Thomas Lynn Bradford (1873-1921) Explorer of Consciousness

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Thomas Lynn Bradford was just 48 years old when he took his own life. At a time following the mass murder that was WWI, Europeans had lost their belief in a god, and instead had turned toward a number of other philosophies, theologies and theosophy to explain existence and non-existence. As a consequence, Bradford’s death was well documented in the US newspapers of the time, as was the alleged subsequent happenings. Many people in the Western world were interested in spiritualism and the notion of a disembodied after-life, as was Thomas Bradford himself. However, what was different with Bradford was how he was willing to give his life in an empirical experiment to see whether he could communicate from the ‘other side’, with a living collaborator. If he had been proven successful, the world of material science would have been turned upside down, but there are many who think that he was successful, and did communicate if not exactly an after-life, certainly the continuation of conscious awareness.

After placing an advertisement in a local Detroit newspaper, a woman by the name of Ruth Doran came forward and volunteered to be the potential recipient of any post-death message conveyed by Bradford. On the night of the February 5th (around 9pm), 1921, Thomas Bradford returned to his boarding house and is said to have ‘sealed’ the place prior to blowing-out the pilot light on the gas supply. This successfully led to the physical death of Thomas Lynn Bradford. For a time, Bradford became very famous for both the manner and purpose of his self-imposed demise. Many self-proclaimed psychics and mediums dubiously claimed to have communicated with Bradford, with each presenting a narrative that supported their own particular religious or philosophical view of the world. In other words, such individuals were putting words into Bradford’s deceased mouth in the hope of reinforcing this or that view for popularity reasons.

Ruth Doran took a different position, Although she had only recently met Bradford, she often described herself as his ‘friend’. As Bradford was married, there is no indication that he and Doran were romantically involved, but this might not have been completely out of the question. On February 12th, Ruth Doran claimed to have heard Thomas Bradford’s voice which stated:

‘“I am the professor who speaks to you from the Beyond. I have broken through the veil. The help of the living has greatly assisted me.   I simply went to sleep. I woke up and at first did not realize that I had passed on. I find no great change apparent. I expected things to be much different. They are not. Human forms are retained in outline but not in the physical. I have not traveled far. I am still much in the darkness. I see many people. They appear natural.  There is a lightness of responsibility here unlike in life. One feels full of rapture and happiness. Persons of like natures associate. I am associated with other investigators. I do not repent my act.  My present plane is but the first series. I am still investigating the future planes regarding which we in this plane are as ignorant as are earthly beings of the life just beyond human life.’

What I find interesting is that if Thomas Lynn Bradford was of sound mind when he decided to extinguish his own life, and there is no evidence to suggest he wasn’t, then what a brave person he was! This is a man with no wealth who wasn’t very well-known prior to his death, who attempted what might be described as an ’empirical’ experiment into the after-life. It is further interesting to note that his message did not confirm the Judeo-Christian religious view of the after-life, but does seems to be one very similar to numerous spiritualist movements or that view of existence as described by the theosophy movement. Assuming that Bradford’s brain was nolonger functioning, and that his body was in a state of decay, the best that could be said for his life processes was that they were in a ‘dormant’ state. This is an important observation from the position of Cryogenics, where it is possible to ‘freeze the body and brain upon death, and prevent any further tissue damage that would occur as the body structure breaks down through natural decomposition. The next stage in this theoretical process is the defrosting of the corpse and the re-animation of the bodily functions. Again, there is no reason in theory why an intact body cannot be re-activated and brought back to life. Science can deep freeze a recently deceased body (or body parts), and science can defrost the body (or body parts), but as of yet the final stage of restoring life cannot be achieved. My point is this, if one day ‘life’ can be fully restored within a previously dead body, and if the personality of the individual automatically re-emerges and communicates clearly, then it is obvious that there is no after-life, and that all notions of such a journey are the figments of the imagination. At physical death, the life processes become dormant and non-functional – they do not travel as a disembodied entity to some other plane simply because these life process are the product of biological function and not spiritual transmigration. As and when Cryogenics solves the riddle of existence, the theistic religious view will be finally proven wrong. A person cannot simultaneously be in a heavenly and realm and STILL in their bodies. If the body of Thomas Lynn Bradford had been frozen and kept on ice for decades, perhaps if he was defrosted and brought back to life he would say that ‘nothing’ happened when he died, and that he had no awareness or ability to send any message whilst in the dormant state.

