Book Of Urantya Quotes (In English)

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«Avoid praying much for yourself; pray more for the spiritual progress of your brethren. Avoid materialistic praying; pray in the spirit and for the abundance of the gifts of the spirit.»

«The purpose of all education should be to foster and further the supreme purpose of life, the development of a majestic and well-balanced personality.»

«Spiritual values and spirit forces are real. From the viewpoint of personality, spirit is the soul of creation; matter is the shadowy physical body.»

«If anything originates in your consciousness that is fraught with supreme spiritual value, when once you give it expression, no power in the universe can prevent its flashing directly to the Absolute Spirit Personality of all creation.»

«The spiritual renaissance must await the coming of…new teachers of Jesus’ religion who will be exclusively devoted to the spiritual regeneration of men.»

«Some of you may not stand high in actual levels of soul and spirit, but you are making daily progress on the living way opened up, through faith, to God.»

«The Master came to create in man a new spirit, a new will – to impart a new capacity for knowing the truth, experiencing compassion, and choosing goodness…»

«My beloved, you must remember that it is the spirit that quickens; the flesh and all that pertains thereto is of little profit. The words which I have spoken to you are spirit and life. Be of good cheer!»

«Religion is the efficient scourge of evolution which ruthlessly drives indolent and suffering humanity from its natural state of intellectual inertia forward and upward to the higher levels of reason and wisdom.»

«On the evolutionary worlds, selfhood is material; it is a thing in the universe and as such is subject to the laws of material existence…Survival decisions must here be formulated.»

«Every impulse of every electron, thought, or spirit is an acting unit in the whole universe.»

«Religion is the mighty lever that lifts civilization from chaos,..»

«Ethics and morals become truly human when they are dynamic and progressive, alive with universe reality.»

«Men do not find the Supreme suddenly and spectacularly as an earthquake tears chasms into the rocks, but they find him slowly and patiently as a river quietly wears away the soil beneath.»

«Some order of Paradise Son must be bestowed upon each mortal-inhabited world in order to make it possible for Thought Adjusters to indwell the minds of all normal human beings on that sphere, for the Adjusters do not come to all bona fide human beings until the Spirit of Truth has been poured out upon all flesh.»

«Since the bestowal of the Spirit of Truth, man is subject to the teaching and guidance of a threefold spirit endowment: the spirit of the Father, the Thought Adjuster; the spirit of the Son, the Spirit of Truth; the spirit of the Spirit, the Holy Spirit.»

«The proof, therefore, of your fellowship with the Spirit of Truth is not to be found in your consciousness of this spirit but rather in your experience of enhanced fellowship with Michael.»

[The second mission of this spirit is] to destroy the believer’s feeling of orphanhood. Jesus having been among men, all believers would experience a sense of loneliness had not the Spirit of Truth come to dwell in men’s hearts.

«Economic interdependence and social fraternity will ultimately conduce to brotherhood. »

«When both science and religion become less dogmatic and more tolerant of criticism, philosophy will then begin to achieve unity in the intelligent comprehension of the universe.»

«Economic necessities tie man up with reality, and personal religious experience brings this same man face to face with the eternal realities of an ever-expanding and progressing cosmic citizenship.»

«Jesus abhorred the idea either of retaliation or of becoming just a passive sufferer or victim of injustice.»

«The heart of Jesus’ religion consisted in the acquirement of a compassionate character coupled with a personality motivated to do the will of the Father in heaven.»

«The number seven is basic to the central universe and the spiritual system of inherent transmissions of character, but the number ten, the decimal system, is inherent in energy, matter, and the material creation.»

«The real rewards for noble living are, after all, spiritual prizes, which are not always distributed during this one short life in the flesh.»

«The prime mission of government is the definition of the right, the just and fair regulation of class differences, and the enforcement of equality of opportunity under the rules of law.»

«Even though the Paradise Father functions through his divine creators and his creature children, he also enjoys the most intimate inner contact with you, so sublime, so highly personal…»

«The highest levels of self-realization are attained by worship and service.»

«The common people marveled at the wisdom of [Jesus’] teaching.»

«All will creatures are to experience one true opportunity to make one undoubted, self-conscious, and final choice…the soul of man must and will be given full and ample opportunity to reveal its true intent and real purpose.»

«Society thus becomes a co-operative scheme for securing civil freedom through institutions, economic freedom through capital and invention, social liberty through culture, and freedom from violence through police regulation.»

«Respect of the child for his parents …naturally grows as a result of the care, training, and affection which are lovingly displayed in assisting the child to win the battle of life.»

«When it comes to the sharp and well-defined conflicts…between what really is right or wrong (not merely what you may call right and wrong), you can depend upon it that the Adjuster will always participate in some definite and active manner in such experiences.»

«[Jesus]…decided against all compromise with the wisdom of the world and the influence of riches in the establishment of the kingdom. He again chose to depend exclusively on the Father’s will.”

«No being in all the universe has the rightful liberty to deprive any other being of true liberty, the right to love and be loved, the privilege of worshiping God and of serving his fellows.»

