Index: the Letter D

Dabaritta (149:0.1)

Dagon

Philistine god (97:6.2)

Dakota Black Hills

Pacific extended to (60:2.4)

Dalamatia (dal ah may' shah). The headquarters city of the Planetary Prince, once situated on the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia, approximately 500,000 years ago. This city was named after Daligastia. (743,2)(66:3.1). See Dalamatia-personalities associated with

7 commandments of, were taboos (89:1.4)

40 foot wall surrounded (66:3.3) (66:4.10)

attacked by hordes of semisavages after rebellion (67:5.2)

buildings neat and simple; built of brick (66:3.5–6) (66:7.1–3)

city of the Prince (66:3sec)

great confusion for 50 years after rebellion (67:5.1)

land for population of 20,000 (66:7.1)

law of (66:7.8–16)

library held 2 million separate records (66:5.9)

life in (66:7sec)

named in honor of Daligastia (66:3.3)

region well settled within 100 miles (66:7.18)

resident population of 6000 at time of rebellion (66:7.20)

situated in Persian Gulf region of later Mesopotamia (66:3.1)

submergence of (77:3.1–2)

teachings

suddenly terminated after 300,000 years (92:4.5)

were 1st epochal revelation (92:4.5)

tidal wave swept over; vestiges exist under Persian Gulf (67:5.2,4) (78:7.7)

Daligastia (dal i gas' chah). A secondary Lanonandek Son who served as the primary assistant to Caligastia, former Planetary Prince of Urantia. (742,2)(66:2.2)

attempted to frustrate preparation of Garden of Eden (73:2.5)

Dalamatia named in honor of (66:3.3)

Michael offered mercy to (53:8.6) (53:9.1)

never able to oppress or coerce normal individuals against their wills (66:8.6)

resisted Adam's work (74:5.5)

secondary Lanonandek #319,407; associate of Caligastia (66:2.2)

since Pentecost, servile before Adjusters and Spirit of Truth (53:8.7)

still free on Urantia (53:8.6–7)

Damascus (130:0.3) (133:8.4) (134:1.1) (134:2.1) (134:2.5) (140:7.2) (186:3.2–3) (190:1.8). See also Syria

Jesus met teacher of mathematics from (123:6.3)

merchant from. See merchant of Damascus

Paul's experience with Jesus on road to (100:5.3) (196:2.1)

Damascus gate

led north out of Jerusalem (187:1.4)

panic-stricken soldiers fled through (189:4.5,7)

Damascus scribe. See scribe of Damascus

Dan (city)

also known as Caesarea Philippi (134:7.5)

Dan (Prince's staff). (like ran). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Dan headed the group of advisers regarding the conquest of predatory animals. (746,5)(66:5.7) See also Prince's corporeal staff

and entire council lost in rebellion (67:4.1)

led advisers regarding conquest of predatory animals (66:5.7)

dance

among primitives

many shamanesses were professional dancers (90:1.3)

originated in seasonal worship festivals (92:3.6)

purely military, refined by Prince's staff (66:5.29)

successor to military drill (70:2.2)

was dramatic prayer (88:6.3) (99:5.9)

crude and grotesque attempt to approach celestial harmony of being placement (44:1.3)

wild, can induce mystic state (100:5.10)

danger. See also self-defense

Jesus exercised normal watchcare when confronted by (136:7.1)

not needlessly exposing oneself to (178:3.3)

remain unmoved in face of (194:3.12)

Daniel

apocalyptists leaned heavily on predictions of (135:5.2)

believed in resurrection of dead (137:7.6)

depiction of Son of Man which Jesus rejected (126:3.6)

John the Baptist partial to quotations from (135:3.2–3)

presented impending crisis; establishment of Messianic kingdom (97:8.3)

superhuman idea of Messiah (136:1.6)

taught Most High rules in kingdom of men (43:3.4)

unsilenced spiritual leader (97:10.3)

Danite (dan' ite). A member of that segment of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff which was headed by Dan. Two Danites discovered the non-sexual liaison which produced the primary midway creatures (see Midwayers). (744,9)(66:4.10).

Danube

broad-heads inhabited valley of (80:9.4)

some Andites entered Europe via (80:4.1)

valley of, controlled by blue man and round-headed Andonites (80:5.8)

Danubians

Andonite farmers and herders; made pottery (80:8.4)

Greeks imported, as slaves (80:7.6)

most northerly settlement at Liege, Belgium (80:8.4)

mother worshipers (80:8.5)

Daphne, grove of

notorious shrine of shame in Antioch (133:8.1)

dark ages

Christianity comatose for 1000 years in (195:4sec) (195:10.18)

in China between decline of Taoist faith and coming of Buddhism (94:6.12)

inexorable restoration of imbalance between self-liberty and self-control (118:8.6)

reversion to small castle groups during (71:1.16)

slavery virtually disappeared during (69:8.7)

dark gravity bodies

complement Paradise gravity (11:8.2)

disclose linear and absolute physical gravity drawing power (11:8.7)

encircle and enshroud Havona; equalize gravity (12:1.4) (14:1.7–11)

neither reflect nor absorb light (14:1.7)

neither triata nor gravita; unique in master universe (11:8.7) (14:1.10–11)

position in space (14:1.1)

shape and procession of inner and outer circuits (14:1.1,8–10)

with Havona, mass far exceeds 7 superuniverses (12:1.4)

dark islands of space

at center of Angona system (57:5.4)

collisions of dead giants convert enormous masses into rarest energy (15:8.6)

convert energy into matter (42:4.9)

highly energized cold condensed spheres cause matter to disintegrate (15:8.5)

large aggregations of matter devoid of light and heat; function as balance wheels (15:6.6)

locatable by their gravity effect (15:6.6)

near approach may give birth to planets (15:5.5)

origins

some are accretions of transmuting energy (15:5.10)

some are accumulations of cold matter (15:5.10)

some are burned-out suns (15:5.11)

vast dynamos which directionize space-energies (41:1.5)

darkness

he who walks in, knows not where he goes (174:5.13)

Neanderthalers dreaded (64:4.13)

daughters of Aaron

Elizabeth descendant of (135:0.4)

daughters of God

children of Infinite Spirit (38:2.2)

David (King)

80% of soldiers were Baalites (97:9.12)

army was polyglot assortment of malcontents, social misfits, and fugitives (97:9.5)

ate showbread when hungry (147:6.4)

corrupt political machine; rebellion against (97:9.15)

cosmopolitan Judah tribe more gentile than Jewish (97:9.11)

duel with Goliath (70:1.19)

gained control of Philistine caravan tariffs (97:9.15)

Joseph adopted into house of (122:1.1) (122:4.2–3) (123:0.5) (126:3.10)

laid heavy tribute on Edomites, Moabites, Ammonites, and Syrians (97:9.14)

many wives of (97:9.10)

murdered Uriah the Hittite (97:9.15)

on Mount Gilboa (124:6.3)

paid dowry of 100 foreskins for Michal (70:1.18)

stories regarding

differing stories on being made king (97:9.8)

God or Satan caused to number Israel and Judah (142:3.9)

Gospel of Matthew shows Jesus as son of (121:8.4)

greatest distortion of Jewish history relates to (97:9.5)

Messiah not son of (174:4.6)

Messiah would be successor of (135:5.4,7) (136:1.1,7)

turned over 7 descendants of Saul to be hanged by Gibeonites (97:9.13)

with 600 men entered into Philistine alliance (97:9.5)

David Zebedee (156:6.3–4) (157:6.1) (158:8.1) (176:2.9) (177:5.1,3) (182:2.5) (186:3.1) (187:6.1) (188:3.3)

at Jesus' 4th appearance (190:2.6)

believed Jesus would rise from tomb (186:3.4) (188:1.8) (190:1.2)

closed camp at Pella, sold equipment (171:1.4) (172:2.3)

dropped Judas's bag in Matthew's lap (190:1.3)

father Zebedee went to live with (138:5.4)

fearless and efficient leader (154:5.1,3) (190:1.7)

financial overseer of kingdom at Philadelphia (171:1.5)

followed Jesus after draught of fishes (145:1.1,2)

gave Judas funds from equipment sale (172:2.3)

guarded Jesus

Jesus declined offer of guards by (177:0.3)

ordered messengers to safeguard Jesus (154:2.3)

posted 25 sentinels about Zebedee house (154:6.7)

stood guard at Gethsemane (182:2.10–12)

