Section 7 – The Truth Will Set You Free – Chapter 7.8
People think they are in control of their life; the opposite is true.
Karma: Most people think that what you do will have an effect on your future life, even after death, that what you do will come back to you, etc. It is not true. Doing something, bad or good, to or for someone, will not create the good and bad in your future life. It is balanced; it just happens no matter what you do. The balance makes everyone’s life fair, just, equal and perfect, but it is not influenced by any actions you take, good or bad. What you do is not up to you; it is not your job. It is God/life’s job. Thank God, God is in control.
The Christian mandate that you forgive those that hurt you, or trespass against you as the Lord's prayer says, is not necessary, because when life is seen truly, you know that no one is doing anything. God is, the balance is, so you do not take it personally. Just as you would not take a shark or bear attack personally or have to forgive the animal that hurt you, you do not do it with humans for the same reason.
People would not be perfectly fair, God is. You can only do one thing that matters, and that is to see the truth and live the life that is being given to you. You are never a victim of anyone. Everything that happens is always God/life creating balance. Your only choice is to see it for what it is, or not see it.
There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things. William Shakespeare
Fate vs. freewill: You physically are a group of over sixty-trillion living cells that do what they do by themselves. Every second, there are trillions of things happening inside our bodies that keep us from dropping dead, and we have no control over it. Blood is being pumped, cells are being created, hormones distributed; a trillion things out of our control have to happen just for us to digest food, and we are not even aware that it is happening right now.
People are aware of the fact that they are not in control of the inner workings of their bodies, but most people are not aware of the fact that they do not control what is going on outside of them either. Most people believe they are in control, and the exact opposite is the truth.
The dance of life: God/life leads and we follow in the dance of life. In other words, the physical environment does something, and your inner environment (mind) reacts to it.
We are under the absolute control of our environments.
You get hungry you eat, need money you work, the phone rings you answer it, get cold you put on a coat, get hot you take it off, and if you have an itch, you scratch it.
Then there is larger environmental control; where and when you are born, if you are rich or poor, educated, talented, healthy, looks, sex and race, etc.
Check it: The easiest way to check if we are in control or not is to just look for someone that does not die like everyone else. No one beats death, not even the faith healers, and no one wants to die. The fact that everyone dies and in less than a hundred and fifty years tells you with no doubt that we are not in control.
We do not have free will; we have something better. We have God’s will.
Free will or control is an illusion, a deception created by the mind. It is the second greatest deception after the deception that you are your mind. When you wake up to the truth, the first thing you realize is that you are not in control.
You see that the creator and the creation are together in the present.
People want to believe in an all-powerful God, but they also want to believe that they are in control or have a free will. It is another mind game. God/life is in control of everything all the time, no matter what you think.
All I want to learn is how to think like God thinks. Albert Einstein
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth. Matthew 6:10
It is easy to believe you are in control. After all, you do whatever you want. The truth is that you want to do something because something in your environment gives you a reason to do it, even if it is your mind.
The environment is everything that isn’t me. Albert Einstein
In other words, everything outside your spiritual-self, including your mind, is your environment. Your mind was and is created by your genetics and your environment, past and present. Your mind is part of your environment, just as your body is, and it is controlled by the larger environment, directly and indirectly.
You can say lower animals are also in control of what they do and do not do. A bear or wolf can decide what to do from moment to moment, but it is just reacting to what is happening around it. You do the things you do for the same reason a bear or any other animal does what they do.
Humans do the same thing as all other animals, but in a slightly less direct way. Our minds give us a greater awareness of the past and future than lower animals. Thus, we take what we have learned in the past and where we want to go in the future into account when we react to the environment, so we react a little less directly than lower animals when we can.
Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for insects as well as for the stars. Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance. Albert Einstein
As I said earlier, the first big world-changing realization will be when science realizes that evolution being true means we evolved from all lower animals, that we were those animals, that we were dinosaurs, bugs, etc.
