Thursday, June 10, 2010
Through the Law of Eleven and Seven, all of our actions are reduced to the direction of 18 words of guidance. We have derived the Ten Commandments largely from those eighteen words, and have seen that the Ten Commandments are completely logical, and are thus good. But what about morals? What are they?
I choose "part d", from the current on-line definition of "moral" from Merriam Websters dictionary to expound upon. That definition is: "d : sanctioned by or operative on one's conscience or ethical judgment". I choose this definition, because morals are an individual responsibility and an individual judgment. One may stray from the guidelines of the commandments at times as an individual choice because all conscious beings have self-will, but nothing can make an individual perform a certain way, except his or her own personal choice.
People sometimes opt to do something that is clearly advised against by the Ten Commandments, (such as infidelity to a spouse or mate), simply because they want the self-gratification that they crave at that particular instant. While the Ten Commandments forbids such activity explicitly, the Law of Eleven and Seven does not. The Law of Eleven and Seven says merely to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
If a man or woman felt such strong lust as to enter into an extra-marital affair, then perhaps they would believe that it was alright for their spouse to do the same thing if the conditions were reversed. This is an internal question of morals that must be decided by the individual. Infidelity rarely has a positive outcome, but sometimes it might, as in the case of two people who are completely mismatched, and then find more suitable mates elsewhere, or a few other instances I can think of that might play out to the advantage of one or both of the individuals in a marriage or committed relationship. I generally advise against it, since the odds of it turning out for the best are usually slim, but it is a completely personal decision that must be decided by the individual. Whether it is morally wrong is a personal matter, best decided by the parties involved. (As a side note, there are many reasons why such a decision usually never works out, the largest one being that dishonesty usually is involved in the process, and dishonesty can never be accepted or tolerated in a logical system. Very few people who commit acts of infidelity do so openly or honestly. Most try to conceal their affairs and will lie to do so. Lying is never acceptable, and that byproduct of infidelity makes the act reprehensible, since it destroys trust in a relationship and poisons the intimacy that makes such close personal relationships very rewarding.)
There are much more serious moral issues in life, that cannot be immediately divined from the Law of Eleven and Seven, and which need the most sincere contemplation by individuals in order to decide that which is best. As an example, let us look at abortion.
The Law of Eleven and Seven, and the Ten Commandments both say no to abortion, because murder is always wrong, since it violates the rights of the individual. But abortion is a decision where the morals of the individuals involved must be relied upon to help to decide the best course of action. While it is always wrong to murder an individual, what about where an individual has very little chance at surviving anyway? What if the parents cannot afford expensive life-preserving techniques that would become necessary to keep a severely deformed baby alive? What if this is determined early on during the pregnancy? (Note: I will always use the term baby, since fetus is a sly trick to dehumanize the miracle of birth.)
What if a woman is brutally raped and becomes pregnant; should she be forced by morals to give life to the baby of the criminal who raped her? It is a well known fact that some criminals are genetically defective. The child might inherit the father's criminal tendencies. Not to mention the fact that every time she would look at that child, she would be reminded of the circumstances by which it was conceived. This would be a very delicate, personal decision, and would depend upon the mental constitution of the mother.
Any abortion, no matter how soon after conception is a murder of the individual that would develop, should the pregnancy carry successfully to term. However, sometimes the rights of the unborn individual cannot be protected without violating the rights of the individuals who are the parents. So it gets very difficult in some circumstances to say what is best. Since the parents are the individuals who came together to conceive the life, and since their lives may be very adversely affected by a complicated birth, or having to care for a severely handicapped child, it may be best at times, to rely on their judgment as to whether or not the baby should survive. That said, the idea of allowing a baby to develop to a viable point of survival, only to have that baby then murdered by a late stage abortion, seems so onerous that most people feel that the rights of the unborn baby should at that point be protected by law. However, killing a less-developed baby is still a murder of the individual that it would become. It's easy to see why doctors call such babies fetuses, since that makes their murder more palatable.
Morals have to be relied upon, when a judgment is not easily reached. This is why it is so important that we each have our own well-developed sense of morality, and that it is not just some knee-jerk reaction to circumstance. There are many decisions that are not easily reached, even with the guidance of our most basic laws. Deciding when we should allow nature to take its course and let someone die, can be every bit as hard as deciding whether to let a baby live. It is therefore imperative that we communicate clearly with our loved ones so that we get a strong sense of what they would want to happen, should it not be left up to them as to when they will die. Who pulls the plug, and when, is an incredibly difficult decision, and it must be guided by morals and the best judgment of those most intimately involved.
Morals allow such decisions to be made as best as possible, and they guide us in times of duress or tragedy. They help us make split-second decisions during life-threatening situations: Should we enter a burning building to save a life? Do we need to use deadly force when attacked by a criminal? Is it wrong to profit from a particular set of circumstances? The list goes on and on.
We often do not have the luxury of time in order to evaluate rapidly changing circumstances, so our morals are an established blueprint that help guide our decisions. This matrix of morals is the overlay which guides our conscience, and by definition, conscience is: "the sense or consciousness of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one's own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good".