Judas handed over apostolic funds to (178:2.11)

knew of plan to kill Jesus; Judas's part (178:2.3) (182:2.1,9)

married Ruth, left for Philadelphia after crucifixion (190:1.10)

messenger corps of. See messenger corps (David Zebedee's)

plunged Kirmeth into lake (148:8.3)

respected Jesus as mechanic; took little stock in his religious views (129:1.12)

self-appointed defender of Lazarus (171:1.5)

sent for Salome and Jesus' family (177:3.3)

served of his own heart (182:2.10)

set up big camp at Pella (163:5.2–3)

supervised Bethsaida encampment (148:0.1)

the dependable (186:3sec)

Dawn of Eternity (from A Study of the Master Universe ) The First Universe Age is the first factual age, but behind it is the concept of a Zero Age, an age before the times of (eternal) Havona. The Papers make use of this Zero Concept without actually using the term, “Zero Age”. They speak of “the dawn of eternity,” a hypothetical state of affairs prior to the appearance of the Infinite Spirit and the central universe. It is this state of affairs that we propose to call the Zero Age. (Thinking about the Zero Age is something like thinking about the zero mark on a ruler. We do not actually measure anything with this mark, but it does show where the first inch starts.)

dawn mammals (62:2sec)

ancestors of mid-mammals (61:6.1) (62:3.1)

descendants of lemurs (62:2.1)

fear led to wise precautionary measures (62:2.4)

killed off by mid-mammals (62:3.4)

lemurlike mother escaped death by mere hairbreadth (62:3.9)

shared instincts with primitive man (62:2.3)

sudden appearance 1 million years ago (61:6.1) (62:2.1)

tribal spirit; pugnacious when disturbed (62:2.5)

Day The Satania day equals three days of Urantia time, less one hour, four minutes, and fifteen seconds, that being the time of the axial revolution of Jerusem. (519.3) 46:1.2 The day in Satania, as reckoned on Jerusem, is a little less (1 hour, 4 minutes, 15 seconds) than three days of Urantia time. These times are generally known as Salvington time, and Satania or system time. Standard time is universe time. The standard day of Nebadon is equal to eighteen days and six hours of Urantia time, plus two and one-half minutes. (372.4) 33:6.9

day of atonement. See Judaism: feasts

daydreaming

danger of habitual religious (100:5.8)

Daynals, order of. (day' nahls). One of three descending orders of revealed Paradise Sons of God. Of origin in the Trinity, they are also known as Trinity Teacher Sons. (230,3)(20:7.1). See Trinity Teacher Sons

days. See time: days and years

deaconesses

early Christian church women teachers called (150:1.3)

Dead, Book of the

assortment of Egyptian magical texts (95:2.5)

dead, the. See also death

ancients never spoke names of (87:2.6)

Jews buried on day of their demise (167:4.3)

let others bury (163:2.2)

Nazarite vow forbade contact with (135:2.1)

dead giants of space. See dark islands of space

Dead Sea (124:6.8) (135:1.1) (135:2.3)

Jordan flowed down toward (124:6.5)

deadland

belief ghost desired to proceed undisturbed to (87:2.2)

home of ghosts (87:1.1) (87:2.4,8) (87:4.2)

death. See also dead, the; death penalty; eternal life; judgment; murder
Death Mortal death is a technique of escape from the material life in the flesh. (540.3) 47:10.7 Urantians generally recognize only one kind of death, the physical cessation of life energies; but concerning personality survival there are really three kinds:

1.
Spiritual (soul) death. If and when mortal man has finally rejected survival, when he has been pronounced spiritually insolvent, morontially bankrupt, in the conjoint opinion of the Adjuster and the surviving seraphim, when such co-ordinate advice has been recorded on Uversa, and after the Censors and their reflective associates have verified these findings, thereupon do the rulers of Orvonton order the immediate release of the indwelling Monitor. But this release of the Adjuster in no way affects the duties of the personal or group seraphim concerned with that Adjuster-abandoned individual. This kind of death is final in its significance irrespective of the temporary continuation of the living energies of the physical and mind mechanisms. From the cosmic standpoint the mortal is already dead; the continuing life merely indicates the persistence of the material momentum of cosmic energies.

2. Intellectual (mind) death. When the vital circuits of higher adjutant ministry are disrupted through the aberrations of intellect or because of the partial destruction of the mechanism of the brain, and if these conditions pass a certain critical point of irreparability, the indwelling Adjuster is immediately released to depart for Divinington. On the universe records a mortal personality is considered to have met with death whenever the essential mind circuits of human will-action have been destroyed. And again, this is death, irrespective of the continuing function of the living mechanism of the physical body. The body minus the volitional mind is no longer human, but according to the prior choosing of the human will, the soul of such an individual may survive.

3. Physical (body and mind) death. When death overtakes a human being, the Adjuster remains in the citadel of the mind until it ceases to function as an intelligent mechanism, about the time that the measurable brain energies cease their rhythmic vital pulsations. Following this dissolution the Adjuster takes leave of the vanishing mind, just as unceremoniously as entry was made years before, and proceeds to Divinington by way of Uversa. (1229.8) 112:3.1

After death the material body returns to the elemental world from which it was derived, but two nonmaterial factors of surviving personality persists: The pre-existent Thought Adjuster, with the memory transcription of the mortal career, Proceeds to Divinington; and there also remains, in the custody of the destiny guardian, the immortal morontial soul of the deceased human. These phases and forms of soul, these once kinetic but now static formulas of identity, are essential to repersonalization on the morontia worlds; and it the reunion of the Adjuster and the soul that reassembles the surviving personality, that reconsciousizes you at the time of the morontia awakening.

For those who do not have personal seraphic guardians, the group custodians faithfully and efficiently perform the same service of identity safekeeping and personality resurrection. The seraphim are indispensable to the reassembly of personality. Upon death the Thought Adjuster temporarily loses personality, but not identity; the human subject temporarily loses identity, but not personality; on the mansion worlds both reunite in eternal manifestation. Never does a departed Thought Adjuster return to earth as the being of former indwelling; never is personality manifested without the human will; and never does a dis-Adjustered human being after death manifest active identity or in any manner establish communication with the living beings of earth. Such dis-Adjustered souls are wholly and absolutely unconscious during the long or short sleep of death. There can be no exhibition of any sort of personality or ability to engage in communications with other personalities until after completion of survival. Those who go to the mansion worlds are not permitted to send messages back to their loved ones. It is the policy throughout the universes to forbid such communication during the period of a current dispensation. (1230.3) 112:3.5 When death of a material, intellectual, or spiritual nature occurs, the Adjuster bids farewell to the mortal host and departs for Divinington. (1231.1) 112:4.1 Death is, ordinarily, a part of life. Death is the last act in the mortal drama. (2016.7) 188:4.2

among primitives

believed penalty of sin (89:2.2)

feared because it liberated another ghost (86:5.2) (87:1.1)

house destroyed in which, occurred (87:1.3)

inexplicable (86:3–4secs) (88:4.5)

laid to witchcraft (90:3.7)

shamanic theories of (90:3sec)

physical death

Adjuster departs for Divinington after destruction of mind circuits (112:3.3) (112:4.1,3)

advanced mortals exempt from (49:6.18–21) (55:2.1)

body remains on planet (12:8.16) (30:4.8) (39:2.13) (189:1.2)

guardian angels after their subjects' (113:6sec)

helpful to view with cheerfulness (55:2.5–6)

in physical battle is easy (143:1.6)

marked by disappearance of pilot light in human mind (113:6.2)

no consciousness of time in death (112:3.7) (112:5.13) (168:2.5,9) (188:3.9)

nonviolent, was mysterious to primitive man (86:3.1)

occurs upon cessation of measurable brain energies, vital motion (101:3.3) (112:3.4) (112:5.14)

reflective phenomenon sometimes occurs just prior to (39:5.11)

significance of death

brings new dispensation of service (176:2.7)

gains man nothing from, except experiencing survival (47:3.7) (48:0.2) (48:7.25) (103:5.7)

only the beginning of endless career (14:5.10)

part of mortal life (188:4.2)

precipitates events which lead to Jesus (176:4.7)

technique of escape from material life (32:5.4) (47:10.7) (49:6sec)

spiritual death

Adjuster and seraphim must concur in, and Censors verify (112:3.2)

Adjuster released after rejection of survival; seraphim stays (112:3.2) (130:4.8)

doom final only after self-concepts fully displace spirit nucleus (12:9.6)

guardian angel responds to dispensational roll call, but Adjuster makes no answer (49:6.7) (113:6.8)

Jesus warned of spiritual doom (153:2.3)

not sealed until power lost to choose Father's will (5:1.11)

death penalty

ancients put 10 innocents to death for supposed responsibility for 1 natural death (88:4.5)

Moses prescribed, for ghost cultists (92:5.8)

Romans denied Jews right to inflict (162:3.3)

state's right of self-defense (133:4.12)

sure and swift in continental nation (72:10.1)

debating society

neither peace nor war can be run by (70:5.5)

