The Urantia Book -- Part III. The History
PAPER 105: Section 5.
Promulgation Of Finite Reality
Just as the original diversification of the I AM must be attributed to inherent
and self-contained volition, so must the promulgation of finite reality be ascribed
to the volitional acts of Paradise Deity and to the repercussional adjustments
of the functional triunities.
Prior to the deitization of the finite, it would appear that all reality diversification
took place on absolute levels; but the volitional act promulgating finite reality
connotes a qualification of absoluteness and implies the appearance of relativities.
While we present this narrative as a sequence and portray the historic appearance
of the finite as a direct derivative of the absolute, it should be borne in
mind that transcendentals both preceded and succeeded all that is finite.
Transcendental ultimates are, in relation to the finite, both causal and
Finite possibility is inherent in the Infinite, but the transmutation of possibility
to probability and inevitability must be attributed to the self-existent free
will of the First Source and Center, activating all triunity associations.
Only the infinity of the Father's will could ever have so qualified the absolute
level of existence as to eventuate an ultimate or to create a finite.
With the appearance of relative and qualified reality there comes into being
a new cycle of reality -- the growth cycle -- a majestic
downsweep from the
heights of infinity to the domain of the finite, forever swinging inward to
Paradise and Deity, always seeking those high destinies commensurate with
an infinity source.
These inconceivable transactions mark the beginning of universe history, mark
the coming into existence of time itself. To a creature, the beginning of
the finite is the genesis of reality; as viewed by creature mind, there
is no actuality conceivable prior to the finite. This newly appearing finite
reality exists in two original phases:
- Primary maximums, the supremely perfect reality, the Havona type
of universe and creature.
- Secondary maximums, the supremely perfected reality, the superuniverse
type of creature and creation.
These, then, are the two original manifestations: the constitutively perfect
and the evolutionally perfected. The two are co-ordinate in eternity relationships,
but within the limits of time they are seemingly different. A time factor means
growth to that which grows; secondary finites grow; hence those that are growing
must appear as incomplete in time. But these differences, which are so important
this side of Paradise, are nonexistent in eternity.
We speak of the perfect and the perfected as primary and secondary maximums,
but there is still another type: Trinitizing and other relationships between
the primaries and the
secondaries result in the appearance of tertiary maximums
-- things, meanings, and values that are neither perfect nor perfected yet are
co-ordinate with both ancestral factors.