The second big realization: Science will realize that Isaac Newton's laws of motion mean that the laws that govern all matter include us, because our bodies are matter. We are not in control; free will is an illusion, a delusion. It is "action-reaction" that causes the motion of all things in the universe, including us. There can be no matter in the universe that is exempt from these fundamental laws of nature. His book Principia Mathematica explains the laws of motion, and they have proven to be true. That book is the foundation of modern physics. Our bodies are governed by those same laws, because our bodies are matter in the universe. True or False?
Take a closer look at the things you do, and you will see the truth. There is always a reason preceding your every action. From the mind’s perspective, the world is a huge maze. You have choices, but a limited number of them. You always choose what you think is the best one. None of the choices would make any real difference until now. Everyone is playing 'monkey see monkey do' and blindly going around in circles, big and small.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. John Lennon
Dancing with the devil: Mankind is currently dancing with the devil. We are letting the mind lead, and we follow. All we have to do is drop the mind and start dancing with God. Let God lead, and you will have the perfect dance partner.
Thinking we are in control (freewill) is the root of all problems on earth. It is the devil/mind’s most powerful tool. When Jesus talks of overcoming, he is talking about overcoming this deception. It separates your spirit from God.
Ego: In the sixties, everyone was talking about dropping your ego. They had the right idea, but again, the time was not right to do it. You have to know the ultimate truth, and the ultimate truth could not be known by most people until now. At its worst, free will manifests as pride, arrogance and greed, but just thinking you are separate is the ultimate sin, the root of all evil and conflict in this world.
The carrot and the stick: People do everything they do to avoid pain and feel pleasure. You walk a path between these forces. It may look like some people are doing something for another reason, but it is an illusion/delusion. Example: Self-sacrificing behavior is only done if it makes the person doing it feel good to do it. To some people, it feels good to help others, or it feels good to do what you think is the right thing to do. You do everything you do for self-preservation and self-gratification, directly or indirectly. Every move you make is ultimately for yourself, no matter what you may think or how it appears to others.
The things you do may not always make you happy, but you always think they are going to eventually, one way or another, or you would not do them.
Mother Teresa helped the poor, because it made her feelgood to do it and/or for the reward that she thought she would get in the afterlife (feelgood later).
When you see the truth, helping others is the best way to help yourself.
After people know the ultimate truth, they will help others much more, because it will feel even better than it feels now to do it. It blesses the one helped and the helper. Spiritual people see others as themselves, so they love to help others.
After the truth is known, it will be a way of life for spiritual people, but it will still be for selfish reasons. We will like helping others, because we will know everyone is just like us. We put ourselves in other people's shoes and do the thing we would want done if we really were them, thus we are helping ourselves in two ways. We will also help others because we know it is indirectly helping ourselves. We know that we have to help others for the human race to survive and to create the heaven we want on earth. We also know that we could be like them in the future.
He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye. Buddha
A spiritual being just naturally helps others. Spiritual people see everyone as a member of their own family, because the truth is, we are one family of life on earth. Spiritual beings are much more aware, thus they feel other people’s pain, pleasure, and level of fulfillment much more acutely.
Jesus said, Love your neighbor as you love yourself. Currently most people do not love themselves, but they will soon.
The power of pain: We avoid pain and seek pleasure, and it does not take much of it to control us completely. Most people can and do accept a certain amount of pain in order to get more pleasure in the future in one way or another. They go to work in order to have pleasure later, etc. Therefore, you could say that we are not under the direct control of pain and pleasure, and you would be right. People can and do intentionally take some pain and avoid some pleasure, but they still do it to avoid pain or get more pleasure at a later date. Mankind does this a lot, while lower animals are controlled much more directly by the environment. The way mankind deals with the control of pain and pleasure is just less direct and harder to see, but the truth is, it boils down to the same thing. The environment controls our every move.
Only mankind can defer pain and pleasure, but it is only possible if the pain is limited. If the pain is unlimited, it will always control you directly. The power of pain is absolute. Torture will make people turn in their family and friends knowing they will have to go through the same thing they did. Nothing in the physical world has more power to influence people than physical pain.
Torture works: Physical pain can make anyone do anything. In the movies, the hero never talks, no matter how much he is tortured. The truth is, everyone talks, and it usually doesn’t require much pain to make them do it. The really tough will just take longer.