Deborah (150:3.1)

cruelty persisted in reign of (70:1.17)

defeated Sisera at Taanach (126:1.2)

debt

ambition enslaves men to (69:8.10)

early creditors controlled body after death (69:5.8)

governments may not incur, in continental nation (72:7.3,7)

parable of

moneylender (147:5.4)

shrewd steward (169:2sec)

recorded on wax board bond (169:2.4)

secret societies employed by merchants to collect (70:7.14)

Decapolis (Papers 144, 159) (128:3.2). See also Scythopolis

Amos the Kheresa lunatic evangelized in (151:6.8)

Greco-Roman cities of (123:5.12) (124:3.6–9)

Deccan

Andites migrated into (79:2.4)

debasing and debilitating cults and creeds from (94:2.5–6)

Dravidian culture survived in (79:3.8)

Salem missionaries encountered increasing caste system in (94:2.1–2)

December 25th

annual festival of Mithras celebrated on (98:5.4)

decimal planets (40:5.15)

always have midwayers (38:9.2)

Life Carriers experiment on (58:0.1)

life experiment worlds with greater variance in standard life designs (36:2.8)

small dark planets best suited to life experiments (23:2.13) (49:5.4)

Tabamantia inspector for, in Satania (49:5.5)

Urantia is 60th in Satania; unique features (36:2.8) (57:8.8–10) (65:4.7–9)

decisions. See also consecration of choice; problem solving; spiritual rebirth; will. The keys of the kingdom of heaven are: sincerity, more sincerity, and more sincerity. All men have these keys. Men use them -- advance in spirit status -- by decisions, by more decisions, and by more decisions. The highest moral choice is the choice of the highest possible value, and always -- in any sphere, in all of them -- this is to choose to do the will of God. (39:4.14)

Adjusters make life difficult and rugged to stimulate and multiply (108:5.5)

consummated in action (101:7.1) (117:5.13)

essential to acquirement of survival values (50:6.3)

facing serious, Jesus withdrew for communion (136:4.8)

influenced by morality, ignorance, immaturity, and delusion (16:7.7)

Jesus' great (136:5–10secs)

moral nature impotent without discrimination of meanings (16:7.8)

mortals

advance in spirit status by strength, power, and persistency of their decisions (39:4.14) (117:3.6) (127:2.12)

are so devoid of courageous decision (110:4.5)

must arrive at their own decisions (163:2.8)

sometimes hear Adjuster's direct voice upon supreme decisions (110:7.9)

of morontia progressors respected if not detrimental to self or others (48:6.6)

Philip faced with question of lifetime (137:2.4)

power of choice is universe insignia of freewill creaturehood (112:5.5)

result

crisis relationship of decision has much to do with circle-making influence (110:6.6)

decisions open up new capacity for growth (115:3.16)

moral decision causes divine invasion of soul (196:3.17)

persistent repetitions of decisions essential to psychic circle achievement (110:6.6)

presence of God determined by (13:4.4–5)

supply psychic fulcrum for Adjusters (108:5.8)

Supreme Being depends for actuality on mortals' (112:5.5)

tarrying in valley of (165:3.8)

we chart our own course; angels make best possible use of that course (113:5.4)

Declaration of Liberty. See Lucifer rebellion: Lucifer manifesto

dedication, feast of. See Judaism: feasts

dedication, spiritual. See consecration of choice

deduction. See logic

deer

appearance in Miocene (61:3.5)

hunted by Neanderthalers (64:4.2)

in North American ice age (61:5.7)

default. See sin

defeat. See also depression; disappointment; fear; sorrow
Defeat Defeat is the true mirror in which you may honestly view your real self. (1740.4) 156:5.17

after failures, will we rise to try anew? (48:6.24)

blaming others for our own (176:3.9) (193:4.7)

discretion carried too far leads to failure (149:4.4)

do not fear failure (34:7.8)

educational episode; wisdom gained from adjustment to (160:4.8–10)

enthusing over apparent (26:5.3)

failures are unescapable delays (26:8.4)

friendship lessens sting of (160:2.9)

Jesus

humanity of, not insensible to apparent failure (182:3.10)

untouched by apparent failure (100:7.7)

Judas

refused to entertain apparent failure (177:4.3)

was poor loser, bitterly resented thwarting (193:4.6)

never hesitate to admit; learn to fail gracefully (160:4.7)

spiritual insight turns, into new determinations (196:3.26)

story of Fortune (130:6sec)

times of, always times of great revelation (195:9.3)

true mirror in which to view one's real self (156:5.17)

trust in God's goodness despite bitter (101:3.4)

wrest victory from jaws of (127:6.12)

defectives. See inferiors

defense, national. See military

defilement. See also ceremonies: purification ceremonies

by contact with the dead (135:1.1) (135:2.1)

by entering gentile building before Passover (185:0.3–4)

caused by evil originating within heart (153:3.5)

Greeks believed caused by pork, garlic, or menstruating women (84:4.8)

purification after childbirth (84:4.6) (122:9.1) (122:10.2)

degeneracy

great handicap confronting Urantia (55:3.14)

degenerates. See inferiors

Deity. See also Eternal Son; God; Infinite Spirit; Universal Father
Deity Deity is personalizable as God, is prepersonal and superpersonal in ways not altogether comprehensible by man. Deity is characterized by the quality of unity—actual or potential—on all supermaterial levels of reality; and this unifying quality is best comprehended by creatures as divinity. (2.2) 0:1.2 Deity is the source of all that which is divine. Deity is characteristically and invariably divine, but all that which is divine is not necessarily Deity, though it will be co-ordinated with Deity and will tend towards some phase of unity with Deity—spiritual, mindal, or personal. (3.2) 0:1.15

7 levels of function (F:I.3–10,14)

7 Master Spirits portray sevenfold Deity (16:1.2)

and reality (Paper 105)

defined

always one in human experience (34:6.2)

comprehensible to mortals only in Supreme (56:6.3)

creature-realized in Adjuster fusion (117:3.9)

embraces energy facts as well as spiritual values (F:II.7) (103:7.3)

natures of Father, Son, Spirit, Supreme, Sevenfold, Ultimate, and Absolute (118:0.1–8)

personalizable as God, characterized by unity and divinity (F:I.2,16) (F:I.15) (56:5sec)

source of all that is divine (F:0.15)

truth, beauty, and goodness are revelation of (56:10.2,9)

existential Deities

3 persons of Deity are Universal Father, Eternal Son, and Infinite Spirit (3:6.8) (10:3sec) (56:5.1)

is unity, totality of function, in Trinity (F:VII.1–4) (10:3.7–8,16) (117:3.9)

spiritual presence influenced by loyalty of creatures (13:4.3–5)

total potential in Deity Absolute (10:8.4)

transcend time and space (130:7.4)

experiential Deities

1st and 2nd experiential Trinities are derived Deities (F:XII.3)

evolution enlarges revelations of (56:7.1–2,5)

Father achieves expression in (F:VII.4)

God the Supreme, God the Ultimate, and possibly God the Absolute (F:IX.4)

overcontrol of, causes phenomena to be unpredictable (15:8.9)

presence directly influenced by loyalty of individual beings (13:4.4–5)

unification of evolutionary Deity (56:6sec)

fragmented Deity entities in Paradise classification (30:1.17–19)

God as Father takes precedence over all other phases of Deity (54:6.2)

inherently sevenfold in associative expression (16:1.1)

mind is indigenous to (6:6.2)

Paradise Deities

Eternal Son (Papers 6–7)

Infinite Spirit (Papers 8–9)

Universal Father (Papers 1–5)

Paradise is not (11:9.4)

personalization of (10:2–4secs)

presence of, absolute only on upper Paradise (11:3.1) (56:9.7)

realities of, seek realization in personalization (F:XII.4)

sevenfold approach to (F:VIII.1)

threefold personalization of, was absolute inevitability (16:1.1)

Trinity functions as total Deity (10:8.3–4)

unrevealed beings in Paradise classification (30:1.5,11)

Deity Absolute (F:IV.5) (56:9.7). See also Absolutes: the three; God the Absolute

defined as

Absolute of potentiality; activator of static potentials (115:3.8,10) (118:4.3–5)

destiny inceptor; 1 of 7 Absolutes of Infinity (105:3.6)

experiential in actualization but existential in potentiality (F:VII.3)

Infinite Potential; I AM self-qualified (105:2.9)

limitless, timeless, spaceless, boundless, and measureless–truly infinite (106:7.3,9)

not the equivalent of the Infinite (F:X.1)

prepersonal and existential potential of total Deity (F:III.9) (F:XI.5–6) (10:8.4) (105:3.6)

the Qualified Absolute (F:XI.6)

