ENLIGHTENMENT – The preferred goal of human endeavor.

ENLIGHTENMENT – The preferred goal of human endeavor, “effected by the sincerity, persistence, and steadfastness of the GOD-SEEKING DECISIONS of the human creature.”

The material self, the ego-entity of human identity, is dependent during the physical life on the continuing function of the material life vehicle, on the continued existence of the unbalanced equilibrium of energies and intellect which, on Urantia, has been given the name life. But self-hood of survival value, self-hood that can TRANSCEND THE EXPERIENCE OF DEATH, is only evolved by establishing a potential transfer of the seat of the identity of the evolving personality from the transient life vehicle — the material body — to the more enduring and immortal nature of the morontia soul and on beyond to those levels whereon the soul becomes INFUSED with [ENLIGHTENMENT, the LIGHT from ones’s Thought Adjuster], and EVENTUALLY attains the status of, spirit reality [Adjuster fusion (112:7.1), Moksha (Commonly occurring, but not necessarily, on Morontia World 6)]. This actual transfer from material association to morontia [soul] identification is effected by the sincerity, persistence, and steadfastness of the GOD-SEEKING DECISIONS of the human creature. 112:2.20

When the development of the intellectual nature proceeds FASTER than that of the spiritual, such a situation renders communication with the Thought Adjuster both difficult and DANGEROUS. Likewise, over-spiritual development tends to produce a fanatical and perverted interpretation of the spirit leadings of the divine indweller. Lack of spiritual capacity makes it very difficult to transmit to such a material intellect the spiritual truths resident in the higher superconsciousness. It is to the MIND OF PERFECT POISE, housed in a body of clean habits, stabilized neural energies, and balanced chemical function — when the physical, mental, and spiritual powers are in triune harmony of development — that a maximum of LIGHT [ENLIGHTENMENT, the LIGHT from one’s Thought Adjuster] and truth can be imparted with a minimum of temporal DANGER or RISK to the real welfare of such a being. By such a BALANCED growth does man ascend the circles of planetary progression one by one, from the seventh to the first. 110:6.4 

Most of the spectacular phenomena associated with so-called religious conversions are entirely psychological in nature, but now and then there do occur experiences which are also spiritual in origin. When the mental mobilization is absolutely total on any level of the psychic up-reach toward spirit attainment, when there exists perfection of the human motivation of loyalties to the divine idea, then there very often occurs a sudden down-grasp of the indwelling spirit to synchronize with the concentrated and consecrated purpose of the super-conscious mind of the believing mortal. And it is such experiences of unified intellectual and spiritual phenomena that constitute the conversion which consists in factors over and above purely psychological involvement. 100:5.4

… For the first time since he was four years old, he was too much preoccupied with his own MEDITATIONS… [Jesus when 12 years old] 124:6.14

On the day before the Passover Sabbath, [ENLIGHTENMENT:] flood tides of spiritual illumination swept through the mortal mind of Jesus and filled his human heart to overflowing with affectionate pity for the spiritually blind and morally ignorant multitudes assembled for the celebration of the ancient Passover commemoration. This was one of the most extraordinary days that the Son of God spent in the flesh; and during the night, for the first time in his earth career, there appeared to him an assigned messenger from Salvington, commissioned by Immanuel, who said: “The hour has come. It is time that you began to be about your Father’s business.”

… This was THE FIRST ACT [ENLIGHTENMENT: The preferred goal of human endeavor.] of a long succession of events which finally culminated in the completion of the Son’s bestowal on Urantia… 124:6.16