this earth.
How do we do that ?
Ensure that we live a life which is guided by goodness and love.
Love God by living according to his will by serving his creations without selfishness.
Follow the directions of the inner consciousness which is the pilot lamp of God to know what is good and what is not .
When that is followed, our beastly nature would start fading away and we become more and more humane.
That is exactly what God wants us to be.
When we are humanely human beings who acknowledge our Universal Father God, we acquire survival qualities.
We are likely to survive death and make progress as many advancing personalities of mortal origins of this universe have been experiencing!
That universe adventure is going to be thrilling !
Are you a successful and complementary human husband and wife pair ? If you say in the affirmative, my heartiest compliments for being complementary to each other. Because such complementary pairs are becoming a rare lot now-a-days. By natural make up human male and female couple are antagonistic to each other. But if they are capable of using their intelligent mind wisely they can convert that and progress towards being complementary to each other. When you become complementary you become wholesome humans, the way God wanted you to become. Why God chose humans to be progressive like this is the prerogative of the Universal Creator. He could have created us perfect, though, just as He created many such perfected orders of beings in this Universe. In this context, let me reproduce below some statements from my favorite revelatory knowledge book authored by such beings who are superior to human beings but exist invisible to us: Every successful human institution embraces antagonisms of personal interest which have been adjusted to practical working harmony, and homemaking is no exception.
Marriage, the basis of home building, is the highest manifestation of that antagonistic co-operation which so often characterizes the contacts of nature and society. The conflict is inevitable.
Mating is inherent; it is natural. But marriage is not biologic; it is sociologic.
Passion insures that man and woman will come together, but the weaker parental instinct and the social mores hold them together.
Male and 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 (man and woman) is not attainable.
Women seem to have more intuition than men, but they also appear to be somewhat less logical.
Woman, however, has always been the moral standard-bearer and the spiritual leader of mankind. The hand that rocks the cradle still fraternizes with destiny.
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 [orders of living beings similar to humans of earth living in other planets in the universes], Material Sons [orders of immortal material beings similar but superior to human beings living in specially made non evolutionary worlds], and midsoniters [another kind of super human beings], this difference is described as male and female; among seraphim, cherubim, and Morontia Companions,[lower orders of invisible living beings] it has been denominated positive or aggressive and negative or retiring.
Men and women need each other in their morontial [ a possible first phase existence for some human beings after their death on earth] and spiritual as well as in their mortal careers. The differences in viewpoint between male and female persist even beyond the first life and throughout the local and superuniverse ascensions.[some of us are going to have successive and progressive lives to advanced forms after our mortal life on earth which is termed as our superuniverse ascension career] And even in Havona,[ the group of perfected worlds located near the centre of the present universe space] the pilgrims [those enjoying life even after mortal death and progressing ] who were once men and women will still be aiding each other in the Paradise ascent. Never, even in the Corps of the Finality, will the creature metamorphose so far as to obliterate the personality trends that humans call male and female; always will these two basic variations of humankind continue to intrigue, stimulate, encourage, and assist each other; always will they 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. God has a purpose in creating us man and woman. He wants each one of us fulfill our relations responsibly and joyfully by being complementary by using our intelligence and wisdom and not remain static with our inherent antagonisms to each other. Do you wish to learn more about your purpose of living in this world now ? Why not have a serious look in the same book that I have mentioned above ? The choice is absolutely yours. Yours alone !
The Universal Father (God) is an infinite spiritual reality; He is “the sovereign, eternal, immortal, invisible, and only true God.”
Even though you (human beings) are “the offspring of God,” you ought not to think that the Universal Father (God) is like yourselves in form and physique because you are said to be created “in his image”.
But a fraction of a spiritual replica of His image resides in you and that is the god in you. And this spiritual presence that is within you has the potential to lead you to the presence of God at some future time if your free willed mind make that choice. By that time you would be transformed to an order of a spirit being having the ability and capacity to be in the presence of God.
Spirit beings are real, notwithstanding they are invisible to human eyes; even though they have not flesh and blood.
The Universal Father is invisible not because He is hiding Himself away from the lowly creatures of materialistic handicaps and limited spiritual abilities and qualities. It is because the glory and the spiritual brilliance of the divine personality presence is impossible of approach by material beings like humans or even the lower orders of spirit beings (who are well above the material order of beings)
But it is not necessary to see God with the eyes of the flesh in order to discern Him by the faith-vision of the spiritualized mind.
God is not hiding from any of the orders of living beings that he has created or caused to be created including you the human beings of earth.
He is unapproachable to so many orders of beings only because he “dwells in a light which no material creature can approach.” The immensity and grandeur of the divine personality is beyond the grasp of the unperfected mind of evolutionary mortal beings like you or even the immortal spirit beings of the lower orders.
The highly personalized Sons of God are clearly discernible by the lower orders of created intelligences, and so do they compensate for the invisibility of the infinite and therefore less discernible Universal Father God.
