Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

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: ozodiosuji@gmail.com (907) 310-8176

Monday, 20 November 2017 05:13

To live in ego is to live in hell

IN CONCLUSION...to live as an ego is to live in hell, a luxury that a rational person cannot afford

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

To live in the ego is literally to live in hell, a painful hell, a hell of one's own making; no one else did this thing to one but one!

It is one who sentenced one's self to the prison of the ego. If one did it to one, the question is this: why don't people understand that to live in the ego is to in jail and hell, why do they struggle to be in ego hell?

The answer is that it is because they created the ego; the ego is their handiwork and they are very proud of it.

People are proud of what they made and don't want to give it up. We made our egos and are proud of it even though it gives us loads of psychological pain.

WE COME TO THE WORLD WITH A DIFFERENT SELF AND THE CAPACITY TO LEARN ABOUT OUR WORLD

Upon birth on earth the human child has no ego, aka self-concept. The human child came into the world with a different self, a formless self that has the capacity to learn about the things of this world. That different self has no name but we can call it life force, son of God, or simply consciousness.

The child uses his experience in his body and society, especially his family, peers and other significant others to form his ego self-concept, his separated self-concept.

By age six the ego self-concept has been constructed by each human child using how he experienced his inherited body and society in doing so.

When it is constructed the child now sees the ego as who he is; the child forgets the self he came to the world with and now sees his self as the ego self.

Since the ego is a response to life in in body and body is vulnerable and fragile and will die the child feels that the death of his body is the death of his ego; he now fears death.

The child is not the ego so nothing could be farther from the truth than the belief that the death of body and ego is the death of the life in the child.

There is another self, the life in him, his real self that manifested in body and society and use those to invent his ego; his ego is not who he is but now he thinks that it is who he is. He can let go of his ego and not live from any kind of ego, normal, neurotic or psychotic and live for as long as people live on earth.

One simply does not have to live from the ego while one is on earth. You can let go of your identification with the ego, right now, have no ego and still live.

If you let the ego go you do what each situation you enter presents to you and you do it quite well; in fact, you respond better to situations for you are no longer responding with a canned ego driven pattern of behavior but simply doing what the logic of each situation calls for.

THE EGO DOES US A LOT OF HARM

The ego does a lot of harm to the self that identifies with it and to other people. In pursuit of the ego people have pride. When their pride is pricked they feel angry and lash out. Some do, in fact, not only engage in verbal abuses when their egos are pricked but actually kill those they perceive as belittling their supposed important ego selves.

Nations do go to war when their national ego prestige is assaulted by other nations.

In interpersonal relationships the ego prevents efficient relationship with other people. If you are egoistic and proud you are too preoccupied with trying to seem important in your and other people's eyes to really relate to people in a loving manner.

You waste your energy defending your imaginary ego worth and as a result have no time to fully engage with other people in meaningful interactions.

In learning situations you do not let go and learn optimally but, instead, waste a lot of your mental energy trying to seem important; that effort prevents you from learning maximally; you learn less and less.

The egotistical student seldom learns at more than ten percent of his learning capability. Remove the ego and your learning potential shoots up sky high, exponentially.

WITHOUT THE NEED TO DEFEND THE EGO YOU BEHAVE SPONTANEOUSLY

If you do not have an ego that you are always defending, and anticipating what it would take to protect it you behave spontaneously, freely and experience peace and joy in your life.

However, it is difficult to have no ego at all and still be on earth; what is feasible is to minimize ones ego and make it flexible.

It is when the ego is grandiosely big that one rigidly defends it and in the process ones affect, feelings are constricted and one is no longer flexible in relating to the environment.

THE ILLUSION OF THE WORLD CALLS FOR AN ILLUSORY SELF TO ADAPT TO IT

The world is an illusory place; it does not exist but seems to exist; to be in the illusory place one must have an illusory ego self.

What is real and permanent is our real self, life itself; the moment that life enters the world of illusions it must form an illusory self with which it adapts to the illusions of space, time and matter and illusions of other people in egos and body that it has to relate to.

In childhood, each person must form an illusory self; the only question is whether that illusory self is flexible or rigid. When it is flexible one is normal; when it is rigid one is a neurotic (personality disordered person); when it is fixed and believed at all cost one is psychotic.

One can learn about ones ego type, personality type, self-concept, behavior pattern, and understand it and then undertake to change it. That is the purpose of psychotherapy; psychotherapy aims at changing the ego self.

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE SPIRITUAL PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Change of the self can be done at two levels; in the here and now world secular psychotherapists help one to improve one's ego and make it flexible and reasonably adaptive to the exigencies of this world.

There is another  type of psychotherapy: when one gives up the ego and lives from ones higher self, a self that is not the ego; that self is aligned with life itself, God; it is, in the Christian tradition, called the Holy Spirit or Christ self (in Hinduism it is called Atman; in Buddhism it is called the Buddha self).

You can discard religious labels and simply call it your higher self. In that case you see the ego as your lower self and conceptualize a self above the ego that improves on the ego self. You then figure out how your higher self would like you to behave in comparison to your ego behaviors and behave from the perspective of your higher self.

Both ego and Holy Spirit directed behaviors are perceptual; they are responses to the world of separated selves; since separated selves and separated world are illusions, reality is unified world, both the ego and higher self-behavior are illusory; the illusion given by the Holy Spirit gives one a happy dream. The Holy Spirit gives you a happy illusion, happy fiction, happy dreaming but dreaming you still are doing.

The real self is the self above perception, the unified spirit self; in it reside God and his infinite sons; they share one self and one mind and do not have forms and do not live in space and time.

THE EGO IS AN IMPOSSIBLE SELF

There is the whole; a whole must have parts so there are parts of the whole. Whole and parts coexist forever and ever.

It is impossible for the parts to separate from the whole or for the whole to separate from the parts.

Separation results in the nonexistence of both the whole and the parts; which are impossible for the whole must exist and the parts must also exist.

Nothingness cannot exist; something always exists. The ego and its world are nothing that seem to exist but do not, in fact, exist but there is something that exists apart from the ego, our real self, unified spirit self.

Given the logical impossibility of the whole to be apart from the parts and the parts from the whole, the sons of God, the parts of the whole, cannot separate from God. They remain as they always are, unified.

The parts can, however, dream that they are living as the opposite of their unified reality; they can seem separated from the whole and then see themselves in an illusory world where they seem separated from each other and from the whole. That illusory world of separation is our world.

On earth we see space, time and matter and see separated things and people walking in that space and taking time to get from one to the other; it all seems real to us but it only seems so; it is a dream reality; in reality they cannot be separated from each other.

We remain one, unified. But that union and its selves is not the self we see on earth, it is the formless spiritual parts of us that are unified, and is our real selves.

Yet, we see ourselves as separated selves, as egos. We are then in a pickle. What should we do?

First, we must use our seeming separated selves to love other seeming separated selves and have a happy dream and when we are tired of dreaming we return to the dreamless state of unified spirit (with a stop at the dreaming in light forms).

THE EGO LIKES TO BLAME OTHER EGOS FOR ITS WOES

The ego sees itself in a world it did not make (the son of God, unified spirit made the world; the ego is a projected out fictional self, a dream figure used by the dreamer, the son of God, to dream but is not the dreamer).

The ego appears to be independent and sees other egos that appear independent doing bad things to it and it seems to have no control over what they do, and it does not, for it has no power, so it feels victimized, angry and fearful or depressed.

The ego blames other egos for its woes. Other people do negative and or positive things that affect the ego; there is no doubt about that; in the general system world we live in everything affects every thing; other people affect you and you affect other people.

So what is the way out of this quagmire? Blaming other people for what happens to your ego is not going to change a thing.

What one needs to do is realize that one's ego part is a dream figure projected out by ones real self, the son of God and that other people's egos are projected out by the son of God in them.

The egos of this world are victims of the evil dreams of the sons of God (desire for separation is evil and sinful).

What one should do is stop, meditate and try to get in touch with one's real self, the son of God (my name for God is unified spirit self) and change its mind so that it stops having its dream of separation.

One can change one's mind and have dreams of union with other sleeping and dreaming sons of God.

If one dreams of union one loves all other egos and forgives them the evils they do to one and have a happy dream with other egos on earth.

Ultimately, one decides to stop dreaming and awakens in the dreamless state of unified spirit; in which case one is no longer seen in the world of forms, dense matter forms or light forms.

AS LONG AS YOU SEE YOU IN BODY YOU ARE IN EGO; THEN USE THAT EGO TO LOVE OTHER EGOS

As long as you see you in body you are in ego state. Body was specifically designed to hide the spark of spirit, light, life in you and hide it from your ego mind and from other sparks of life in bodies.

The world of space, time and matter was specifically designed to enable us to seem separated and hidden from our real selves and from each other.

Even at its most refined state, as long as one is living in body one is in ego, albeit refined ego.

If you are not in ego, separated state you will not see you in body, dense or light. If you see you in light form you are still in ego, for you still see a world of separation, you and other non-you, animals, trees, stars, planets, space and time. The world of light forms is obviously more loving than our world of dense forms but it is still an ego, separated world and, as such, not our true unified home.

USE YOUR EGO AND BODY TO LOVE OTHER EGOS AND BODIES

If you see you in body and ego what you need to do is not take your ego and body seriously; see them as masks, as something you wear to play with other children of God in ego, separated states. We are engaged in a game of hide and go seek the truth of who we are, in fact.

Use your body and ego to love other egos and bodies.  Just love all people and do not ask questions as to why you should love people.  In loving seeming other people you love your whole self, not just your separated self.

YOU NEED TO FORGIVE AND CORRECT OUR EVIL BEHAVIORS

In as much as people are in egos and bodies and believe themselves as separated from you, they will do bad things you. This is because in separated states people have different interests and if your interest does not serve other people's interests they have no use for you and can harm you.

If other people do harmful things to you, you have a choice: you can choose to forgive them and still love them. Of course, if their actions try to harm your ego and body you correct them; no one is asking you to condone physical and or psychological attacks on you.

If racists, for example, try to enslave you or discriminate against you, you must work to prevent that from happening. It is only fear of death that would dispose you to tolerate other people's injustice to you.

If you know that your spirit is eternal you would not tolerate any ones harmful behaviors towards you; you teach the evil person what constitutes proper behavior, which is loving behavior.

Use your ego and body to love other egos and bodies; do not take your ego and body seriously for it is not your real self.