God the Absolute is existential as (F:II.15)

liaison of Universal Censors with (19:4.7)

Majeston created by reaction in (17:2.2–6) (106:8.17)

member of triodity of potentiality (104:5.4)

overcontrols all material reality (56:1.2)

reactions hardly personal (7:1.9)

reactions unpredictable (7:1.9) (12:6.6–7)

relation to Eternal Son (7:1.9–10)

responds in terms of welfare of whole creation (F:XI.5)

response in creation of Majeston greatly in excess of forecasts (17:2.5)

spirit emerges from potentials of (6:5.2) (7:1.10–11) (7:2.1)

triunity membership (104:4.10,19)

unification of Trinity Absolute experientializes (F:XII.7) (106:5.1)

Deity Ultimate. See God the Ultimate

delay. See also patience

mortals should be slow to criticize universe delays (54:6.8)

wisdom of (54:5sec)

delegation. See also sharing

Father delegates everything possible to his 6 Absolute Co-ordinates (5:0.2) (8:3.2)

Father freely distributes himself; is not self-centered (2:2.5) (7:0.2)

Father reserves only powers impossible to delegate (10:1sec) (10:3.6) (32:4.1–2,10–12)

Father resigned exercise of all direct power in behalf of Supreme Creators (4:4.4) (108:4.1)

Jesus did not do what others could acceptably perform (141:1.3) (148:0.3) (149:0.2)

Jesus installed brothers as heads of Joseph's house (128:2.4)

delinquency. See also child-rearing; discipline

overindulgent parents encompass moral undoing of their thoughtless children (147:5.9) (177:2.2)

delivered deliver verb delivered, delivering, delivers verb, transitive 1. To bring or transport to the proper place or recipient; distribute: deliver groceries; deliver the mail. 2. To surrender (someone or something) to another; hand over: delivered the criminal to the police. 3. To secure (something promised or desired), as for a candidate or political party: campaign workers who delivered the ward for the mayor. 4. To throw or hurl: The pitcher delivered the ball. 5. To strike (a blow). 6. To express in words; declare or utter: deliver a lecture. 7. a. To give birth to: She delivered a baby boy this morning. b. To assist (a woman) in giving birth: The doctor delivered her of twins. c. To assist or aid in the birth of: The midwife delivered the baby. 8. To give forth or produce: The oil well delivered only 50 barrels a day. 9. To set free, as from misery, peril, or evil: deliver a captive from slavery. [Middle English deliveren, from Old French delivrer, from Late Latin dêlìberâre : Latin dê-, de- + lìberâre, to free (from lìber, free).]

Deliverer. See also Messiah

after baptism, John knew Jesus was (135:8.7)

Jesus acknowledged to Nalda that he was (143:5.7–8)

Peter acknowledged Jesus to be (157:3.5)

deliverers

many false will come and lead astray (176:1.1)

dematerialization. See also seraphic transport

by transport seraphim on Jerusem (46:5.19)

if entire planet must be emptied (51:2.3)

of Adam and Eve (74:2.1)

of Melchizedek (93:8.1)

demigods

entities in Hindu theology (94:4.7)

democracy. See government: democracy; suffrage
Democracy Men have also made a fetish of democracy, the exultation and adoration of the common man’s ideas when collectively called public opinion. One man’s opinion, when taken by itself is not regarded as worth much, but when many men are collectively functioning as a democracy, this same mediocre judgment is held to be the arbiter of justice and the standard of righteousness. (970.5) 88:3.4

demon possession (138:4.3). See also midwayers

Apostle John did not mention (145:2.13)

casting out, by evangelists (163:6.2)

existed after Caligastic rebellion (87:4.7)

feeble-mindedness, insanity, and epilepsy confused with (77:7.6–7) (141:4.5) (145:2.12–14)

Hebrew doctrine of devils derived from Zoroastrians (95:6.6)

in general, merely domination by own debased tendencies (53:8.8–9)

in olden times, anything abnormal ascribed to (90:1.2)

James of Safed's son was possessed (158:4.2) (158:5sec)

Jesus cast out demons in Capernaum (153:4.1)

never possible for normal-minded (77:7.7)

none after arrival of Spirit of Truth (77:7.4–8) (87:4.7) (141:4.4–5) (145:2.13) (146:7.1) (153:4.1) (163:6.2)

none now unless mortal desires it (53:8.6)

Norana believed daughter possessed (156:1sec)

spirits supposedly entered swine (151:6.6)

universal belief sickness and derangement caused by (121:7.9) (148:2.3)

demons

evolving monotheists keep subordinate gods as (96:1.14)

denarii. See also money

200 worth of, would not buy bread for 5000 (152:2.6)

Caesar's image on (174:2.2)

laborers in vineyard each given a denarius (163:3.6)

moneylender lent debtor 500 (147:5.4)

steward owed 100 (159:1.5)

Denmark

arose from the sea (80:2.4)

military headquarters of northern Andites (80:5.2)

denunciations

Jesus denounced scribes, Pharisees, and hypocrites (163:6.5) (166:1.4–5) (175:1sec) (175:4.2)

Jesus spent little time in (147:6.6)

John the Baptist denounced Herod, religious leaders (135:10.2)

depicted depict verb, transitive depicted, depicting, depicts 1. To represent in a picture or sculpture. 2. To represent in words; describe. [Middle English depicten, from Latin dêpingere, dêpict- : dê-, de- + pingere, to picture.] Synonyms: represent, delineate, depict, limn, picture, portray. The central meaning shared by these verbs is "to render or present a realistic image or likeness of": a statue representing a king; cave paintings that delineate horses and hunters; a cartoon depicting a sea monster; the personality of a great leader limned in words; a country landscape pictured in soft colors; a book portraying life in the Middle Ages.

depositions

Melchizedeks travel to take (35:2.4)

depravity. See iniquity; original sin

depression. See also defeat; disappointment; sorrow

faith sons immune to (156:5.13)

shake off (181:2.11)

story of Fortune (130:6sec)

Thomas afflicted by; unwisely avoided Jesus when depressed (139:8.10–11)

descending Sons of God. See Sons of God: orders

desertion. See also betrayal

possibility of, provides opportunity for loyalty (3:5.12)

deserts

Gobi (79:1.2)

Sahara (80:1.4) (80:2.1)

designers and embellishers

celestial artisans (44:6sec)

desire of all ages

Jesus is (182:1.10)

desires. See consecration of choice; flesh; goals; sex: urge; thought; will

despair. See also anxiety; defeat; depression; fear; sorrow

materialists' only reward for life of toil (102:0.1–2)

story of Fortune (130:6sec)

destiny (40:10sec). See also goals; providence
Destiny, spiritual Spiritual destiny is dependent on faith, love, and devotion to truth—hunger and thirst for righteousness—the wholehearted desire to find God and to be like him. (1739.2) 156:5.7

inadequately revealed by history (19:1.11)

mortal destiny

be inspired by Adjuster's picturizations of (110:6.5) (111:7.2)

creation of and response to spirit goals (12:9.1)

day by day living determines eternal (48:7.26)

endless unfolding of an almost infinite panorama (108:6.8)

established by spirit identification (40:5.4)

final knowing of Father (106:8.19)

man is architect of his own eternal (103:5.10)

man must work out his own (70:1.16)

no limit upon, for fused ascenders (107:4.7)

potentially final destiny, absolute in value (106:7.4)

progression of survivors from Urantia forward (14:5.1,4) (31:10.13)

no such thing as an end (115:3.17–18)

not necessarily greater or lesser (40:10.5)

personal beings may accept or reject (112:5.1)

universe destiny

age of first outer space levels will release superuniverses from limitations of present age (106:0.11)

completion of cycle of reality (106:8.9)

consummated by Consummator of Universe Destiny (106:7.3)

established by volitional act of Deities (106:7.3)

expansion as gravity and love reach out into time-organizing space (106:3.5)

experiential creations are interdependent in realization of (117:6.20)

full self-realization of I AM (106:8.19)

of superuniverses is perfection, even as is Havona (117:7.10)

reuniting the seven absolute phases of Father-I AM (106:7.10)

subjugation of energy-matter by mind, co-ordination with spirit, by personality (116:5.8) (116:6.1,4) (117:2.1)

destiny guardians. See guardians of destiny

destiny reservists. See reservists

destruction

way to, is broad (166:3.3)

details. See also distractions

Jesus avoided distracting (159:5.14)

detention

preventive, in continental nation (72:10.2)

detention planets. See mansion worlds

detention spheres. See prison worlds

deterioration

having put one's hand to plough, cannot turn back (163:2.3)

repugnant to divine nature to suffer (12:7.3)

determinism. See also materialism; mechanism (theory)

there, but not alone (195:6.14–15)