«Bringing a child into the world, instead of conferring certain parental rights, entails the supreme responsibility of human existence.»

«As a father, a real father, a true father, loves his children, so the Universal Father loves and forever seeks the welfare of his created sons and daughters.»

«Faith leads to knowing God, not merely to a mystical feeling of the divine presence»

«Mortals in all stages of spirituality and on all worlds may find in the personal life of Jesus that which will strengthen and inspire them as they progress from the lowest spirit levels up to the highest divine values, from the beginning to the end of all personal religious experience.»

“There is a reality in religious experience that is proportional to the spiritual content, and such a reality is transcendent to reason, science, philosophy, wisdom, and all other human achievements.»

«True religion is a wholehearted devotion to some reality which the religionist deems to be of supreme value to himself and for all mankind.»

«Religionists are of no more value in the tasks of social reconstruction than nonreligionists except in so far as their religion has conferred upon them enhanced cosmic foresight and endowed them with that superior social wisdom which is born of the sincere desire to love God supremely and to love every man as a brother in the heavenly kingdom.»

«Revelation does synthesize the apparently divergent sciences of nature and the theology of religion into a consistent and logical universe philosophy, a co-ordinated and unbroken explanation of both science and religion…»

«The call to the adventure of building a new and transformed human society by means of the spiritual rebirth of Jesus’ brotherhood of the kingdom should thrill all who believe in him as men have not been stirred since the days when they walked about on earth as his companions in the flesh.»

«He never ceased to warn his disciples against the evil practice of retaliation; he made no allowance for revenge, the idea of getting even. He deplored the holding of grudges.»

«Always, as you ascend inward in the scale of life, will you retain the ability to recognize and fraternize with the fellow beings of your previous and lower levels of experience

«Today, Urantia is in the twilight zone of…intellectual evolution. One half the world is grasping eagerly for the light of truth and the facts of scientific discovery, while the other half languishes in the arms of ancient supestition and but thinly disguised magic.»

«In your superuniverse not one cool planet in forty is habitable by beings of your order…In your solar system only three planets are at present suited to harbor life.»

«If you are willing to become fellow servants with me in doing the Father’s will, in the kingdom to come you shall sit with me in power, still doing the Father’s will in future glory.»

«What Jesus is now about to do, submit to death on the cross, he does of his own free will. In foretelling this experience, he said: ‘The Father loves and sustains me because I am willing to lay down my life. But I will take it up again. No one takes my life away from me – I lay it down of myself. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up. I have received such a commandment from my Father.’ »

«While the mortals of the realms had salvation even before Jesus lived and died on Urantia, it is nevertheless a fact that his bestowal on this world greatly illuminated the way of salvation; his death did much to make forever plain the certainty of mortal survival after death in the flesh.»

«The true evidences of the resurrection of Michael are spiritual in nature, albeit this teaching is corroborated by the testimony of many mortals of the realm who met, recognized, and communed with the resurrected morontia Master. He became a part of the personal experience of almost one thousand human beings before he finally took leave of Urantia.»

«Love gives and craves affection, and seeks understanding fellowship such as exists between parent and child.»

«Faith must not be overmuch influenced by its emotional consequences. True religion is an experience of believing and knowing as well as a satisfaction of feeling.»

«The happy and effective person is motivated, not by fear of wrongdoing, but by love of right doing.»

» If you believe my words, you thereby believe in Him who sent me, and by thus believing in the Father, you have made your status in heavenly citizenship sure.»

«Teachers must be free beings, real leaders, to the end that philosophy, the search for wisdom, may become the chief educational pursuit.»

«The experience of God-consciousness remains the same from generation to generation, but with each advancing epoch in human knowledge the philosophic concept and the theologic definitions of God must change.»

«Become interested in your fellows; learn how to love them and watch for the opportunity to do something for them which you are sure they want done…»

«The religion of the spiritual experience is the source of the fraternity impulse which enables men to live together in the complexities of the civilization of a scientific age.»

«There must come a revival of the actual teachings of Jesus, such a restatement as will undo the work of his early followers who went about to create a …system of belief regarding the fact of Michael’s sojourn on earth.»

«No matter what the apparent conflict between materialism and the teachings of Jesus may be, you can rest assured that, in the ages to come, the teachings of the Master will fully triumph.»

«The teaching of Jesus is a religion for everybody…His life and teachings were bequeathed the universe as an inspirational and idealistic inheritance suitable for the spiritual guidance and moral instruction of all ages on all worlds.»

«Never did [Jesus] employ the negative mode of teaching derived from the ancient taboos. He refrained from placing emphasis on evil by forbidding it, while he exalted the good by commanding its performance.»

«One of the most important lessons to be learned during your mortal career is teamwork. The spheres of perfection are manned by those who have mastered this art of working with other beings.»

«Urantia mortals are entitled to regard themselves as being the sons of God because:

There dwells within you a fragment of the Universal Father, and you are thus directly related to the divine Father of all the Sons of God.»

 

«Reason demands that a philosophy which cannot find the God of probability should be very respectful of that religious faith which can and does find the God of certitude.»

