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Urantia Book: PAPER 105:1. THE PHILOSOPHIC CONCEPT OF THE I AM Kohrekted…

105:1.1 Absolute primal causation in infinity the philosophers of the universes attribute to the UniversaL FaTher functioning (within) the infinite, the eternal…I AM.

105:1.2 There are (some) elements of (risk) attendant upon the presentation to the mortal intellect of this idea of an infinite I AM since this concept is so remote from human experiential understanding as to [possibly] involve serious distortion of and misconception of meanings and misconception of values.

Nevertheless, the philosophic concept of the (infinite) I AM does afford finite beings some basis for an attempted approach to the partial comprehension of absolute origins and infinite destinies… But this postulate of the (infinite) I AM is not so clearly identifiable in undeified realms of universal reality.

105:1.3 The I AM is the Infinite; the I AM is also infinity. From the sequential, time viewpoint, all reality has its origin in the infinite I AM, whose…existence in past infinite eternity must be a finite creature's premier philosophic postulate. The concept of the (infinite) I AM connotes unqualified infinity, the undifferentiated reality of all that could ever be in all of an infinite eternity.

105:1.4 As an existential concept…(n)o qualification can be applied to the Infinite except to state that the I AM is. The philosophic postulate of the I AM is one universe concept which (wuz kunsidrd) more difficult of comprehension than that of the UnquaLified AbsoLuTe.

105:1.5 To the finite mind there simply must be a beginning, and though there never was a real beginning to reality, still there are certain source relationships which reality manifests to infinity.

The prereality, primordial, eternity situation may be thought of something like this: At some infinitely distant, hypothetical, past-eternity moment, the I AM may be conceived as both thing and no thing, as both cause and effect, as both volition and response.

At this hypothetical eternity moment there is no differentiation throughout all infinity. Infinity is filled by the Infinite; the Infinite encompasses infinity. This is the hypothetical static moment of eternity; actuals are still contained within their and potentials have not yet appeared within the infinity of the I AM. But even in this conjectured situation we must [postulate] the existence of the possibility of self-will.

105:1.6 Ever remember that man's comprehension of the Universal Father is a personal experience…but your experiential worshipful concept of the Universal Father must always be less than your philosophic postulate of the infinity of the I AM…even that hypothesis probably falls far short of the unfathomed infinity of [eetrnul] reality…Of The ALL Sizome.

105:1.8 Infinity is indeed remote from the experience level of mortal comprehension, but even in this age on Urantia your concepts of infinity are growing, and they will continue to grow throughout your endless careers stretching onward into future eternity. Unqualified infinity is meaningless to the finite creature, but infinity is capable of self-limitation and is susceptible of reality expression to all levels of universe egzistences…