Deuteronomy, Book of

Jesus read from (150:8.8) (153:2.1)

portrayed Great Choice between good and evil (97:8.3)

devil. See also Caligastia; demon possession; Lucifer; Satan
Devil The “devil” is none other than Caligastia, the deposed Planetary Prince of Urantia and a Son of the secondary order of Lanonandeks. At the time Michael was on Urantia in the flesh, Lucifer, Satan, and Caligastia were leagued together to effect the miscarriage of his bestowal mission. But they signally failed. (602.1) 53:1.4

atonement doctrine describes man's ransom from clutches of (194:2.8)

foundation of doctrine in Caligastia (53:1.4) (66:8.6) (179:2.3)

given credit for evil he has not caused (53:8.9)

Jewish doctrine derived from Zoroastrians (95:6.6)

knowingly ascribing works of God to (153:4.3)

man never property of (145:3.4) (188:4.3) (194:2.1)

Sanhedrin attributed Jesus' works to power of (162:7.4–5) (164:4.11) (168:3.4) (169:0.7) (173:2.4)

superstition that God afflicts man at behest of (148:6.11)

Devonian. See also geologic ages

age of fishes 270-220 million years ago (59:4sec)

geology of seas (59:4.5–6)

devotion. See loyalty

Devouress

Egyptian religion consigned deficient souls to (95:2.9)

dialects. See also language

origin illustrated by baby talk in family (81:6.17–18)

dictated dictate verb dictated, dictating, dictates verb, transitive 1. To say or read aloud to be recorded or written by another: dictate a letter. 2. a. To prescribe with authority; impose: dictated the rules of the game. b. To control or command: "Foreign leaders were . . . dictated by their own circumstances, bound by the universal imperatives of politics" (Doris Kearns Goodwin). verb, intransitive 1. To say or read aloud material to be recorded or written by another: dictated for an hour before leaving for the day. 2. To issue orders or commands. [Latin dictâre, dictât-, frequentative of dìcere, to say.] Synonyms: dictate, decree, impose, ordain, prescribe. The central meaning shared by these verbs is "to set forth expressly and authoritatively": victors dictating the terms of surrender; confiscation of alien property decreed by the legislature; impose obedience; a separation seemingly ordained by fate; taxes prescribed by law.

dictation. See records

dictators. See also government: believers' relation to

avoid control by ambitious and clever would-be (70:12.6)

when governments act as, over religions (178:1.9)

won in struggle between division of authority and unity of command (70:12.2)

diet. See also food

ancients treated disease with (90:4.8)

difficulties (4:1.7–9). See also challenges; compensations; conflict; opportunities; perspective; problem solving; suffering

arising out of relationships require wisdom (28:5.13)

believers

allow Adjuster to strengthen us while we wrestle with (111:7.3)

challenged and invigorated by (26:5.3) (130:6.4) (156:5.21)

courageously face problems of universe reality (91:8.2)

gospel is solvent for (194:2.1)

many are afflictions of righteous, but God delivers (131:2.10)

Master's love does not deliver us from (180:1.5)

must traverse fringe of conflict (159:3.7) (160:1.6)

not concerned by temporal upheavals of (176:3.2)

those seeking God with whole heart delivered from captivity (130:1.2)

unafraid when overtaken by (48:6.24) (156:5.13,21) (159:3.13)

use moral power and spiritual energy to solve (166:3.8)

when clouds gather overhead, look beyond mists of mortal uncertainty (108:6.8)

wrest victory from jaws of defeat (127:6.12)

benefits of difficulties

difficulties must be encountered as training for growth of soul (154:2.5)

difficulties prepare us for wisdom, higher learning (132:7.2)

man learned industry through oppression (69:8.8)

many find God when seeking superhuman help to resolve difficulties (103:2.4)

times of testing always times of great revelation (195:9.3)

cannot be changed unless Father wills (147:3.3)

cannot talk men out of some perplexities (143:3.1)

challenge mediocrity and defeat the fearful (48:7.7)

Creators chose to produce universes which abound in; misadaptation inherent in evolutionary growth (25:3.7) (105:6.4)

do not ask God to solve your (91:6.5)

Father participates in our struggles (1:5.15–16)

friendship lessens sting of (160:2.9)

future will exhaust possibilities for misadaptation (117:7.10)

intellectual and emotional, do not interfere with certain survival of God-knowing soul (110:3.5)

Jesus

did not participate in social difficulties (143:3.1)

left untangling of difficulties to outworking of Father's will (137:5.3)

refused to apply material tests to prove spiritual problems (136:9.9)

Judas

blamed others for his own difficulties (193:4.7)

never went to Jesus with personal difficulties (193:4.10)

mankind must solve its own problems (65:3.6)

many are creations of exaggerated fear, in reality nonexistent (143:3.6)

many things difficult to reconcile with idea that truth prevails (194:3.2)

mortal affairs do not run smoothly for long (128:5.7)

mortal struggling is not in vain (32:5.1–2)

perspective gained only by studying situation's origin, history, and destiny (19:1.5–12)

portion of all who refuse to grow up (156:5.18)

problem avoidance is animal trait which morontia career eradicates (48:5.8)

religion sorts, evaluates, and solves most (196:3.1)

testing reveals man's soul (165:6.2)

digestion

cooking reduced energy necessary for (69:6.7)

dignity. See honor; pride; self-respect

diligence. See also action

evils of inaction (130:6.3)

exhaust capacity for human adjustment (91:9.3)

validate prayers by possessing cosmic stamina (91:9.2)

Dilmat (dill' maht). An ancient Sumerian city located near the site of an earlier Nodite city, Dilmun, near the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia. (860,1)(77:4.6).

Sumerian city referred to by Egyptians (77:4.8)

Dilmun (dill' mun). An ancient Nodite city founded after the submergence of Dalamatia; the racial and cultural headquarters of the descendents of Nod. (858,2)(77:3.1).

Nodite racial and cultural headquarters after submergence of Dalamatia (77:3.1–2)

Sumerians confused with Dalamatia (77:4.8)

dinosaurs

appearance (60:1.10)

birds evolved from hollow-boned leaping (60:2.12)

evolution and decline of (60:2.1–3,6)

futile attempt at self-preservation; starved to death (60:2.3,12–14)

in decline; doomed by too little brain for body size (60:3.20–21) (61:2.5–6)

Jurassic was age of (60:2.10)

more agile types predominated (60:3.20)

placental mammals descended from (61:1.2)

Diogenes of Athens

Cynics traced philosophy to (121:4.4)

Dion (165:0.1)

Dionysus

nature worship of, flourished in Greece (98:2.10)

diplomacy

Jesus would not employ, to further ministry (136:8.4)

direction. See also compass

4 points of compass inherent (34:4.10)

absolute, established by axis of Paradise (11:2.3)

positions of superuniverses relative to Paradise (15:4.5)

directional control creatures

living compasses of universe headquarters (34:4.9–10)

directors of assignment

examine pilgrims on 5th Havona circuit (26:7.3)

Satisfactions of Service are reflective of (28:5.17)

supreme seraphim; highest angelic council on any sphere (39:1.16)

directors of conduct

primary supernaphim (27:4sec)

disagreements. See arguments; contention

disappointment. See also defeat; depression; discouragement; sorrow

Adjusters subject to (110:7.10)

an inevitability; commonplace feature of human existence (3:5.6) (193:4.7)

attendant upon selfish pursuits (195:9.7)

attends upon error since it cannot be lived out (2:7.6)

can turn love into hate (177:4.11)

crushes those fixed on temporal allurements (177:4.10)

expect less of some, to lessen (48:6.25) (192:2.10)

faith sons fearless of, not discouraged by (100:6.6) (100:7.8) (127:6.12) (130:6.4) (156:5.13) (160:4.7)

fattening upon (26:5.3)

friendship lessens sting of (160:2.9)

greatest, is failure in Deity adventure (26:10.2–4)

Jesus

predicted crushing (171:2.4)

repeatedly subjected apostles to (153:1.3) (157:4.1) (158:5.4)

Judas never acquired philosophic technique for meeting (193:4.7)

most disappointing, sometimes become greatest blessings (48:6.25)

never regarded as defeat on Paradise (26:8.3)

spiritual value of (151:0.1)

those which never come are hardest to bear (48:7.21)

trust in God's goodness despite bitter (101:3.4)

disarmament

does not lead to peace (134:6.6)

disaster. See also accidents; crisis; defeat

always works out for welfare and progress (10:7.5–6)

collisions revivify burned-out suns (15:5.11)

endowment of imperfect beings with freedom entails inevitable tragedy (110:0.1)

if physical catastrophe should doom a planet, survivors carried away to new world (51:2.3)

