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The gift of the intellect he ought to and must utilize.

Earth school of the spirit. Means for the purpose. End in itself.

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The intellect has been given to man but so he does not use it, he lives along like an animal, for a right use of the intellect lets him think and act otherwise it lets him live consciously; but the worldly man, who considers earth life as end in itself, has not yet made proper use of his intellect; he has let it become active in only one direction; he has not yet thought about a spiritual world, which certainly is also to be assumed outside of the material world otherwise man would have to have unlimited right of determination over the whole creation, therefore also over the nature like events and over the own fate.

 

Bertha Dudde:

 

Earth school of the spirit. Means for the purpose. End in itself.

18. and 19. August 1953. B.D. NR. 5750.

Consider earth only as school of the spirit, as maturation station for your soul, which still must go through a school, before it enters the spiritual kingdom. You cannot inevitably get fashioned so that you are suitable for the spiritual kingdom; you must accomplish this transformation yourselves. And earth life has been given to you for it. But you men do not recognize the purpose and the aim of earth life you utilize it in another direction; you just seek to get the advantages for the body and do not remember your soul you consider earth as end in itself while it is after all only the means to the purpose - that means, to bring the last maturity to the spiritual.

To pass the test of will is the actual task, which you are to fulfil in earth life, but which must be taken in all freedom, why you will only then receive enlightenment about meaning and purpose of earth life, when you yourselves seriously occupy yourselves with this question. But God gave you the intellect, which can let you ask this question at any time, why and for which purpose you are on earth. Impulses around you are there enough, which can motivate you to this question, but this question must come from you completely freely out of you, to now also be able to be answered right. Even the worldly man should be occupied by this (19.8.1953) question; even he should now and then think about the cause and purpose of earth existence, as long as he takes time for such thoughts. In the satisfaction of his bodily desires and wishes he should truly not see the purpose of his life, and if he does it nevertheless, then the thought of death will also always frighten or disturb him or he rejects all thoughts with his opinion, to no longer be after death. Only a man, who thinks little, can be of this opinion, for he would find enough proofs during earth life, which would have to teach him otherwise, when he would just seriously occupy himself with the problem of living on after death. The intellect has been given to man but so he does not use it, he lives along like an animal, for a right use of the intellect lets him think and act otherwise it lets him live consciously; but the worldly man, who considers earth life as end in itself, has not yet made proper use of his intellect; he has let it become active in only one direction; he has not yet thought about a spiritual world, which certainly is also to be assumed outside of the material world otherwise man would have to have unlimited right of determination over the whole creation, therefore also over the nature like events and over the own fate. As long man himself depends on a higher power, on a higher will, which is proven to him through the course of his earth life, so long therefore he must acknowledge a world or an area, where this higher power rules, and since he knows that he is at the mercy of this power without resistance, that this power determines his course of life, he must also present the question to himself, why and for what purpose his earth life winds off so, as it is the case and whether he perhaps fulfils this purpose, which can never ever be only earthly well-being, but a spiritual development is more likely. Man can come to this result of the intellect, as soon as he has just the will, to really receive an explanation, whether earth life is end in itself or just the means for the purpose. The gift of the intellect he ought to and must utilize, for in future he is called to account for his will, which opposes everything, what God gives him for the reaching of his aim on earth.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5750.

 

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