Episode:Jesus in Galilee—Crisis and Consequences (Part 7)

From Symmetry of Soul

You are hardly worthy of the kingdom when your service consists so largely in an attitude of regretting the past, whining over the present, and vainly hoping for the future. Why do the heathen rage? Because they know not the truth. Why do you languish in futile yearning? Because you obey not the truth. Cease your useless yearning and go forth bravely doing that which concerns the establishment of the kingdom.

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Keywords: Urantia, Jesus, Loving-Kindness, Living Truth, Truth Seekers

Summary by Kermit

Commentary after Review

We further explored the topic of duty to the cosmos and the necessity of discerning between a true or false reality response. The Holy Spirit encircuitment in uncontaminated form enables one to overcome the subjective limitations of our lower animal-origin adjutant mind. Yet, we must not forget that self-willed installation of preconceived opinions etc., can produce a false reality response. So how do we avoid going astray? The full transcendent and existential fact of personality enables one to attain an objective observer status from whence the validity of spiritual consciousness (faith) can be ascertained. Personality (spirit pattern) engages spirit, above mind and the HS encircuitment. Accessing this objective vantage point above the entire mindal self is a formidable accomplishment. It is here in this rather rarified consciousness that one is delivered from the false notion that spirit is innately divine. Listen the archive of the broadcast for a fuller and more precise treatment of the topic.

In response to a caller we elaborated further on the process whereby revelatory material as the 5th ER can be challenged and validated experientially. Such a process involves employing our oft-mentioned favorable conditions and allowing spirit gravity to lift the observer up to the fully objective viewpoint.

Paper 155 Fleeing Through Northern Galilee

We catch up to Jesus, the twelve apostles and twelve selected evangelists making their flight toward the Phoenician coast stopping in close proximity to the site of the feeding of the five thousand.

155:1. Why Do the Heathen Rage?

Here Jesus uses Psalm 2 to instruct his band of gospel preachers and teachers concerning the revulsion of the populace against Jesus, his teachings and ministry. We read the KJV version of Psalm 2 in its entirety for reference. The midwayers have Jesus step through the psalm practically line by line, affirming those elements which are accurate, correcting those which are erroneous, and adding spiritual elements, as love and mercy, not originally present which enhance the psalm’s meaning.

The full discussion of this rich section extends into deeper levels of significance including consideration of enhanced meaning of heathen, fear, faith, assurance, loving service, loving kindness, fact, and truth. Further, we found deeper meaning in our consideration of the term “loving kindness”, which suggests a spiritual predicate rather than a biological one for kindness, which in turn potentializes a natural transition from tribe to nation. Listen to the archive as this summary can hardly do justice to the threads of truth herein illuminated.

The Master also challenges his hearers with the stinging assertion, “You are hardly worthy of the kingdom when your service consists so largely in an attitude of regretting the past..., whining over the present, and vainly hoping for the future. Why do the heathen rage? Because they know not the truth. Why do you languish in futile yearning? Because you obey not the truth.”

The penultimate paragraph of this section contains more emphatic statements from Jesus. Citing directly from the revelation, “If you, by truth co-ordination, learn to exemplify in your lives this beautiful wholeness of righteousness, your fellow men will then seek after you that they may gain what you have so acquired. The measure wherewith truth seekers are drawn to you represents the measure of your truth endowment, your righteousness. The extent to which you have to go with your message to the people is, in a way, the measure of your failure to live the whole or righteous life, the truth-co-ordinated life."

155:2 The Evangelists at Chorazin

More tough love from Jesus. Recalling the tough sledding in winning souls for the kingdom the apostles experienced in Chorazin back in the first public preaching tour which we encountered in the first paper of our current arc [Paper 146], where the sojourn was very depressing to most of the apostles, Jesus now sends the evangelists led by Peter back to Chorazin. Jesus likely desired to give these citizens of Chorazin another opportunity to hear the gospel and enter the kingdom, but primarily we believe he intended to battle toughen these evangelists in a veritable baptism of adversity while he yet remains on earth to guide them, in preparation for the rigorous times sure to follow his departure.

After two weeks the evangelists, Jesus and the apostles were reunited in Caesarea-Philippi. Reviewing the Chorazin experiences Jesus instructed them about the meaning of apparent failure of life undertakings. We expanded our discussion to consider the process whereby failure in outer-life enterprises can be leveraged to success in the inner life. The outer life of evolutionary mortals purposely plays out to be not totally satisfying, driving man to seek for value and meaning in the inner life. Without encountering difficulty we do not find value and enhanced meaning.

