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Monday, 24 July 2017 12:44

On White Americans

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Marvin Robinson, I decided to expand my little vignette on your yesterday's post at Facebook. Below is the expanded version of my little piece. It kind of tells you my political philosophy; I am a social democrat in the mode of Bernie Sanders; however, I differ from Mr. Sanders in that I am not a pacifist; I am a hawk; I want us to go defeat Muslim Jihadists before they convert us to their seventh century primitive, theocratic society. AMERICA WAS BUILT ON SLAVERY; THE SLAVE AND SLAVE MASTER LIVED IN FEAR, NOT FREEDOM Ozodi Thomas Osuji If you observe…
To Be In Heaven While Still On Earth Is To Have No Self Concept Ozodi Thomas Osuji What does it mean to say that a person is in hell? It is very simple; it means that one has a separated self-concept, an idea that one thinks that one is; that idea says that one is different from other people, the whole, God and one defends that self-concept. One makes up a self-concept (using one's body and social experience) and believes that it is who one is and defends it. If other people like it one gets along with them and…
Saturday, 22 July 2017 09:44

What is a healed mind?

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WHAT IS A HEALED MIND? Ozodi Thomas Osuji INTRODUCTION: You hear folks talk a lot about healing and been healed. After reading the below vignette please evaluate your understanding of what healing means Vis a Vis the message of the vignette. The idea is expatiated in my forthcoming 1200 pages book, living from love. To understand a healed mind you have to first understand what an unhealed mind is. What is an unhealed mind? What is a sick mind? A sick mind is a mind that is separated from God. Sickness is separation from God. If separation of mind from…
Friday, 21 July 2017 20:38

On people seeking worth

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OSUJIS DAILY NOTES ON PEOPLE SEEKING EXISTENTIAL WORTH Ozodi Thomas Osuji I AM THE ONE WHO HAS A PROBLEM WITH TITLES What a person observes people do that bothers him is actually his problem rather than other folks problems. Psychoanalysts call this projection (ego defense mechanism). I am the one with a problem when it comes to the foolery that Nigerians make of themselves logging their titles around. It bothered me no end seeing Nigerians giving themselves empty titles. I know that they are doing it, giving themselves titles, to make them seem important. What do you want them to…
Friday, 21 July 2017 09:01

We choose to live in bodies

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WE CHOOSE TO LIVE IN BODIES Ozodi Thomas Osuji Let us consider our lives in bodies, our present existence. We all know that each of us has the ability to end his life in body. If you choose to, right now, you can commit suicide and end your life in body. It is as simple as that. You go to the store, buy a gun and bullets and go pump those bullets into your head and you are dead. You may choose a less gruesome method of dying by taking, say, cyanide and get it over with in seconds. If…
Thursday, 20 July 2017 23:50

Forgiveness and the world of light forms

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FORGIVENESS AND THE WORLD OF LIGHT FORMS Ozodi Thomas Osuji THERE IS NO WORLD AND YOU PROJECT OUT A WORLD AND GIVE IT ALL THE VALUE AND MEANING IT HAS FOR YOU; YOU COULD ALSO GIVE IT ANOTHER MEANING, THE ONE BY THE HOLY SPIRIT OR GIVE IT UP AND RETURN TO GOD Work book lessons 1-50 What is A course in miracles teaching? It is teaching that the world we see is not actually there and that we projected it out and give it all the meaning it has for us; beyond the meaning we give to it, it…
You probably have heard it said that some people are teachers of love, aka God. A teacher of love teaches the perennial philosophy that all human beings are the same and coequal and that they are created by God and remain as God created them, innocent, guiltless, sinless and holy despite the evil they seem to do on earth. Teachers of God have studied their earthly characters and understood them to be egoistic and decided to completely let go of identification with the ego self-concept and embrace a different self-concept, still a conceptual self (hence still a false self for…
INTRODUCTION Human beings have pondered and written tons of literature on human nature; many of these cogitations are good reading and if one has not read some of them one ought to do so. Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Berkeley, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, James, Bergson, Sartre, Jasper, Heidegger, Freud, Adler, Jung, Buddha, Shankara, Ramanujan and others are a good way to appreciate serious thinkers' perspectives on human nature. In this piece, I will, building on my personal experience and observation of people, add my perception of what it means to be a human being. I have…
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:57