Jesus cheerfully indifferent toward (178:2.1)

Discerners of Spirits

disclose naked souls of reflected individuals (28:5.9,19–20)

liaison with counselors and advisers of Havona (28:5.19)

reflect knowledge of Mother Spirit (28:5.22)

reflect presence of Adjusters (28:5.22)

secondary seconaphim, reflective associates of Universal Censors (28:5.19–22)

disciples. See also apostleship; evangelists, the seventy; faith sons of God

Jesus requires life of (191:5.3)

Jesus subjected to repeated disappointment, testing opportunities (153:1.3)

may return home to minister to loved ones (163:2.2)

must

be willing to forsake father, mother, wife, and child for kingdom (171:2.2–3)

earn own bread and contribute to those who teach (165:5.3)

renounce all they are, dedicate all they have (150:4.3) (163:3.4) (167:2.2) (171:2.2,4)

only 3 men refused Jesus' invitation to become (149:2.12)

vs. apostles (140:6.9–13)

we are, if we do Father's will; love one another (102:6.7) (162:7.2) (180:1.1) (180:2.1) (191:4.3)

discipline. See also child-rearing; punishment

early war enforced (70:2.3)

errant Melchizedeks purge disharmony with correctional rest (35:2.8)

family members must sometimes share in (3:2.9)

Father cuts away unfruitful branches (180:2.6) (193:2.2)

few mortals engage in spiritual (110:7.6)

God sometimes chastens us for our own profit (2:5.3)

in social groups

fellowship should maintain temporal order (159:1.3,6)

social groups may maintain order (43:8.4) (178:1.2)

Jesus never hesitated to be severe if necessary (171:7.7)

of children

begun very early among ancients (84:7.20–25)

favorable (66:7.5)

in Joseph and Mary's family (123:3.9)

Jesus began at early age; punishment seldom required (127:4.3–4)

let compassion be part of all punishment (131:9.4)

punishment as corrective affection (142:2.4)

restraint of child's unwise acts (143:1.4) (177:2.7)

wise fathers chasten in love for correction (142:7.9) (188:4.10)

tempt not angels to lead in troublous ways (178:1.10)

whom the Lord loves he corrects (148:5.5)

disclosure

work for full and unlimited sin-expression as quickest final cure (54:5.9–12)

discontent. See disappointment; discouragement; unhappiness

discouragement. See also disappointment

be not discouraged; evolution still in process (196:3.30)

be not discouraged by discovery you are human (156:5.8)

does not necessarily signify resistance to Adjuster (110:3.5)

evidence of moral immaturity (160:1.6)

Jesus was with Simon Zelotes through all his (181:2.11)

story of Fortune (130:6sec)

discoveries

commerce and adventure led to (69:4.8)

Jesus' counsel on wealth derived from (132:5.6,10)

discretion

carried too far, leads to cowardice and failure (149:4.4)

Jesus concealed what might cause him to look different (124:4.1) (126:3.14)

wisdom embraces, as well as sincerity (181:2.15,21,27)

discrimination. See balance; decisions; perspective; prejudice

disease. See also healing; health; injury; Jesus: miracles and healings; medicine; physicians; sick, the

always works out for welfare and progress (10:7.5–6)

biological aspects

healing chemicals in treatment of injuries (65:4.5)

human cells akin to disease-producing organisms (76:4.7)

most disease-causing bacteria are renegade parasitic fungi (65:2.3) (65:5.2)

faith exhibits inexplicable poise notwithstanding (101:3.4)

faith in treatment is powerful remedy (90:4.1–2)

Father works to improve our earthly state (147:3.3)

great handicap confronting Urantia (55:3.14)

isolation of sick prevented contagion (90:3.4)

material and spiritual treatment (148:2.1)

nonscientific treatment of (90:4.2)

occurred as physical, mental, and emotional affliction, and demon possession (141:4.4) (147:3.3) (166:4.10)

pain is an inevitability (3:5.14)

primitives believed

caused by magic (90:3.7)

cured by porous rocks (85:1.4)

diagnosed by animal entrails (90:4.3)

produced by the enemy (86:3.3)

punishment for sin, personal or racial (90:3.8)

shamanic theories (90:2.1) (90:3sec)

treated by chanting, howling, laying on hands, breathing on patient (90:4.4–5)

refrain from despising material means of healing (164:3.15)

results from natural causes (90:3.9)

sick segregated at Bethsaida hospital (148:0.1)

specialization of labor based on (69:3.4)

types named

coma q.v.

dropsy (167:1.5)

epilepsy. See epileptics

leprosy. See lepers

malaria (145:2.16)

disgrace. See humiliation

disharmony. See misadaptation

dishonesty. See falsehood; fraud; honesty; lying; theft

disloyalty. See also loyalty

through indecision, indifference, to devotion to godless ideals (89:10.2)

dispensations. See planetary epochs; revelation: epochal revelation

disputation. See arguments; contention

dissenters

civilization visits heavy penalties on (81:5.3)

dissociation, psychic

can induce mystic state (100:5.10)

dissolution. See extinction

distractions

avoid loss of time through trivialities (163:4.5)

do not necessarily signify resistance to Adjuster (110:3.5)

escaping present duty by running away to far-off enticements (130:1.2)

Jesus

avoided distracting details (159:5.14)

refused to have attention diverted by (140:8.9)

wasted little time on trifles (134:9.7)

distress. See defeat; difficulties; disappointment; sorrow; suffering

Dium (159:0.2)

diversion. See recreation; relaxation

diversity. See also spiritual unity; tolerance

differences between men and women highly beneficial (84:6.5–6)

from operation of differentials, variables, modifiers, attenuators, qualifiers, and diminishers (104:3.4)

infinity is, without end or limit (115:3.4)

races

competition healthfully stimulated by diversity of (64:6.31–33)

provide otherwise unattainable expression of diverse human potentials (54:4.4)

tolerance of diversity

each apostle taught his own view of gospel (148:1.2)

forbid not strange preacher (159:2.1)

Jesus allowed Kirmeth freedom of action (148:8.3)

refrain from trying to mold believers according to some set pattern (140:8.26)

religion of spirit permits diversity of belief (155:6.9)

spiritual unity compatible with diversity (141:5.2)

unity not uniformity (134:4.6) (182:1.6,8) (195:10.11)

without, mind finds no basis to formulate concepts (115:3.2–3)

Dives

Nazarite parable of Lazarus and (169:3sec)

dividing the inheritance (165:4sec)

divination

attempt to avoid trouble (87:5.11)

divining rod is relic of ancient tree cults (85:2.5)

interpreted spirit messages (87:5.9)

superstition of ignorant minds (150:3.8)

divine builders

celestial artisans (44:3sec)

Divine Counselors (19:3sec)

21 billion in service (15:10.4) (19:3.1)

109 days required for trip from Uversa (19:7.4)

are counsel of Deity (19:3.1)

co-ordinates are Perfectors of Wisdom and Universal Censors (19:2.2)

Counselor knows whereof he speaks (1:7.9) (6:8.8)

harmonize versions of wisdom from reflective seconaphim (28:5.9)

Hearts of Counsel, Joys of Existence, Satisfactions of Service are reflective associates of (19:3.2–4) (28:5.4,15–18)

High Son Assistants serve as clerks for (22:10.1)

highest source of information available to us (1:7.9)

in personality registers (30:1.4) (30:2.5)

perplexed regarding Absolutes (4:1.7–8)

preside over some superuniverse courts (15:12.1)

represent "I will be" of judgment (19:4.4)

residence in Jerusem circles (46:5.8)

serve on major sectors (18:4.4)

serve superuniverse governments, courts (15:10.3–5)

testimonies by (1:3.8) (1:7.9)

train Celestial Recorders on Uversa (25:6.1)

Trinity-origin beings; are counsel of Deity to superuniverses (15:10.4) (19:3.1,6)

with co-ordinates, form highest mobile advisory body (19:3.4–7)

wrote Foreword, Papers 1-9, 17-19, 23-24, 31 (F:XII.13) (1:7.9) (2:7.13) (3:6.9) (4:5.8) (5:6.14) (6:8.9) (7:7.7) (8:6.8) (9:8.18) (17:8.10) (18:7.6) (19:7.6) (23:4.7) (24:7.10) (31:10.15)

divine executioners. See also extinction

almost visible to mortals (25:2.8)

cf: Solitary Messengers may function as, for high tribunals (23:2.10)

divested of retributive power at superuniverse level (25:3.13)

executioners of Ancients of Days; can extinguish personality existence (53:3.5)

Master Physical Controllers subject to (29:4.8)

put into effect decisions of conciliating commissions (25:3.5)

quasi-physical members of conciliating commissions (25:2.8)

