Essentials of Spiritual Growth UPF2


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Final victory of goodness through the Second Coming of Christ/the Messiah.
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a people, nations and a world/cosmos should be well prepared.

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Essentials of Spiritual Growth UPF2

  1. 1. Part 2 Developing our heart and character The principles of spiritual growth We are both spiritual and physical beings The Spiritual World The Essentials of Unification Principle and World Peace
  2. 2. Development of Heart and Character – Individual Peace. Heart Conscience Ideas Plans Actions My life of love and truth living for the sake of others God True Parents True Teachers True Leaders Mind Body True Person Heart – motivates true love. Seeks the joy of living for the sake of others. Conscience – guides true love. My innate sense of truth. The god in myself, which directs me towards the higher purpose. Love and truth Whole purpose Individual purpose Mind Body Subject Object
  3. 3. The Principles of Spiritual Growth <ul><li>Growth requires purposeful give and take </li></ul><ul><li>action over a time period </li></ul><ul><li>We need love, guidance and example </li></ul><ul><li>from true parents, teachers, leaders, elders </li></ul><ul><li>We must add our own responsibility to act </li></ul><ul><li>in love and truth – live for the sake of others </li></ul><ul><li>Our heart and conscience centred on God </li></ul><ul><li>guide our body </li></ul><ul><li>Our freedom exercised with responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>enables us to participate in our own creation </li></ul>Formation stage Infancy Emotion Growth stage Childhood Intellect Completion stage Adolescence Will Birth Maturity of heart and character – resembling God God Mind Body True Person Mind and Body united in a life of love for God and others
  4. 4. Air & Sunlight + Food & Water - Life Elements Love and Truth + Vitality Elements From my acts of love and truth - Physical World Physical Self Spiritual Self Spiritual World God Spiritual Growth
  5. 5. Three Stages of Life Like dying Like dying Mother Unborn child Mind Spirit self Body Physical self Spirit Mind Spirit Body 40 weeks 80 years Eternity Physical life is the precious time to grow to maturity by a life lived for God and others SPIRIT WORLD final destination EARTH preparation of the spirit self WOMB preparation of the physical self
  6. 6. The tree and the fruit Fruit Harvest Elements from the physical World
  7. 7. The tree and the fruit Our deeds during earthly life Fruit Heart and Character Harvest The quality of our life and our destination in the spirit world depends on the quality of our life in the physical world
  8. 8. God Spiritual Self 5 spiritual senses Physical Self 5 physical senses Spiritual World eternal Physical World temporal Religious founders Saints and sages Ancestors Angels Matter, energy, Minerals, plants and animals A true person is a microcosm of the two worlds, a medium of harmony and exercises a dominion of love