Divine Definitions: (1) without beginning or end; everlasting; unbounded; (2) changeless; always true; (3) perpetual; timeless; ceaseless; (4) forever in existence; immortal; enduring beyond time; (5) existing beyond eternity; imperishable; (6) indefatigable
Inspiration: Finite time contains within itself the seeds of eternity. God knows what He planted.
Comment: It is impossible to imagine a continuous eternity but it is worth trying just as an exercise in expanding our comprehension of the Primal Cause and our final destiny. God is the Absolute Infinite.
Human Definitions: (1) to long, aim, or seek ambitiously <especially for something great or of high value>; (2) ascending; soaring
Derivation: Latin, “to breathe”
• Heaven and God are not high above us – far away; they are deep within us. Seekers of the eternal Truth will realize [it is] within their aspiring hearts. — Chinmoy Kumar Ghose [Sri Chinmoy] (1931-2007) Indian spiritual leader
• In so far as [the] soul becomes permeated by truth, beauty, and goodness as the value-realization of God-consciousness, such a resultant being becomes indestructible. If there is no survival of eternal values in the evolving soul of man, then mortal existence is without meaning, and life itself is a tragic illusion. … What you begin in time you will assuredly finish in eternity – if it is worth finishing. — The Urantia Book (111:3.7)