Religion

In 1517 Martin Luther fired the first shot in a battle that became the war to reform the Catholic Church. Other people joined Luther in challenging the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Over time several people broke away from the West European mother church. The Catholic Church, supported by the then superpower of Europe, Spain, went to war trying to reclaim allegiance from her rebelling children. That religious war lasted until 1648 when finally a treaty (of Westphalia, Germany) was signed giving the various nationalities of Western Europe the right to not bear allegiance to the Catholic church, to…
On earth, each human being has two parts to his mind; there is a third part, the part he shares with God, unified mind but those on earth are not aware of that part of our minds. On earth we are aware of the ego part and the Holy Spirit part of our minds. Each person thinks and acts from one of the two parts. Actually, if one is in this world one mostly thinks and acts from ones ego mind not the Holy Spirit part of one's mind. If one did not think and act from the ego mind…
Sunday, 31 May 2015 12:50

How Do We Begin to Know God? (Part 2)

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This continues the original thinking started in earlier essay entitled DO WE NEED GOD? Everyone on earth at one time or another has thought about God. Each one of us sometimes seeks to know God. Because many people want to know God, there would be an ever expanding need for churches, temples, synagogues, mosques, or other types of houses of worship. There is a tremendous hunger to know God, and this hunger is generating trillions of dollars being spent on printing and distributing religious books, religious literature, and study guides including but not limited to the Bibles, films, Quran, and…
Sunday, 31 May 2015 12:45

Do We Need God? (Part 1)

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Written on visits to China and South Korea Isn't it amazing what this world is doing in the name of God? And who is this God in whom most human beings have such a trusting faith and in whose name man had done murderous things under the sky? It is not farfetched to hypothesize that wars had been waged in the name of God. The Crusades were a series of hostilities in which WesternEuropean nations fought using the propaganda of religious expeditionary wars. The first crusade organized by Pope Urban II of the Roman Catholic Church had the stated goal…
The book, A course in miracles says that there is a unified spirit self-called God. That self-extended his self to a son called son of God. The son of God extends his own self to his own sons (all of us). It says that God and his son and sons share one self; it says that God is in his sons and they are in him; where God ends and his sons begin is nowhere. There is no space between God and his sons; they share one self. The one self (God and his sons) have one mind. They do…
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:45

Who owns this money, anyway?

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Let's stop deceiving ourselves that we own the money in our bank accounts. In reality, we don't. It is very disconcerting and exasperating that my whole life must be about making money and paying bills. Is that all my God and your God is keeping me here on earth to do, day by day, month by month, year by year and all throughout my life? Nigerian named Ifeanyi thought it was. Are we living on this earth for the sole purpose of acquiring things money can buy and do we live on earth with houses full of junks to attract…
Thursday, 21 May 2015 05:05

The ego is spirit in the human body

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The ego is spirit that wishes separation and specialness and identifies with body; body enables it to seem to be separated from other people and from its real self, son of God. The spirit made body seem to have power to influence it and for all practical purposes body enables the ego (that is spirit now in body) to feel whatever it feels. As long as a person identifies with the ego separated self he must identify with body and his body must seem to determine his behavior. If your body is weak, for example, you must feel weak and…
Sunday, 17 May 2015 23:50

Adam And Eve: Who Messed Up Paradise?

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The creation story of Adam and Eve as recorded in Book of Genesis has provoked persistent questions worth pondering over. The more we ponder the more we get confused and exasperated. Men have long been asking unsettling questions: What specifically was God's purpose in creating the woman? How did Eve's inferior status as Adam's helper turn into this superiority leading to her desire to take control? A Nigerian married man has called with lots of questions. Why is his wife always going against his carefully laid down rules? Why is the wife objecting to their daughters aged 24 and 22…
The real self is the self-folks have in the real world, in the world of light forms, at the gate of heaven, in happy dreams, and holy relationships. They are not in that self in ego and body, on earth (they are in it but currently do not see it, for to see our world they had to ignore the real self and its real world). When we are born on earth, in matter the Holy Spirit remakes another version of us; thus, each of us human beings, animals, trees and everything on earth has an alternate self in light…
Friday, 24 April 2015 02:40

Are there christians in this world?