Your real self is the son of God, part of unified spirit self. There is nothing any one on earth, in the dream of separation can do to harm your spirit self for it is eternal.

Therefore, do not fear death and simply work for the truth of our human oneness and love all people.

BODY AND EGO LASTS ABOUT 120 YEARS SO HAVE FUN WITH IT WHILE IT LASTS

We designed our bodies to last up to one hundred and twenty years before they die and decay to the elements that they are composed of.

When our bodies die, the decaying sixty four elements in them do smell awfully; have you smelled sulfur, for example? It is nauseating. Thus, when our bodies decompose they smell like a mixture of the sixty four elements that compose them.

Our bodies decay and return to the elements in them; those elements, in time, decay and return to the particles that compose them: electrons, protons and neutrons; those, in turn, decay to quarks and ultimately to photons, light.

PHYSICAL LIGHT CAME FROM SPIRITUAL LIGHT

We are light disguised in matter (flesh). Physical night came from the projection of spiritual light. Spiritual light projected itself into the dream of separation and in it becomes physical light.

Our real self is spiritual light; the light that produced the light that formed the big bang is spiritual light.

Do not fear death and simply do what you know is right; what is right always loves you and all people.

Love all people; use your ego and body to love all people and you have a happy dream while you are in body, in the dream of separation.

Later, you have a happier dream of seeing you in light forms. When time ends we all experience ourselves in formless, unified spirit self and know perfect peace and happiness.

YOU MUST BELIEVE THAT WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS GOOD FOR MANKIND FOR YOU TO BENEFIT FROM IT

I began my search for the truth not out of any intention to make a living from it; in my mid-thirties I experienced a powerful urge to learn about the truth and to do so the journey took me to Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Gnosticism and my inherited African religions and Christianity. I simply kept studying them and each would lead me to what it considers the truth and that truth would not be my truth and so I moved on to another search.

I enjoyed the search; that enjoyment was sufficient for me. Before you know it, however, I stopped paying attention to the rat race; I no longer cared for high positions in the world, as I did when I was younger; now, it was just trying to find out the truth.  It was read everything there is to read on Western philosophy, psychology and the world's great religions.

One can be drunk from this search; it was like it is enough to just be engrossed in the search itself. The journey became the end! At no point did it occur to me that I could make a living from the wealth of information I gathered.

I doubt that there is a professor of philosophy or psychology out there who can match me in understanding Western or Eastern philosophy and psychology. I have written on everything on those subjects and gave the information away to the public, not bothering to make a living from it.

I know that folks out there add references to my writing and publish them. In fact, I have read published academic studies that were my work with references in them! It did not make me angry, it just made me smile.

The point is that I could have made a lot of dough from the information swimming in my head that I was giving away for free if I had thought about doing so but I did not think of money.

You cannot make money off what you are doing unless you want to sell it. I did not want to sell information; I just wanted to share it.

I am proud of what I did but there comes a time when giving stuff away for free got to stop.

We live in a capitalist economy where folks need money to buy what they need. I did not believe that I needed money but now I believe that I need money, tons of it; God, in my thirties I was making solid middle class income but I gave all those up to search for knowledge.

How do they say it, water accumulates where it always does; material wealth will come to me, for it did in the past.

IT IS NOW TIME TO LIVE WHAT I KNOW TO BE THE TRUTH AND MAKE A LIVING FROM IT

For almost thirty years now I have actually not paid attention to making a living that is congruent with my level of education and intelligence. Money simply was not that important to me. That does not mean that I was not aware of the utility of money.

Money is a means of exchange; instead of battering goods and services with each other we use money to exchange for goods that we need and those who we give money to use it to exchange for the goods and services they desire.  Thus, in our exchange economy it is impossible not to have money and live well.

What I did was not to seek high paying jobs, as I once did, and make loads of money as befits my skill set; instead, I made just enough money to get by. In the process I did not always meet my family obligations.

My children deserve the best that the world can give human beings but I paid minimal attention to their needs.

This situation baffled those around me. They ask: how can someone with a doctorate degree from one of the world's top twenty universities, an observably smart person be surviving from hand to mouth?

Well, there was a method to my madness. It was necessary that I gave one hundred percent attention to studying spiritual matters. But there is a time for everything. School has a beginning and an end.

My formal studying of spiritual matters has ended. Now I teach it and insist on making a good living from my teaching.

I will sell my several books and through them and my lectures make a living; I need to have money to have a happy dream while I live in ego and body.

It is now time to meet my abandoned family obligations more responsibly. However, I must observe that there are no accidents in life. My children came to me and knew that I had to take time away from them to do what I did; they agreed to the deprivation they suffered while I did it. We all made sacrifices. I could not not do what I came to do, for it was a sacred contract that I had to fulfil. The contract was made before I was born on earth.

My contract could not permit me to do other things; when I tried doing other things all doors closed to me. I simply had to do what I came to this world to do. This happened to me because I am a special teacher of God; in fact, I am a world teacher of God (who is a teacher of love and teacher of human unity).

But it is now time to have a different life style, one that embraced the material abundance of the universe. In our universe there is no need for poverty unless one chose it, as I did, to enable one do what one had to do.

I now end giving away to the public, for free, high powered information; from now on folks have to buy my over sixty books.

CONCLUSION

Let us remember not to take our residual egos seriously; let us use them to play with each other, to love each other. The world is a thing of mirth, a place where divine souls came to pretend that they are mere matter that live for a little while and die.

We are eternal but chose to dream mortality.  While we are in the dream that death is possible let us use our bodies and egos to love each other.

The eternal Dibia has performed the function he contracted to perform for his brothers in the dream of separation; he has shown them what they need to do to have happy dreams and, eventually, what they must do to return to the dreamless state of unified spirit state (God and his heaven).

Cheers,

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

November 20, 2017

www.centerformindscience.org

 

A REINTERPRETATION OF CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTION

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

DREAM

November 15, 2017

4: 15 AM

In this dream, in the presence of my father, Johnson, I agreed to take poison and die for the good of him and his family.  I wanted to be sacrificed to the gods for the good of my father's family. On my way to the place where I would be sacrificed I changed my mind and decided that I do not have to die for other people and felt angry at a god that requires people to be sacrificed to him before he does good for them. I began going back home and woke up.

I woke up with anger in my mind. I was angry at a god that required human beings to sacrifice themselves to him (as some stupid Christians said that God required Jesus to be sacrificed to him for our sins); I was angry at God requiring Jesus to be sacrificed to him to amend for the sins of mankind.

What kind of cruel God requires that one of his sons be sacrificed to him for his sons' sin of separating from him?

In fact, we cannot separate from God. God is the whole and we are the parts of that whole. The parts cannot separate from the whole; nor can the whole separate from the parts; each requires the other to exist; if there are no parts the whole cannot exist and if there is no whole the parts cannot exist; if there is no God his sons cannot exist and if there are no sons the father, God cannot exist.

The whole is always the whole; the part is always the part of the whole and cannot separate from the whole.

We have not separated from God; if separation is sin we have therefore not sinned; we are always part of the whole; we are always part of God; as such, we are always innocent and holy. So, why should we sacrifice to God to appease him for a sin that we cannot commit, original sin, that is, separation from God? We cannot fall from God's grace; we cannot descend to darkness (God is light; separation from him is to be in darkness, not remembering our nature as part of God, to forget union is to sin).

I was in this state of anger when it dawned on me that the whole Jesus sacrifice for our sin business is a metaphor.  So, what is the figure of speech trying to teach us? As I cogitated on this question, a reinterpretation of the story of Jesus dawned on my mind.

A REINTERPRETATION OF THE STORY OF JESUS' CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTION

Dreams are presented to us in symbols; it is for us to try to interpret them, correctly, and behave as we understand them to be.

My dream of accepting to sacrifice my life for the good of my father and his children is a metaphor of the so-called sacrifice by Jesus; Jesus, like me, agreed to die for his brothers, that is, mankind's welfare; I agreed to sacrifice my life for my father and his children's welfare. All my life I give to my parents and siblings and they do not give me anything!

Jesus was not sacrificed to an angry god; he was not crucified on a literal cross, either. What the metaphor is telling us is that to live on earth, in the illusion of seeming separated from the whole, aka god, that is, to be in ego, is to be in psychological and physical pain.

To live in ego is to be crucified; to be dead to the awareness of one's real self, part of unified spirit self, hence to not live in joy and peace.

To be resurrected from death is to give up the ego. Jesus was a man who gave up his ego and saw himself as the Christ, the true son of God; he saw himself in the world of light forms; thereafter, he lived freely; he was not literally crucified on the cross by Romans (Romans had no record of doing so).

My father, the ego called Johnson, obviously wanted me to sacrifice for him and his children; his children do not do anything for me but want me to do things for them; that is, they want me to sacrifice my happiness and peace for them, but not them for me. This is because they are egos.

By sacrificing for them I am merely living in ego; the ego makes us feel guilty (for separating from other people and from God) and wants us to punish ourselves for a sin we supposedly committed by separating from God, a sin that we could not commit since we could not separate from God and other people.

I lived to please my father and his children; that is, my ego pleased their egos so that they liked me. I must, therefore, not live in ego; this means that I must not sacrifice my peace and happiness for the good of Johnson's family, other egos. I must live from my real self, the Christ self, the son of God.

The son of God is love so I must live from love. But I must understand what love means; love is not giving folks things; love is the awareness that one is one with all people and God.

The real meaning of crucifixion and sacrifice is that I was enslaved to the ego; as long as I saw myself as an ego I was dead.

Resurrection from death means that I must let my ego die so that I live in Christ self. Christ is love so this means that I live from love. I am already living from love for all people.

Christ love is not ego, moralistic love; ego love is found in special love relationships; real love means one letting go of the ego and knowing that we are all connected to each other.

To be connected, to be in union with all people is to be in love with all people; all I need do is let go of ego and do nothing else for I am already in union with all people hence already love all people.

To live as love, as Christ is to be liberated from the hell of the ego; love is joy; ego is hell.

In Christ one does nothing by one's self, for one realizes that only the whole has power; only God has power; the part cannot do anything by itself without the power of the whole but with the power of the whole it can do everything.

The son of God, us, cannot do anything by his self but with the power of his father God (the whole) he can do whatever God can do.

*Below are further thoughts that crossed my mind as I typed up my dream and its possible meaning; they may or not relate to the dream.

