Philosophy

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:41

Using love to heal personality disorders

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THINK AND BEHAVE FROM LOVE AND YOU CHANGE YOUR PERSONALITY Ozodi Thomas Osuji Personality is learned. It is learned in childhood. People do not come into this world with a preexisting personality. What they come to the world with is something in them that can learn a personality. There is something in people; it is not definable. Let us call it spirit. That something is born in a human child. It takes the configuration of the child’s inherited body and social experience, especially the child’s family interactions as building blocks and uses them to learn how to behave so as…
Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:54

We are God

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Chinazor Onianwa: I did not go to Church this morning so as to stay home and write the below material for you. I hope that it may help you to understand that everything is God. We are all God. The problem is how to articulate that fact without making human beings proud. It is us, a part of God that wrote the mathematical equations that were acted out as our universe. Top notch physicists at Oxford and Cambridge universities are coming to the realization that a super brain wrote the equations that were translated into our universe; everything happened when…
ALL MENTAL DISORDERS ARE HEALED WHEN THE MIND IS RETURNED TO UNIFIED STATE, GOD Ozodi Thomas Osuji Contemporary psychiatry and psychotherapy, so far, has not healed any one of his or her mental disorders. These days’ mentally sick folks are given medications. The assumption is that mental disorders were caused by chemical imbalances in the brains and these medications would rebalance the disordered neurochemicals. These medications appear able to manage the symptoms of mental disorders but do not cure them. Can mental disorders be healed? Mental disorders can be healed but to do so we first have to understand what…
Sunday, 15 October 2017 01:30

What do you believe and act on?

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WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE AND ACT ON? Ozodi Thomas Osuji You must believe in what you do regardless of what other people say about it. You must live what you believe is true. (3) If you believe and act on your belief you are going to make it come into being for you. HERE ARE MY CORE BELIEFS; I ACT ON THEM; THEY GIVE ME PEACE I believe that the physical universe is a dream in our minds (in our consciousness); I believe that what I see happening in the world is not happening, in fact, except as in a…
Spiritual psychology heals because it returns our separated minds to our unified mind; in unified mind all our medical and mental disorders are healed. Inferiority feeling results when the mind is separated from other minds and from our whole mind; inferiority complex is healed when the separated mind is returned to the whole mind, aka God’s mind. We feel complete in God and in that completeness have worth. We cannot have worth outside God. SEPARATION FROM GOD IS THE CAUSE OF INFERIORITY FEELING; RETURN TO GOD IS THE CURE FOR INFERIORITY FEELING; IT IS ONLY GOD THAT GIVES US WORTH…
WE SHOULD NOT FORGIVE EVIL BEHAVIORS BUT MUST CORRECT THEM Ozodi Thomas Osuji The Teaching of Jesus Christ in the New Testament part of the Bible clearly asks people to forgive one another their wrongs. This sounds good but is it good or is it mere sentimental claptrap, even a dangerous teaching? We know from human experience that forgiving people’s wrongs does not make them engage in good behaviors. Therefore, we have to go beyond forgiving people and insist that they correct their behaviors. Jesus forgave those who crucified him two thousand years ago; we still have murderers in the…
From Ozodi Osuji’s Daily Journal: INFERIOR FEELING WHITES MAKE EFFORTS TO SEEM SUPERIOR BY FEELING FALSELY SUPERIOR TO BLACK FOLKS Racism is rooted in inferior feeling white folks’ efforts to seem falsely superior by feeling superior to black folks. All human beings, by mere fact of living in bodies that will die and rot, feel inferior. They seek a sense of worth and value. All human beings try to seem to have worth because they feel that they have no worth. What it means to be a human being is to feel inferior and seek superiority. Human civilization is predicated…
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN STEPHEN PADDOCK’S PEOPLE KILLING AT LAS VEGAS? Ozodi Thomas Osuji On Sunday, October 1, 2017, a sixty four year old Caucasian, retired accountant who reportedly is a multimillionaire decided to go kill some people. He bought forty nine guns and loads of ammunition. He checked into a Hotel room (Mandalay) at Las Vegas, Nevada. There was a country music festival going on at the Hotel’s outdoor grounds (attended by a reported 22, 000 country Music Fans). Mr. Stephen Paddock was on the 32nd floor of the hotel. He broke the windows of his room and began…
DID JESUS CHRIST PHYSICALLY RESURRECT FROM DEATH? Ozodi Thomas Osuji The story of Jesus Christ is that he was crucified on the Cross on a Friday afternoon and on Sunday morning resurrected from death (that is two days). We are told that on Sunday morning some of his female followers came to the sepulcher where he was buried and found the stone closing the entrance to it rolled away and his body was not there; that is, they found an empty tomb. Later on, Jesus showed his self to his apostles. This implies that he resurrected from physical death. Is…
Eze Paschal: AS LONG AS PEOPLE LIVE IN EGOS AND BODIES THEY WILL BE PRONE TO FEAR AND DEFENSIVENESS Ozodi Thomas Osuji Our conversation, yesterday, on the fact that the biblical Jesus was an ego and, as such, was prone to fear and anger got me thinking. In the bible whenever he heard that his enemies, Jews of various stripes, such as Pharisees and Sadducees, were looking for him, were trying to arrest him or attack him he disappeared; he went into hiding. When the coast is clear he reappeared and continued with his preaching. This behavior meant that he…
ON EARTH ALL WE CAN DO IS MANAGING OUR EGOS; WE CAN TRANSFORM OUR EGOS TO EGOS OF LOVE Ozodi Thomas Osuji The poor old ego has been flogged to death; people have written tons of literature about what an awful thing the ego is. Yet, as long as we remain in this world of space, time and matter we shall have separated ego selves, for the ego is the individual’s adaptation to the universe of space, time and matter. Clearly, each separated self seeks its self-interests for its primary goal is to survive. It wishes for the survival of…
Saturday, 16 September 2017 21:41