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I hear folks around me call themselves Christian; I observe their behaviors and they do not jive with what I garnered should be the behaviors of Christians. Given this perceived contradiction, I ask myself: who is a Christian and are there, in fact, true Christians? Is a Christian a person who simply states that he is a Christian even if he does not behave as the New Testament part of the Bible said that Christians should behave? There is no doubt whatsoever that Jesus taught love and forgiveness. In the Sermon on the Mount (Mathew, 5: 43-48) he asked his…
My Hindu Swami (priest), Bhaskrananda told us a parable. Pay attention to it and learn. Two monks were on their way to a village. They got to a stream and saw a young woman dressed in her finest attire contemplating how to cross the stream without getting her clothes wet; she could remove her clothes and cross naked; that would not be considered socially appropriate, you know! She stood there not making up her mind what to do. The old and young monk came upon her. The old monk recognizing her dilemma offered to carry her across the stream and…
A few minutes ago I posted an essay I wrote on the purpose of Hindu/Buddhist meditation. Read it and try to understand what it is saying. It is saying that both Oriental religions (the same goes for Taoism and Zen but I am not writing about those now) teach Asians to extinguish their egos. It says that both religions recognize that to be a human being is to be an ego and says that to be an ego is to identify with a false self and asks folks to do away with their ego self-conceptions and try to attain the…
*You might find this piece interesting; it is a planned talk to the public. Of course, it would change, for the ambience of the talk environment and the questions asked by members of the audience influence the delivery of talks. In the meantime, I hope that you learn something from this piece regarding Oriental religions, especially their concept of meditation as a path to experiencing God, our real self. THE PURPOSE OF HINDU/BUDDHIST MEDITATION IS TO TRANSCEND THE EGO AND REACH GODtRANSCEND A talk given at Anchorage, Alaska ATOM Center Sunday, April 12, 2015 Ozodi Osuji Hinduism and Buddhism believe…
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:57

Why Gnosticism came into being

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I did not first study Gnosticism to know what it teaches; instead, I reached conclusions that I later found out are called Gnostic. That is to say that I developed a philosophy that is similar to those developed by Gnostics. Before I formally explicate what Gnosticism is let me share with you how I came to my conclusions about existence. In childhood I was extremely sickly. I was almost always at the gate of death. This is because I inherited a disorder of the mitochondria (cytochrome c oxidase deficiency, aka COX). Children with this disorder are in tremendous pain and…
There are people in this world who take their egos and bodies as all they are. They are proud to be their bodies and egos; they, thus, seem to have positive self-concepts. On the other hand, there are those who look at their bodies and immediately realize that they are nothing. The human body is composed of twenty five elements; the main ones are carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. The various elements are composed of particles (electrons, protons and neutrons). Particles are composed of quarks (neutrons and protons are, electrons are made from light). Quarks are made from light. Light,…
Sunday, 15 March 2015 16:04

The Three worlds

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There are three distinct worlds, each operating with different parameters. They are: (1)The formless unified world of God (2) The light formed world of the Holy Spirit (3) The dark formed world of the son of God (1). in the world of God there is no form. There is no space, time and matter in this world. One self, God extended his oneself into infinite selves; God created infinite selves all of them sharing his one self. God and all his creations, selves share one self and one mind in eternal state of union. This world is what traditional religions…
Regardless of why individuals do what they do they receive the consequences of their behaviors. We, as observers can point out the correlation of action and effects. The individual not only receives the consequences of his behavior but also those around him do. The individual can work on changing his own pattern of behavior and point out other folks patterns of behaviors and suggest how they can change them and receive different consequences but he cannot change other people's behavior patterns for them. Due to the exigencies of my inherited problematic body and conditionally accepting society I rejected my body…
Saturday, 28 February 2015 19:36

There are sinful and evil forces in human beings!