ELIMINATING THE EGO IS A GIFT TO ONES SELF NOT TO GOD, FOR EGOLESSNESS MEANS THAT ONE IS FREE AND IS IN HEAVEN WHILE TO BE IN EGO IS TO BE IN HELL

To be in ego and defend ones ego is to be insane, to give one's self anxiety, fear and pain and restricted behavior; if one did not defend a specific ego separated self-concept and behaved spontaneously one would be free and happy.

Given the restrictions imposed on us by the ego to be egoless is to be free; freedom is a gift one gives to one's self.

SUPERSTRINGS THEORY SHOWS THAT EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED BY INVISIBLE STRINGS SO THERE IS NO SEPARATION

One cannot be separated from the whole; it is simply impossible to do so.  Everything is connected by invisible strings, as superstrings theory claims; this claim is yet not proved as true but it makes sense to me.

No human being can separate from other people and from the whole universe; the idea of separated self, the ego in body is an illusion, an expensive one given the psychological pains it gives us.

Because we did not separate from God and other people we have not attacked God and killed him and usurped his power and created a separated world; the world still remains as God created it, unified.

Separation and multiplicity is illusion, illusion because they seem real but are not real; in reality, as superstrings hypothesis points out, we are connected by invisible strings.

We have not done what we think that we did, separated from God and, therefore, we are not guilty of any rebellion; we remain one with the universe; we must not feel guilty, sinful; we are eternally connected hence innocent, guiltless and sinless.

We have no power to destroy the unified universe. Therefore, we should not feel fear from the death of our separated ego selves for our ego selves are simply units of a unified whole.

For there to be a whole there must be parts of it; so, our spirit essence lives on as a unit of the whole spirit even when our egos die.

If the whole exists the parts must also exist for without the one the other cannot exist; God cannot exist without his sons; the whole cannot exist without its parts; we are eternal parts of an eternal whole, aka God.

THE WHOLE IS CONNECTED BY LOVE; A PERSON CANNOT NOT LOVE

Love is the glue that unites the part to the whole and the whole to the parts. Love is God, whole; since we are parts of the whole we are always in love. We cannot not be love.

Even when other people do bad things to you they love you, for by doing bad things to you they offer you the opportunity to go do your own good thing

SLAVERY AND RACISM REINTERPRETED AS LOVE FOR BLACK FOLKS

On the surface of it slavery and discrimination seem awful. But there is another reason why they occurred. Discrimination enables those discriminated against to reject the culture of those who discriminate against them and go establish a different culture hence enable humanity to grow.

Slavery and racism offered black folks opportunity not to be absorbed into the evil that is western civilization and go find a new civilization and propagate it with conviction and courage.

Discrimination, not getting appropriate jobs in the American racist system, was a blessing in disguise for me, for it enabled me to figure out what I truly like doing and do it and the result is my giving the world a new thought system. If I had succeeded in the American establishment I would have been thoroughly socialized to its evil system and internalized its anti-human values and behaved as such. It was good that I was marginalized for that enabled me to do my own thinking and come up with a thought system that makes sense to me.

I had a secret agreement with white folks for them to discriminate against me so that I reject their world and start a new type of civilization that improves on their evil civilization.

Seen in this light, I must show gratitude to the West for rejecting me hence enabling me to overthrow their evil civilization.

When I got out of graduate school, with a doctorate degree in hand, with IQ that is out of this world, and could not immediately secure a job I felt maltreated by American racism; but over time I realized that I had to experience what I experienced to become what I had to become, a bringer of new ideas into this world. The world needs new ideas; the West's jaded ideas are no longer tenable.

In my writings, I synthesized Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Zen, Christianity, Gnosticism and African religious ideas into a new approach to reality.  That approach is compatible with the scientific method hence I call it scientific culture, a universal, not particularistic, culture for all mankind.

IF YOU DID GOOD OR BAD GOD DID IT; EGO IS GOD DOING BAD IN HIS DREAM OF SEPARATION; THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD DOING GOOD  IN  HIS DREAM OF SEPARATION; GOOD AND BAD ARE GOD'S ACTIONS; DO NOT TAKE PERSONAL CREDIT FOR WHAT YOU DID NOT INITIATE, THE WORLD AND ITS ACTIVITIES.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

November 15, 2017

www.centerformindscience.org

THE ILLUSION THAT SCIENTIFIC PSYCHOLOGY CAN MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

During the nineteenth century Science as a methodological approach to phenomena became the dominant western epistemology. An idea is to be accepted only if it is observable, verifiable and preferably replicable in laboratories. Since much of religion is written in metaphors religious ideas could not be subjected to scientific verification. Thus, by the 1890s psychology came into being.

Psychology aimed at accepting only those ideas about human nature, thinking and behavior that can be observed to be objective and are verifiable as true.

Psychology began with Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic conjectures in the 1890s but later became more rigorous as folks like Ivan Pavlov, John Watson and others insisted on empiricism.

By the end of the twentieth century psychology was predominantly focused on neuroscience, explaining human thinking and behavior in biological, chemical and physical terms. Thinking and behavior are seen as the dance of neurotransmitters and electrical ions. The nature and behavior of neurons, brain cells, were subjected to intense studies.

This turn of events is good for the discipline of psychology needs to become scientific instead of the mythology it began out as under the great myth maker, Sigmund Freud. There is no place in the brain called id, ego and superego; those are mere mental constructs and do not exist in reality.

A science of human behavior must be based on actual human behavior not on mythologies about human behavior.

THE NATURE OF THE HUMAN BODY

The human body is composed of sixty four elements, primarily carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, phosphor, sulfur, copper, magnesium, sodium, chlorine and so on.

These elements are different arrangements of sub atomic particles, electrons, protons and neutrons. The three particles are made of quarks (in the case of protons and neutrons) and photons.

Ultimately, all elements, atoms and particles are made from the original light, photon that came out of nowhere during the big bang 13.8 billion years ago to start the universe of energy and matter.

Our bodies live, give or take, 120 years and die. When they die the elements in them decompose (the chemical bonds holding them together break). Our bodies decay and return to what they are made of.

What is today your bodies will tomorrow be atoms in trees, other people, animals, planets, stars just as your present body is made of atoms from all over the universe.

In everyday language, our bodies came from star dust and return to dust. (Have you seen a dead and decaying human body? It smells worse than feces; it is unsightly!).

If we accept science we must conclude that the human body is nothing more than the sum of the elements that make it up. Since those elements came from photons, and that came from nothing, the human body is nothing.

People are, in effect, nothing. They are no more important than trees, animals, sand or anything else in the universe.  People are not special at all (but everywhere they want to seem special).

THE REJECTION OF NOTHINGNESS AND THE DESIRE FOR SOMETHINGNESS, FOR IMPORTANCE

In childhood most human beings recognize that their bodies are nothing. Children are more likely to reach this conclusion if they are sickly and or have seen dead and decaying animals and human bodies.  If a child sees a decaying human body he must conclude that human bodies have absolutely no worth and value and are nothing.

Some children, appreciating the worthlessness of their bodies, reject their bodies and selves based on bodies.  They use their thinking, mentation, cognition to construct a different self apart from body.  They use their thinking to posit purely mentally derived ideal selves that are permanent, eternal and changeless, selves that would not die; subsequently they try to become the ideal selves. Alas, such selves are imaginary and no amount of wishing would make them become true.

Ideal selves are mere products of wishful thinking; people's bodies and egos would still die and disappear from existence.

WHO IS THE CONSTRUCTOR OF THE SELF?

What is the nature of the force that looked at the body and rejected it and desires an imaginary ideal self?  What is the self that compensates for ones perceived lack of worth and power with neurotic and or psychotic worth and power?

If we accepted contemporary scientific psychology and accepted that all we are, are bodies that would die, rot and disappear from existence we must accept that we are worthless.

Many people probably would not be satisfied with that view of us as nothing.  Happiness and peace of mind probably would not exist in a mind that accepted that it is not different from animals and grasses.

A part of us tell us that we are something more than our bodies and insist on asking us: how can you deny your real self, spirit, and identify with body, with shit, and expect to be happy?

That part of us says that we can only be happy if we accept our true self as spirit. That part of us tells us that we are wasting our time with scientific psychology that tells us that all we are bodies; it tells us that secular psychotherapy that tells us that all we are is feces, the human body, cannot satisfy us.

ATHEISM

The atheist denies the existence of God and does not look forward to life after death. The atheist wants to make the most of this world and then die and disappear into oblivion. The atheist in Europe works for socialism for it is the best government that guarantees the best life for all people on earth.  American atheists are too chicken to fight for the best life for all people; they accept the oppressive capitalist system that makes living good for a few and bad for many.

CAN A PERSON BE HAPPY WITHOUT BELIEF IN AFTER LIFE?

The purpose of psychotherapy is to get people to understand and accept themselves and thereafter live happy and peaceful lives.

Can scientific psychology that tells people that all they are, are bodies, bodies that will die and smell worse than shit get people to be happy and live fully?

Perhaps, a few atheists can live with the notion that they are feces but would the majority of mankind accept that thesis, assuming that it is true, and there is no evidence that it is true beyond mere assertion that there is no life after death.

Psychotherapy that is based on godlessness and no life after death cannot make the broad majority of the people happy. This is the reason why psychotherapy is a waste of time. People no longer bother with psychotherapists and instead head to those who present themselves as informed on spiritual matters.

People need hope that this world is not all there is to their lives for them to live happily and peacefully.

The question is this: is there life after we die?  Does consciousness transcend physical death? These are areas that we ought to be studying instead of mouthing mere assertions made by atheists without evidence to prove them.

BUDDHISM'S MEDITATION

But what is our real self? To find out what our real self is Hinduism and Buddhism ask us to meditate. They ask us to remove all received ideas in our minds and have no ideas in our minds. They say that in a mind without presuppositions and preconceptions of what we are that a different self-dawns on it.

To know about the real self-one must negate the false self that one currently sees as who one is. Hinduism says that in meditation we escape from our dense matter based world and first see a light world and ultimately enter pure consciousness where people are not in forms but are points of light in a sea of infinite points of light.

After that experience, called self-realization and enlightenment one return to living in our current world of dense matter but henceforth do so with lack of identification and attachment to the world hence is relatively happy and peaceful. Now, one knows that one is spirit and as spirit is eternal, changeless and permanent.