Notes by Brad

  • What if you have a false reality that feels like "this is the way?" How do you know?
    • A full-on child God can't really generate their own false reality. But someone with their own will truly in play? They can do what they will with their own spiritized mind.
      • Faith is the act of recognizing the validity of spiritual consciousness (via the 3rd of the three cosmic intuitions)
    • How do you know if your biased? Some self-installed contaminant? Is it the case that you can't get above this realm of mind (in this life) to see it objectively? After all, the observer is not the thing observed.
    • Seems vexing!
    • But there is a way around this. To assess the validity of what you are willing in your own upper domain in the hourglass analogy of mind.
      • Personality. An influence from eternity. Above your mind. Above your nature. A fully objective vantage point above your entire self. From where you can know yourself in totality.
        • This is a high bar.
        • Humility is key. And be patient--take time to cultivate. And don't expect to figure out much in this life. Go slow!
      • Other hints: feedback from the social group (possibly subjective). Things not going well and revealing disillusionment.
    • Remember that some things are self-evident, in objective observation borne of a real observer.
  • This author reports feeling more humble and patient (favorable conditions) these past several years. And notes that the social group doesn't always offer supportive feedback when they see these occurring. So this is all an artform.
  • This author also wonders how much he'll miss confusing times like this (here in Earth, in this mortal life) in the ages to come. will I really miss these days? Yearn for a return to this much confusion and ignorance? Ha! Not likely!
    • Already, when other say, "Woe is me! To be 18 years old again," this author says, "are you kidding? I'd never want to go back to that; I was miserable!"

  • In all this, remember a way to seek truth is to try it out. If you're honest and able to disown the past, the ideas that aren't truthful won't serve you well, and you can reject them and try again.
    • And favorable conditions are a practical thing to use. Use them and they allow you to let go and allow spirit gravity to lift you up.
      • If you hold onto yourself, spirit gravity cannot lift you above yourself.
      • Recall that the 6th level of meaning is described as "self-forgetting."
      • We all are naturally born holding onto your material self. "MINE!" says the toddler.

  • See Psalm 2 for the heathen rage idea.
    • Note the new, truthful translation of Psalm 2.
    • and then Jesus clarifying, suggesting a better version of Psalm 2. He's not concerned with saying an idea is erroneous when it is.
  • "Love and service," another 2-word pair that demands precise interpretation.

  • Consider our oft-quoted regretting the past, whining over the present, and vainly hoping for the future:
    • Why is this hope for the future vain? Empty?
      • A human is a creature of the future. An animal is a creature of the past and the present (it has no future)
      • Reincarnation, for example, is an empty hope for the future, which is just project the past into the future. Vanity.
    • The root of heathen in heath: uncultivated ground.
      • Much like the hourglass analogy, the upper domain is cultivated, the lower domain is uncultivated animal-origin ground.
    • This is a call from Jesus to let go of the animal-origin self
    • Useless yearning --> useful feelingful desire for a better external world.
    • So what does does spiritual assault (what Jesus advises) look like?
      • Key: YOU aren't the one leading the assault. Spirit gravity is doing the work. You need only let go, provide favorable conditions.

  • Concerning the emergency: these days, someone trying to be definite is called "mean." These days, vacillation and indifference are held as virtues (a little spiritual consciousness and its "fuzzing out" can be a dangerous thing).

  • Really, there is no religion without science. And no science without religion.

  • This author report that, as he has aged and learned to not use the soapbox so often, a few (not many) close friends seem to have been interested in sincere, humble efforts to seek the truth.
    • But I have a long way to go. I really don't know much about this stuff.
    • It's just that life is better now than half a lifetime ago, in terms of understanding how living one's life is superior than wagging one's finger at others, telling them how they ought to be.

  • So the evangelists are experiencing a lot of failure here. Few converts to the kingdom, for example.
    • But there is meaning in apparent failure.
    • What's the value of apparent failure, then? If there is meaning, there must be value (thing + value superadditively results in meaning)
      • It's not real failure.
    • Your job is not to save the world. Your real job isn't in the outer life, but in the inner life.
      • The outer life is designed to drive you to recognize the inner life. The outer life is inherently dissatisfying.
    • The meaning of life is its adaptability... to adjusting to apparent failure, for example.

  • Mercy is applied love.