Can eternity be understood? Is there a difference between how physical science and spiritual science view eternity? Did life originate at a specific point in time or has it always existed in some form?
In this lecture Ole Therkelsen explores the concepts of eternity and temporality from the perspective of Martinus’s world picture. He presents the principle of contrasts and the principle of hunger and satiation, which are key to the experience of eternal life. “If you introduce eternity, life makes sense,” he says. If we had only one life, there would no justice in life whatsoever. Darkness and suffering would have no meaning. Martinus’s analysis of eternity is the backbone of his cosmology and can help one understand that all living beings are part of the same organism and consciousness, the organism and consciousness of God.
Ole Therkelsen (born in 1948) is a chemical engineer and a biologist with a life-long interest in Martinus Cosmology. He was introduced to Martinus Cosmology by his parents when he was a small boy, and since 1980 he has given about 2000 lectures on Martinus’s world picture in fifteen countries in six different languages. Many of his lectures may be heard on http://www.oletherkelsen.dk and on http://www.youtube.com.
He is the author of Martinus, Darwin and Intelligent Design – A New Theory of Evolution and Martinus and the New World Morality. His books are available from http://amazon.com and http://amazon.co.uk.
This lecture was given by Ole Therkelsen at The Martinus Centre, Klint, Denmark on 28th July 2008.
Music composed and performed by Lars Palerius.
Photo: Marie Rosenkrantz Gjedsted
Martinus’s literature is available online on the Martinus Institute’s website. Here you can also find information about the international summer courses at the Martinus Centre in Klint, Denmark.