GNOSTIC CHRISTIANITY

The Gnostic Christian believes that our world of dense matter forms is evil and that there is a world of light forms (if we do have light forms are dinosaurs still in light forms and if so what for). Ultimately, there is a world of formless light, which is said to be our real home.

The Gnostic says that we do not die and that we are not in bodies; Gnostics say that we are behind bodies and use bodies as masks and look through those masks and see ourselves as bodies.

Body masks do die; since folks feel identified with body they fear that they would die with the death of their bodies. But in truth people are not in bodies and therefore do not die with the death of their bodies.

CONCLUSION

Scientifically, we do not know enough to make conclusive statements about whether there is life after death or not. However, we do know for sure that atheism merely makes assertions on there being no life after death, assertions based on superficial understanding of science.

Since we do not know whether there is life after death or not we must continue studying the subject. One should not say that life after death exists out of fear of death, finitude and oblivion. Fear cannot be the basis for the truth; only direct evidence gives us the truth.

In the here and now world, it seems to me that people cannot accept the verdict that all they are, are bodies and be happy; therefore, secular psychotherapy does not seem able to make people happy. Nor are people's happiness supposed to be based on magical thinking; it would be magical thinking if there is no life after death to say that it exists. Only demonstrated facts should be accepted.

The fact is that we do not know whether life exists after death; not knowing people must be left to make independent decisions as to whether they believe that life exists after death or not.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

November 11, 2017

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Friday, 10 November 2017 17:51

Igbos desire for prestige is pathological

IGBO DESIRE FOR PRESTIGE IS PATHOLOGICAL!

Ozodi Osuji

If you observe Igbos what you see are a people who seek to be seen as very important persons; their desire for prestige is total. It is like someone told them that they are nothing and they try very hard to seem important and powerful.

Apparently, they feel totally inadequate and inferior and compensate with desire for social importance. They feel existentially like they are shit and seek existential importance in practically everything that they do.

Love is the only way for human beings to obtain existential importance but Igbos do not know it; they think that worth can be obtained by seeming important in other people's eyes.

You are important in people's eyes if you love them and translate your love for them to doing things for them, helping them.

They name their children with names that make them feel important, such as Adaeze (the first daughter of a king), and call themselves His Royal Highness because a white man, Lord Lugard, made their ancestors warrant chiefs (they did not have kings before the white man came to their world).

If they went to any kind of school and obtained advanced degrees instead of trying to prove how good they are in their field of studies  they call themselves Professor, Dr. Chief, Sir this or that. If they have just a bachelor's degree, say, in engineering, even though they cannot build a house that would not collapse in a year they call themselves Engineer Okoro, or Architect Njoku  (or lawyer Obi even as they do not understand the law).

Their women bedeck their bodies with fancy clothes and jewelry and take pictures of themselves, especially of their buttocks (where shit comes out from) and present those pictures for the public to admire.

These people are shallow and do not reflect on the meaning of life and wonder on what gives human beings worth and value; it is certainly not bodies that would die and smell like feces that give people worth. What gives people existential worth is the love they have for each other, not how socially important that they think that they are.

Both their bodies and society will end and disappear into the mist of time; it is love that endures, for heaven is love and we came from heaven, from love; it is only when we love that we return to heaven, to peace and joy.

These people are totally devoted to seeking social attention; they are total narcissists and anti-social personalities. They easily steal to obtain the means with which to pretend to be important; see how easily they kidnap their people for money, showing that they do not have respect for their people's dignity.  They do not love their people; they do not know that it is love that gives human beings worth, not money and social positions.

Most Igbos are totally self-centered. Each of them just wants money with which to build a house in his village but will not pay tax with which their roads are paved; instead, they complain that the federal government is not doing it for them.

The money the federal government gives to their clownish governors and other politicians are pocketed by those thieves calling themselves Igbo leaders. In their towns and cities they literally live on top of garbage and shit. Their streets are literal garbage dumps.

Who would pay to remove the garbage to designated garbage dumps and process them, certainly not Igbos; they throw their garbage on their streets and live on them.

No wonder they die early from the diseases the garbage on their streets generate. Perhaps, they need to die; a people who cannot govern themselves ought to die.

Does it take rocket science to organize city and town councils and those departmentalize city functions with each department doing what city departments, all over the world, do, such as remove garbage and sewage, provide water, electricity, city roads, public health and schools.

Alas, to do these things folks would have to pay taxes (property taxes, sales taxes, income taxes, business taxes etc.) but Igbos are not interested in paying taxes.

Igbos are takers and not givers, they do not want to pay taxes with which their towns are maintained. What each of them wants to do is build a house and buy a car but the road on which he plans to drive that car on is not his business. Roads benefit other people and the typical Igbo do not want other people to benefit from his efforts (all he wants to do is be a child who boasts about how wealthy or socially important he is).

What are these people living for, is it just to seek attention and pretend to be prestigious clowns? They are not even a bit ashamed in doing stupid things; they are black and claim to be white Jews just so they pretend to partake in the achievement of the Jewish race. Even when DNA tests show that they are not related to Jews they still claim to be Jews. These people are really a lost cause!

People all over the world feel separated from other people and seek attention; seeking social attention is a means of reconnecting to people that one is dissociated from.

It is understandable why people seek joining with their fellow human beings. But most normal people do something for those whose attention they seek. They love those whose attention they seek; and if they have the monetary means they give money to the less fortunate among them.

Igbos  seek your attention, want you to see them as very important persons without doing anything for you, the person they are seeking attention from. They don't love you. They just want to be very important persons in your eyes, important for doing what in the eyes of those they want to see them as important?

These people are not only pathological narcissists but lacking in love for one another. We must explore the possibility that they are sub-human beings!

In politics they talk like they are invincible; like oppositional defiant teenagers they talk tough. Then Hausa soldiers come after their bold talking asses and they run to the Ivory Coast (Ojukwu) or disappear (Kanu).

They abandon those they had told that they are going to lead to the Biafra Eldorado in the lurch. They are all talk and no action; if you trust that they will get your back when bullets fly you have not dealt with these people.

Identifying the Igbo pathological attention seeking behavior is easy, the real question is this: can Igbos be saved from their selves? I hope so.

I think that Igbos need to be re-socialized and made to care for one another instead of their primitive self-centered individualism. At present each of them only seeks self-achievement if necessary at the expense of other people.

Igbos need a dose of socialism to humanize them.  At present they have grasped onto primitive capitalism and consider themselves republican. Like everything they touch they misconstrue the nature of republicanism.

They do not work for the republic but construe being republican to mean being self-centered, opportunistic and unprincipled criminality; they lust after material things without doing what serves common cause.

We simply have to figure out a way to make Igbos care for their people and for all people; if that goal is not attained they are heading towards chaos and anarchy, the type found in Somalia and South Sudan.

Ozodi Osuji

November 10, 2017

www.centerformindscience.org

FOR AMERICA TO BE SAVED HER PEOPLE'S PSYCHOLOGY MUST CHANGE

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

History shows us that each past empire began with certain assumptions about human nature and people. It does not follow that those assumptions were explicitly delineated or even known to the people but they were implicit in the people's behaviors.

Greece and Rome, for example, had the assumption that people are different and that some are meant to be used as slaves. In his politics, Aristotle clearly accepted slavery as a necessary part of society. Some people had to work to produce the goods needed for the sustenance of the better sorts in society, Aristotle assumed. He further assumed that women were not fit for participation in politics; politics was for free men.

Both Greece and Rome were based on slavery.  Neither Greece nor Rome transcended slavery; eventually, their enslaved masses destroyed them; that was more so in Rome.

Rome enslaved those it called barbarians and vandals, Germans, and it was those same barbarians and vandals that destroyed it. If it had treated them as human beings and as equal to the patricians who ruled Rome the empire probably would have lasted much longer than it did. This is speculation on my part.

Europeans came to the Americas in 1492 and settled in the continent in the 1500s. The English settled at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 and began what is today called the United States of America.

In 1619 African slaves were brought to Jamestown, Virginia; thus, for all intents and purposes, Africans have been in the USA for as long as Englishmen, and certainly longer than the other Europeans who came much later to the USA and now call themselves Americans and discriminate against black folks. Donald Trump's folks came from Germany to the USA in the late 1800s and, therefore, he is a lesser American than the black folks he discriminates against.

The United States began as a slave society. It imported African slaves and used them to cut down the then virgin forest of the country and subsequently used them to work in its agricultural plantations. The country became a great exporting country, exporting food and other materials to Europe.

Thereafter, the age of industry, which began in Britain in the late 1700s, came to the USA in the 1830s. Slaves do not do well in factories so African slaves were unwillingly emancipated in the 1860s.  Nevertheless, so-called free Africans were treated as inferior persons.

To the present there is no doubt that white America sees black Americans as inferior persons.  In America white supremacy is assumed to be true. All sorts of pseudo-scientific evidence are amassed to prove that black folks are supposedly inferior to white folks. We are told that black folk's intelligence (what is intelligence) is lower than those of white folks. We are told that black folks are lazy and cannot compete with white folks.  We have been told many things about black folks.

Black folks have not been asked to tell us something about them; it is always white people that tell us about them. This is racial arrogance, wouldn't you say?

It would seem that only a people should tell us who they are, not external others presuming to know them more than they know themselves.

For our present purposes, the USA, like Greece and Rome, was built on slavery.  The slaves were supposed to accept their status as slaves and not complain about it or fight it. The rulers with feet of clay seem surprised when the slaves say that they are not slaves and fight for freedom. In Rome the fight for freedom led to the collapse of the Roman Empire.

In North America, clearly black folks are no longer willing to accept slavery or second class status. They will fight for freedom and if America does not deliberately accommodate their need for freedom, as in Rome, they will destroy America.

If America does not change her slave psychology this century is probably her last century before she declines and falls.

No slave empire lasts more than five hundred years. America is a little over four hundred years. In 2107 she would have been around for five hundred years and if slavery or white supremacy persist in the land the empire would be has been empire like other slave based empires.

This is because human beings do not accept slavery forever and ever.  You may come up with all sorts of "theories" to justify  enslaving people but those are social constructs that only fools accept; slaves always overthrow their hitherto masters.

The slaves of Rome overthrew the Roman Empire but did not have empire supporting world views that would have enabled them to establish a new empire. Thus, it took a thousand years (500 AD to 1500 AD) before Europe saw the emergence of other empires in it.