Divine Ministers. See local universe Mother Spirits

divine plan (7:4sec) (32:5sec) (105:4.9). See also ascension plan; will of God

6 prime divine purposes do not pertain to mortal ascent (106:0.10)

Adjusters bring along ideal life plan (110:2.1)

embraces experiments of all God's subordinates (2:1.4)

eternal, perfect, and changeless (2:2.1)

evolution unfolds under perfect control of (3:2.2)

for creation, ascension, and perfection of will creatures (2:2.5) (7:4.1–7) (9:5.6)

human salvation is revelation of (170:2.8)

impossible for finite beings to grasp (2:1.10) (3:2.6–10) (4:0.1) (7:0.1)

in creation of universe (56:9.12–13)

Lao-tse's teaching of (94:6.6)

mortal participation in

folly attempting advancement independently of (74:3.3)

mortal sorrows and trials are part of (23:2.5)

no gain from short cuts or personal inventions (75:8.5)

not incumbent upon any to accept (110:2.1)

progress predicated upon effort, achievement upon perseverance, personality development upon faith (115:7.2)

natural, slow, and sure way of accomplishing (136:8.5–6)

no limitation on forces on personalities Father may employ to uphold (4:1.4)

nothing can frustrate (178:3.3)

of mercy ministry put in operation by Infinite Spirit (7:4.6)

prevails in destiny of planet (3:5.3)

realms of the finite exist by virtue of (115:1.4)

statement of plan

Father's never-ending effort to reveal himself to his children (5:1.2)

gigantic creation administered by finaliters (112:7.18)

subjecting energy-matter to spirit through striving of personal mind (42:10.1) (112:2.11) (116:5.8) (116:6.1,4) (117:2.1) (117:3.2) (117:7.10)

universes expand as gravity and love reach out into time-organizing space (106:3.5)

Those without Name and Number have transcendent concept of (22:4.1)

divine rest. See rest: divine rest

divine sonship. See sonship with God

divine voice. See Thought Adjusters

divine will. See divine plan; will of God

divining rod. See divination

Divinington (di vin' ing ton). (13:1.5–6) (107:3sec). One of seven sacred satellite spheres of the Father in circuit around Paradise. This world is the Paradise rendezvous of Thought Adjusters. (144,4) (13:1.4). See also sacred spheres of Paradise

Adjusters

administered from (108:3.7)

return to, after death of subject (20:4.3) (40:4.1)

transit time to Urantia from, is 117 hours (108:1.9)

bosom of the Father (13:1.4) (13:2.7)

landings on, forbidden (13:1.2) (13:2.7–8) (107:3.1,3–5)

Paradise rendezvous of Adjusters, Gravity Messengers, and other Father fragments only (13:0.6) (13:1.4–6) (107:3sec)

secrets include mission of Adjusters and other Father fragments (13:1.5–6)

divinity. See also spirit
Divinity Divinity is the characteristic, unifying, and co-ordinating quality of Deity. Divinity is creature comprehensible as truth, beauty, and goodness; correlated in personality as love, mercy, and ministry; disclosed on impersonal levels as Justice, power, and sovereignty. Divinity may be perfect—complete—as on existential and creator levels of Paradise perfection; it may be imperfect, as on experiential and creature levels of time—space evolution; or it may be relative, neither perfect not imperfect, as on certain Havona levels of existential-experiential relationships. (3.4) 0:1.17

attained by conforming to will of Creator (130:4.3)

cohesive qualities of (106:2.4)

comprehended

as truth, beauty, goodness; love, mercy, ministry; justice, power, sovereignty (F:I.17) (56:10.20)

in worship, service, and personal spiritual experience (56:10.3) (101:10.4)

consciousness of, is progressive spiritual experience (12:8.15)

enriched by creature and Creator experience (F:XII.3)

fruits are peace, progress, satisfaction, joy, and wisdom (56:10.20)

functions in mortal personality as Adjuster, Spirit of Truth, Holy Spirit, and Supreme (101:2.10)

Godlikeness is experiential blending of truth, beauty, and goodness (44:7.4)

greatness is Godlikeness (28:6.22)

humbly obedient to creature choice (13:4.5)

in Supreme Creators (56:5.3)

may be imperfect on creature levels (F:I.18)

no scientific or logical proofs of; discoverable only by faith (101:10.4,6)

not self-centered (10:1.3)

Paradise residents partake of essence of (26:7.4)

plural in manifestation (34:6.2)

pursuit of, leads to kingdom of God (54:0.1)

spirit gravity is qualitative measure of (12:8.5)

stability always proportional to (12:6.1)

unifying and co-ordinating quality of Deity (F:I.2,16–18)

division. See arguments; contention

divorce (83:7sec). See also marriage
Divorce It is also unfortunate that certain groups of mortals have conceived of marriage as being consummated by divine action. Such beliefs lead directly to the concept of the indissolubility of the marital state regardless of the circumstances or the wishes of the contracting parties. But the very fact of marriage dissolution itself indicates that Deity is not a conjoining party to such unions. If God has once joined any two things or persons together, they will remain thus joined until such a time as the divine will decrees their separation. But, regarding marriage, which is a human institution, who shall presume to sit in judgment, to say which marriages are unions that might be approved by the universe supervisors in contrast with those which are purely human in nature and origin? (929.7) 83:8.4

absence of ideals on part of national leaders explains (111:4.10)

disgraceful laxity of Pharisaic interpretations (167:5.2–4)

easy, leads back to crude societal stages (83:7.7)

Hildana forsook her wicked husband (162:3.5)

indicates Deity was not conjoining party to marriage (83:8.4)

Jesus

condemned practices giving man advantage over woman (167:5.4)

refused to lay down laws regarding (140:8.14)

laws in continental nation (72:3.8–9)

marrying with thought of convenient, if not wholly pleased (82:3.15)

not favored in days of Adam (140:6.6)

premarital education reduces (83:7.8)

property penalty did much to lessen (83:7.3)

romance of courtship largely responsible for (83:7.7)

safety valve preventing still worse situations (83:7.8)

woman's greater economic liberty contributes to (83:7.7) (83:8.9)

doctors. See physicians

doctrines. See also concepts; ideas; spiritual unity; theories; tolerance
Doctrine In olden times the fetish word of authority was a fear-inspiring doctrine, the most terrible of all tyrants which enslave men. A doctrinal fetish will lead mortal man to betray himself into the clutches of bigotry, fanaticism, superstition, intolerance, and the most atrocious of barbarous cruelties. Modern respect for wisdom and truth is but the recent escape from the fetish—making tendency up to the higher levels of thinking and reasoning. Concerning the accumulated fetish writings which various religionists hold as sacred books, it is not only believed that what is in the book is true, but also that every truth is contained in the book. If one of these sacred books happens to speak of the earth as being flat, then, for long generations, otherwise sane men and women will refuse to accept positive evidence that the planet is round. (969.5) 88:2.7

avoid attitude of finality in (182:1.8)

believers should reply to dogmatism with more farseeing dogmatism (102:7.7–9)

cosmic mind reality response saves from a priori assumptions (16:6.4)

doctrinal fetish betrays man into cruelty (88:2.7)

dogmatism enslaves spiritual nature (99:6.1)

indolent resort to false shelter of stereotyped (102:2.7)

Jesus deplored dogmatism (141:5.4)

Jesus warned against using creeds to guide and control believers (141:5.4)

lifeless (155:6.9)

most terrible tyrant which enslaves man (88:2.7)

only an unqualified reality could consistently be dogmatic (102:7.8)

philosophy struggles for emancipation from dogma (12:9.5)

powerless to transform human character (34:6.6)

religions can agree on values while maintaining belief in conflicting creeds (103:1.4)

religious groups should remove all creedal pressure (103:5.12)

uniformity unattainable in creeds (92:7.4)

dogmatism See doctrines
Dogmatism Sectarianism is a disease of institutional religion, and dogmatism is an enslavement of the spiritual nature. It is far better to have a religion without a church than a church without religion. (1092.1) 99:6.1

dogs

appearance in Oligocene (61:2.7)

brought Abel's flocks home without their master (76:2.7)

cannot know God (130:2.8)

charged swine at Kheresa (151:6.6)

detected approach of ghosts (87:6.4)

early domesticated (66:5.5)

eat crumbs which fall from children's table (156:1.5)

first adopted by blue man (81:2.7)

first animal to be domesticated (69:7.4)

held in high esteem as pet and as food (89:5.16)

in Miocene (61:3.13)

in North American ice age (61:5.7)

present not what is holy to (140:3.18)

sacred animal of Parsees (88:1.4)

watchdogs made it possible to sleep at night (69:7.4) (84:3.10)

Doings of Kings of Israel

accurate record of Hebrew history; destroyed by priests (97:8.1)

Doings of Kings of Judah

accurate record of Hebrew history; destroyed by priests (97:8.1)

doll

first employed as talisman for barren wife (88:6.4)

dollars (U.S.)

