QUOTE (lunk @ Mar 27 2011, 02:43 AM)
Why are we here?
Or perhaps more universally, as we all must ask ourselves, why am "i" here?
As i am here,
there must be a reason,
for all is one.
i think that all, outside of me, is somehow contained, all within me.
As all, outside of myself, does not contain me,
then all within me, including me, is greater than all outside of me, by one.
And the same is true for anyone.
...no wonder everything grows.
"Why we're here", Lunk, you can get an idea of, by reading the answer to question no. 59:http://www.toward-the-light.net/Questions%...nswers%202.html
Following is the answer to question no. 60:
".......Can one say it would have been better for God and all His children if primal Darkness
had never existed and the cosmos had been entirely a world of Light? Or should one agree
with Leibnitz that evil in fact emphasizes the harmony of existence as, say, the shadow sets
off the light in a painting? Can it be said that Darkness was necessary so that spiritual beings
as a result could attain to a deeper and richer development and their joy be otherwise the
greater after a victorious struggle against Darkness?
The inquirer has in fact answered these questions.
The example—shadow accentuating light in a painting—is especially well chosen. A painting without shadow,
even if executed in pure, bright and beautiful colors, would still appear flat, lifeless and uninteresting to the
viewer. And the old saying that happiness becomes greater against a background of sorrow is also perfectly
Darkness was necessary in order for a harmonious and perfected personal Being to arise from primal Thought
and primal Will. And when God thought to create His first children, He knew that at some time he would have
to confront them with Darkness so that through this direct acquaintance they could learn to repudiate its
powers and possibilities for evil. For did He not, they would eternally remain dependent, protected children.
They would then never have become fully developed and integrated personal beings, would never have attained
to the sublime development of their intellectual and emotional life.
If a human being in life on Earth is able to overcome a difficulty, if the individual can ward off the temptations
of Darkness, can overcome a vice or the desire to hurt, sadden or ruin a fellow human, then the victory—be it
ever so small—will always bring joy to the mind, and this gladness will then become a contributing factor to a
richer, deeper and more harmonious emotional life. It should not be necessary to provide any examples, since
most people have experienced such feelings of joy or gladness in their everyday life. Most people have also
experienced the grief and shame resulting when the evil, the Darkness, in life has gained victory over them.
But grief and shame can also contribute to the development of the human personality; for if these feelings are
deep and true, the individual will become more mindful, more careful in thought, word and action. And if people
later succeed in gaining a victory where they formerly failed or were defeated, then the joy of the victory will be
greater and richer. The will for the good and the true grows stronger, the thought and the mind become brighter,
the feelings towards others grow friendlier, kindlier and more loving, and individual humans become more
understanding, more forgiving of the errors, failures, sufferings and sorrows of their fellow beings.
Therefore: Darkness serves to develop that which is good, true, beautiful, loving and harmonious within the
spiritual self. The darker and more painful the background for the victory gained, the purer, the brighter, the
more harmonious, the more understanding will be the personality of the individual who gained the victory.
The heartfelt joy that God’s first children experienced when they lived in God’s Kingdom under His care, attention
and leadership is best compared to the spontaneous feelings of a young human child. Their joy was harmonious,
was sincere, yet a perfect, jubilant elation—the sublime feeling beyond all human conception—was unknown to
them. The Youngest came to know this feeling the moment they learned that Ardor, their beloved lost brother,
had been redeemed through God’s forgiving love, had been delivered through their struggle against Darkness,
delivered through their victories over the evil and hideousness of Darkness.
Every one of the Eldest and every human spirit will be held fast by this jubilant, sublime feeling when they enter
God’s Kingdom—the Eldest because they have returned to the Home of the Father, and the human spirits because
they have reached the goal of their struggle, the goal of their journeys under the Law of Retribution.
And when all God’s children are gathered together in the Home of the Father, the faint memory of the horror,
suffering, evil and grief of their life in Darkness will for eternity be the background, the shadow that brings out
the perfect harmony, the peaceful beauty and the joy of everlasting life.
These, and previous answers together with the main work, was met with total silence by all the bishops, clergy
and media in Denmark 90 years ago.
Many centuries will probably still come and go, before 'ordinary' people in some numbers will accept the message
given, but i'm more than confident that by far the most, coming to this thread, are all 'extraordinary' people,
which is my experience, and what gives me the courage to now and then quote from this work!