America can easily fall and since the so-called minorities in the land do not have a well-organized, coherent, empire supporting world view, small states would emerge in the land. After a period of chaos, perhaps another empire would emerge in North America, one, perhaps, led by non-Europeans, one led by a mixed race of whites, blacks and native Americans and Asians.

MULTICULTURALISM MUST BE REPLACED WITH A UNIVERSAL SCIENTIFIC CULTURE

When you enslave a people they will reject your culture and try to affirm their own culture. Black Americans, as we speak, are trying to affirm their own culture. They dream about what African cultures were like and try to resurrect them and live them.

This has led to what is currently called multiculturalism in North America and the West in general.

Multiculturalism will lead to the division of the USA into enclaves with people in them with different world views and the center would no longer hold; every empire needs a unifying culture for it to stay together.

All people in an empire must be given a unifying culture if they are to see themselves as members of that empire. The USA began with English culture and morphed to whatever it is today.

It is obvious that the USA should not encourage multiculturalism and the propagation of many languages for that is a recipe for the balkanization and fall of the country. It must find a unifying culture to hold the people together.

Luckily, that unifying culture is already available to America. That new culture is scientific culture, a culture based on the scientific method. Here, only behavior that is rooted in empirical observation and can be verified as true and or functional would be embraced and encouraged.

Language is probably the primary means of showing identification with a group; therefore, all Americans must be required to speak the English language; English must be made the official language of the country. Other languages can be studied for comparative purposes but not given equal status with English in America.

It is annoying to be in Los Angeles, California and have public announcements made in both English and Spanish; they should be made only in English; if you do not like English what are you doing in an English speaking country? If you want to speak your native language stay there and don't come to America and ask Americans to accommodate your language and culture.

DISCUSSION

The USA must change its psychology; it must immediately start teaching the people a new orientation to the self, one that teaches the equality of men and women regardless of their so-called race.

There is only one human race. All human beings living in the USA must be seen as equal and taught scientific culture.

If this is done the USA may last another five hundred years, if not more. But if the idea of white supremacy continues, the idea with which the clown, Donald Trump, rode to the White House, America has seen its best days.

Instead of making America great, again, racism would make her weak and small. Racism would make America decline and fall and join the past empires that refused to change their founding psychology to a more inclusive and equalitarian psychology.

Clearly, people have different abilities.  Teaching social equality does not mean equality of outcomes but equality of opportunities. It means giving all people the opportunity to compete for whatever outcome the individual desires.

For competition to be meaningful all children must be provided with publicly paid education to university and technical schools levels and given publicly paid health insurance. A form of social democracy and mixed economy is what America needs if it is to survive.

However, even with the best social engineering, there will always be the rich and poor, the powerful and the weak. Until we change all people and make them biologically the same we shall have social differentiation and stratification.  Be that as it may, the poor should be treated with dignity.

CONCLUSION

America, like past great empires, began with slavery. The founders of the American empire saw white Europeans as superior to Africans, Asians and Native Americans. That social ideology enabled the founders of America to use nonwhite folks to create the latest world empire called the USA.

Perhaps, the needs of the time made it necessary to have slavery in America; it is difficult to visualize a non-slave empire based on agriculture.

However, times have changed. We now live in industrial and urban mass society. Here, a different political ideology is called for.

The new ideology must see all people as the same and coequal and offer all of them the opportunity to compete and may the best reach whatever heights society offers people.

This is the only choice left to America if it is to survive into the future. If it persists in seeing nonwhites as second class persons her days as a great empire are numbered.

It is in America's survival interest for her to see all people as the same and equal. This does not mean opening the border to unmitigated immigration; clearly, the number of people allowed into the USA must be limited to what the economy can support; and the people allowed in must support the USA Constitution and way of life.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

November 8, 2017

www.centerformindscience.org

 

 

THE ILLUSIONS OF SEPARATION, INDIVIDUALITY, SPACE, TIME AND MATTER AND THE REALITY OF UNIFIED CONSCIOUSNESS

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

An illusion is a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. Though illusions distort reality, they are generally shared by most people.[1] Illusions may occur with any of the human senses, but visual illusions (optical illusions) are the best-known and understood. The emphasis on visual illusions occurs because vision often dominates the other senses. For example, individuals watching a ventriloquist will perceive the voice is coming from the dummy since they are able to see the dummy mouth the words.[2] Some illusions are based on general assumptions the brain makes during perception. These assumptions are made using organizational principles (e.g., Gestalt theory), an individual's capacity for depth perception and motion perception, and perceptual constancy. Other illusions occur because of biological sensory structures within the human body or conditions outside the body within one’s physical environment.

The term illusion refers to a specific form of sensory distortion. Unlike a hallucination, which is a distortion in the absence of a stimulus, an illusion describes a misinterpretation of a true sensation. For example, hearing voices regardless of the environment would be a hallucination, whereas hearing voices in the sound of running water (or other auditory source) would be an illusion.

Mimes are known for a repertoire of illusions that are created by physical means. The mime artist creates an illusion of acting upon or being acted upon by an unseen object. These illusions exploit the audience's assumptions about the physical world. Well-known examples include "walls", "climbing stairs", "leaning", "descending ladders", and "pulling and pushing". Wikipedia

What is reality? Reality is the union of God and his infinite sons, creations. They cannot be separated from each other; they are eternally unified; there is no space, time and matter between them.  We decided to seem separated from God and from each other. We cannot do so in fact but seem to have done so in dreams.

To seem to have done so we invented, space, time and matter (all illusions, all impossible); we house ourselves in bodies made of matter (impossible).

Separated egos in bodies living in space and time appear real to us; we seem to live in bodies and walk around in space and time so they seem real to us but they are not real; they are illusions.

Our real selves are in God and seem sleeping and dreaming this world of illusions.

Only union and love is real; it is impossible for there to be the opposite of union and love, separation and hate; the opposite of union is space and time; the opposite of love is hate.

We see people in bodies walking around in space and time; they seem real and obey scientific laws. In seeing people in separated states we are insane; we are hallucinating for we see those who are not there and a world that is not there; only one unified formless state exists.

In science we study the laws of illusion (laws of chaos); science explains space, time and matter, illusions that are not there.

OVERLOOK THE ILLUSION TO EXPERIENCE UNIFIED SPIRIT STATE

The illusions seem real. Now, overlook the illusions; overlook separation, do not see you as separated from other selves; overlook bodies; overlook space, time and matter; overlook whatever people do on earth, good or bad, for they are done in the illusion that separation is possible; that separated individuals are real.

Separated persons are not real and cannot do good or bad, except in our illusory dream of separation. Overlook the good or bad aspects of people's behaviors, the dream and you experience union.

Overlook the white racist saying that he is separated from you and is better than you; he is dreaming; he is in the world of illusion; he is hallucinating separation and in his dream sees black and white people; the real children of God are formless spiritual light (if you buy his illusion you are in the illusion with him); overlook his separation and you know that you and the racist are one shared self, are in love and do not fear or hate each other.

This is what A course in miracles teaches; it says that the world is an illusion; it says that the world does not exist but seems to exist hence is an illusion.

The world seems to exist because we desire it to exist; the people and things in the world seem real but are not there hence are not real; we must overlook the world and people's activities, good or bad, for they are our mutual hallucinations. When the world, illusions are overlooked we wake up to unified spirit state, to the non-illusory world.

YOU MUST OVERLOOK ALL OF THE WORLD; IF YOU KEEP A PART OF IT YOU KEEP ALL OF IT

We are tempted to keep some aspects of the world, especially the aspects we like but if we see some aspects of it as real we have seem all of it as real hence are back into the illusions.

We  must see all of it, your body, ego, space and time and matter and what you and other people do as illusions, as what has not been done that seem done to rise above it.

Enjoy an aspect of the dream and you are in the dream; reject the good or bad of the dream and you wake up.

Pain and pleasure are means of retaining the dream; you must reject both pain and pleasure to rise from the dream.

Literally, there are no people where you see people; there are no people in bodies; there are no people doing good or bad things; there are no people at war; there are no Christians and Muslims killing themselves; there are no American politicians screwing the people; there are no Nigerian politicians stealing from their people; there are no people engaged in sports, there are no people having sex; there are no people eating food; there are no poor people, there are no beggars.

All the people you see on earth are all illusions that seem real but are not real. If you take any of them as real and feel angry or fearful or any other kind of emotional and mental upset from their behaviors you are part of the dream.

FIRST FORGET AND LATER REMEMBER UNION IS THE OBJECTIVE OF THE WORLD

Only mind, aka consciousness exists and is real; that mind projected out the world of seeming separated states and dreams everything you see in the world, the dream; that mind is your mind; it deludes you into thinking that the illusions you see are real but wants you to figure out that they are not real.

The purpose of the earth is for you to first forget your truth as part of unified self and take the world of separation, illusions as real and study it on its terms, science, and thereafter realize that it is not real and wake up from the dream.

When you wake up you stay in the dream for a while teaching those still in the dream that the dream is not real.

You can perform the last act of illusion and seem to die or you simply see yourself in the world of light forms and ultimately know yourself in formless consciousness, God, our real home.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BIRTH IN BODY AND DEATH

No human being is, in fact, born in body, suffers sickness and old age and dies.  It is all illusions. If you are born in the illusion, suffer and die you have not woken up from the illusion; you still believe that separation is possible; that is your game for you can as well remove that belief.

If while on earth you remove the illusion of the reality of the earth and decide that death is not possible for the son of eternity you will simply see you waken in unified spirit without dying (without undergoing the illusion of dying).

There is no earth, no space and time; there are no people in bodies, no people are travelling in cars, trains and planes; folks seem to do so in the illusion that space time exist.

If you wake up from the illusion you can still stay in the illusion and use your mind to decide where you want to go to on earth, in the dream and simply go there instantaneously, for all places are in your mind; there are no space and time between places and people. The instantaneous behavior of entangled particles proves this to be true.

THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THE ILLUSION MAKE IT IN THE ILLUSION

If you believe that the illusion is real you will see your body as real. You will train for a profession and seek and obtain a job and do it until you retire and die. Those who succeed in the world believe that the world is real; they do not see the world as an illusion.

White folks tend to believe in the illusion and take it seriously, study it and adapt to it and succeed in it.

If you suspect that the world is an illusion but do not have the will to let it go you are paralyzed and fail in the world; you will die for you have not accepted that death is an illusion hence is not for you.