Such is the operation of morals, to help guide our conscience.
Finally, in some of the situations cited, one moral question that always needs to asked, (especially in deciding life and death), is whether the individual should even be responsible for the decision. The baby that was effectively murdered by the choice to terminate a pregnancy, may have gone on to find a cure for cancer, or have become another Einstein, or maybe it would have just brought happiness and love to a couple who could not conceive on their own. And even as far as handicapped babies, who ever really knows how they will fare? Many premature babies or babies with severe birth defects have gone on to lead productive lives. So it should be understood, that whenever individuals make decisions of life and death, they are effectively playing the role of God. Perhaps, in many such situations, it would be best to leave such decisions to God (or fate, you choose the word or belief that best suites your personal view of the universe). When we choose to intervene in such circumstances, we must ultimately bear the responsibility and consequences of our decisions, and even moral, intelligent people can never really know all the consequences of such life and death decisions.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
As stated previously, the Ten Commandments can all be derived from the Law of Eleven and Seven. For Reference, here are the Ten Commandments, as given to Moses:
1) I am the Lord thy God... Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
2) Thou shalt not make thee any graven image... nor bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them...
3) Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain...
4) Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee.
5) Honor thy father and thy mother.
6) Thou shalt not kill.
7) Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
8) Neither shalt thou steal.
9) Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.
10) Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbor's wife... covet thy neighbor's house, his field, or or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or anything that is thy neighbor's.
The first four commandments deal directly with how man interacts with God, and for simplicity, we will derive those last, because of their nature.
The fifth commandment says to honor your father and mother, and that is covered by the first half of the Law of Eleven and Seven, since no one would want their children to disrespect them or be disobedient, so obviously you would obey your mother and father, since you would want your children to obey you.
Commandment six says "Thou shalt not kill", and this is covered by both the first and second parts of the Law of Eleven and Seven. The rights of the individual are sacrosanct, and killing someone would be an obvious violation of their individual rights. We also would not want others to treat us that way, so the Golden Rule part of the law reiterates this.
Commandments seven and eight, (not committing adultery and not stealing), are both covered by the Golden Rule part of the Law of Eleven and Seven, since one would certainly not want to be robbed, so one does not steal, and one would not want his wife to commit adultery, so one should not commit adultery oneself.
Commandment nine says thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor, and while the Golden Rule part of the law handles that, there is also a very important reason why one should never lie that is logically deduced. A lie, or any falsehood does not promote the accurate integration of reality, because it creates instability in one's truth matrix. When we break down all complex thought into its most basic logic modules, we need to be sure of our facts. Lies or deceptions make any analysis that much more difficult. So in any ordered society, all liars are the enemies of all men and women within and served by that society, for liars propagate instability in any integration of truth.
Simply put, in all complex societies, trust is essential in order that the society can best function. When you post a letter, or hand a package to the UPS or FedEx man, you trust him or her to do the best that they can to see that your package is safely delivered. The same is true with hundreds of things that we all take for granted in our complex society.
So often it is heard: "I don't trust anyone", but that is a misconception, for all of us living in complex societies trust the other members implicitly to act honorably and honestly. Otherwise, everything would become unstable and collapse far too easily. This is in fact the biggest problem in third world countries as they strive for growth and success. The rampant corruption of their leaders, and at all levels of their society thwart the individuals' best efforts and trap them in a web of corruption and evil. So one must never lie. One must act ethically and just.
Commandment number ten is basically another common sense derivative of the Golden Rule portion of the Law of Eleven and Seven, since no one would want their neighbors to be jealous of their possessions or desirous of possessing them too strongly, since it would be an invitation for mischief.
Now, we return to the first four commandments that deal with how the individual interacts with God. These four commandments are readily deduced from logic when one adopts the most simple definition of God: "God is good". But what is good? Good is the opposite of evil; it is all that helps to promote the growth of the individual to higher levels of consciousness. It is all that helps man become more godlike.
Therefore, it is only logical, that if God is good, that man would never want to have any false gods before him, since any false god would be less than pure good, and could not best help man ascend to his or her highest level of consciousness. Thus, any graven images of anything; any worship of anything but the one true God, the one true and ultimate good, would be folly. As far as the commandment that thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain, that is a logical corollary considering that one's most highest held tenets must necessarily be held sacred, and therefore to demean them in any way would be unwise. God being the ultimate tenet of good, one should therefore, logically, not demean God in any way.
Finally, we must address the commandment of keeping the sabbath day holy. I don't see where anyone with any common sense would want to argue this as not being prudent. To be precise, God asks that a man or woman not use the tools with which they earn their trade on the sabbath day in other places in the bible. That seems like very sound advice to me, since anyone who works too long or too hard at any task, risks emotional and physical breakdown. A logical lifestyle that leads to good health and mental stability would coincide with one that observes a distinct day of rest from the travails of earning a living in a competitive world.
In addition, one needs to regularly contemplate in isolation or even in quiet groups in order to continually check one's progress at integrating the truths of reality. Thus, holding the sabbath day holy would seem a good practice, and logically sound advice.
