The Urantia Book -- Part III. The History Of Urantia
PAPER 116: Section 7.
The Living Organism Of The Grand Universe
P1276:2, 116:7.1 The grand universe is not only a material creation of physical grandeur, spirit sublimity, and intellectual magnitude, it is also a magnificent and responsive living organism.
There is actual life pulsating throughout the mechanism of the vast creation of the vibrant cosmos.
The physical reality of the universes is symbolic of the perceivable reality of the Almighty Supreme; and this material and living organism is penetrated by intelligence circuits, even as the human body is traversed by a network of neural sensation paths.
This physical universe is permeated by energy lanes which effectively activate material creation, even as the human body is nourished and energized by the circulatory distribution of the
assimilable energy products of nourishment.
The vast universe is not without those co-ordinating centers of magnificent overcontrol which might be compared to the delicate
chemical-control system of the human mechanism.
But if you only knew something about the physique of a power center, we could, by analogy, tell you so much more about the physical universe.
P1276:3, 116:7.2 Much as mortals look to solar energy for life maintenance, so does the grand universe depend upon the unfailing energies emanating from nether Paradise to sustain the material activities and cosmic motions of space.
P1276:4, 116:7.3 Mind has been given to mortals wherewith they may become self-conscious of identity and personality; and mind -- even a Supreme Mind -- has been bestowed upon the totality of the finite whereby the spirit of this emerging personality of the cosmos ever strives for the mastery of energy-matter.
P1276:5, 116:7.4 Mortal man is responsive to spirit guidance, even as the grand universe responds to the far-flung spirit-gravity grasp of the Eternal Son, the universal supermaterial cohesion of the eternal spiritual values of all the creations of the finite cosmos of time and space.
P1276:6, 116:7.5 Human beings are capable of making an everlasting self-identification with total and indestructible universe reality -- fusion with the indwelling Thought Adjuster.
Likewise does the Supreme everlastingly depend on the absolute stability of Original Deity, the Paradise Trinity.
P1276:7, 116:7.6 Man's urge for Paradise perfection, his striving for God-attainment, creates a genuine divinity tension in the living cosmos which can only be resolved by the evolution of an immortal soul; this is what happens in the experience of a single mortal creature.
But when all creatures and all Creators in the grand universe likewise strive for God-attainment and divine perfection, there is built up a profound cosmic tension which can only find resolution in the sublime synthesis of almighty power with the spirit person of the evolving God of all creatures, the Supreme Being.
P1277:1, 116:7.7 [Sponsored by a Mighty Messenger temporarily sojourning on Urantia.]