OVERLOOK THE ILLUSION OF SELF CONCEPT TO KNOW YOUR REAL-SELF, UNIFIED SPIRIT SELF

Each of us has a self-concept; the self-concept is the idea the individual has as to who he is on earth. The self-concept is generally reached in childhood and is predicated on ones inherited body and social experience. The self-concept is the same as personality.

Personality is defined by behavioral psychologists as a learned pattern of behavior which then gives rise to ideas as to who one thinks that one is, the self-concept. In effect, personality and self-concept is the same thing.

The self-concept is generally employed by psychoanalytic psychologists whereas the idea of personality is employed by behavioral psychologists; behaviorists want to deny the existence of an inner self. To behaviorists everything about one is learned and there is no inherent self in the individual.

Both the self-concept and personality are the same as the ego self. The ego self is the sense that one's self is separated from other selves.  The term ego is generally employed by spiritual psychologists, those who acknowledge that people have another self, a spirit self, a self-transmuted to our earthly ego selves.

THE SELF CONCEPT MUST BE DEFENDED TO SEEM REAL TO ONE

The self-concept, aka personality and ego is an illusion. It does not exist but seems to exist. Because it is not real it must be defended to seem real in one's awareness.

If it is not defended (with one of the ego defense mechanisms: repression, suppression, denial, projection, dissociation, displacement, rationalization, fantasy, sublimation, reaction-formation, minimizing, anger, fear, shame, guilt, pride) it disappears, literally, from ones awareness.

Suppose, for example, your self-concepts want to be important. Everything you do will present you as important. You will probably con people to seeing you as important. White folks, for example, coned black folks to seeing them as important, when, in fact, they are no more important than other animals.

Your wish for importance is reinforced by the people who see you as important. Thus, you go about life feeling important and feeling belittled if some folks treat you as if you are not important.

Now do this. Accept that the self-concept is an illusion and does not exist but seems to exist (the body and society you employed in making it does not exist). Stop wishing for other people to accept your self-concept, big or small.   Do not see you as your self-concept, personality and ego. Just let go of whatever ideas you had as to who you believed that you are. That is, do not defend your self-concept; do not defend your ego and do not defend your personality.

If you did not defend your personality, if you overlooked your self-concept how other people relate to you is no longer of relevance to you. Since you assume that your self-concept is not who you are, how other people relate to it no longer matters to you.

If you had wished to be a very important person and now people see you as unimportant that would not bother you one bit for you are not the self-concept. You are not the self-concept and, as such, you are neither important nor unimportant.

What you are you currently do not know. What you are is the formless son of God who is one with God and all people.

You cannot know that formless eternal self if you see you as the self-concept in body and defend it. If you stop defending your concept, if you overlook it you see it disappear.

Upon the disappearance of your self-concept, ego, personality you would feel like you have no self and for a while seem disoriented.

THE SELF IN LIGHT FORM

Gradually, however, you accept that you have no self-concept, ego and personality. When you really believe that your self-concept and ego is not who you are you would at first see you in a form made of light.

Whereas, while still on earth you can see the self in light form it is actually the self-folks see when they believe that they are dead. When people die they see themselves in a world that still looks like our earthly world except that everything in it is made of light. Hindus call that world the astral world; astral means light; that is to say that it is the light world.

The world of light forms is not heaven; it is still a dream world; it is still an illusion, albeit a pleasant illusion. It is our world reinterpreted with love, our world made a loving place. If you like you can employ the metaphor of gate of heaven for this world.  It is the gate of heaven but not heaven. It is not heaven because we are still in forms (that is, we still desire forms and where there are forms there is separation for forms, dense or light are used to make separation, illusion, seem real in our minds).

In heaven we are not in human forms. Heaven is a wave of spiritual light that begins and ends nowhere.

THE FORMLESS SELF

Ultimately, you would experience yourself as God extended his self to you, as God created you, a formless point of light in a sea of infinite points of light, a wave of spiritual light that folks call God.

In God you know yourself as unified with all selves, as unified with all points of light for particle and wave are one; you know yourself as eternal, permanent and changeless; in heaven you  experience perfect peace and joy, bliss.

Thereafter, you feel bored and embark on another journey to nowhere (for wherever you go is in heaven, albeit disguised as space, time and matter), a journey without distance from heaven.

You invent infinite universes and go through them, always returning to your home and always leaving for other universes. This is what we do, eternally.

At present we are in a physical universe and on a place called planet earth. Our job is to use science to understand that physical universe and design technologies to migrate from earth to other planets, from one solar system to others, from one galaxy to others and in trillions of years in the future when the stars are all dead we tunnel our way to other universes.

May the game continue; have fun while at it by doing what you truly enjoy doing (I enjoy physics and metaphysics).

DISCUSSION

What I said here is all you are going to learn from all teachings on consciousness and its role in our lives. You may learn it in scientific terms and say that our bodies and the things of this world are made of atoms which are made of electrons, protons and neutrons and which are made of quarks and photons, light and therefore not the material things we see; where we see matter there is no matter but light. Physical light is masked spiritual light, consciousness hence the world you see is an illusion.

CONCLUSION

Love all things and people, for they are light; all things are God disguised by your mind to make you make the illusions of separation real for you.

Love for all things enables you to have a happy dream, make the illusions pleasant and thereafter you discard the illusions and wake up from them and return to living in the dreamless and formless no- separated world of God; in God you are in perfect peace and joy.

Post Script

You can teach the message that the world is an  illusion without referring to any religion, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Gnosticism, A course in miracles etc.; those religions are teaching what I said here. I articulated the eternal truth in language that some people can understand. I did not state a new religion or theology but merely restarted the perennial philosophy of mankind.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

November 3, 2017

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IT IS MY MIND THAT INTERPRETS STIMULI AND DETERMINE HOW I RESPOND TO THEM; I CAN REINTEROPRET THEM DIFFERENTLY AND RESPOND   DIFFERENTLY

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

There are few objective things in our world, such as a wall, a mountain and a tree. Beyond the objective things are many things that we really do not understand and have to have mere ideas of what they mean to us. We interpret the nature of what we do not know.

As we interest something to be we respond accordingly. Even if our interpretation turns out to be false we still respond according to our interpretation until we change our interpretations.

I learned this reality from the experience of hearing weird sound in my apartment and interpreting them to be made by unseen ghosts and having dreams where unseen objects appeared in them. That is, my attributing the noises to ghosts made my subconscious mind to use them to produce dreams where ghosts appeared to scare me.

Thereafter, I reinterpreted the noises as strictly physical and I no longer had the dreams with ghosts in them.

That is to say that what I say about things determine how I respond to them in my dreams and also in my day life.  In my day life it is what I say of stimuli, true or false does not matter, that determines how I respond to them.

It should be noted that fear played a crucial role in my initial interpretation of the noises in my bedroom as from ghosts. It showed that despite my apparent agnosticism that deep down I believed in the existence of ghosts and feared them. Fear colored my thinking and behavior.

It follows that I have to remove fear from my mind, both from the conscious and subconscious part of it; I have to prevent fear from shaping my thinking and behaviors.

However, this is easier said than done; fear is built into the very fabric of the human body and mind; fear alerts us to danger to our physical existence and urges us to run away from it; fear can also become debilitating, as in anxiety disorder.

The solution is to separate rational from irrational fears and be aware that fear can paralyze and immobilize one's behaviors and prevent one from living fully, doing what one wants to do.

If I see people as dangerous I respond to them as if they are dangerous even if they are not dangerous.

If I see people as loving I respond to them as loving people even if they do not love people. It is me who interprets who people and things are to me and respond to them accordingly.

This teaches me the lesson that most of my behaviors are the product of my interpretations of the nature and meaning of phenomena and that I must make sure that I have objective interpretation before I accept anything as true for me.

It  is my mind that gives whatever I deem scary the power it has to scare me; I am the one who attributed scary qualities to whatever scares me; otherwise what I had called scary is a neutral stimuli.

In sum, ones perception and interpretation of what people and things means determines how one behaves in this world. There are only a very few objective things in the world that do not need interpretation for us to know what they are. If one wants to change ones behaviors one must change ones interpretation of what things are; one must give things different attributes.

Science remains our best way of ascertaining the truth in the material universe (not the non-material universe, such as mind and consciousness).

HUMAN EXISTENCE IS OUR EFFORTS TO MAKE US SEEM TO HAVE WORTH IN BODY AND EGO WHEN IN FACT WE KNOW THAT BODY AND EGO DO NOT HAVE WORTH

If you observe yourself and people what you see are those who are mightily struggling to seem to have existential worth based on their bodies and egos.

Our bodies will die and smell like feces; our egos will disappear from existence upon our physical death.

Both body and ego are unreal but we want to make them seem real; both have no value and worth and we struggle to make them seem to have worth and value.

We enslave ourselves doing senseless work to earn money to take good care of the needs of our bodies and get the things that make our egos seem important in other people's eyes.

This is what all of us are doing; it is the basis of human civilization.

Now, if you accept that your body and ego are nothing and cannot have worth and you stop valuing them the question is: what else are you going to do?

If you say that consciousness beyond body has value but at the moment you are not living in consciousness that transcends body;  so you have not answered the question, how do you live in body and not enslave yourself to doing what makes body and ego important?

For a start, one must know what has no importance and treat it as such and not allow the valueless to cloud one's judgement.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

October 31, 2017

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Monday, 30 October 2017 17:53

Think about these matters

From Ozodi Osuji's Thinking corner:

THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE COULD BE SQUEEZED INTO THE SIZE OF A PARTICLE

Did you know that if you squeezed all the matter in the universe, including our earth, the nine planets around the sun, the sun, the Milky Way galaxy and it's over 200 billion stars and trillions of planets, the other 200 billion galaxies and their trillions of stars, if you squeezed the entire physical universe they would all fit into particle!

How large is a particle? Consider the period at the end of this sentence. It contains trillions of atoms. Each of those atoms contains electrons, protons and neutrons and those contain quarks and photons. That is to say that a particle is so small that it might as well not exist.

Now consider your body. If you squeezed your body what would be the resultant size? If the entire universe fits into a particle so what would be the size of your body? Nothing. Your body would have no size; it would have no size because it does not exist!

Most of matter is empty space and in the final analysis does not exist.

Who is doing the squeezing of the universe and your body? Spirit!