Looking back, to the time in history when men were given these Ten Commandments, it is easy to see why they were needed, and indeed why they will always be needed in one form or another. The Ten commandments were given around the year 1440 or 1441 BC (using the early date for the Exodus).
Of course, the Golden Rule dates back over ten thousand years, and there are many ancient religions of India that said similar things almost ten thousand years ago. The main point here, is that all of the Ten Commandments can be derived logically from the Law of Eleven and Seven, and that they are completely logical as described.
Even an atheist who is logical, should not be against the Ten Commandments, provided that he or she has the logical fortitude to accept God as good, and not get caught in the trap of describing God in detail, for no living man can say with certainty that his concept of God is more true and accurate than another. However, one can deduce with accuracy, both from logic, and from history, that any civilized society must hold some tenets sacred and/or holy in order to have any degree of order. Therefore, a denial of God being tantamount to a denial of good, anyone who logically argues against God, also argues against good. Anyone who argues against God in government, argues fallaciously, for they argue against good in government, and in America at least, such was never the intention of the founders.
In summation, it seems quite obvious that the Law of Eleven and Seven presents no conflict to the basic tenets of Christianity, and it can be easily proven logically, that all just religions are compatible with the Law of Eleven and Seven. This is understandable, since reality preordains these laws of consciousness, which best govern the natural ascension of all conscious individuals everywhere in this reality.
(One grammar note: I used a copy of the bible that I inherited from my father to copy the commandments, dated 1938, from Concordia publishing House of Saint Louis, Missouri.)
Sunday, May 9, 2010
The primary thing to do here, is to lay a simplistic ground work which allows any individual to logically ascertain the validity of the previous assertion; that universal laws of consciousness exist which ultimately determine the growth and ascension of consciousness. In order to do that, just as in any mathematical proof, we must frame certain definitions upon which to build. We needn't be extremely detailed, and in fact, it is better to be general, since one may get lost in the details and spend time arguing that which is unnecessary, so here are a few working definitions of which anyone with common sense can easily ascertain the validity.
Common sense, by the way, is far more common at birth than in adulthood, since many older individuals learn and/or fabricate mystic beliefs which limit their common sense abilities. Once a mind is infected with mystic beliefs, the individual often will be loathe to change those mystic beliefs, and will continue to fabricate distortions of physical reality which are supportive to the crooked logic and distorted viewpoints at which he or she has arrived. That is again, why I want to speak in undeniable generalizations, so that it is easier for all individuals to see clearly the open framework that is built from logic. The more complex the issue or idea, the more avenues of denial and argument that appear, and that is why it is always best to break down all thoughts, arguments, and doctrines into their most basic logic modules for analysis of their validity. Otherwise, there are too many variables which need to be addressed, and the arguments grow out of proportion to the truths for which one searches.
Intelligence is easier to define than consciousness, because it is a precursor to consciousness. There must be intelligence before there can blossom consciousness. This follows from the nature of consciousness, which we shall describe next. There are many definitions of intelligence and how one may test for intelligence, so let us start with the most basic necessity of intelligence, which is memory, and build from there. The beginnings of intelligence are based in memory, which may be nothing more than a recall of external stimuli, a simple list of stimuli that is retained by an organism. Memory need not be conscious, and can be found in many lower animals, and is easily proven by a learned response to external stimuli, such as a Pavlovian response or conditioned reflex. Other simple and easily verifiable examples of such learned responses are learned reflexes of fear due to electrical shock or heat, etc. In more complex memory, the subject develops a list or a stored matrix of stimuli and it can recall them at will. Basic intelligence begins with the ability to not only recall the original stimuli but to associate them either with causes or timing or any other events that may precede, accompany, or follow the stimuli.
So as with the case of a Pavlovian response, the dog not only starts to salivate at the ringing of the bell, but it anticipates the food and shows excitement. The emotional response is a higher order of response that accompanies the conditioned reflex. It can be proven that the dog reasons this out, because if the dog is given a series of shocks which follow the bell and feeding, it will show fear at a given time just before the shock.
Higher intelligence is merely the ability to store longer lists of memories in a temporal matrix which allows more complex associations to be formed. These more complex associations combined with a higher ability to anticipate events are what we recognize as higher intelligence. Anticipation is certainly a key element of higher intelligence, since it not only requires the recall of past events or stimuli, but an ability to project into the future, and guess that which comes next. Beyond that is inventiveness, which is where the subject can not only remember and anticipate, but it can devise new tools, lay traps for its prey, and use the elements of its environment to its own best advantage. Many creatures and species on our planet are intelligent, by this definition, and we are still learning to test just how intelligent many of them are.
Consciousness can not occur without intelligence due to its nature. In order to become conscious, a creature must first develop the skill to perceive itself as unique from its environment and it must realize that it has self-will. Just as in mathematics, where in a Cartesian coordinate system, a three dimensional figure cannot be drawn or explained without at least three basis vectors of length, width, and height (or x,y, and z), an individual must first develop a "my space" or a sense of self and independence to the environment before it can be said to have "free will".
