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Originally posted by creatives
reply to post by arpgme
With compassion for your fellow man all the good things will automatically follow.
Originally posted by eli9x
The Urantia Papers are in the public domain. Let's see 3 instances of the word 'Love' there, since I agree it is love the highest good: www.urantia.org...
Originally posted by eli9x
That is false: there are 2 free online books on the origin & history of the Urantia Papers that prove, demonstraste, & confirm otherwise...
Many of these new names and words can also be traced to origins in English,
Greek, Latin and Hebrew. I shall illustrate.
' Page 182: Satania has a headquarters world called Jerusem, and it is system
number twenty-four in the constellation of Norlatiadek. Your constellation,
Norlatiadek, consists of one hundred local systems and has a headquarters world
called Edentia. Norlatiadek is number seventy in the universe of Nebadon. The
local universe of Nebadon consists of one hundred constellations and has a
capital known as Salvington. The universe of Nebadon is number eighty-four in
the minor sector of Ensa. '
The most painful of all such names is Satania. As seen in the quotation, it is
used as the name for our local star administrative system. Satan is understood
universally across the Judeo-Christian world as the devil, the one who now appears
to destroy God’s people. Would any person in his right mind use a word
derived from the name for the most notorious and despised personality in Christian
religious history? Would a man, if he were the author of The Urantia Papers,
borrow such a name? He would have lost all sensibility to do so. Would the Devil,
if he were the origin of The Urantia Papers, bring such attention to himself? Such
use could only repel everyone. Given that these names are arbitrary, devised at
the fancy of our planetary supervisors why, then, did the Revelators use a word
which was sure to bring strong adverse reaction from the Jewish and Christian
If we credit the Revelators with intelligence and sensitivity to human cultural
attitudes, the choice of this word could not have been accidental; it had to be
Several possibilities exist on the reasons behind this choice:
• To repel those irretrievably embedded in Christian mythologies. This would
mean that if someone is unable to rise above the historic cliches of Christian
theology, above the superstitious conceptual structures of that religion,
within the context of the immediate world spiritual crisis, that individual
would not be able to contribute constructively to the renovation of
• To cause devout persons to concentrate on the truths of the Revelation,
not on its nomenclatures. This would remove minds who cannot perceive
the value of the Revelation beyond its linguistic designators.
• As a reverse method to demonstrate that the Revelation did not come
from evil sources. An evil spirit personality would not choose a word
which would bring direct focus upon himself. This word certainly does.
• The word Satan in Arabic means to be remote, as from the truth. In
Hebrew it means an opponent or an adversary. This star system went
into rebellion; as a result it became adversarial to God, and to his plans.
Application of the name by our Revelators makes the designation literal,
descriptive of the misfortune brought on by the rebel system administrators.
This star system will be forever remembered as a rebel system in
the annals of the universe. Eventually, as time flows through the ages,
the darkness of that memory will evolve into images of the stage on
which Michael of Nebadon set his saving acts. He is the great Creator
who brought salvation to a wayward segment of his creation.
• If Salvington invokes images of salvation, then does Satania invoke images
of rebellion. Both words will condition future generations to these
conceptual connections. This conceptual invocation will affect their attitudes
about spiritual realities, and about system administrative relationships
in the heavenly realms.
Thus, we should be able to recognize the possible multiple reasons for this
choice of name for our star system. The authors of The Urantia Papers used a
word which would be descriptive for us, in our language. This means we were not
given a universe name, recognized throughout the space realms as the name of
this system, but rather a name suited to our present planetary condition, and
remindful to future generations of our rebellious history.
Originally posted by RobertF
1-Love doesn't feed me
2-Love doesn't keep me warm at night
3-Love doesn't keep me safe from harm
It's fair to say that in Buddhism, greed is not good. Greed is one of the Three Poisons that lead to evil (akusala) and that bind us to suffering (dukkha). It also is one of the Five Hindrances to enlightenment.
Originally posted by arpgme
-Scale of Goodness-
Patience leads to Acceptance.
It takes patience in order to have acceptance towards a person or a situation because impatiences will lead to the impulse to control or become irritated.
Acceptance leads to Compassion.
Having acceptance towards a person will allow one to understand the person's thoughts and emotions more (Compassion). Having acceptance towards a situation, rather than quickly trying to change it, will allow one to have a clarity of thought and to gain more perspective to make a decision.
Compassion leads to Giving.
When a person understands that other people have their own fears, beliefs, and struggles in life (compassion) that will influence a person to do something about it. Pain hurts and sharing in another person's pain also hurts which will then lead to giving (either advice or something material) in order to help the person to be more successful and happy in life.
Impatience leads to Control
Feeling impatient will lead to a strong impulse to act. Acting from impatience can cloud a person's judgement. It can also cause one to become angry faster and it is more likely to turn into aggression (control) than with having patience.
Control leads to Apathy
When one is controlling, the only thing that matters is if everything is being controlled in the way that the person wants. The only thing that matters is if everyone is "obeying" their rules. The feelings, thoughts, opinions, experiences of pain and suffering becomes ignored because more effort is going into controlling out of impatience rather than the acceptance in order to understand which comes with patience. This leads to apathy (not caring or not even noticing the mental and emotional state of others - compassion)
Apathy leads to Taking
When there is apathy, then everyone's emotions, thoughts, and opinions are not considered or not noticed. In this mindset, other people are just "things" where one can take what they want for them.