It is November of 2020 and I am two months into my daily studies of The Urantia Book. Years ago, some fellow spiritual travelers and mentors of mine suggested I read this book. They felt it was the highest teachings on this planet. I looked into it, but as I was becoming immersed into the nondualist teachings of the East, it all seemed so complicated.
Then two months ago their old letter to me was on the floor of my storage shed. I reread the letter and the desire to read the book hit me strongly. So I ordered my copy and I pledged to read it exclusively for a year, just as I did with A Course in Miracles (ACIM).
It feels to me, although there are some variances in the teachings, that the Master has guided both books. While the first part of the book is dense, dealing with cosmic details beyond my limited earthly mind, the life and teachings of Jesus is very accessible and strikes at my heart. ACIM brought profound and rapid changes in my life, and already subtle changes are occuring in me. My love for my brothers continues to expand, and artistically I feel very inspired. May these quotations inspire you as well.
Quotes from The Urantia Book
Few mortals ever dare to draw anything like the sum of personality credits established by the combined ministries of nature and grace. The impoverished souls are truly rich, but they refuse to believe it.
Difficulties may challenge mediocrity and defeat the fearful, but they only stimulate the true children of the Most Highs.
To enjoy privilege without abuse, to have liberty without license, to possess power and steadfastly refuse to use it for self-aggrandizement—these are the marks of high civilization.
Blind and unforeseen accidents do not occur in the cosmos. Neither do the celestial beings assist the lower being who refuses to act upon his light of truth.
The weak indulge in resolutions, but the strong act. Life is but a day’s work—do it well. The act is ours; the consequences God’s.
The greatest affliction of the cosmos is never to have been afflicted. Mortals only learn wisdom by experiencing tribulation.
Whet the appetites of your associates for truth; give advice only when it is asked for.
Ambition is dangerous until it is fully socialized. You have not truly acquired any virtue until your acts makes you worthy of it.
Impatience is a spirit poison; anger is like a stone hurled into a hornet’s nest
Only a poet can discern poetry in the commonplace prose of routine existence.
The high mission of any art is, by its illusions, to foreshadow a higher universe reality, to crystallize the emotions of time into the thought of eternity.
The evolving soul is not made divine by what it does, but by what it strives to do.
The destiny of eternity is determined moment by moment by the achievements of the day by day living. The acts of today are the destiny of tomorrow.
Greatness lies not so much in possessing strength as in making a wise and divine use of such strength.
Progress demands development of individuality; mediocrity seeks perpetuation in standardization.
“While you cannot observe the divine spirit at work in your minds, there is a practical method of discovering the degree to which you have yielded the control of your soul powers to the teaching and guidance of this indwelling spirit of the heavenly Father, and that is the degree of your love for your fellow man.
“Every earth child who follows the leading of this spirit [the Spirit of Truth] shall eventually know the will of God, and he who surrenders to the will of my Father shall abide forever.”--Jesus
“Have I not told you that he who would be greatest in the kingdom of my Father’s spiritual brotherhood must become little in his own eyes and thus become the server of his brethren.” –Jesus
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