If a torturer starts smashing toes and feet with a hammer and works their way up, most people will talk before the torturer gets to the kneecaps. After the kneecaps there is the genitals. Electric shocks are even more painful, and it leaves no marks. Given enough time, everyone will crack. It is no different for spiritual people. We can all be controlled by our own physical bodies until we go to heaven and our bodies are no longer hardwired for severe pain. Right now, thousands of people are being tortured by professionals.
It is estimated that at least a hundred million people have been tortured in this century alone. The immigration department says four-hundred thousand torture victims are living in the United States right now.
The most brutal torturers did it in the name of religion. The so-called Holy Inquisition invented all those famous torture devices like the Iron Maiden, the rack, and thumb screws. They made torture a science. Fire and hot pokers were always the favorite. The church did not ban these devices until 1848.
To be motivated enough to do what it takes to leave the animal realm, we need to be reminded how bad it can get in the animal world.
Things can get uglier for mankind than for any other animal. The best and the worst have happened to us in the past, and it will happen to us again if we do not leave the animal realm while we can.
Man is the cruelest animal. Friedrich Nietzsche
It gets worse: Pain is in absolute control of us, and anyone that can cause us extreme pain can control us absolutely. Imagine some lowlife that does not deserve to have control of you, has control of you. Imagine your wife and children are also under the said lowlife’s control. Imagine that this guy is a sadist and gets his enjoyment directly from the pain he causes you. The more pain and anguish he inflicts on you, the more pleasure and happiness he gets. This stinking fool has sex with your wife and daughters whenever he feels like it. Our past sucked.
Power and control turns the beast on, so there is no hope for this realm.
Violence toward others is the easiest way to get people’s attention, even if they do not want to give it. Pain will get someone’s complete attention for certain. It is a bad way to get attention, but it works, so it is used by people in power.
Imagine a lowlife has power over you and your loved ones, and he tortures you every chance he gets. Imagine this has happened to you more than once. It has happened in most of the lifespans you lived in the past hundred thousand years. You have lived in this most horrible of situations thousands of times.
The leader of the pack: For most of the time human beings lived on the earth, we lived in small tribes of men, women and children. There was always one guy that was bigger, stronger, and more brutal than the others. This man always became the absolute leader of the pack, and he stayed the leader by using extreme fear and violence against the weaker people in his group. The more sadistic the leader was, the more power he had; cruelty worked.
In the movies, the guy that is in the right always wins and saves his women and children. The truth is, the good guy usually loses, gets beat up or killed in front of his loved ones knowing that the lowlife is going to go after them next.
It is as ugly as it gets, but it is true, and it is the truth that sets you free.
You were that leader many times, but you were the leader’s victim more of the time. It is the truth, and it is more horrible than I can describe. The biggest and the strongest owned the world until the invention of firearms. Now, the biggest is just a bigger, slower target. They no longer are in charge.
It is balanced: The extreme pain caused by torture guarantees that you have a whole lot of pleasure coming in the future, but that does not make it a good thing.
I do not want to live any longer in a world where it happens, do you?
The truth is, no one would, but the problem is, people do not see their true past, and because they do not, they will have to live it over again. Those that see will not.
Who would want to live in a realm that rewards extreme brutality?
It is not enjoyable to talk about it, but I have to show you what is at stake.
The only reason I am telling you these horrible things is because your mind will not let you see them. It will mythologize the past into some entertaining, but false fairytale. It will tell you that you were not there, when the evidence says you were. You need to see the true past to have the motivation needed to escape the animal realm. You have to be hit hard with the truth to wake up.
Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it.
You have to know the worst to get the best.
You have to know the worst in order to get to heaven; you do not have to live it anymore as people think. The saying you have to go through hell to get to heaven is true, but we already went through it many times, and we do not have to do it again. We just have to know we did it to not have to ever do it again.
You have to see how dark it can get before you see how light it can get.
You have to see and know how bad or dark life can get before you will be able to break through the clouds of the mind to divine life. It is no coincidence that the cross is the symbol of the Christian Church. The pseudo-Christians do not know it, but it is to show people how bad life in this realm can get. If this can happen to a man doing the best thing a man can do, it can happen to anyone in this realm. The death of Jesus on the cross shows how bad the animal realm can get, and it asks the question; do you want to live in this world?
