Thursday, 17 August 2017 22:27

Terrorism is an attempt to make ego, body and separation real

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I just heard from my TV that at Barcelona, Spain, a terrorist had driven a van into crowd of people and killed over thirteen persons and injured hundreds of people (some of whom may die).

People are running all over the place trying to protect themselves and avoid getting killed by the terrorist(s); they are doing whatever they could to defend and protect their dear lives in body and ego.  These defenses make their bodies real to them.

US TV stations, no doubt, would talk about this killing all day long; all the other talk about dumb Trump's racist response to the events at Charlottesville, Virginia, will be out of the window, for today anyway, to be revisited another day (the former Vice President, Al Gore has just asked Trump to resign; Democrats plan to introduce a bill in Congress to Censure Trump for racism; censure has been tried only one other time, when in 1834 the Senate Censured President Andrew Jackson).

Terrorists' attacks arouse fear of harm and death in people; it makes them feel that they are bodies and egos that the terrorists can destroy.

If people can be destroyed that makes separation seem real; if separation is real it makes God dead and nonexistent.

If, indeed, God exists, it means that God does not love his sons; God has abandoned his sons to random killing by terrorists.

Terrorism is an attempt to prove that God does not exist and if he ever did exist is now either dead or does not care for his separated children.

God exists and loves his children. Separation cannot occur and has not occurred. The son of God merely sleeps and dreams that he is in a world of separated selves where he is in body and ego and can be harmed, an impossible world.

Terrorists randomly kill innocent people; their goal is to give people the impression that they can kill any one; they want to arouse fear of been killed by the terrorists in people and intimidate them, get them to do what the terrorists want them to do, such as convert to Islam or do what terrorist governments want them to do.

My goal is not to write about terrorism in the traditional manner but to stress that terrorists arouse fear in people and that fear makes people feel like their egos and bodies are real; feeling as egos and bodies they feel separated from God.

They feel abandoned by God or God does not exist; only the ego exists and it must be protected. Terrorism is a means of making separation seem real to us.

The son of God uses terrorism to intimidate his ego mind and feel fear; in feeling fear he makes his ego mind and body real. Terrorism is an elaborate game we employ to make ego and body real and make separation real; and make our world of space, time and matter, illusions, real.

DISCUSSION

If you are not a body and ego self-concept and therefore not afraid of harm and death can terrorists, religious or other forms, have hold on you?

Terrorists traffic in fear; they propose to harm or kill people and arouse fear in them. They want people to accept their position (in the case of Muslim Jihadists, Islam; in the case of Communists, communism). They succeed if people have fear of intimidation.

If people have no fear terrorists cannot succeed. To have no fear, however, people must not see themselves as egos and bodies but know themselves as spirits so that destroying their bodies would not intimidate them.  No one can hold hostage a person who has no fear of harm and death.

In the here and now world each of us has a self-concept. The self-concept says that he is his body and that he lives in space and time.

The big, grandiose self-image is designed to enable those who feel fragile to adapt to the exigencies of this world. But does the grandiose self-concept help them adapt to the exigencies of this world? If anything, it handicaps them and makes their adaptation filled with secondary fear, more fear than is found in normal persons. Therefore, the grandiose self is useless.

If the big ego self-concept is useless the ego self-concept itself is pointless. The ego self-concept does not exist but seems to exist in our conceptual world.

Our world is a dream world, a conceptual world. We first think it, have ideas of what we want the world to be, believe it and it becomes so for us.   Because it is conceptual it is not real and is a dream.

If you let go of the concepts of who you are, who other people are and what the world is they go away and you would not see you, people in bodies and the world of space, time and matter.

Bodies or matter are putty; they are used by us, sculptors, to shape the world as we want it to become.

We use matter to shape our bodies and use it to shape everything around us. Matter, our bodies included, is a neutral thing we use to play in this world.

CONCLUSION

The philosophy that I am teaching here leads to letting go of identification with ego and body; that leads to exiting from this world.

People came to this world to be in body and ego. So, what I am teaching is contrary to what people want to do.

I know that people will see themselves as egos and bodies and defend those and as long as they do so would be prone to terrorists' intimidations.

However, if they should think about what I said here they may choose to see themselves as not bodies and egos and stop allowing themselves to be intimidated by terrorists. They may choose, while still in bodies, to live from their real selves, which are eternal formless selves.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

August 17, 2017

www.centerformindscience.org

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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

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

He can be reached at: ozodiosuji@gmail.com (907) 310-8176