Is the pursuit of spirituality escape from reality?

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Chinazor Onianwah: You might find this piece interesting; in fact, I wrote it this morning with you in mind. In my assessment, you are intensely religious and a just man but you also appreciate the stupidity of religion hence struggle to limit your behavior to what science can prove to be true. Your struggle is my struggle. Ozodiobi IS THE PURSUIT OF SPIRITUALITY ESCAPE FROM REALITY? Ozodi Thomas Osuji As I survey the human landscape and behold those who talk about religion and or spirituality, generally what I see are those who are not fully engaged with the world as…
From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal: WE SEE THE PAST WHEN WE LOOK WITH PHYSICAL LIGHT BUT SEE THE PRESENT WHEN WE LOOK WITH SPIRITUAL LIGHT We see the past if we look with physical light. Physical light travels at the speed of 186, 000 miles per second. At that speed we can see the moon (250, 000 miles away) in a little over a second, the sun in about nine minutes (that is how long it takes light to reach us from the sun, which is 93 million miles away...the sun we see now is how it was nine minutes…
Sunday, 10 September 2017 01:19

The Real Self is Light

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To Africans: If you talk to Africans you quickly find out that the philosophy they are operating under was propagated by their ancestors. Those ideas were conceived by people who had no idea of modern science. Clearly, Africans have to update their ideas of life and what life means to them. I am a philosopher. I have synthesized the philosophies of the West and East. From that effort I have posited what our real selves are. The below 25 pages essay is part of my efforts to understand the self. It is now time that we modernized Africans self-concepts and…
Thursday, 07 September 2017 08:20

Why are artists prone to homosexuality?

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In Igbo society it is generally believed that artists (writers, musicians, painters, sculptors, architects) tend to gravitate to homosexuality at a higher rate than ordinary human beings. One of my grandfather's relatives, Nwaogu Njoku, was a singer; she lived with another woman (whom she called my wife!). The belief that artists tend to gravitate to homosexuality more than the norm intrigued me and I wanted to understand why. My life is devoted to trying to understand why people do what they do. I think that, finally, I have found the answer. Male artists tend to be sensitive persons; they are…
A course in miracles teaches that life on earth is a dream and that we have different selves in God and that while in God we sleep and dream this world. The implication of this assessment of life on earth as a dream is that it is not important and therefore should not be taken seriously. If one accepted this view and does not take life on earth seriously, does not take one's self seriously and do not take other people's egos in bodies seriously, do not take what any one does seriously, one would live in peace and joy…
Sunday, 03 September 2017 03:09

