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11 Our path from animal- to real human kingdom

Gods eternal world plan in one cosmic symbol.

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The fully-evolved human being in God’s image after his likeness
– Symbol No. 23

Turning the other cheek

In the symbol the two clasped hands show how a loving being responds to darkness and “hostility” (the large orange arc) with friendship. This humane reaction (yellow arc) will later return to the being itself in the form of light and joy.

In The Old Testament it is described how God made known to human beings the aim of creation: “Let us make man in our image after our likeness” (Gen. 1:26). Jesus demonstratet the behaviour of such a finished human being. His words and behaviour have been preserved in the Bible for posterity. The world has been given an example of the aim of creation and evolution.

Christ was able to demonstrate humane behaviour towards his persecutors. While he himself was being crucified he could pray for them with the words: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). These are the actions of the finished human being in the image of the allloving God.

It is this behaviour that will lead mankind out of the darkness (symbolised by the clouds), which is supplanted by the light from God (the radiant triangle) through world redemption (the radiant star surrounding it).

This takes place through a process of evolution from one life to another, (the small orange, circular arcs). The karma which the being has created and is then given back (the circular arcs) gradually gives rise to more and more humaneness (yellow colour). The yellow/orange rectangular fields symbolise the individual terrestrial lives, separated by periods spent in the spiritual world (the light yellow fields).

The steadily increasing awareness and conscience of the human beings on Earth shows that they are on their way to the state of being all-loving. Eventually they will only be able to bear to do good, like the Christ being in the symbol.

Martinus own explanation of the symbol is to be found in his book "The eternal world picture 2" The cosmic symbols of Martinus are copyright protected by Martinus Institut 1981.

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Through the initiation of darkness – Hell or Armageddon
– Symbol No. 19

“An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”

The symbol explains that the root cause of all suffering, pain and unhappiness in life is ignorance.

The row of orange and yellow rectangles at the bottom of the symbol show the process of reincarnation from one terrestrial life to another (orange), broken by stays in the spiritual worlds (yellow). In this case the being is receiving dark karma, symbolised by the large orange arc coming from the left and the sword through the heart (the organism).

Here the living being choose to respond by using the “principle of revenge” (the sword upward. It does not know that with this action it is binding itself to the zone of the culmination of darkness, where one is not so aware of the keynote of the universe, love (the radiance behind the skeleton).

The sea of flames symbolises war, revolution, unrest, strikes, lockouts, political struggle, religious conflict, poverty, illness and distress. The volcano symbolises natural catastrophes such as earthquakes, floods and cyclones etc. and thereby also the state of suffering to which terrestrial human beings sometimes subject the microbeings in their own body. Through one’s actions towards one’s own microcosmos one also creates effects in one’s fate that return through macrocosmos, and vice versa.

The dark part of karma is, however, not a punishment from God and darkness can not be defeated by the law of Moses: "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth". Through darkness, terrestrial human beings learn to differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate actions. Darkness is an initiation that renders terrestrial human beings able to feel compassion and humaneness and leads them to knowledge of God.

Not until one has been “defeated” a sufficient number of times will the truth behind the words of Jesus to “love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” begin to dawn.

Light is born in the darkness. The Bible has predicted a “time of tribulation” with “distress”, “fear”, “wars and rumours of wars” (Mat. 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, John 14-16). In these times the Bible’s message of love should, according to Christ, be explained: “the Counsellor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you” (John 14:26).

This promised “Counsellor, the Holy Spirit” is therefore a conclusive, firm, scientific explanation of Jesus’ teachings about love. It is knowledge about the spiritual reality behind the physical world revealed to the modern, humane, intellectual human being. Martinus’ work, The Third Testament is this Counsellor.

Martinus own explanation of the symbol is to be found in his book "The eternal world picture 2". The cosmic symbols of Martinus are copyright protected by Martinus Institut 1981.


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