No one can be truly free from the control of the physical world until we are in heaven. Reality in the animal realm is hard to take and impossible to take at its worst. If we forget this, we stop searching for the way out, and have to live with it.
The worst is where all animal life eventually leads. You have to get off that path while you can. The worst is where living unconsciously will lead if you do not wake up. It is as certain as the sun rising and setting.
We know it happens, and if it happens, it can happen to you.
Most important thing: What goes around comes around, and this is why we have to get out of a world where extreme pain exists and where the bad guy has all the advantages. We can only do it now, so nothing is more important.
Cannibalism: I will give you one last bit of ugliness. When you wake up, you will realize many things that have been hidden completely by our minds. One of the best hidden is cannibalism. Most people have heard of it happening once in a while in very rare and desperate situations. We have heard of the Donner party trapped in the Rocky Mountains, the plane crash in South America, and some African headhunters, but that is about it. The truth is, it is a normal part of animal behavior. Human beings are no exception, and we have done it as much as any other animal. It happens every time people begin to starve, and it will happen again. If we do not change, we will start killing and eating each other. It is a fact.
Burying or burning meat does not happen when it is the only thing to eat, and you will starve or your children will starve if you do not eat it.
The fact is, people will kill people to eat them if they are starving and can get away with it. It happened all the time in the past, and it has happened recently. Almost no one realizes what went in the stewpots in concentration camps and ghettos during the world wars. You do not bury meat when you have people dying all around you. You do not let people know, but starving people do not ask. When you wake up, what amazes you most is how completely the mind can hide things from us. The fact that it can hide it scares you more than what it hides.
The animal kingdom is in a never-ending state of war. Its nature is kill or be killed. If you do not want to live the millions of years of horror again, you have to learn the truth and the life and become a spiritual being now.
The kingdom of God is the opposite of the animal kingdom.
Things are not bad now for us, but they will be again if we ignore the truth. We have to make hay while the sun shines, escape in the brief time that we can. Be saved now. All we have to do is what is best for us now to have the best later.
Knowledge of the past will motivate everyone to leave the animal realm.
I have just told you about pain at its extremes, but it controls us at its lower levels also. It just looks like it gives us a choice.
The animal path: We all walk a path away from pain, discomfort and fear, and toward pleasure and perceived security. You will continue to follow this path even after you know the ultimate truth. God/life uses these forces to guide us home. The mind uses these forces to keep us going in a circle. If you know the ultimate truth, you are going to heaven. If you do not, you are going in a circle. You are in a brutal holding pattern until you learn the truth.
Man/animal: People do what they do for the same reasons all other animals do what they do. Why does your dog or cat do what they do? Mankind is not any different. We go after what we want and move away from what we do not want. We try to adapt, survive, and thrive in our environment like all animal life. The only difference is, mankind thinks it is in control and is not as fulfilled as other animals.
All animals are the same; the only difference is mankind can know the truth.
Not being in control does not make you less; it makes you more. Even if we could live life under the control of our mind, it would not be nearly as good as living life under the control of God/life.
The truth is, you would not want to be in control, even if you had the option. When you learn the ultimate truth, you realize life outside the animal mind is perfect the way it is, and you would not change anything.
Life is not imperfect; it is just people’s awareness of life that is imperfect.
There is too much going on for the mind to control life, even if it could.
Life does not need to change. It cannot change; it exists because it is perfect. For something to last forever, it has to be perfect.
You are only truly free when you know for certain: You are not in control.
The only thing that can change and needs to change is people’s perception and level of awareness. People need to see the perfection of life. When they do, they become a reflection of perfection, and they become perfect themselves.
Jesus said, “You are to be perfect, as God is perfect.”
The animal mind by its very existence makes your life imperfect and unfulfilling. Then it becomes stronger by trying to fix it. The stronger it becomes, the less perfect life appears. It is the ultimate vicious circle.
The Bible explains it perfectly. Satan creates the deception it controls.
