Martinus Cosmology – an Introduction

Throughout the evolutionary history of mankind there emerges from time to time striking personalities – -who through their thoughts of way of being open up new perspectives on life. Martinus, the Danish writer and mystic, was one of them. Perhaps you have asked yourself many times: Who am I? Who am I really? Where am I going? We humans seek answers. We have found many answers in natural science, yet- -science falls short when it comes to explaining the depths of the mind; despondency, sorrow, intuition, love and longing. Many, however, are able to find meaning in art and philosophy, in religion and belief. In 1921 when Martinus was 30, he had a series of profound illuminative spiritual experiences. He himself was surprised when from one moment to the next he was able to understand the meaning of life. Every time he asked an existential question he himself could answer it through his intuition. He experienced that the universe was pervaded by infinite love and wisdom. From then on until his death 60 years later, he saw it as his task – -to express this intuitive knowledge in the form of symbols and logical analysis. He created 100 symbols and wrote more than 6,000 pages that describe a coherent world picture and- – the eternal spiritual laws What was it then that Martinus gained insight into and what can we use it for? The world is full of war, violence and intolerance and most people look after their own interest. Is this logical and meaningful? Fundamentally yes, answers Martinus, whose analyses present an optimistic world picture in which – – the necessity of the darkness and suffering in the world is explained. He describes how we are all cosmic beings on an infinite journey- -the purpose of which is quite simply to experience and to create. But in order for us to experience and create there must be contrasts. Without contrast there would be no experience and no creation, no life.But life is. We are taking part in an eternal cosmic education- – in which we’re all teachers and pupils at the same time. The teaching consists of experiences of pleasantness, light and joy which attracts us- -and unpleasantness, darkness and suffering which repel us. Through our experiences, particularly the painful ones,our ethical and intellectual abilities grow. All of us without exception through rebirth and many lives will become moral geniuses. Radiant beings that emanate only humaneness and neighbourly love. We will then realize who we really are. That, on the one hand, we are participants in a vast drama full of contrasts in order to experience and create – -and on the other hand, behind all the experiences we are unchangeable eternal beings. We realized that darkness and suffering are simply camouflaged love and that death does not exist. Everything is life and we are at one with everything. We can say that the I experiences itself in the created. Martinus therefore begins his main work “Livets Bog” (The Book of Life) as follows: Despite his extraordinary insight, Martinus emphasizes that he is- -not in any way better than those who have gone before or will come after him. He does not favour or discriminate against people, schools of thought or religions. He does not call his work a religion or a faith but his spiritual science or cosmology. Martinus does not therefore encourage people to blindly accept what he says, but- -rather verify his analyses in their daily lives and see if they are true. The purpose of his analyses are, he says, to show a path to theoretical cosmic insight- -and the most important thing is how we live our lives and how we react to the world around us . He himself said quite simply that his greatest desire was to use his knowledge to get people to love one another.

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