It is spirit that projected out the universe and expands it. In the beginning, Big Bang, 13.8 billion years ago a point of light no larger than a particle of light, photon, came out, exploded and expanded and formed matter and our entire universe.

This means that our physical universe came out of nothing and can be returned to nothing. What exists is what projected out the physical universe, spirit. Spirit is eternal.

AFRICANS ARE ETERNAL COWARDS HENCE SLAVES

Now that you know that only spirit exist and that your body literally does not exist what are you going do with that information?

I am talking to Africans, the eternal slaves of humanity. Africans are total shit. From around 700 AD Arabs pointed weapons at Africans and out of fear of harm and death they allowed themselves to be enslaved by Arabs.

Europeans came along in the 1500s and pointed guns at them and out of fear of harm and death they allowed Europeans to enslave them.

Africans are afraid to fight for freedom; they always kowtow to anyone who threatens to harm or kill them; they so much want to live that they tolerate slavery if in doing so they live. They want to live at all costs even if it cost them their freedom!

Europeans gave them independence on a platter of gold (they did not actually fight for it) and they are now supposedly governing themselves.  Africans fearfulness comes into play, again.

A few African thugs hijacked Africans governments and have their goons-squad in police and military uniforms point guns at them and out of fear of harm and death they allow their criminal leaders to enslave them.

Nigerians live in fear and allow the criminals of Abuja to loot their entire wealth.  Africans are fucking cowards; it is their freaking fearfulness that has reduced them to the laughing stock of mankind.

We have to figure out a way to get Africans to overcome their fear so that they can stand up and fight for their freedom.

NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY GRADUATES NEED TO DEVELOP A GOVERNING IDEOLOGY AND USE IT TO ORGANIZE TO RULE NIGERIA

You have so-called Nigerian university graduates. They are mostly unemployed. They do not gather and formulate a political ideology that seeks ways to govern their country properly. If they posit political ideologies they could use those to organize themselves and go drive away the looters ruling them.

The rulers of Nigeria are thieves. Generally, thieves lack courage. If one thousand Nigerian university graduates organized and are fortified with a political ideology, have weapons they would take over Abuja in an hour and establish a real government in Nigeria.

Nigeria is ripe for a revolution if only Nigerians are courageous. It is fear that keeps young Nigerian unemployed; it is their fault, not other people's fault that they are unemployed and live in a shitty country.

Instead of struggling to establish a just and equitable government in Nigeria young Nigerian cowards go kidnap people for money. It is cowardly to kidnap people for money; it is cowardly to be a criminal.

Courageous people organize to improve their governments rather than to go rob people on gun point.

Nigerians are beneath contempt; they are despicable and ought to not exist; they are the detritus of mankind.  Because they are nothing they pile empty titles on themselves and seek social prestige to mask their existential nothingness.

One bold act and Nigerians would obtain the worth they desperately seek in a childish manner.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

October 30, 2017

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 21:18

The world is a matrix

THE WORLD IS A MATRIX MOVIE WRITTEN AND ENACTED BY THE SONS OF GOD

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

All the sons of God are one son of God (each of them contains all of them and contains God).  When one of them decided to separate from God all of them decided to separate from God. They wrote a matrix mathematical equation and enacted it into a movie.

For matrix equations in quantum mechanics see Werner Heisenberg, Max Born, Pascual Jordan and Neils Bohr. For wave equations in quantum physics see Emil Schrodinger. Both wave and matrix equations are saying the same thing; particles of light behave as particles and or wave!

They projected themselves into the roles that the matrix movie called for each of them to play but still remain in God.

Thus, they projected out our physical universe and each of them agrees to play a role and plays it while he is still in God, unified spirit self.

In the movie they believe that they are the persons they see in it, the ego in body; they must forget that the ego in body was projected out by their spirits.

The entire movie is a dream in their minds, literally, not figuratively. The condition for being in the movie is that they forget that it is a movie, a dream and take it as if it is real.

If they knew that it is a make belief game they would not have fun with it.

When any of them learns that it is a movie that they all are enacting, he learns it when the role he is playing asks that he learn it, so it is not an accidental learning, he wakes up and then tells the others who are still in self forgetful state, who still believe that it is real that it is a movie.

The movie calls for those whose roles have not determined that they wake up to laugh at him and ignore him and keep doing what they are doing.

Each of them eventually, at stipulated time, learns that it is a matrix movie.  When all of them have learned that it is a movie the movie ends.

In time this will take trillions of years to happen; the physical universe will continue existing until all sons of God have come to play their parts in the movie and eventually wake up to the realization that it is a mere make belief play, a drama that all of them wrote and enact out on the world stage called planet earth.

In time the stage will shift to other planets in the Milky Way galaxy and thereafter to other galaxies and throughout the universe before it ends in a couple trillion years in the future.

Indeed, the movie will continue to other universes for the future sons of God would discover ways to tunnel their ways to the infinite universes that exist. The sons of God must always do something to keep themselves busy, make belief busy, that is; something to amuse themselves. They have been doing this eternally and will keep doing it eternally; those who wake up return to unified spirit state, rest for a while and embark on other games that require them to forget their real selves and enact their self-written play until they wake up and the game continues in other forms.

In case what I said above about the world being a matrix seems strange to you just remember that all I did is put Hinduism, Buddhism and Gnosticism into the language of quantum physics and movies. Hinduism is the original matrix movie. In it Brahman, God extended his oneself to infinite sons (called Atmans). Atmans, the sons of God, went to sleep and dream this world; each enacts a part in the dream and then at a planned time awakens and a Kalpa or Yuga, a universe ends, and another one begins. (See the writings of Hindu philosophers, such as the eight century Hindu philosopher Shankara and also Ramanuja.)

You just got to learn to put ancient wisdom into contemporary scientific language; that is all I did here!  There is nothing new under the sun! Thinkers like me find a way to cast the perennial philosophy of mankind in contemporary language.

THE SON OF GOD USES THE EGO TO DREAM; THE SON OF GOD AND THE EGO DID NOTHING WRONG

It is the son of God who wished to separate from God; it is he who while still in God closes his eyes, sleep and dreams.

The term sleep is not literal; it is metaphor for our self-forgetfulness; in truth we are part of unified spirit, God but we chose to forget that knowledge in other to play parts in the matrix movie called our physical universe.

The son of God dreams through the ego (the human self, the dream figure). The ego merely does what the dreamer, son of God, projects him out to do. In, effect, the ego is a mere slave of the sleeper, the son of God.

The ego, the human self in body is innocent. If anyone is guilty it is the son of God who acts through the dream figure called ego.

However, since the son of God has really not separated from God and is still in God he has not sinned. He merely dreamed and dreams mean nothing.

If you want to have a happy dream you see the dream figures, people, no matter what they do as innocent, for they are slaves of the sons of God dreaming through them.

The sons of God themselves are innocent since the dream has, in fact, not taken place. The world does not exist, not for a second has it existed.

Everything I have so far said here was said by the Hindu philosopher, Shankara, in the eight century of our common era, that is thirteen hundred years ago. I merely re-presented his philosophy, which happen to be true, in my own language.

We believe that the world exists; therefore, we should see it as nothing and have a happy dream through using our right minds, the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit tells us that nothing done in the dream has been done and that the sons of God who dream it are still in God and asks us to have a happy dream by not taking the world seriously.

The world is a fantasy that goes through a part of the son of God's mind, the part that wished separation; another fantasy goes through the part of his mind that knows that separation is impossible, the Holy Spirit. It is two impossible fantasies; so, choose the one you like and that is all there is to it.

Please note that the terms Ego and Holy Spirit are merely parts of our minds; each of us has two parts to his mind, the left side that urges him to separate from God and all people; another part of his mind urges him to see all people and God as parts of his self.

One should not concretize the terms ego and Holy Spirit and see them as persons apart from one. You are the ego and the Holy Spirit; it all depends on how you choose to see the world.

Indeed, you are God (unified spirit self). But that level of knowledge is beyond what I want to convey in this essay. We are God when we act in tandem, in concert with each other; God is that part of our minds that knows that it is all people and acts as one with all people; since it is all people it knows only love.

God is love. When you are love you are God. Love is union; when you unify with all people you are God.

In separation, which is where you currently think that you are, you are not God; in separation you are either ego or Holy Spirit.

Don't go be a psychotic and call yourself God while acting as a self-centered, separated self! In God you are pure love and does only what serves our collective interests.

As for me, I choose to study science; that is, I study the fantasy that says in fourteen billion years of sleeping we built up this physical universe.

The physical universe does not exist but we can study it as if it exists and do science and technology and have a happy dream, happy game studying what does not exist.

KARMA

I can just see some smart Alek saying that since the world is a dream and nothing done in it is either good or bad that he is justified in enslaving and or discriminating against some persons. They can convince themselves that there is no need for them to feel guilt or remorse for their antisocial, sociopathic and psychopathic behaviors.

True, one can do exactly that. The caveat  is that just as you can believe that it is okay to enslave or discriminate other people they too can also believe that it is okay to kill you. Thus, you try enslaving people and they kill you. If that happens you got what you asked for, for enlightened self-interest ought to tell you that you do not like to be enslaved or discriminated against hence you should not do that to other people.

The would be slave killing the would be enslaver did nothing wrong; he merely taught the enslaver the lesson of never trying to harm a son of God.

The goal of the dream is for all of us to have a happy dream where all of us love all of us. We do not want a nightmarish dream where some people are exploiting people.

The law of karma is built into the universe; our behaviors have consequences for us and other people, those they affect. If we hurt people we shall be hurt by some people in return.

Today's oppressed people oppress their oppressors in the future (and in other life times). Today's leaders are tomorrow's followers.

Each of us plays different roles in the dream called life on planet earth.

Listen, we are the sons of love so always love you and all people; those who do not love are asleep and have forgotten their nature as love; you do not need to do what they do; you remember that we are love and love all of us and give us a happy dream on earth.

We need a happy dream until we are ready to wake up in the dreamless state of heaven, unified state.

Our real home is in the wave of spiritual light; each of us is a particle of that eternal spiritual light. That spiritual light is pure love. Therefore, while on earth, abode of separation, remember to love your neighbor as you love yourself. When you love all of us you return to love, to unified state, to God and heaven.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

October 29, 2017

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 02:18

Nnamdi Kanu and Igbo political behavior

NNAMDI KANU AND IGBO POLITICAL BEHAVIOR

Ayo Ojutalayo:

Why did you repost this material from August? What is up with that?  Listen, I have done my best to be of service to Igbos and have given up. I have simply thrown my hands into the air.  There is no hope for Igbos.  Most Igbos are, as you guys say, mumu and munguns. They have no brains in their heads. They are idiots. There is nothing anyone can do to really help them. This is especially so in the world of politics.