Definition: Mahayana Term ‘True Self-Nature’ (自我真性)

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According to Chinese language Buddhist dictionaries, the Mahayana Buddhist term (translated into English as) ‘True Self-Nature’, is found in the Mahaparinirvana Sutra, and appears to refer to a supreme realisation, position or understanding. As the Mahayana Buddhist tradition adheres to the Buddha’s teaching of ‘anatman’, or ‘non-self’, this term cannot be used to refer to a permanent self, or ‘soul’. The term ‘True Self-Nature’ is written in its long Chinese language form as ‘自我真性’ (Zi Wo Zhen Xing). This can be assessed as:

1) 自 (zi4), self, personal, private and natural

2) 我 (wo3) I, me, my and self

3) 真 (zhen1), true, real, genuine and actual

4) 性 (xing4) essence, nature, substance and underlying reality

Taken together, this term appears to refer to the process of realising the ‘true essence’ of the ‘individual self’. Within Prajnaparamita thinking, the ‘true essence’, or ‘true nature’ of the individual self is ‘non-substantiality’, or more specifically the direct perception of the self being ‘empty’ (sunya) of any permanent substance. Often, this term appears in Chinese dictionaries in the concise form of ‘自性’ (Zi Xing) or ‘self-nature’, which is a Chinese language translation of the Sanskrit term ‘svabhava’. The term ‘svabhava’ appears within later Theravada (Pali) texts, but is used to refer to a full and profound realisation of the Buddha’s teaching regarding ‘non-self’ (anatman).

Soviet Union and ‘Yuletide’

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The Soviet Union was a Secular State guided by a scientific ethos that endeavoured to benefitted the entirety of humanity (and not just the Rothschilds and other similar corrupt elements). This meant that although the Soviet State was officially ‘Atheist’ (as is the Government of the USA), each individual Soviet citizen possessed the legal right to practice ‘any’ or ‘no’ religion as a private matter. Schools taught science and not religion. To study religion, individuals had to make arrangements with religious educational bodies (usually through a church, mosque, synagogue or temple, etc). However, no politically motivated religious movements were permitted, because religious theology (or emancipatory philosophy) when used to control the minds and bodies of the entirety of society, is oppressive, repressive and generally opposed to scientific exploration and development (as logic and reason exposes the illogicality that theism is premised upon). What is interesting is how financial power-houses in the West, use the established church (also a financial power-house) to ‘convert’ individuals into a theological state of mind, as a means to stop the spread of Scientific Socialism, and the establishment of material science.

The US colonies of Taiwan and South Korea, since their respective annexation by America, have received intense Christian missionary activity intended to convert these distinct Asian populations away from their naturally Socialist religions of Confucianism, Buddhism and Daoism, and toward the ‘greed-friendly’ theology of Catholicism and Protestantism. This racially premised policy is viewed by the US as removing those Asian cultural traits that ‘risk’ a natural slide into Socialism, and away from US imperialist influence. This is also seen with the US and its attempted infiltration of the Communist Chinese Mainland through the CIA-fabricated ‘Pro-Tibetan Movement’, and the ‘Falun Gong Cult’. The point of this activity is to either establish or retain an ‘inverted’ mind-set that is incapable of non-inverted scientific thought, and therefore unable to understand or confront the exploitative capitalist system, or logically formulate ways of predicting or countering US imperialist propaganda. As the rhetoric of theistic religions is one of ‘personal freedom’ or ’emancipation’, why would a religious body express ambitions for political power? Obviously, there are no legitimate reasons for this.

Therefore, Scientific Socialism facilitates the legitimate study of a religious or emancipatory philosophical path solely as a ‘private matter’, and enables secular scholars to objectively study theology and religious philosophy at the university level (in 1928, Joseph Stalin authorised the founding of the Soviet Institute for the Study of Buddhist Culture). The Soviet education system taught its children that the celebration of ‘Yuletide’ was far-older than that of the Christian fabrication of ‘Christ-Mass’, and that for the first 300 years of the existence of the Jewish sect of Christianity, no such celebration existed (it came into being under the Roman Emperor Constantine who ordered the Christian Pope of the time, to ‘create’ a Christian celebration on the 25th of December – the birthday of the Roman child-god Mithras – as this would make Christianity more acceptable to Roman pagans). As a consequence of this ‘enlightened’ approach, people in the Soviet Union, guided as they were by the light of Socialism, would routinely celebrate ‘the Scandinavian ‘Yuletide’ (which marks the passing of the Winter Solstice and the coming of better weather and more light), by decorating trees and hanging wreaths and other baubles from walls and ceilings, etc. Ethnic Russians, of course, are descended from Vikings.

Not All Propaganda is Wrong!

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We live in a world dominated by corporate propaganda that is hidden in plain sight. We are told what to do, when to do it, how to do it, and with what to do it. This reality runs counter to the central claim of liberal democracy that we are ‘free’ to choose, and that everything is decided through a group decision. This is obviously untrue. The bourgeois, capitalist system is ‘weighted’ to optimally serve those who possess the majority of wealth, because possessing the majority of wealth, corresponds to possessing the majority of political power. Those who control the banking system, control the political system and the media, and are responsible for structuring the education system. As religion is thrown into the mx to prevent any mass movement ‘away’ from this psychological and physical brain-washing, it can be truthfully stated that everyone is ‘singing from the same hymn book’. The video below, is a random collection of interesting snippets from other presentations, all protesting about various issues surrounding corporate brain-washing. Due to the disparate nature of the its content, there is no overtly ‘Socialist’ agenda, or any single leftwing ideology underlying all the different viewpoints.