Almighty: God/life is going to create balance, no matter what you do or think. God/life controls the infinite universe; it keeps the sun burning and moves the earth and all the other planets around it. From the biggest things, stars moving around galaxies, to the smallest things, electrons moving around the nuclei of atoms, God/life makes everything go in a balanced circle, cycle or the equivalent. The mind is just a dream machine. What is it compared to the infinite universe?
Too simple: If God/life controls the whole infinite universe, it is beyond stupid to think you are the one exception to the rule. Could anything be more impossible? Our bodies are physical and thus part of and under the control of the physical universe, just like everything else.
When the solution is simple, God is answering. Albert Einstein
We need to see the truth and the life and just relax and flow with life, accept life, surrender to life, live the life we are being given as it is being given. It is impossible to live totally alive all the time in this world, but the more of life we live, the more fulfilled we will be. We just have to turn off and open up our minds when they are not needed, and we can. The truth is, we can live without it most of the time. What could be more obvious, easier or smarter? The truth is just too simple and obvious for our minds to recognize it, and the mind does not want to see it.
People really want a God that is in complete control. That is why the mythical God is characterized as an all-powerful father or king. People want someone that is large and in charge, someone that is always going to be there and always is fair and just, and that is the way it actually is, so what is the problem? The only problem is the mind is not letting us see the truth; there are no other problems.
The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply. Khalil Gibran
Destiny: Not being in control does not mean our future is predestined. No one knows the future; the future cannot be known. Anything can happen. The only thing we can be certain of is that it will be a lot like it has been and be balanced.
People may think, if everything is balanced, then it does not matter what you do. That is true except for one thing; you have to spread the truth, overcome the animal mind, and live fully alive to get to heaven. If you are, you will go to heaven. If you are not, you are heading for hell.
To be or not to be: That is the question. There are two ways to be right now and in every moment of life, and that is to live or not to live, to live in the present or not live in the present, to be completely alive or not be completely alive, to be with God/life or be with mind/death. Which path are you on?
The only opportunity that matters: It does not matter if you have a free will or not. When it comes to the physical world, it will be balanced, no matter what you do. The only thing that matters is if you know the truth and the life and live in the present. You have that opportunity now, and it is the only opportunity that matters.
It is no coincidence that you are reading this book now.
New environment: The knowledge in this book has now become part of your environment and has changed you and your options. If you understand it completely, it will change you and the way you see your environment completely.
You do not want to be a mind-made man; you want to be a God- made man.
You are what you truly are, and when you realize it, you truly become a self- made man, because you begin to live in the truth and the life.
Born again: Self-made man means self-made mind. When you see the truth, you give birth to yourself and really become a self-made man, the son of man.
When you see the truth, you go from free will to God’s will, which is better.
People think free will is the most important thing, that it is what makes us special, but the opposite is true. You have either the devil/mind’s will or God’s will. You are not independent of the physical universe; you are part of it. The only difference is what part of it you live as. You can be the physical or spiritual. You can live with Satan in belief and deception, or with God in reality.
All I want to learn is how to think like God thinks. Albert Einstein
Ultimate freedom: There will be more so-called "self-made millionaires" and self-made men when the truth is seen, because you will have more inspiration. You will be inspiration itself. You will have God in you. You will have the ultimate power in the universe and always do what you want. Your will becomes God’s will.
Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth. Matthew 6:10
Repetition: If something is repeated, it makes a bigger impression and changes your brain more, changes you more. Thus, the more repetition the better. That is why I repeat some things many times and say the same thing many different ways. TV advertisers repeat commercials for this reason. Hopefully, I repeated things enough to change you enough. Only time will tell.
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. Henry David Thoreau
Mind/brain: New knowledge actually changes you physically. Memories and other aspects of your mind are created and saved bio-chemically in your brain.
Knowledge causes your brain to change, making you change physically.
As you read this book, the physical make-up of your brain is actually changing, thus your environment is changing. You are becoming a little different physically. Anything you learn changes your brain a little bit. The more time you spend with something or the more impact something has on you, the more you are changed. Your brain is now actually changing physically as you read this.
The environment controls you, but your environment has now changed.