“The more completely man understands himself and appreciates the personality values of his fellows, the more he will crave to know the Original Personality, and the more earnestly such a God-knowing human will strive to become like the Original Personality.” [UB 30:05]
Teacher Uteah: “Let us expand on the above statement. First of all, human life should be a quest for values, i.e., for truth, beauty, and goodness. When you witness what occurs on your world, you can see that many of you are pursuing ‘gold plated’ values—things that are externally attractive, but fail to meet their inner longings, as they are hollow on the inner.
“Truth, Beauty, and Goodness are the gold nuggets of your being. They are not ‘superficial’ but have been buried deep within you to entice you to set on an inner journey to retrieve them and bring them to the light.
“Sadly, before they can acknowledge the subtle prompts of Spirit, many are fooled by the lures of the outer world, which is in great part caused by their misperception that the world revolves around them. How presumptuous it is for anyone to believe they are the center of the world! You discern that behavior in others, but fail to acknowledge it within yourself—which is the most significant stumbling block in your spiritual ‘birthing’ process.
“Another observation I would like to make is that the human nature wants to emulate what they consider as ‘beautiful.’ Young people adopt as ‘role models’ fashion models, or ‘celebrities.’ They fail to look for the whole package deal where Beauty is infused with Truth and Goodness. Such ‘low-grade’ role models exert undue and adverse influence in the lives of their undiscerning ‘fans.’
“Hone your God-given discernment skills to carefully select decent role-models—those humble souls who blaze a trail toward the attainment of your purest ideals. Jesus was the whole package deal. It is the reason why His life teachings will never be obsolete, as they transcend the ebb and flow of worldly ‘fads.’ Jesus lived His human life ‘craving to know the Original Personality,’ and He became like It.”