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Science, especially social science managed to teach contemporary people that the only forces operating in our lives are natural and social forces, that there are no such things as spirits, good and bad spirits, good and evil forces. Everything is explained from the perspective of natural forces and any other idea is cavalierly dismissed as superstitious. The old religious idea that people are capable of being evil is seen as quaint nonsense; in so far that people seem to do bad things in society their behaviors are seen as due to either biological issues or adverse social circumstances. For example,…
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 02:05

Dream interpretation is necessary in psychotherapy

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In this dream I was in Nigeria, in my village and preparing to return to the USA; my folks gave me three kids who are distantly related to me to take to the USA and I began returning to the USA with them and woke up. In real life I would have had to go to the US Embassy to obtain Visas for them but in the dream I did not do that. What the dream shows is that even in my dreams my idealistic self operates; here, I was helping strangers that I was told are related to me.…
Monday, 23 February 2015 05:51

What does an enlightened person look like?

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If you are like me you probably have wondered what an enlightened, illuminated and God realized person looks like and how he spends his day. Seriously, how do the people you read in books, folks that have realized that they are one with God, such as Gautama Buddha, Ramakrishna and Ramana Maharshi look like? And how do they spend their days? How does an enlightened person live daily? Does he plan his life and days as the ego does? Not necessarily; he does what he is guided by his inner self, the Holy Spirit, his true self urges him to…
Friday, 20 February 2015 02:22

Some spiritual experiences

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Mazi Azubike Ekwueme: What did I do to you this morning that made you drag my name into your unending discourse on the need for Christian South Eastern Nigeria (the old Eastern region of Nigeria) to separate from Nigeria? I am particularly curious why you fished out an essay I wrote six months ago and attached it to your rant? At the end of your rant, as usual, you called me a fool. Thank you for calling me a fool. I do not know whether that is supposed to make me happy or sad. Why should you calling me a…
Here again, the man of God will continue to carry out the religious and social duties for which he was ordained a priest of God, not a priest of Aso Rock. Fr. Ejike Mbaka is Going Miles for God and Humanity, he cannot be moved. Through him and in him, Christians will endure and overcome. Anyone following the debate on Fr. Ejike Mbaka's criticism of the present PDP government led by President Jonathan, and indeed, the gathering storm against this unassuming clergy man for speaking out must read this article below posted in www.elomba.com and written by Chuks Collins. The…
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 23:04

Of Rev. Fr. Mbaka And His Prophecies

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The saving grace is that the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria in a press release has disassociated the Catholic Church from the utterances of Rev. Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka. In the release the bishops asserted that the Catholic Bishops, on all matters, speak for the Church. Had this not been the case one would have felt that the priest turned politician and voodoo prophet speaks for the Holy Roman Church. As Dr. Ogbonnia, the Executive Director, Patriots United for Transparency and Accountability in Nigeria (PUTAN) pointed out in a press release Fr. Mbaka has a huge following in SE. Fr. Mbaka…
I had a lady friend in New Jersey, USA. She would tell me that she hears from what she called her spirit guides. She would tell me what her spirit guides asked me and other persons to do. She said that she did not hear actual voices from her spirit guides but that it was impression from them on her mind; that is, it is her thinking that she felt came from outside her, so she was not truly hallucinating. I felt that she was telling me and other persons what she wanted us to do; I felt that she…
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 06:14

Pope Francis The Pope Who Loves God

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A few years ago the Roman Catholic Church Cardinals left agonistic Europe and went to South America to mint a new pope. Some argued then that he was still European because his parents had migrated from Italy and that therefore he is just a chip of the old block. That may be so but Pope Francis is a pope that loves God. So far he is the best pope I have lived under (I have lived under a few) and often I am tempted to say that he is THE pope of all times. I recognize that he is a…