Monday, 08 August 2016 04:10

To be in ego is to be in hell; to have no ego is to be in heaven

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Ozodi Osuji

To have a separated self-concept, the ego is to be in hell; since this world is designed for us to have separated self-concepts it follows that to be in this world is to be in hell.

The self-concept is made possible by body; the body makes the ego possible and where there is problematic body there is big ego self-concepts.

To have no ego separated self-concept is to be in heaven (in heaven there is no separated self-concept, no body, space and time; all are units in a wave of light and the wave and the particle are one).

On earth if you see people with less rigid self-concepts they tend to be flexible and happy and live in peace.

(I am writing this essay because last night I was at a party of sorts and observed people; those with less ego self that they are defending were happier and flowed with events at the party whereas those who are full of themselves and are defending their egos and their pride were less happy and peaceful and did not flow with conversations; they were less playful.)


The state of the individual's body determines the state of his ego, personality; sickly bodies produce problematic egos, personalities, if you like personality disorders.

Since body determines personality and ego it follows that to have no ego and personality one must have no body, one must be outside body and if in body one must not identify with body.

This is why A course in miracles and other religious books ask people to see themselves as not body.


If you do not see you as body what are you doing eating food, taking medications and wearing clothes? If you are not body you must not eat food to maintain body. This is why religious folks fast to dis-identify with body and remember their spirit nature.


As long as a person is in body and in space and time he is in ego state; the ego is not a person but a means of living as if one is in body.

In separation and body (in sleep-dream state) the ego guides the son of God. There is another guide for the son of God while he denies his real self as part of God's spirit; that guide is called the Holy Spirit (whole spirit contracted to Holy Spirit).

The individual lets go of his ego guardian and since he needs another guide to guide him while he sleeps asks the Holy Spirit to guide him; this new guide makes him flexible in his behavior.

If one totally allows the Holy Spirit to guide one, one is able to do miraculous things like walk through walls, walk on water and raise the dead, as Jesus did. Walls, water and death do not exist in fact but seem to exist in the egos world.

If one is guided by the Holy Spirit one occasionally experiences revelation from God; in revelation God talks to one (in prayer one talks to God but in revelation God talks to one).

If one persists in trusting the guidance of the Holy Spirit one would leave our world and experience God in unified light.


Nigerians, Africans and Black people in general tend to be full of their egos; a Nigerian is a walking, talking ego; a Nigerian has no love for other people; indeed, he is willing to sell other Nigerians to make money and make his infantile ego seem very important.

Nigerians, Africans and black people are therefore in the deeper part of hell and in prison with hard labor. This accounts for their suffering on earth.

White people tend to be less egoistic, in fact, many of them seem to have no ego at all; when you are talking to them you do not sense that they are egoistic; to Africans white folks egolessness make them seem childlike but in fact it means that they are closer to heaven.

To be in this world one must have some kind of ego but some have less ego hence are flexible and happier.

Less egoistic people are more able to learn about the ego and its world, that is, learn science. Egoistic persons, such as Africans, find it difficult to learn, especially science.


What all these mean is for one to let go of one's self concept, to let ones ego go and have a blank mind and say nothing about anything and have the Holy Spirit, the higher self to guide one.

For example, my ego sees Nigerians as total egotists, as animals, really. They have no love for other people. Most of them are thieves and would steal from you in a jiffy; they exist to insult each other so as to seem better than those they put down; they would not lift a finger to help each other.

Looked at from the ego, Nigerians are self-centered savages and predatory animals. As self-centered persons who do not care for other people they are best served if they are ruled by a strong hand.

If I was their leader I would treat Nigerians with a strong hand; I would treat them as one treats animals; I would punish them if they behave in an antisocial manner and if they killed persons I would line them up against a wall and use them for target practice, and kill them. Yes, I will not hesitate in shooting Nigerians to death for they are less than human.

On the other hand, if I look at Nigerians from the perspective of the Holy Spirit I see them as children for me to help become loving persons; I would overlook their past antisocial behaviors and in the present guide them towards prosocial behaviors.

One thing is clear to me: I do not see Nigerians as adults, for self-centered persons are children, not adults.


One must let go of ones ego and allow the Holy Spirit, that is, love and forgiveness to guide one. To the extent that one lives from the guidance of the Holy Spirit one is in less hell; to the extent that one allows the ego to guide one, one is in hell.

Most Nigerians, Africans and black folks are in hell because they live from the ego, they are guided by the ego and its self-centeredness; they need to be pitied and helped and guided to live from the Holy Spirit.

Until black folks are more altruistic and prosocial they are in hell and their countries are literally hell. Nigerian and African countries are misgoverned for as unmitigated egotists they cannot govern themselves well.

At the moment Nigerians are pure egotists and cannot govern themselves well; they need a strong hand, a sort of benevolent dictator to lead them.

Nigerians must be made to obey laws and reduce their egoism before they can govern themselves well.

To look out for other people's interests makes one a good leader; since one must be less egoistic to care for other people, therefore, one must transcend ones ego, in religious terms, one must be guided by the Holy Spirit to be a good leader of people.

(The Holy is the Christian name for the part of one's mind that identifies with all people and loves and cares for all of them, whereas the ego is the name for the part of one's mind that cares only for one's self.)

Ozodi Osuji

August 7, 2016

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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly Western or African but a synthesis of both. Dr Osuji teaches, writes and consults on leadership, management, politics, psychology and religions. Dr Osuji is married and has three children; he lives at Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

He can be reached at: (907) 310-8176