“No religionist may hope to attain the enlightenment of immortal wisdom who persists in being slothful, indolent, feeble, idle, shameless, and selfish. But whoso is thoughtful, prudent, reflective, fervent, and earnest—even while he yet lives on earth—may attain the supreme enlightenment of the peace and liberty of divine wisdom.” [UB 131:3:5]
Thought Adjuster: “The Father has created universes where due diligence and hard work pay off. He provided the raw materials for soul survival. However, many live unaware of their spiritual needs—what it takes for their soul to thrive and get travel-ready for the next leg of their cosmic journey. Nowhere in the vast creation does the Father reward those who procrastinate. “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you [Matthew 7:7-11] You have to take initiative. The universes do not dispense free hand-outs to those who do not exploit their God-given talents to advance their spiritual education.
Inactivity does not yield dividends. “While faith is the energy of the better life, nevertheless you must work out your won salvation with perseverance.” [UB130:3:5] How else could you experience the emotional gratification of cheerfulness and gladness if you did not invest yourself? Enlightenment is the grand prize that rewards your sincerity and perseverance. Jesus Himself worked hard at it while in the flesh, thus demonstrating the feasibility of reaching that sublime state of inner peace and soul maturity.
Be clear about what you wish to achieve during your short earthly sojourn—the prelude to your eternal life. What will you be left holding once you shed your material habiliment? You are a spirit incarnated in a body of flesh, your current vehicle for self-expression. Your earthly training conditions you for the after-life.
Such is the purpose of any solid education. It has to be practical and future-oriented.”