So in basic consciousness we have not only a degree of intelligence, but we have a sense of self and recognition of free will. It soon becomes apparent, that there are degrees of consciousness and the growth of consciousness is accompanied by not only a sense of self, but as it progresses, there develops a sense for others and the higher emotions of empathy and compassion are developed. As the individual progresses in his or her growth, they ultimately become more godlike. They might not be able to explain logically why they "feel" as they do as they progress, but their inner self develops a more highly attuned humanistic response.
Many religions describe such personal growth of consciousness as either attaining grace or achieving nirvana or other terms. What matters for our purposes is that we see that there is a progression from basic consciousness and a recognition of self, to a higher evolution of thought and emotion that encompasses other individuals as well as one's self.
All that is necessary here is to establish the generalized working definitions of intelligence and consciousness, which has been done. The nuances of degrees of consciousness, or at what instant the individual can actually be deemed to be semi-conscious or humanly conscious, etc does not matter here.
To prove that consciousness is controlled by preordained law that is a function of reality, we need only review our definitions and think upon them. For as soon as an individual recognizes his or her uniqueness to the external environment by becoming self aware and develops self will, then all of that individual's natural born instincts become somewhat diminished and subject to the approval of that individual. Even fear and flight for self-preservation can be subordinated to the will of the individual.
Since self-preservation in the form of eating for sustenance and shelter from the elements is a natural selection for the individual, all things that enhance the individual's ability to accomplish those tasks will naturally be better for that individual. For with plenty of food and shelter, the individual can than be free to rise to higher levels of consciousness. This has been explained many times and in many places such as Maslow's hierarchy of needs, etc.
So having achieved consciousness, the individual will naturally want to do that which brings them comfort and security, i.e. life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and all things that promote those ends are inevitably sacrosanct. For as soon as the individual's growth is restricted involuntarily, the individual's rights are thus infringed. In this most basic explanation of consciousness and the birth of an individual, we see that by definition, consciousness portends growth. This is a simplified common-sense definition that is easily understood.
There are many scientific facts that seem to show that life in general exhibits "negentropy", or a negative form of entropy, and that life consistently grows more complex, which seems to defy the laws of thermodynamics that dictate that all things tend towards randomness and chaos and their lowest energy states. And while it is true that some crystals which seem more highly organized are actually at lower energy states, evolution and the ever-increasing complexity of life on our planet certainly seem to indicate that life in general is growing more complex.
However, we needn't worry or argue those things here, since just from our simple definitions, it becomes apparent, that due to its inherent nature, consciousness is an integrating force that definitely evolves into levels of increasing complexity and that consciousness is destined to continually ascend provided that the growth of the individual is not restricted.
We have not spoken about or touched on morality or any particular religious doctrines, because logic allows us to deduce these things independently of religion. We needn't ascertain the validity of any particular doctrine except beyond one simple concept: the rights of the individual are sacrosanct. For as soon as the growth of the individual is restricted, so is the natural ascension of consciousness. Just as a stone in a gravity field will follow the field into its well, so will consciousness rise to higher levels if the individual is allowed to grow. That is why reality deems that the rights of the individual are and must be sacrosanct (in order for the individual to achieve maximum mental evolution and ascension of consciousness).
We have not yet mentioned how one individual interacts with another, but the golden rule takes care of all of that, since it is purely logical to say that no individual would want to be restricted in their natural godlike growth, and therefore to ascertain that principle among all individuals, one must do unto others as one would have them do unto oneself.
This is the simplized evolution of the Law of Eleven and Seven as previously expounded. All matters of conscious life reduced to eighteen words. These two laws, locked inextricably together for clarity, form the basis for the maximum growth of all conscious individuals, and are universal in their application. All conscious life forms follow a similar path of ascension and are bound by these laws.
Therefore, all just religions, governments, and laws between men, must be subordinate to the basic laws of universal consciousness. Otherwise, they must be declared non sequitur and unjust, and they must be overturned.
Monday, May 3, 2010
If we accept as a given, that individuals are endowed with certain inalienable rights which include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, then we might also ask: What natural laws govern such behavior and pursuits? In other words, are there laws beyond the laws of men that might be of ultimate consequence? Some might label such inviolate laws the laws of god, but we will refrain from labeling them here at this juncture.
Conscious individuals are in fact governed by universal laws that preexisted before they ever achieved consciousness.
We all know that there are laws of physics and mathematics that define physical reality, but just as physical reality preordains the laws of physics and mathematics, the nature of consciousness preordains the universal laws that optimize its growth and ascension.
Just as man has the capability of speech before he learns to speak, he also has the biological capability of ascending to higher levels of consciousness long before he learns how to do so.