Living from love

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LIVING FROM LOVE Ozodi Thomas Osuji PERCEPTION IS PROJECTION The thesis of A course in miracles is that perception is projection; it says that the world we see with our naked, physical eyes does not exist out there apart from us but, instead, is projected out by our minds. The choice we now have is to look at that world with the ego's or Holy Spirit's eyes. In the day time the world is projected out by our collective minds and at night by our individual minds; because our day world is projected out by our collective minds it is…
Monday, 17 July 2017 10:38

Perception is projection

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While in Europe, I received an email from one of my Anchorage, Alaska A course in miracles group members, Jon Pratt. He told us that finally the entire A course in miracles has been published. If you are a student of a course in miracles, you already know that professor Helen Schucman (a professor at the department of psychology at Columbia University, New York City, USA) took down the inner voice she heard in her handwriting, and sometimes in shorthand. She then had the chairman of her psychology department, Professor William Thetford type her handwritten material. After he had typed…
When my father died, as with such occasions, all manner of relatives came calling, both known and unknown. However, no obscure relative’s visit caused as much consternation as that of a young lady in full hijab. My brother-in-law, a pastor, was alarmed particularly when the lady refused to lift her veil nor respond when he asked who she was. Fortunately, my recently widowed mother overheard the interrogation and beckoned her to a non-male occupied space where they could talk in private. Later, Mom revealed that she was one of my aunt’s four daughters. This aunt, though raised a Christian, had…
The United States presidential election campaign in 2016 gave the genesis to President Donald Trump’s domestic policy which is reflected in his public statement as “America First” and “make America great again.” These are code words for American nationalism, which was directed at inspiring and mobilising his conservative base and supporters across the United States. Since becoming the president in January of 2017, Trump has been beating the drum of nationalism as reflected and expressed in major repeals or changes to President Barack Obama government policies throughout the country. Recently, the world underwent a rude shock when President Trump withdrew…
Arewa Boys, your ultimatum will fail, has failed, and shall forever fail Whom are you fooling, and why are you being terribly ungrateful? Why are you unappreciative, ungrateful, or acting like the spoiled brats you are A brat is an unpleasant child, a little monster, tiny fellow you see hiding in a horror movie. Arewa Boys, are you serious about ordering the Igbos out of the North? If your answer is " it's no big deal" or "it's a routine thing" How do you describe a thing that is routinely no big deal? Is it regularly, habitually, normally, usually, consistently,…
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 18:25

From criticism to doing

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ADDENDUM FROM CRITICISM TO DOING Ozodi Thomas Osuji This morning I talked about my need to be a doer rather than a mere thinker and how doing what one knows is true is better than dedicating one's self to a life of thinking about the nature of phenomena. I forgot to add a point; that point is that one must go from being a mere school boy or teacher to being an adult. In doing things you find out what is doable and what is not; in mere ideation you can conceive every possible project; it is when you try…
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:17

It is now time to go from thinking to doing

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PHILOSOPHIZING WITHOUT PUTTING THOSE IDEAS TO ACTION IS A WASTE OF TIME Ozodi Thomas Osuji I have devoted a lot of my time to reading philosophy, psychology and science; it is not grandiose to say that I know about those subjects as much as any human being does. I am generally a walking encyclopaedia of knowledge. What is missing from my life is putting ideas to work for me. I read and think but do not put into practice what I have read and especially those that I know are true. You can have all the knowledge of this world…
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 10:24

