“Man’s ability to transcend himself is the one thing which distinguishes him from the animal kingdom.” Urantia Book

 

“The soul

is the self-reflective, truth-discerning, and

spirit-perceiving part of man

which forever elevates the human being above the level of the animal world.-U.B

 

Urantia Book Paper 130

In the universe of universes Paradise and its Deities transcend both time and spaceOn the inhabited worlds, 

human personality 

indwelt and oriented by the Paradise

Father’s

spirit

 is the only physically related reality which can

transcend the material sequence of temporal events.”     

Urantia Book Paper 160

These high-climbing souls deliver themselves from a multitude of the crosscurrent conflicts of the trifles of living, thus becoming free to attain consciousness of the higher currents of spirit concept and

celestial communication.

 

This new gospel of the kingdom renders a great service to the art of living in that it supplies a new and richer incentive for higher living. It presents a new and exalted goal of destiny, a supreme life purpose. And these new concepts of the eternal and divine goal of existence are in themselves transcendent stimuli, calling forth the reaction of the very best that is resident in man’s higher nature.

 On every mountaintop of intellectual thought are to be found relaxation for the mind, strength for the soul, and

communion for the spirit.

From such vantage points of high living, man is able to transcend the material irritations of the lower levels of thinking—worry, jealousy, envy, revenge, and the pride of immature personality. These high-climbing souls deliver themselves from a multitude of the crosscurrent conflicts of the trifles of living, thus becoming free to attain consciousness of the higher currents of spirit concept and celestial communication.

 

 “…human personality indwelt...by…spirit...can...transcend the material…” U.B.