In politics, Igbos do not know anything. This is probably because they did not develop a human polity beyond the most primitive variety of it, village self-governance. They did not go through what Karl Marx called the normal progression of political states: primitive communism, slave society, feudal society and now bourgeois society, each lasting, at least, five hundred years.

The contemporary West, as we know it, went through two thousand years of the various stages of political development before reaching their present bourgeois stage; hopefully, they will progress to the next stage, socialism, what Marx called the final stage of political development (in communism property and the means of production are owned collectively).

Igbos did not go through these stages of political development and therefore are novices in the art of politics.

A case in point of Igbo political naiveté is Nnamdi Kanu.  He is fifty years old; take a look at his face and what do you see? You see the face of a typical eighteen year old, first year student at a university. There are no age lines on his face. What that means is that he stopped growing at age eighteen. He is psychologically eighteen years old but chronologically fifty years old.  Because he is a teenager, a college student, he is able to operate as one would expect a college student to do.

Thus, he did not take into consideration real politics and kept abusing the rulers of Nigeria.  He called Nigeria the zoo.

If you listened to his utterances and noted his tendency to quick anger and you know that anger goes with fear you conclude that he is a fearful person. The angry person is usually a fearful person (the biochemistry of anger and fear are the same).  He is not a courageous person. As a fearful person when the shit hits the fan he would turn tail and run away. He would not stand his ground and fight for what he believes to be right. Like Emeka Ojukwu he would abandon his troops and run to safety. Of course, he does not mind if other people fought and died for him. Nnamdi Kanu is not a courageous leader. Making noise isn't the same thing as showing courage when bullets fly.

The zoo keepers picked him up at the entrance to the zoo and eventually gave him conditions for release from jail. He violated the conditions. Apparently, he felt invincible and that no one can do anything to him. The zookeepers let out their python and it danced into his house; the man apparently disappeared into the belly of the python! As we talk no one knows anything about his where about.

I asked my contacts in London to go to his Peckham apartment in Southeast London to see if he is around and the word is that no one has seen him in London. I will be in London in December and will personally go to his apartment to make sure he is not there.

(Please note that the Igbos who supported the man and egged him on to self-destroy have all kept quiet; none of them is asking the federal government to tell them where he is. I have written asking for his where about; we are entitled to be told whether they imprisoned him or killed him or whether he escaped to a different country; if he went to London Nigeria could repatriate him.)

Kanu's oppositional defiant behavior is typical Igbo behavior, the behavior of a child defying his parent's authority.

Kanu and Igbos behave as if they are invincible. You make a move and they are silenced forever and ever. They are children and if you choose to you make a move and put them out of their opposition-defiant behaviors.

Igbos are perpetual losers in Nigeria's politics; they are never going to win the Nigerian presidency, not given their penchant for insulting Nigerians; what Nigerian would vote for an Igbo president?

They will not win because they do not do things from reason but from their feelings; their delusion of superiority guides their political behaviors hence the unrealistic nature of their political agitations.

They went to war in 1967 without making plans on getting steady supply of arms to fight the war with; instead, they bought antiquated arms from Los Angeles flea market!

Indeed, many of them believed that with "okpo, medicine, juju" they would make the Nigerian army disappear into thin air; they actually believed that they can vanquish a modern army by waving supposed medicine brooms at it; alternatively, they believed that the primitive head hunters called Abam and Abriba people could use their machetes to cut off the heads of the 250, 000 Nigerians troops arrayed against Ojukwus 10, 000 troops.

Well, the Nigerian army dispatched them to political irrelevance. Kanu came along and Igbos followed him without thinking about real politics.

The map of Nigeria was drawn by European powers when they met at the Berlin conference in 1884-1885. As you probably know, with the discovery of quinine white folks no longer died from malaria when they entered into interior Africa; therefore, they scrambled into Africa to carve it up among themselves.  They were on the verge of war among themselves. Otto Von Bismarck, the iron fisted chancellor of Prussia, and Germany after its unification in 1870, called for a conference to settle matters peacefully. They met to clarify who owns what part of Africa. That is to say that the map of Nigeria is a product of European political concord, agreement. You cannot change the map without the blessing of those who put the map together!

Nigeria is recognized as a sovereign nation. To change that nation you have to get Britain, Europeans and the USA to agree. You can do so quietly by working behind the scenes.

But, instead, many Igbos have the delusion that all they have to do is say that they want to separate from Nigeria and the entire world goes along with them. They do not seem to know that there are international political considerations before world maps are changed.

They demonstrate at Washington DC and at the UN in New York. Not even one American newspaper writes about their demonstrations talk more a national TV network publicizing them. Their activities are not relevant to America's and European interests. In international politics nations behave in accordance with their national interests; they make calculations of what is in it for them.

What is in the US and Europeans' interests for Igbos to rule themselves? Zero! Therefore, as far as the West is concerned Igbos do not exist.

Igbos do not have the natural resources that Western economies may need to function hence make their political powers to concern themselves with Igbos!

What is Biafra? Does Biafra include Ijaw, Efik, and Idoma or is it an Igbo enclave? Who has agreed to what Biafra stands for? In a democratic dispensation can Igbos speak for non-Igbos? Why? Are those folks Igbos slaves (during slavery times they actually used to own Igbos as slaves).

Kanu, like a school boy, made an assertion that his Biafra goes from the Bight of Biafra to River Benue. That antagonized Ijaw, Efik, Bini, Urobo and Idoma people.  Those people probably worked behind the scenes to arrange for the python to dance to Kanu's compound and swallow him.

The point here is that Igbos know diddlysquat about politics and, as such, are going nowhere. Politically, they are a finished people. They are politically irrelevant.

Take a look at Alaigbo and see if there is a governor or senator that has national stature? Each of the seven Igbo governors is a local thug; each corners the money given to him by the federal government into his pocket, steals it and does nothing for the people. The people, like sheep, would not complain but, instead, talk about Nigerians as if they have the power to make a difference in Nigerian politics.

All Politics is local, said Tip O'Neal, the former speaker of the US Congress; if Igbos cannot improve their local politics they cannot improve Nigeria's politics.

An Igbo president of Nigeria will do what Governor Okorocha of Imo state is doing for his state: nothing! A people's antecedent behaviors tell you a lot about their future behaviors. People don't wake up one fine day and change and become angels; their past behavior patterns determine their present and future behaviors.

If Igbos were to get Biafra they would behave as they currently behave in Nigeria, rob the whole place down.

Igbos are crudely individualistic; each of them works for his economic self-interests and could care less about other people's welfare; they are probably best served if each of them seeks his personal welfare and leave it at that. Primitive economic activities are good for Igbos but politics is not Igbos cup of tea.

In politics Igbos do not have gravitas.  I do not take any of them seriously; I see them like I see children; they are to be taught politics except that I no longer want to teach them, they are too dumb to learn anything. I have had my time trying to teach them and no longer would do that.  I leave them to their fate.

I read what your old friend, the ghost wrote about me. I was amused. I see that he was cursing every person in my town. He is no longer just cursing me out but my people, who are in his eyes guilty by association. That monkey is something else.

I actually benefited a lot from him. He presented himself as a deluded character and I used him to refine my understanding of the psychodynamics of delusion disorder.  The mouse wants to seem superior to all Nigerians and presents his self as a superior person. He is an inferior person.

He presents his self as an attorney and writes like an Onitsha trader, with big, big words (his grammar is good but his syntax is gabbled, he uses words inappropriately). He is not an attorney; he did not even go to secondary school.

In his deluded mind he probably believes that he is fooling folks into seeing him as an attorney. Alas, no one can verify his background.  He hides his identity (a cowardly act).

The man lives inside a cave and the darkness of the cave colors his perception (see Plato's Cave analogy in his book, The Republic); from the bowels of the dark cave he makes incessant noise on Nigerian politics.

Before a judge, court, evidence is required for an utterance to be taken seriously. Since nobody knows who he is his utterances lack evidential credibility.

If I do not know who you are why should I take what you said seriously? The ape does not know that and thinks that he is smart by hiding his identity and making noise on Nigerian politics. He lacks credibility. He is nothing.

Psychoanalytically, I know that the jungle denizen writes about me because he is asking me to love him. As a lost soul he wants to be loved and calls me put down names so that I feel guilt and out of guilt love him. He is exhibiting his paranoid psychosis.

In one of his mails he said that I am the son of a Yoruba butcher. Whatever a paranoid person says reflects his inner ego psychodynamics. What that means is that he sees me as anti-Igbo. He believes that Yorubas, in cahoots with Hausas, butchered Igbos during the civil war and are out to still kill them. He has persecution complex; he sees Yorubas and Hausas as gunning for Igbos lives (his life, that is).

By associating me with Yorubas he sees me as out to butcher Igbos. If only the brain dead idiot know that no other human being has done more to help Igbos than I have. I certainly do not want to kill them; I wanted to make them mentally healthy (if truth is said, the fact is that I no longer care whether they are raving psychotics or mere fools; I wash my hands of them).

Whatever he sees in him he projects to me (and to other persons).   It is shameless to hide ones identity; he hides his identity and feels shameless and projects his shamelessness to me and said that I am shameless...why I should feel shame I do not know.

The man is driven by fear; he is a freaking coward; chronologically, he is an old man but psychologically he is scared shitless; he is a scared five year old boy whistling in the dark to reassure him that he has courage.

He is so scared of been harmed and or killed that he hides his identity and from the shadows makes noise about other people; he is beneath contempt (I do not even consider him a human being!).

He is a study in paranoia, its associated fears and sense of persecution; beyond that clinical value he is not of interest to me.

Ayo, I am done with Igbos and have moved on. Please do not forward anything regarding Igbos to me. I simply do not want to talk about them anymore.

I have spent over a decade talking about these people, trying to civilize them but failed. I cannot help them change so there is no need for me to concern myself with them and their affairs. I do not need them to live and they do not need me to live their sordid lives. We part ways and leave it at that.

Have a good weekend.

Ozodiobi Osuji

October 28, 2017

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