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by Yoder777
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Meher Baba
Replies: 19
Views: 2310

Re: Meher Baba

We have also heard from Meher Baba and its clear he was not an avatar either Please elaborate. We have also heard from Meher Baba and its clear he was not an avatar either, and in fact this belief of his caused him some issues, but that he is now fused. Many gurus out of the sub-continent have lear...
by Yoder777
Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Meher Baba
Replies: 19
Views: 2310

Meher Baba

I am very fond of the teacher Meher Baba, who blended teachings of Sufism, Hinduism and Christianity. Meher Baba was really popular among young people in the West in the 1960s. He specifically ministered to the hippie generation, explaining that drugs were not the answer. When a teacher like Ramakri...
by Yoder777
Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky
Replies: 14
Views: 2283

Re: Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky

Other than the afterlife, there are similarities between the Urantia Book and Theosophy.
by Yoder777
Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky
Replies: 14
Views: 2283

Re: Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky

All I am asking is if you see the similarities between what the Urantia Book teaches regarding the afterlife and what New Age/Hinduism/etc. teaches regarding reincarnation as a path of spiritual development. I look at what new agers are getting at and then, like the Urantia Book, apply it to an inte...
by Yoder777
Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky
Replies: 14
Views: 2283

Re: Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky

I think we might be having a difference of semantics. Beginning a new life on a mansion world, the life later ending, and then being re-personalized on the next mansion world would be moving from one lifetime to another. The purpose from one mansion world to the next is the further development of th...
by Yoder777
Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky
Replies: 14
Views: 2283

Re: Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky

The way I understand it, the Urantia Book teaches reincarnation, but on an interplanetary scale, an interplanetary reincarnation. So when I look at other books that teach reincarnation, I see that as having only partial knowledge of what the Urantia Book more fully reveals about the next life. Eithe...
by Yoder777
Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky
Replies: 14
Views: 2283

Re: Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky

Are there any spiritual teachers or books that teach reincarnation that you otherwise benefit from despite their teaching reincarnation?
by Yoder777
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: The Urantia Book
Topic: The Urantia Book and the Book of Mormon
Replies: 7
Views: 2449

Re: The Urantia Book and the Book of Mormon

After reading, watching videos, and giving it much thought, I've realized why I can never be a Mormon. If you must tithe ten percent of your income no matter what, including workers' comp, unemployment benefits, and Social Security, even when you don't have enough money for groceries or electricity,...
by Yoder777
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky
Replies: 14
Views: 2283

Re: Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky

I like their approach to truth, to follow your intellect and heart rather than outside human authorities. In the beginning of the Secret Doctrine, Blavatsky basically says keep what works for you and leave the rest.
by Yoder777
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky
Replies: 14
Views: 2283

Re: Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky

Another similarity I forgot to mention is the Blavatsky and the Urantia Book both focus a great deal on the origin of human races. What explains these similarities that I've mentioned so far, and others that may come to mind later? Is it just by meaningless coincidence, did one borrow from the other...
by Yoder777
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky
Replies: 14
Views: 2283

Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky

Can someone please tell me about their experience of reading books related to Theosophy, such as the writings of Helen Blavatsky or Alice Bailey? There are some similarities between Theosophy and the Urantia Book, such as belief in a celestial hierarchy, the spark of the divine within, spiritual evo...
by Yoder777
Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Spiritual Tempest of Bill Cosby
Replies: 12
Views: 4238

Re: The Spiritual Tempest of Bill Cosby

What is the spiritually healthy way to react to a story like this, where so far, it's just he said she said?
by Yoder777
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Spiritual Tempest of Bill Cosby
Replies: 12
Views: 4238

Re: The Spiritual Tempest of Bill Cosby

Don't get me wrong, I take the crime of rape very seriously. If Cosby is proved guilty, I'd be the first person to say lock him up and let him die in prison. But as an American citizen, Cosby deserves the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, so I don't really want to have a debate on his su...
by Yoder777
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Spiritual Tempest of Bill Cosby
Replies: 12
Views: 4238