The real you is always innocent

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THE REAL YOU IS INNOCENT WHILE THE FALSE EGO YOU CAN BE GUILTY AND PUNISHED Ozodi Thomas Osuji In the past two weeks I have found it necessary to talk about my world view. Let me conclude it by saying the following. Our real self is always unified, is one with God and all people. God is one. The moment you say one you must say two, three and keep on counting until infinity. God is one and yet infinite; there is no end to him; where he begins and ends is nowhere. He is all of us and all…
SPECIAL LOVE RELATIONSHIPS VERSUS HOLY RELATIONSHIPS Ozodi Thomas Osuji On earth you hear people talk a lot about love. But when you come close to them you realize that they do not know a thing about love. They just talk the talk but do not walk their talk. At best, people practice the type of love that Erich Fromm talked about in his book, The Art of love. Here, people care for each other and put each other's needs above theirs. This works. But there is another type of love, spiritual love; spiritual love is the object of this essay.…
WHY TO BE A HUMAN BEING IS TO FEEL EXISTENTIALLY GUILTY Ozodi Thomas Osuji Those of us who are rational in orientation read the Christian bible and dismissed it as rubbish. In Genesis we are told that God created Adam and Eve and placed them in a Garden of Eden but told them not to earth the fruit of a particular tree. Apparently, they were tempted to do what they were told not to do and said that Satan asked them to do it and hence ate the apple fruits. It is said that because they disobeyed God he drove…
Addendum WHERE YOU SEE PEOPLE ARE NO PEOPLE SO JUDGING THEM IS JUDGING NOTHING! This is an addendum to the essay I wrote this morning on judgment. I have thought a bit more about it and will add this piece. Where we see people and the universe are no people and the universe; there is nothing where we see people and the universe; it is a mere dream that we see and a dream is not real. If you judge people and the world you are judging what is not there; if you judge their behaviour as good or bad…
WHY DO WE JUDGE PEOPLE AND THINGS AS GOOD OR BAD? Ozodi Thomas Osuji In some of his sayings, Jesus Christ told his followers not to judge; in others he told them that as they judge so they would be judged. Telling people not to judge, however, did not prevent him from judging them! His teaching was full of judgements; he was always judging the Pharisees, Sadducees and people in general as no good and asking them to change their ways, repent their mistakes, sins, and serve God or else they would be headed to hell. In effect, he was…
Friday, 07 July 2017 10:25

Living from love

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LIVING FROM LOVE (LFL) Ozodi Thomas Osuji For quite a long time now, I have been trying to come up with a name for what I write about and teach; I have tried many names for size, including living from God ( the question here is what is God, God is an Anglo-Saxon term that does not have any meaning for non-English speakers), living from Chi (Chi is Igbo word for God and it does not have any meaning for non-Igbo speakers), living from the real self (that term arouses the question of what is the real self and it…
From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal: IF THE WORLD IS MY PROJECTION THEN I PROJECTED OUT THOSE I RELATE TO A course in miracles says that the world I see with my eyes is my projection, that perception is projection; that the seeming external universe I see is an outward representation of my thoughts; that the world and its things are my thinking represented in pictures, pictures that seem real but are not real for they are in my mind. This means that the people I see around me are projections of my mind. They are like what we see in…
THE CONFLUENCE OF SCIENCE, EXISTENTIALISM AND SPIRITUALITY Ozodi Thomas Osuji If you study science you must inevitably come to the conclusion that we live in a meaningless universe. What we know about cosmology says that 13.8 billion years ago a point of light appeared from nowhere and nothing and got hot and exploded. In its explosion if shattered into particles, photons; the photons combined into quarks that combined into protons and neutrons; some of the photons became electrons. Protons and neutrons combined into nuclei of atoms. 400, 000 years later nuclei captured electrons and hydrogen atoms were formed. Eventually the…
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 14:16

As Buddha said, desire leads to suffering

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From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal THE CHRIST CANNOT BE DEGRADED BUT THE GO CAN Can other people really degrade one? The unequivocal answer is no. That reality notwithstanding, people often feel degraded by other people. For example, for a while I felt that the white man degraded me by discriminating against me. Eventually, I learned that for me to be degraded I must have identified with the ego separated self and since that false self wants to seem important been discriminated against made it feel humiliated and angry. I learned that my real self is the Christ; Christ is in…
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 10:48

Fear is in the mind not body

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FEAR IS IN THE MIND AND CAN ONLY BE REMOVED AT THE MIND NOT BODILY LEVEL Ozodi Thomas Osuji Every human being knows what fear is; however, it is at different degrees in different people; some people have more fear than other people, at least, at the conscious level. In what is called the normal person fear is more or less hidden at the unconscious mind level but he still has fear. In so-called neurotics fear is at the conscious level. The neurotic is aware that he is always in a state of fear, twenty four seven; he lives in…