Atheists delusion that there is no God

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I have just reread Richard Dawkins screed: The God delusion. I first read it when it came out in 2006 and wrote a review of it. During that same time period I also read Christopher Hitchens' God is not so great. Here are my further thoughts on these folks radical atheism. Delusion and illusion are beliefs that are not based on facts that we all can verify; they are false ideas about reality that somehow the individual believes is true and behaves according to them. For example, an individual may be physically weak and powerless but somehow manages to convince…
Thursday, 31 August 2017 16:55

We have selves apart from our bodily selves

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ACCEPT THIS TRUTH: WE HAVE SELVES APART FROM OUR BODILY SELVES Ozodi Thomas Osuji All my life I have been searching for my real self. Even when I was at school or working on different projects my mind was preoccupied with trying to figure out what my real self is. This search has lasted for too long and if unchecked might last for the rest of my life. It is now time to accept what I know as the human realistic self and leave the infinite search for a hidden real self alone (that search actually is looking for the…
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 21:10

Lack of sense of humor is due to fearfulness

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I love people with good sense of humor; they make me laugh; only God knows that I need a good laugh to put me out of my misery (if you think obsessive-compulsively, as I do, you need ways to stop thinking; humor and meditation does it for me). In fact, I go to Facebook specifically to read a certain Yoruba girl, Anne, whose sense of humor, in American colloquial parlance, is off the charts. That girl has a wicked sense of humor! She finds a way to make Nigerian politics humorous. I read her and go into convulsions of laughter.…
Monday, 28 August 2017 23:11

Why do people pray?

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The other day, a friend with medical issues asked to pray for him. I was taken aback for I had not prayed for as long as I can remember. I talk about God and religion but do so from the intellectual level not from a practicing religious person's level. Thus, when asked to pray for a person I really did not know what that meant and how to pray. My only recollection of praying was before I became agnostic (age fourteen). So, I asked me: why do people pray and how do they pray? I thought about my question. I…
Friday, 25 August 2017 19:13

Accident or delusional design; choose!

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ACCIDENT OR DELUSIONAL DESIGN; BOTH CANNOT BE TRUE; SO WHICH ONE DO YOU ACCEPT? Ozodi Thomas Osuji There are two approaches to understanding phenomena: accident or design. Science is predicated on accident; scientists believe that the universe is a product of random accidents, from the big bang to what happens to the individual. The alternative to an accidental universe is the belief that the universe was planned and designed by some intelligent force and unfolds as that force planned it to unfold. If the universe was designed who was the designer? If it is designed by a force apart from…
I would like to have some smart folks tell me why some persons are born with supreme belief in their personal superiority. This belief generally has nothing to do with such persons' accidents of birth; their parents may be poor yet they have such beliefs. My parents are working class; however, in traditional Igbo society we were at the top of the food chain; we were and still are the high priests of Amadioha (in Hindu social categories we are of the Brahmin class...come to think of it, whenever I am in a Hindu temple they generally see me as…
Friday, 18 August 2017 00:55

We are prisoners of the mind's fears

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The human mind is capable of accepting fears of what folks should not be afraid of; for example, they can assume that ghosts exist, fear ghosts and have nightmares where ghosts or unseen things attack them. Mind, in effect, can have fears that enslave the individual and make his behaviors restricted and circumscribed. In day life people have fear of this or that and those restrict their range of behaviors. And what they are afraid of are things they should not be afraid of, harmless things, really. If the human mind is liberated from fear arousing beliefs people would behave…
Thursday, 17 August 2017 22:28

Change your self concept and know happiness

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CHANGE YOUR SELF CONCEPT OR GIVE IT UP AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY Ozodi Thomas Osuji Everywhere on planet earth people want to be happy; the means for happiness is in them while they go looking for it outside them. If you want to be happy do this: change your self-concept and self-image. It is as simple as that. Each of us has a self-concept which he sees in image form; he made it with the help of all people. He defends his self-concept because he believes that it is who he is. The self-concept is associated with body (and…
I just heard from my TV that at Barcelona, Spain, a terrorist had driven a van into crowd of people and killed over thirteen persons and injured hundreds of people (some of whom may die). People are running all over the place trying to protect themselves and avoid getting killed by the terrorist(s); they are doing whatever they could to defend and protect their dear lives in body and ego. These defenses make their bodies real to them. US TV stations, no doubt, would talk about this killing all day long; all the other talk about dumb Trump's racist response…