The Spiritual Tempest of Bill Cosby

This article looks at the recent allegations against Bill Cosby from a spiritual viewpoint: What if he is guilty? Among many other things there may be a feeling of relief. Some criminologists speculate that criminals often wittingly or otherwise leave clues which lead to their apprehension because t...
by Yoder777
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Astral City: A Spiritual Journey
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Astral City: A Spiritual Journey

Matt Fraser is a twenty year old psychic medium and former EMT who is, to me, the sincerest and most compelling psychic medium that I've seen: https://www.youtube.com/user/SimplyPsychic/videos I think that Urantia Book readers need to come to grips with the fact that the sleeping subject was, for al...
by Yoder777
Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Astral City: A Spiritual Journey
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Astral City: A Spiritual Journey

What do you think of how the Urantia Book says the dead do not contact people still living on this earth? Maybe I am misinterpreting it.
by Yoder777
Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Astral City: A Spiritual Journey
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Astral City: A Spiritual Journey

This video shows some of the more memorable scenes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEanMc3Beqg
by Yoder777
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Astral City: A Spiritual Journey
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Astral City: A Spiritual Journey

Astral City: A Spiritual Journey Online http://www.hulu.com/watch/364775/astral-city-a-spiritual-journey This film, based on the visionary experiences of Chico Xavier, is surprisingly similar to the mansion worlds as described in the Urantia Book. Though there are some obvious differences, I wonder ...
by Yoder777
Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Spiritual Books
Topic: Conversations with God?
Replies: 36
Views: 14196

Re: Conversations with God?

Doesn't ACIM teach reincarnation as well? Many Urantia Book readers also read ACIM and the CwG books, despite disagreeing with them in certain aspects.
by Yoder777
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Spiritual Books
Topic: Conversations with God?
Replies: 36
Views: 14196

Re: Conversations with God?

I am only half way through the book, but here are some similarities, and I might think of more later. Even though Walsch's vocabulary does not include the morontial life, he does say that the purpose of the afterlife is to continue our spiritual development until we've realized our oneness with God....
by Yoder777
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Spiritual Books
Topic: Conversations with God?
Replies: 36
Views: 14196

Re: Conversations with God?

I am currently reading the first Conversations With God, and I've been reading the Urantia Book for over two years. Can someone please elaborate on the similarities between these two books, instead of just the differences? I would appreciate your perspectives. If you look at the struggles Walsch ove...
by Yoder777
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: The Urantia Book
Topic: The Urantia Book and the Book of Mormon
Replies: 7
Views: 2449

Re: The Urantia Book and the Book of Mormon

The videos are very simple yet informative. They were made by an old lady whose family has been LDS for several generations. She's been reading the Urantia Book since the late 1960s. I've never been to a Mormon church service and I've never read the Book of Mormon, but I've watched lots of Youtube v...
by Yoder777
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: The Urantia Book
Topic: The Two Inaccuracies
Replies: 3
Views: 1687

Re: The Two Inaccuracies

This is true if you believe in the Teaching Mission.
by Yoder777
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: The Urantia Book
Topic: The Urantia Book and the Book of Mormon
Replies: 7
Views: 2449

The Urantia Book and the Book of Mormon

This article draws parallels between Urantia Book and Mormon doctrines, suggesting that the Urantia Book is the "greater record to come" as prophecized in the Book of Mormon: http://www.urantiabook.org/outreach/Mormons/parallels_UB_book-of-Mormon.pdf This is a series of Youtube videos dedicated to s...
by Yoder777
Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Spiritual Books
Topic: Conversations With God
Replies: 1
Views: 1195

Conversations With God

What do you think of the Conversations With God books? Are they divinely inspired? Are their teaching compatible with the Urantia Book?