PERSONALITY

 

     The potential personality of an evolutionary moral being or of any other moral being is centered in the personality of the Universal Father.

     The Universal Father is the secret of the reality of personality, the bestowal of personality, and the destiny of personality. The Eternal Son is the absolute personality, the secret of spiritual energy, morontia spirits, and perfected spirits. The Conjoint Actor is the spirit-mind personality, the source of intelligence, reason, and the universal mind. But the Isle of Paradise is nonpersonal extraspiritual, being the essence of the universal body, the source and center of physical matter, and the absolute master pattern of universal material reality.

     These qualities of universal reality are manifest in Urantian human experience on the following levels:

  1. Body. The material or physical organism of man. The living electro-chemical mechanism of animal nature and origin.
  2. Mind. The thinking, perceiving, and feeling mechanism of the human organism. The total conscious and unconscious experience. The intelligence associated with the emotional life reaching upward through worship and wisdom to the spirit level.
  3. Spirit. The divine spirit that indwells the mind of man – the Thought Adjuster. This immortal spirit is prepersonal – not a personality, though destined to become a part of the personality of the surviving mortal creature.
  4. Soul. The soul of man is an experiential acquirement. As a mortal creature chooses to "do the will of the Father in heaven," so the indwelling spirit becomes the father of a new reality in human experience. The mortal and material mind is the mother of this same emerging reality. The substance of this new reality is neither material nor spiritual – it is morontial. This is the emerging and immortal soul which is destined to survive mortal death and begin the Paradise ascension.

     Personality. The personality of mortal man is neither body, mind, nor spirit; neither is it the soul. Personality is the one changeless reality in an otherwise ever-changing creature experience; and it unifies all other associated factors of individualtiy. The personality is the unique bestowal which the Universal Father makes upon the living and associated energies of matter, mind, and spirit, and which survives with the survival of the morontial soul.

 

Quote from Urantia Book pages 5, 8, 9.

 

Fruits of the Spirit                                                        Living