Below are my entries, this morning, into Ozodi Osuji’s Daily Journal:
LOVE IS JOINING WITH GOD AND ALL HIS CREATION; LOVE IS BEING IN UNION WITH GOD.
Last night, I asked, what is love and wrote on it. I read some more on A course of Love. Here is additional cogitation on that subject.
Love is joining with the God inside one, not trying to conform to the demands of external people. Love does not ask you to do wonderful things to other people but asks you to put your ego aside and rejoin God, know your joined state with God.
If you had invented a big ego self, as I did, and believed in that deluded self, love asks you to forget that big ego and simply stay quiet and let your real self, the son of God remember its status as the son of God who is one with God and think and behave from that God.
Since all people and things also contain God, living from God means loving all people and things, the God in them, that is. Live from God and become peaceful and calm and bless the people around you with your peacefulness and joy.
Of course, if you have money, you should give some of it to the less successful but that is not what love is. I do not have much money but there is no month that I did not give people, at least, one thousand dollars. That is not love, I give because I can give; if I cannot give, I will not give.
Love, on the other hand, is recognizing that my real self is one with the real self of all people, men and women, black and white and being at one with them.
GOD IS NOT SO POWERFUL, SAID CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
Christopher Hitchens, an English man, authored a book called God is not so great. I have not read the book, but I did see his arguments at several television shows. In them he pointed out that God does not exist and gave the usual atheist arguments.
I am agnostic so his points resonated with me. I personally had concluded that if God created our bodies that will die and rot and created a physical universe that will die and the ninety-two elements in it decay to electrons, protons nd neutrons and those decay to light and light returns to the nothing from which it came during the big bang, that he is powerless.
Any person who created my body that will die and smell like feces is not powerful; he is not only weak but an idiot!
Why take the trouble to make my body that will die? There is no love in placing people in bodies, in fact, it is act of hatred to make people live in bodies, in feces. Only a God that hate his sons would create them to live in bodies that will die and create a physical universe that would eventually die.
Only an insane God would create our universe and bodies. So, to me God, if he created our bodies, is weak and I have no use for a weak God.
Thus, I agreed with Christopher Hitchens postulation that God is not so great.
Christopher is an English man; Britons, beginning with Francis Bacon (1561-1625), Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, David Hume, George Berkeley, Jeremy Bentham, John Mill, John Stuart Mill are empiricists and logical positivists; they are usually not idealistic philosophers, they deal with the observable universe as it is and gravitate to the scientific method. John Bull has his nose to the solid ground and does not take flight into fanciful ideas.
If you want to read idealistic philosophers you go to Germans (Leibniz, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Karl Marx, Feuerbach, Nietzsche, even the confused Wittgenstein who takes the tree for the forest in stressing only language not the thought that language carries), Germans are born thinkers.
If you want sophistication, balancing thinking and empiricism, you talk to French men (Pascal, Descartes, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, Bergson, Saint Simon, Auguste Comte, Proudhon, Fourier, Georges Sorel), those are men of the world who appreciate the possible existence of God, they like ideas and the nothingness of our being hence their existentialist philosophy (Jean Paul Sartre, Albert Camus,…Soren Kierkegaard, Karl Jasper, Martin Heidegger, the last three are not Frenchmen) . To them we are nothing, but we can make our lives seem important to us, not important to nature for nature does not see us as important, but by channeling our energies to doing what we have aptitude in doing and interest in doing and doing it twenty-four seven.
When an idea takes hold of my mind, I think about it all day and then go to my computer and type it. I could sit in front of my computer for an entire day typing and during that time I have no awareness of my surrounding, space, time and matter; if there is heaven, I am in heaven for I am in the flow and getting an idea on paper is all I live for at that moment.
Given my existentialist nature, I rejected Christopher’s notion that God does not exist, as I also rejected the big idiot, Richard Dawkins’ argument in the God Delusion that God does not exist.
These English men are rejecting their Judeo-Christian childish notion of God. I look to Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism and Gnosticism for insights into God.
To me God is a formless force, a light energy, if you like, that extends to each of us. We are part of God, and he is part of us; we are in God, and he is in us.
God is the union of all existence in a formless state. In our true essence, and Henri Bergson pointed this out, there is an eternal, permanent and changeless force in us, what he called Elan Vital; it really has no name, for to name something is to limit it, God is limitless hence has no name and cannot be defined.
However, we can, analogically, see God as a wave of spiritual light and see each of us as a particle of that wave of light; as quantum mechanics demonstrated, wave and particles are one. God and his sons are one shared self and have one shared mind.
God acts as a wave of light, and each of us acts as a particle of that wave of spiritual light, wave and particles act in tandem. We, the particles of unified spiritual light, tried to separate from it and cannot do so but dream it in our physical universe; the physical universe, Hinduism correctly says, is a dream.
THE TRUE AMERICAN IS A REPUBLICAN, A CONSERVATIVE; HE IS PROGRAMMED BY HIS INSANE SOCIETY TO BELIEVE IN THE ILLUSION THAT HE IS SEPARATED FROM GOD AND ALL PEOPLE AND IS ALONE AND THAT HE NEEDS TO WORK AND EXCHANGE HIS GOODS AND SERVICES WITH OTHER PEOPLE AND THAT LEFT ALONE OTHER PEOPLE WILL NOT HELP HIM, HENCE HIS INDIVIDUALISM.
The American is a programmed madman. In truth we are eternally joined and do cooperate with one another.
I am at my best when I ask: how can I help other people to help themselves? I am a social democrat and mixed economist, not a misguided capitalist who stresses only aloneness and not collaborating with all people.
November 6, 2021