Divine Councelor

A Quote by Divine Councelor on live by it and truth

All evolutionary creature life is beset by certain inevitabilities. Consider the following:

1. Is courage - strength of character - desirable? Then must man be reared in an environment which necessitates grappling with hardships and reacting to disappointments.
2. Is altruism - service of one's fellows - desirable? Then must life experience provide for encountering situations of social inequality.
3. Is hope - the grandeur of trust - desirable? Then human existence must constantly be confronted with insecurities and recurrent uncertainties.
4. Is faith - the supreme assertion of human thought - desirable? Then must the mind of man find itself in that troublesome predicament where it ever nows less than it can believe.
5. 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.
6. Is idealism - the approaching concept of the divine - desirable? Then must man struggle in an environment of relative goodness and beauty, surroundings stimulative of the irrepressible reach for better things.
7. Is loyalty - devotion to highest duty - desirable? Then must man carry on amid the possibilities of betrayal and desertion. The valor of devotion to duty consists in the implied danger of default.
8. Is unselfishness - the spirit of self-forgetfulness - desirable? Then must mortal man live face to face with the incessant clamoring of an inescapable self for recognition and honor. Man could not dynamically choose the divine life if there were no self-life to forsake. Man could never lay saving hold on righteousness if there were no potential evil to exalt and differentiate the good by contrast.
9. Is pleasure - the satisfaction of happiness - desirable? Then must man live in a world where the alternate of pain and the likelihood of suffering are ever-present experiential possibilities.

Divine Councelor

Source: The Urantia Book, Pages: 51

Contributed by: Resurrected1

A Quote by Divine Councelor

Seek the greater thing, and the lesser will be found therein; ask for the heavenly, and the earthly shall be included. The shadow is certain to follow the substance.

Divine Councelor

Source: The Urantia Book, Pages: p. 1823

Contributed by: joehenry

A Quote by Divine Councelor on urantia, mortal, thought adjuster, mind, consciousness, and human

And it is not so much what mind comprehends as what mind desires to comprehend that insures survival; it is not so much what mind is like as what mind is striving to be like that constitutes spirit identification. It is not so much that man is conscious of God as that man yearns for God that results in universe ascension. What you are today is not so important as what you are becoming day by day and in eternity.

Mind is the cosmic instrument on which the human will can play the discords of destruction, or upon which this same human will can bring forth the exquisite melodies of God identification and consequent eternal survival. The Adjuster bestowed upon man is, in the last analysis, impervious to evil and incapable of sin, but mortal mind can actually be twisted, distorted, and rendered evil and ugly by the sinful machinations of a perverse and self-seeking human will. Likewise can this mind be made noble, beautiful, true, and good--actually great--in accordance with the spirit-illuminated will of a God-knowing human being.

Divine Councelor

Source: The Urantia Book, Pages: 1216...1217

Contributed by: Breeze

A Quote by Divine Councelor on divinity and perfection

This magnificent and universal injunction to strive for the attainment of the perfection of divinity is the first duty, and should be the highest ambition, of all the struggling creature creation of the God of perfection. This possibility of the attainment of divine perfection is the final and certain destiny of all man's eternal spiritual progress.

Divine Councelor

Source: The Urantia Book

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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