The rules governing his ascension to higher levels of consciousness are much the same as those that limited his ability to speak. Mankind had to develop a working vocabulary by assigning meanings to words composed of syllables, vowels and consonants, before the individual could possibly learn to speak. It took many generations to develop a working vocabulary, since without a vocabulary, it was impossible to describe many abstract concepts. As men learned to cooperate in hunting parties many thousands of years ago, they learned how to communicate the simplest of ideas, first through sign language, and later through speech itself. These skills arose out of necessity, in order to better conduct the hunts and in order that the tribal communities that were developing could begin to develop the most simple societal functions. Later, as society became more complex, man invented and developed consciousness, largely leaving behind the inner god voice that had previously guided him. This exploding consciousness was the blossoming of the individual, and was the first time when man could lay claim to his birth right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Before man had developed his own personal "my space" and achieved consciousness, he was completely at the whim of his primitive instincts. But consciousness was a new state of reality, and with it came a new group of laws that would allow him to grow into a more godlike individual; with far greater powers of comprehension, far more complex societal relationships, and new emotions such as empathy and sympathy to guide him.
The subject of conscious reality and how individuals achieve it, as well as the various levels of conscious reality that are possible, would take many volumes to explain in detail, and much of such explanation would be open to argument and interpretation (such as how and when man first achieved consciousness), so we will not attempt to cover that here. But some aspects of consciousness are universally true and are not subject to qualitative interpretation. Such absolute truths do not vary from place to place, or from one conscious individual to another, and that is why they are labeled as absolutes.
That said, the onus is to prove the truth of such an assertion. That is relatively easy, using common sense and a couple of generalized definitions. It is necessary to define in general terms the meanings of intelligence and consciousness.
I will do this later.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
No matter who you are, man or woman, your mind is diseased.
It's not your fault. You have been infected and exposed to a continuous bombardment of half-truths and outright lies ever since your birth upon planet Earth. Thus, every decision that you make is to a more or less degree tainted by a mind that is riddled with diseased ideas, crooked logic, and personal biases. You need to recognize this fact, so that you may begin to be cured.
For just a few moments, let's step back and look at this picture from a third party perspective, since it is less painful that way. For certainly, it is difficult to accept for most well-educated adults, that their minds are diseased and malfunctioning. After all, what was the point of a lifetime of study and perseverance and hard work, if their learning can't inoculate and protect them from lies and tricks and manipulations of the truth?
"We all come into the world clean. Open minds eager to learn and absorb all of life."
I wrote that phrase in 2004, but even that is a half-truth, because we don't really come into the world completely clean, it just sounds good. We are born with some hard-wired prejudices and fears that we have inherited from thousands of generations of those who lived before us. Some individuals have an innate fear of spiders or snakes, or dozens of other things. And it is inherently normal in the human species to often shun that which is foreign or new, and to desire to maintain the status quo. These inherited traits and biological biases helped to preserve the human species over many tens of thousands of years.
In the modern world, where most individuals have achieved consciousness, these inherited traits can be over-ruled by logic and disciplined thought processes. But the twisted and inaccurate integration of truths as individuals grow and mature is another matter completely. Think of the hapless infants who are abused in their cribs by careless siblings and less than perfect adults. They immediately form new fears and prejudices. In fact, who knows what real effect it has on an individual to be painfully circumcised at birth? Perhaps that act in itself begins a new mistrust in the world. It would be much simpler if pain were the only problem for infants and young innocent minds, but it is not. They are immediately subjected to all the dangers of a less than perfectly controlled environment.
First their parents, then their relatives, then society and the world in general completely bombard them with the outputs of all the diseased minds which already existed on planet Earth before the individual was born. Then, when they have learned speech and some necessary habits of self-control they are sent off to school where they are indoctrinated with the latest textbook versions of history, and they are taught whatever are the current popular trends in education at that instant in time. When not being indoctrinated by the schools, they are being taught religion, which mostly must be taken on faith.
Do not think! This is the way it is; this is what you must believe, even if you still do not understand. The highest devotion to God is through jihad; love thy neighbor; do not steal; do not murder. On and on it goes, depending upon which local society the hapless individual is born into. The individual is not taught to think, but to obey; not taught to reason, but to believe; not allowed to use his or her god-given abilities to the maximum, but is instead immediately stunted in their growth, poisoned in their minds, and thus, their abilities to accurately integrate truths are immediately diminished. As if that were not enough, they are then subjected to violent movies and video games, and countless more distortions of reality in their free time. And we still haven't touched on their improper diets, bad health habits, and all the many vices such as smoking, drinking, and drugs that they will later be subjected to in their learning about life on this planet.
The real wonder on planet earth is that society hasn't already destroyed itself through some nuclear fiasco or some genetic experiment gone wrong. And yet, all of the millions who have died in countless wars; all those who were innocent of wrong-doing and were murdered needlessly by other individuals with diseased minds did not die in vain if we can learn from history, and change that which is wrong.
Mankind, can ascend to a future that will seem like a heaven-on-earth compared to the primitive, violent societies that now inhabit this planet. This ascension is well under way, despite how hopeless and lost the world may look at times. One proof of this is that the per capita murder rate is lower now than at any time in recorded history. That seems hard to believe, when one reads the daily headlines, but it is true. However, it is also possible, even highly likely, that the current civilizations upon the earth could decay and fall back to a previous time in history if individuals are not careful.