Chicago's sunlight bill would be $100 million/day (58:2.1)

sunlight would be economical at $1 million/pound (41:5.2)

dolomite limestone. See limestone deposits

dolphins

placental mammal that returned to sea (61:2.11)

Don

Andite invasion route to Europe (80:4.1–2)

donkeys

Greeks and Romans looked down upon riders of (172:5.12)

Jesus entered Jerusalem on (172:3.4–5)

Joseph owned (125:3.2)

kings on mission of peace rode upon (172:5.5,8)

Mary rode to Bethlehem on (122:7.4,7)

doom. See death: spiritual death

door

Jesus stands at, and knocks (1:4.2) (159:3.2) (166:3.7)

wise man seeks for key to unlock (160:3.4)

doorposts

custom of smearing blood on (89:7.2)

young Jesus remonstrated regarding custom of touching parchment on (124:4.7)

Dorcas

Gadiah and Peter argued in home of (130:1.3)

Dothan

Joseph's brethren sold him into Egyptian slavery at (126:1.2)

doubt. See also anxiety; uncertainty

alone, can never prevent survival (110:3.5)

believers' certain reply to (102:6.5) (102:7.6–9)

believers' only battle is against (159:3.8) (165:5.5)

do not fear; Spirit of Truth will speak (34:7.8)

faith always triumphant over (101:0.3) (102:6.7) (103:8.4–5) (182:3.11)

honest, is not sin (102:1.1)

inhibits free expression (196:0.11)

Jesus

experienced (124:4.2) (136:8.3)

loved honest doubters (139:8.6)

John the Baptist swept aside (135:4.6) (135:7.1)

messengers who doubted carried message just as swiftly (190:1.6)

most stubbornly asserts itself just before crumbling (191:5.4)

reference in 23rd Psalm (48:6.8)

spiritual rebirth gives power to overcome all (142:5.3)

Thomas afflicted by (139:8.10) (181:2.26)

doubters. See unbelievers

doves

be harmless as (140:8.13) (140:9.3) (163:1.3) (178:1.7)

James brother of Jesus sold (126:3.12)

Mary maintained dovecote on rooftop (123:4.4)

priests overcharged for sacrificial (122:10.2) (173:1.2)

symbols of peace and love (85:3.4)

dowries

among ancients, reward for sex services (82:3.10)

man could take wife and children after paying bride price (84:2.5)

often collected by temporary temple prostitution (89:7.5)

originally, payment to bride's father for wife (83:3sec)

upon divorce, repayment required (83:3.4)

dragon

Chinese worship of, was survival of snake cult (85:3.3)

in Apostle John's vision (53:7.7)

symbolic representation of Lucifer and rebels (53:1.6)

dragon flies

measured 30 inches across (59:5.7)

drama

Jesus never premeditated anything dramatic (138:6.5) (172:3.11)

originated in acting for spirit guidance (92:3.6)

draught of fishes (145:1sec)

Dravidians (79:3sec)

absorbed Aryan conquerors (79:4.2)

among earliest peoples to build cities (79:3.7)

Andite conquerors of India blended with native stock (78:5.6) (79:3.1)

founded superior civilization (79:3.8)

most versatile civilization then on earth (79:3.1)

drawings. See images

dreamers

men are naturally (99:7.5)

supinely trusting in a fictitious Providence (178:1.14)

dreams

absurdities of, testify to pressure of unexpressed emotions (110:5.4)

disordered, disconnected parade of uncoordinated sleeping mind (44:4.7) (110:5.2–5)

dreams not ordinarily employed by spiritual world to communicate with mortals (86:5.7)

grotesque, indicate Adjusters' failure to make efficient contact (110:5.2–5)

interpretation

danger to regard as divine communications (100:5.6) (110:5.5)

largely superstitious and groundless (150:3.9)

widespread in ancient times (90:2.5)

ordinary, are purely physiologic and psychologic (110:5.5)

particular dreams

Claudia Procula's of Jesus (185:5.8)

convinced Zacharias regarding John (122:2.5)

delivered Peter from fear of uncleanness (153:3.6)

informed strange religious teacher of Jesus' birth (122:8.6)

Peter's of Jesus on Sea of Galilee (152:4sec)

reconciled Joseph regarding Jesus' birth (122:4.1)

young Jesus' sleep disturbed by revolting (125:2.4)

Zoroaster's caused him to remodel his religion (95:6.2)

primitives

believed as real as waking experience (86:5.6)

believed soul left body during (86:5.4,6)

convinced of afterlife by (63:3.5) (86:4.1–2)

ghost cultists regarded ghost dreams as prophetic (87:5.11)

ghost dream was greatest factor in evolution of society (68:3sec)

drifters. See also indolence

supinely trusting in a fictitious Providence (178:1.14)

drills

in Ordovician (59:2.12)

drives, innate. See instincts

dropsy

Jesus healed man with (167:1.5)

drought

caused Andite exodus from Caspian region (79:1.3–6)

increasing, drove Andites to Egypt (79:1.3)

severe, meant death to early agriculturists (90:2.6)

drudgery. See also monotony

benumbing (70:2.12)

men left routine, to women (69:3.3)

no such thing as menial labor in spiritual worlds (25:1.1)

religion ennobles commonplace; work as for God (100:0.2) (133:4.8) (181:2.19) (192:2.13)

drugs. See intoxication

drumlins

glacial product (61:7.1)

drunkenness. See intoxication

dual-origin beings Those of origin in any two of the Paradise Deities or otherwise created by any two beings of direct or indirect descent from the Paradise Deities.

in Paradise classification (30:1.6–9)

orders. See Sons of God

dual spiritism

2 kinds of ghosts (87:4.3–7)

doctrine complicated conception of cosmic unity (87:4.6)

gave rise to beliefs in white and black magic (88:6.2)

pitted one agency against another (87:6.6)

superstition of good and bad spirits (69:3.5)

young Jesus long accepted (123:3.3)

Zoroaster much affected by (92:5.9) (95:6.5)

duality relationships

between I AM as sevenfold and Seven Absolutes of Infinity (105:4.5,8)

ducks

descended from enormous ancient reptiles (65:2.9)

due process

no way found to stop archrebels from attending Edentia councils (43:4.7)

dueling

represents unwillingness to surrender private redress (70:10.16)

substituted for tribal war (70:1.19)

survival of trial by ordeal (70:10.7)

duplication

Deities not given to useless (6:4.2)

dust

returns to the earth (1:4.3)

duty. See also responsibility
Duty (as a level of reality) The reality domain of morals in the philosophic realm, the arena of reason, the recognition of relative right and wrong. This is the judicial form of the cosmic discrimination. (192.3) 16:6.7

according to Hinduism (131:4.6)

Adjuster translates, into faith in revelation (102:1.1)

devotion to commonplace social obligations (91:7.5) (100:6.5) (126:5.4) (178:1.8)

eclipsing emotion of spiritual beings is joy of (25:1.6)

evading duty

failing in high and holy obligations (185:0.4)

folly of running away from for far-off enticements (130:1.2)

faithfully performed precludes sorrow (25:1.6)

for ghost cultists, what must be done to keep spirits favorably disposed (87:5.10)

go forth to do (163:6.7)

idea signifies servant-mindedness (180:1.6)

in morontia, time no longer available to circumvent disagreeable obligations (48:5.8)

man's understanding of, only relatively true (115:1.2)

moral intuition is realization of; cosmic mind response (16:6.7) (16:7.1)

promises should be kept (157:1.2)

summary of mortal duty

attainment of perfection (1:0.4)

believers' is to man, God, and fellowship; to preach gospel (178:1.5,11)

bringing children into world entails supreme responsibility (84:7.25–26)

deal justly, love mercy, walk humbly with God (97:5.6) (126:4.5)

fear God and keep his commandments (131:2.9)

highest human duty is to one's family (126:3.5) (127:5.3) (140:8.14)

live up to responsibilities with energy and enthusiasm (159:5.10)

perform faithfully and accept one's lot (48:6.25)

recognition of progressive obligation to the Supreme (110:3.10) (117:4.8)

take up responsibilities daily and follow Jesus (158:7.5)

whole, is love for God and man (142:3.22) (163:4.8)

teaches man has no right not to believe in God (101:1.7)

dwarfs

evolving monotheists keep subordinate gods as (96:1.14)

Dyaks

primitive religious practices of (92:6.1)

Dyaus pitar

Vedic lord of heaven (94:1.3)

Dyaus-Zeus. See Zeus