The farther down the scale of life we go, the more difficult it becomes to locate, with the eye of faith, the invisible Universal Father (God) .
The lower creatures — and sometimes even the higher personalities — find it difficult always to envisage the Universal Father in his Creator Sons. And so, pending the time of their spiritual exaltation, when perfection of development will enable them to see God in person, they grow weary in progression, entertain spiritual doubts, stumble into confusion, and thus isolate themselves from the progressive spiritual aims of their time and universe. In this way they lose the ability to see the Father when beholding the Creator Son.
Such problems have occured even for a few of those immortal and invisible creatures that you have known as angels. Such invisible angelic personalities who are confused and isolated from the progressive spiritual aims are now living in some of the mortal worlds including your earth.
Such problems not only happen with you human beings, but also to immortal spiritual beings in lower levels of perfection.
But the invisible angels are around you for some purpose. And the majority of them have not deviated from their objectives and purposes. They are there to help you (their lower level cousins!) to progress in your spiritual abilities and capabilities.
Angels do not have material bodies, but they are definite and discrete beings; they are of spirit nature and origin. Though invisible to you (humans), they perceive you as you are in the flesh without the aid of transformers or translators; they intellectually understand the mode of mortal life, and they share all of man’s nonsensuous emotions and sentiments. They appreciate and greatly enjoy your efforts in music, art, and real humor. They are fully cognizant of your moral struggles and spiritual difficulties. They love human beings, and only good can result from your efforts to understand and love them.
The strength of Islam (one of your major religions) has been its clear-cut and well-defined presentation of Allah as the one and only Deity; its weakness, the association of military force with its promulgation, together with its degradation of woman. But it has steadfastly held to its presentation of the One Universal Deity of all, “who knows the invisible and the visible. He is the merciful and the compassionate.” “Truly God is plenteous in goodness to all men.” “And when I am sick, it is he who heals me.” “For whenever as many as three speak together, God is present as a fourth,” for is he not “the first and the last, also the seen and the hidden”?
Human beings have learned that the motion of the invisible may sometimes be discerned by observing its effects on the visible; and we in the universes have long since learned to detect the movements and trends of Supremacy by observing the repercussions of such evolutions in the personalities and patterns of the grand universe. The surest safeguard for the creature throughout the long struggle to attain the Father, during this time when inherent conditions make such attainment impossible, is tenaciously to hold on to the truth-fact of the Father’s presence in his Sons.
Literally and figuratively, spiritually and personally, the Father and the Sons are one.
It is a fact: He who has seen a Creator Son has seen the (Universal) Father (God).
Jesus is the spiritual lens in human likeness which makes visible to the material creature Him who is invisible. He is your elder brother who, in the flesh, makes known to you a Being of infinite attributes whom not even the celestial hosts can presume fully to understand. But all of this must consist in the personal experience of the individual believer.
God who is spirit can be known only as a spiritual experience. God can be revealed to the finite sons of the material worlds, by the divine Son of the spiritual realms, only as a Father. You can know the Eternal as a Father; you can worship him as the God of universes, the infinite Creator of all existences.
The supermortal brotherhood of invisible spiritual beings which prevails on earth and in heaven, is the superhuman kingdom of God.
Error (evil) is the penalty of imperfection.
The qualities of imperfection or facts of misadaptation are disclosed on the material level by critical observation and by scientific analysis; on the moral level, by human experience.
The presence of evil constitutes proof of the inaccuracies of mind and the immaturity of the evolving self. Evil is, therefore, also a measure of imperfection in universe interpretation.
The possibility of making mistakes is inherent in the acquisition of wisdom, the scheme of progressing from the partial and temporal to the complete and eternal, from the relative and imperfect to the final and perfected.
Goodness, like truth, is always relative and unfailingly evil-contrasted. It is the perception of these qualities of goodness and truth that enables the evolving souls of men to make those personal decisions of choice which are essential to eternal survival.
Though human beings differ in many ways, the one from another, before God and in the spiritual world all mortals stand on an equal footing.
There are only two groups of mortals in the eyes of God: those who desire to do his will and those who do not.
As the universe looks upon an inhabited world, it likewise discerns two great classes: those who know God and those who do not.
Those who cannot know God are reckoned among the animals of any given realm.
Mankind can appropriately be divided into many classes in accordance with differing qualifications, as they may be viewed physically, mentally, socially, vocationally, or morally, but as these different classes of mortals appear before the judgment bar of God, they stand on an equal footing; God is truly no respecter of persons.
Although you cannot escape the recognition of differential human abilities and endowments in matters intellectual, social, and moral, you should make no such distinctions in the spiritual brotherhood of men when assembled for worship in the presence of God
A mechanistic philosophy of life and the universe cannot be scientific because science recognizes and deals only with materials and facts.
Philosophy is inevitably superscientific.
Man is a material fact of nature, but his life is a phenomenon which transcends the material levels of nature in that it exhibits the control attributes of mind and the creative qualities of spirit.