For there are many virulent doctrines spreading through societies on this planet. There is always a war of good versus evil, just as the universe itself is composed of positive and negative forces. However, consciousness is an upward force that defies entropy, and it demands truthfulness. Why? Because truth is the only way to maximize the integration of simple thought into more complex thoughts. Half-truths and lies make integrations of reality distorted and therefore unstable. Building a working system of higher consciousness demands as much truth as possible. Lies are evil, because they destroy the individual's ability to integrate reality accurately. Therefore, all liars are the enemies of all mankind. Lies should never be tolerated.
Use the tool of the Law of Eleven and Seven to help test doctrines that you have been exposed to. It does not preclude or condemn any just religion or spiritual belief, but it will destroy all distorted renderings of reality if it is applied carefully and thoughtfully. Use it to begin to cleanse your mind. And remember, that no matter who you are or what station you have in life, your mind is able to decipher and understand the most complex problems on earth, because that is the nature of consciousness that has been set free from disease. As the lies and false beliefs begin to shrivel up and fade from your mind, your abilities to reason will expand many fold.
All one's learning need not be a waste, even though much of what they have learned is wrong. A new foundation can be poured upon which accurate integrations of reality will stabilize, wash clean, and cure the past diseased portions of the mind. For all inaccurate integrations of reality are but a disease that affects and limits future integrations of reality and limits the ascension of consciousness. But to be cured, you must accept that you are sick; you must recognize that your mind has been infected with many viral half-truths. As you shed these half-truths and replace them with accurate reflections of reality, you will also recognize how you have been tricked by the manipulators of minds; the cheaters who steal from the individual by enslaving them in crooked, mirror images of reality.
Step away from the diseased minds on planet earth and inoculate yourself with undeniable, absolute truths that will interlock to become a new impregnable armor for your mind. Your whole life will soon take on a new dimension of understanding. Growth never stops and even octogenarians can learn like children. This is how the mind of man was meant to be. Logical, but not without emotion, and filled with empathy and love for his or her fellow man.
This is the universal mind of a healthy individual.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
A squared plus B squared equals C squared.
Some say there is no such thing as absolute truth. But throughout our universe, and throughout all universes, certain basic truths exist. These basic truths may be labeled laws, since they must always be followed in order to accurately integrate truth to achieve higher levels of consciousness. A basic truth remains inviolate due to the reality that creates it, and reality is what exists independent of us.
Reality is reality, it is not what we wish it to be.
Reality exists independent of man and his thoughts. Man may discover laws of reality, but he cannot change reality without altering the universe which creates said reality.
If the earth were to disappear tomorrow, the laws of physics which govern this reality would remain unchanged. They have always been here, and man only struggles to learn and understand them.
Perhaps the closest mankind has ever come to absolute truth is the science of mathematics, because mathematics never lies to us. Postulates once proven, do not change, or else they were never accurately proven to begin with. When Pythagoras put forward his theorem, he was only stating that which had existed as reality for billions of years.
In today's complex world where so many interest groups are vying for control of the individual's mind, clear thinking is more important than ever. But how does one find the real truth? It can be very difficult to divine truth when one is dealing with complex issues. The individual is often led astray by his or her own distortions of reality, and even more often they are led astray deliberately by cheaters and liars who corrupt the world, in order to cheat material wealth and power for themselves.
In order to find basic truths, one must disintegrate complex thoughts into their most basic building blocks and then rebuild with the most basic logic modules until the more complex integrated thoughts have been assembled from undeniable truths.
Like a mathematician, the individual must prove each thought to himself, in order to be sure of its veracity and undeniable correctness. In this way, complex social issues are solved using reality, and the cheaters, crooks, and parasites of the world cannot distort the individual's thoughts and rob them of their freedom and wealth.
To that end, I hereby introduce the Law of Eleven and Seven. Through the use of these two simple interlocked laws humanity can solve all problems in this world and bring about world peace forever.
Ah, here your mind, if it is reasonable, is probably already rebelling at this suggestion, for surely if it were so simple, then millions would have seen such basic truths long ago. In fact, the Law of Eleven has been known to man for thousands of years, and great religions have been built upon it and have long ago vanished from this earth. For the Law of Eleven, is merely my term, simply a convenient memory device to associate it with the Law of Seven that must always interlock with it, in order for it to be universally true and incorruptible.
The Law of Eleven is:
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
The interlocking Law of Seven is:
The rights of the individual are sacrosanct.
Of course, most people will recognize the law of eleven as the "Golden Rule", which has been known by mankind for tens of thousands of years. But it has no power unless it is interlocked with the Law of Seven, because cheaters and defilers of the truth can easily manipulate human minds through emotions and false logic to corrupt human reasoning when only the Law of Eleven is used.
I submit several quick examples to prove my point.
Communism was originally hailed as the best hope of man to achieve justice and to build a utopia on this planet. Karl Marx said: "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." That wonderfully sounding altruistic statement, certainly seems to be almost a restatement of the Golden Rule, but through the enactment of that inaccurate perversion of reality, over twenty million Russian peasants were murdered. Russian peasants were told they had to give up land that had been in their families for hundreds of years, and when they refused, entire villages were slaughtered by the communists. They did it in the name of building a better world. But now add the Law of Seven to the Law of Eleven, and it becomes impossible to distort reality. For if the rights of the individual would have been held sacrosanct, then no perversion of reality would have been possible. One cannot rob from one individual to give to another or a group of others, without violating the rights of the individual. It can't be done. Neither can it be allowed if one wants truth and justice to prevail in this world.