«In reality, every human being defines religion in the terms of his own experiential interpretation of the divine impulses emanating from the God spirit that indwells him, and therefore must such an interpretation be unique and wholly different from the religious philosophy of all other human beings.»

«Faith is always logical from the basis of an inner viewpoint, even though such faith may appear to be quite unfounded from the inlooking viewpoint of the scientific approach.»

«`I am a God at hand as well as afar off,’ says the Lord. `Do not I fill heaven and earth?’ The Universal Father is all the time present in all parts and in all hearts of his far-flung creation.»

«And even today, Jesus’ teaching stands apart from all religions, as such, albeit it is the living hope of every one of them.»

«Saving faith has its birth in the human heart when the moral consciousness of man realizes that human values may be translated in mortal experience from the material to the spiritual, from the human to the divine, from time to eternity.»

«Throughout Orvonton it is believed that a new type of creation is in process, an order of universes destined to become the scene of the future activities of the assembling Corps of the Finality; and if our conjectures are correct, then the endless future may hold for all of you the same enthralling spectacles that the endless past has held for your seniors and predecessors.»

«To science God is a possibility, to psychology a desirability, to philosophy a probability, to religion a certainty, an actuality of religious experience.»

«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

«Only the spirit-indwelt man can realize the divine presence and seek to attain a fuller experience in and with this foretaste of divinity.»

«Even the work of this world, paramount though it is, is not nearly so important as the way in which you do this work. There is no material reward for righteous living, but there is profound satisfaction – consciousness of achievement – and this transcends any conceivable material reward.»

«Each new translation or resurrection will add one more group of spirit beings to your vision range without in the least depriving you of the ability to recognize your friends and fellows of former estates.»

«[Jesus] sought to make it clear that the world is not to be regarded as an enemy; that the circumstances of life constitute a divine dispensation working along with the children of God.»

«The only technique for accelerating the natural trend of social evolution is that of applying spiritual pressure from above, thus augmenting moral insight while enhancing the soul capacity of every mortal to understand and love every other mortal.»

«The mind of man can attain high levels of spiritual insight and corresponding spheres of divinity of values because it is not wholly material. There is a spirit nucleus in the mind of man – the Adjuster of the divine presence.»

«Although both science and philosophy may assume the probability of God by their reason and logic, only the personal religious experience of a spirit-led man can affirm the certainty of such a supreme and personal Deity.»

«Let me assure you that victory shall eventually crown our united efforts to enlighten the world and liberate mankind.»

 

 

«The transformations of grace are wrought in response to the living faith of those who are the beneficiaries.»

«What is loyalty? It is the fruit of an intelligent appreciation of universe brotherhood; one could not take so much and give nothing. As you ascend the personality scale, first you learn to be loyal, then to love, then to be filial, and then may you be free…»

«As a drop of water from a higher level falls to a lower and, flowing onward, passes ever downward through a succession of short falls, so ever upward is progress in the morontia and spirit worlds – and just as slowly and by just such gradual stages.»

«When a human being chooses eternal survival, he is cocreating destiny…»

 

«Pray for the welfare of your families, friends, and fellows, but especially pray for those who curse you, and make loving petitions for those who persecute you.»

«The believer has only one battle, and that is against doubt-unbelief.»

 

«Better by far to have a small but living and growing faith than to be possessed of a great intellect with its dead stores of worldly wisdom and spiritual unbelief.»

«I admonish you that, while you recognize temptation honestly and sincerely for just what it is, you intelligently redirect the energies of spirit, mind, and body, which are seeking expression, into higher channels and toward more idealistic goals.»

«Let me assure you, once and for all, that, if you dedicate your lives to the work of the kingdom, all your real needs shall be supplied.»

«The presence of a helpless baby determined the early differentiation of male and female activities; the woman had to maintain a settled residence where she could cultivate the soil. And from earliest times, where woman was has always been regarded as the home.»

«One of the functions of humor is to help all of us take ourselves less seriously. Humor is the divine antidote for exaltation of ego.»

«When children have their ideals, do not dislodge them; let them grow. And while you are learning to think as men, you should also be learning to pray as children.»

«Jesus’ disciples should be more than conquerors, even overflowing sources of inspiration and enhanced living to all men.»

«The Jews have extolled goodness; the Greeks have exalted beauty; the Hindus preach devotion; the faraway ascetics teach reverence; the Romans demand loyalty; but I require of my disciples life, even a life of loving service for your brothers in the flesh.»

«[The] goodness of God is a part of the personality of God, and its full revelation appears only in the personal religious experience of the believing sons of God.»

«And now that he has personally left the world, [Jesus] sends in his place his Spirit of Truth, who is designed to live in man and, for each new generation, to restate the Jesus message so that every new group of mortals to appear upon the face of the earth shall have a new and up-to-date version of the gospel, just such personal enlightenment and group guidance as will prove to be an effective solvent for man’s ever-new and varied spiritual difficulties.»

«The first mission of this spirit is, of course, to foster and personalize truth, for it is the comprehension of truth that constitutes the highest form of human liberty.»

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