The Law of Eleven and Seven, when interlocked, can explode any crooked government or unjust law on this planet. It slices through lies, injustices, and perversions of truth like the sword Excalibur.
Apply the Law of Eleven and Seven to Muslim fundamentalist beliefs and they explode immediately, since nothing can ever justify violating the rights of the individual. Apply it to any human rights issues such as race relations, gay rights, woman's rights, or even immigration, and all seemingly complex issues dissolve into simple solutions. But the Law of Eleven and Seven must be one interlocking law composed of two simpler statements in order to always bring the light of truth to solving problems.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are self-evident rights, but in order to preserve those rights and bring world peace, the Law of Eleven and Seven must be applied without fail.
All religions, governments, and laws between men must be subservient to these absolute truths, or else they are unjust and must be brought into sublimation to this universal law of conscious beings and individual minds throughout all universes.
Learn and use this Law of Eleven and Seven; apply it to all logical arguments; apply it to all social issues; to all existing laws, and you will soon see how easy everything is to decipher, and to perceive as either true or untrue; just or unjust.
This is because these laws existed in all universes before consciousness evolved, just as the Pythagorean Theorem existed billions of years before Pythagoras. It is absolute truth, and the basic building block of universal law among all conscious beings throughout all universes.
Open your mind to the truth.
Friday, March 19, 2010
How tired are you of hearing about positive change that never seems to come to pass?
Year after year, election after election, we have candidates that campaign on the promise of change; change for a better future for ourselves and our children. It doesn't matter if it's on the local or national level, they all promise change.
Of course, it's natural, because most everyone knows that the world is far from perfect and therefore we all want change and a cleaner, better future; not just for ourselves, but for posterity. Unfortunately, many times the change either never comes, or it takes some form that we never hoped for. Higher taxes have been a regular feature for all of us as Americans. Even when they give us a tax break with one hand, they take it away through hidden taxes elsewhere; or less benefits, having to work to an older retirement age, or new programs that cause gas and utility prices to rise, so we all have less than we did before. It seems like the only solution is to keep making more and more money. So Americans who used to be able to live an ample life through the efforts of the man of the house, gradually sent most of their wives out to work, in the hope of catching a better life.
On the whole, they were successful, and the hard-working wives buoyed up our commodity-based society's economy, and over a period of about fifty years many Americans went from living in modest homes or apartments and riding public transportation, to owning multiple cars, multiple color TV's, boats, recreational vehicles, and more house than many of them could have ever dreamed of owning on a single salary. Taxes went higher and higher, and the basic necessities followed along with them, and soon, two salaries seemed like a basic necessity in many homes.
Technology advanced and the internet age began, and soon there were many more things that everyone just had to have, like computers and laptops, cellphones and video games, more and more, all the time, until America was finally at a net negative savings rate. So they pulled equity from their mortgaged homes, and started working multiple jobs and ran up credit cards, piling up debt that weighed heavier and heavier on their house of cards.
Some, played it safe and conservative, and didn't overspend, but they were still penalized as prices rose higher and higher, and property taxes followed the housing markets higher. Tough luck for the financially conservative who lived a more frugal lifestyle. They still saw the squeeze on their wallets. Only those lucky enough to be in the stock market saw real dollar gains in their savings.
Then came the millennium: POOF! The Internet bubble burst and the best part of the ride was over. So the Fed kept the money loose and the president instituted temporary tax breaks to stimulate the economy and things were soon off to the races again, and this time there were even bigger gains in the housing market, as people were encouraged to buy homes that were beyond their wildest dreams of ever being able to afford previously. Fast forward to 2008: SHOCK! A world credit crisis hit as the reality of bundled packages of bogus-rated mortgages became exposed. Months of agony followed as people saw their savings in the stock market go lower and lower and lower, many stocks losing over 90% of their value, or becoming worthless as companies went bankrupt.
But again the government stepped in, this time in a bigger way than ever, trying to re-inflate that which seemed not inflatable, and as banksters reinvested in the markets with government funds, the markets responded, finally rising back to a level where all the insurance companies would not be forced into bankruptcy from a lack of liquidity.
Along the way, a new face stepped out of the crowd and promised CHANGE, and under the circumstances, with the world seemingly on the brink of implosion, even many doubters threw their vote towards him. And why not, since there really didn't seem to be much hope elsewhere?
Now it really gets tough. After two consecutive bubbles that seemed to burst, and national debt being piled higher than ever before, the new hope for change, is about to run smack into reality.
I'm not a soothsayer, so I won't even attempt to predict the future, but I will say this: You are the change and the future. You always have been. For only you can choose your own steps; how you spend your money; what you choose to spend it on; who you vote for. Oh that's too easy, I know, it can't work, but I will prove it to you in a small way, if you just play along with me.
I live in the community of Curtis Bay at the southern tip of Baltimore. It's an interesting area, plagued with some of the problems of many areas, not the least of which is apathy by some of its residents, but it's also a great little community, where strangers will come up to you on the street, and just start talking to you about some movie they just saw, as if they know you. It takes a little getting used to when you move here from some place where people aren't as open.
There's a dichotomy here (like everywhere in the universe) of good and bad, but there's also a specter of positive change that is playing itself out in the form of a few local people with energy and hope, who are making a difference for many others without them even being aware of it. I see these same few people giving their free time to go to community meetings and community clean-ups and helping out at community movie fests and environmental-fests, and dozens of other projects that make the community better. It's very inspiring to watch them, and even better to be able to call them my friends.
Now, here's how you can prove to yourself that you are the change in the world, and that it can be immediate. Choose a place of your own liking and look around at the streets there. Hopefully, it will be a less than perfect place, and you can see some small pieces of trash or litter in the street or gutter. If you are lucky enough to be in such a place, pick up whatever trash or litter that you see in front of you and dispose of it. Congratulations, you just made a positive change in your world, by bringing order to chaos. Every time you see a piece of trash or litter in your environment, do the same thing. Don't feel shy or feel badly because you are doing something that someone else perhaps should have done. If you have a certain spot or street or corner of your campus that you frequent, make this a habit.
Soon you will enjoy the order that you know you can bring to that small section of the universe. It doesn't matter that others might, in a short time, return the scene to chaos, all that matters is that you have proven to yourself that you can effect positive change in the world. And of course, it needn't stop there. Because by setting an example, you might be surprised to find that others who see you, then start to do the same thing in their small section of the universe.
This process extends itself rapidly like a fractal, repeating, only not just with trash and litter, but with personal responsibility that starts to grow everywhere you go. Suddenly, you find yourself empowered, effecting change where you might never have even considered to try before.
Picking up trash is a golden opportunity, and it's real change in the world that you can see. It's tangible and meaningful, and it extends itself furtively into many other areas of your life. You are the change the world needs; you are the best hope of the world. You needn't search for some charismatic leader; you are what the world needs to better itself.
Do it. Do it now.
And if you ever happen to ride through Curtis Bay and see someone picking up litter, smile and wave, it just might be me.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Try to remember as you play the game of life, that there is no winning. The only win is to enjoy the game as long as it lasts.
To be able to say on one's deathbed that one gave it his or her all, and that they played fair and with good conscience.
Maybe there is one way to win; by trying to help others enjoy their lives and each other. To try to help them to understand that in this universe, the most valuable asset we all have is each other. No accumulation of wealth is worth very much if one can't appreciate their fellow creatures, both man and beast. To be able to rejoice and bask in the love of good. What else is more important? Nothing. Life is rather meaningless without that.
When you help others, you take self-gain out of the equation, and you are automatically a winner by default. It's like changing the rules of the game, so you can't lose.
Perhaps that is the only real way of winning. But you have to want it; you have to have reached that mental stage of evolution where you realize that it really is better to give than to receive.
Remember these thoughts the next time you feel dissatisfied or disheartened. You can only feel that way when you are concerned with yourself.
It is a philosophical irony that to be most happy, one must not seek happiness for oneself.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
When I was young, I used to wonder why people celebrated New Years. I remember remarking to my mother that people shouldn't be celebrating, because they were all one year closer to their death. That was true, she said, and just smiled. Her brevity made me contemplate this seeming anomaly that much more. Why? Why were they all celebrating? Were they too short-sighted to realize that their lives would soon end?
Of course, I finally came to realize, that we all share a common destiny. That destiny, that ultimate destination awaits us all. But we are still here, still alive and kicking; rebellious and greedy in our cravings, and hungry to enjoy all that life has to offer. So at New Years, perhaps if only subconsciously for some, we find ourselves united as passengers on a train to a common destination. We are as one large mass of flesh, sharing our fleeting lives upon this planet, and whether one is young or old, sick or healthy, this train only goes till the end of the line and we all know it. Deep within our minds we all understand our mortality and the inevitability of death.
It's 2010 and we are all still very much alive, still hoping to actualize our own individual dreams in this party that we call life. The world has many problems, but it is also a place of great beauty and offers great potential for happiness and individual growth and exploration. Perhaps at New Years more than at any other time we look to the future with hope, and try to cast off the sins of the past. That beautiful clean future that has yet to be defiled makes us want to celebrate, and the inner knowledge of our final destination makes us all brothers and sisters in history, sharing our planet at this particular instant in time.
Therefore, as common passengers, let us all try to share this train ride as pleasantly as possible, enjoying the views along the way, helping our fellow passengers whenever we can, and never failing to share with one another our best thoughts and feelings. The station is up ahead; we know the journey will soon end, but no need to worry about that now. Let's enjoy the ride as long as it lasts and soak up as much scenery and enjoyment as we can, remembering all the while that the most important ingredient in our happiness on this trip is the welfare of our fellow passengers. Everything in life is better when its shared, and we are all lucky in that we have one another to keep us company on this exciting journey through life.
Happy New Year, and many more to you all.