In fact, so general is this video, that anyone watching can ‘project’ any interpretation he or she feels comfortable with, upon its content. It appears centre-left, and anti-capitalist without really advocating any alternative viewpoint. However, the maker of this video includes an attack upon gay marriage which is fully rightwing in origin – despite expressing intolerant and fascistic viewpoints often shared by certain section of the leftwing. The clip in question suggests that something is very wrong with the fact that today, far fewer people are opposed to gay marriage than in previous years. Just think about this for a moment, and apply to this snippet critical thinking. Could you imagine a similar article making the same argument against ‘mixed’ marriages in the US? Less people today are opposed to mixed marriages than 50 years ago? Or, that today less White people tolerate racist attitudes toward non-Whites? In the 1920’s and 1930’s in the US, ‘White’ Unions (with Socialist tendencies) openly exercised racist attitudes toward Black and Asian workers – preventing them from joining. The point is that moving ‘away’ from bourgeois bigotry is generally viewed by the left as a good thing, and the encouragement of bigotry a bad thing. It is not ‘wrong’ to be more tolerant and better educated – as this rightwing snippet would have you believe.

The individual snippets in this video make a number of good points, but the motive of the uploader has to be questioned, when good old fashioned fascistic homophobia is seamlessly ‘slotted in’ just as the audience has been lulled into a false sense of security! This does seem in-line with the antics of the US ‘Alternative Right’ movement, which deliberately mixes left and rightwing rhetoric to gain converts from the leftwing. Throwing-in a (very good) snippet from North Korea, and quite rightly criticising Joseph Goebbels (the Nazi German propaganda minister), are very much red herrings. A point this documentary misses (whilst exposing many hypocritical aspects of the capitalist system), is that not all propaganda is wrong, harmful or bad. Why would a video-uploader miss-out this vital and important point? It is because he or she prefers bourgeois individualism (i.e. the basis of capitalist exploitation) over Socialist collectivity (i.e. the basis of Communist freedom). The over-all effect this video gives, is that each and everyone of us should live in a state of perfected isolation (i.e. ‘hyper individualism’), completely cut-off from any and all interaction that might compromise a state of natural ignorance. This is absurd and the rhetoric of pure capitalist exploitation. A person who does not interact, who is not educated and guided, cannot develop critical thinking, and ultimately oppose and over-throw the capitalist system. In the final analysis, this conglomerate of a video projects the nonsense that the only effective way to fight capitalism, is to adhere to its strictures without deviation. This rabid and insane idea must be combatted with logical and precise Socialist propaganda.

Communist Party of China (CPC) – Attitude Toward Religion and Spirituality

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Translator’s Note: The Communist Party of China (CPC) pursues (in the name of the people) a clear Marxist-Leninist (Maoist) path of socio-economic development, in the ongoing development of Socialism in China. It does not endorse or pursue any religious or spiritual paths, but upholds the Constitutional Right of every individual person living in China to pursue (or not to pursue) a religious or spiritual path, purely as a private matter of personal interest. Therefore, the Tibetan ethnic community living in the Autonomous Region of Tibet (and elsewhere in China), possesses a right to pursue the teachings of historical Tibetan Buddhism (or not), and the CPC considers it its duty to ensure that the material conditions are present for this Constitutional Right to be correctly applied within Socialist society. As a private, personal pursuit, religions and spiritual groups have no need for political power, or to interfere with the processes of secular politics (as the 14th Dalai Lama and his clique continuously try to do in China). As a consequence, to protect the Tibetan and Han Chinese people from the corruption of the 14th Dalai Lama, (and other similarly corrupt individuals in the service of the US), the CPC has initiated the ‘Living Buddha’ Project, whereby each practising Buddhist of advanced age (and known disciplined existence), will be assessed and officially recognised for their life-time of peaceful devotion to a non-violent path, and loyalty to Mainland China. The CPC-recognised category of ‘Living Buddha’ does not imply any recognition of ‘mysticism’ or ‘theistic’ states, but is simply the acknowledgement that some advanced Buddhist practitioners have attained a calm and peaceful mind within a disciplined body. ACW 4.12.2017

From the Article 14th Dalai Lama Re-Brand Bad for Business! (2016)

Elvis Presley: Racist and Anti-Communist (1970)

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The Nixon-Presley Meeting 21.12.1970

Much is made about an alleged racist comment Elvis Presley is supposed to have made in 1958 – but in reality his 1970 letter to President Richard Nixon reveals his true support for the White establishment and how he was prepared to use his celebrity to deceptively infiltrate minority ethnic and leftwing political groups (that liked his music) on behalf of the rightwing US government of the corrupt President Nixon. In 1958, Elvis Presley is said to have commented that Black people were only fit to shine his shoes and buy his records – but the White establishment (with help from sections of the middle class African-American community in the US) have continuously worked to ‘negate’ this statement and even disassociate Elvis Presley from it. Whatever the case, privileged White people such as Elvis Presley, writing about a ‘ghetto’ he has never experienced and which has been historically generated by White racism in the service of capitalism, is the quintessential example of a Eurocentric racism that cannot see itself. The point is that the White establishment (which Elvis Presley served as a ‘federal agent’), and the music industry that made him rich, has created a myth about Elvis Presley that does not reflect or represent Elvis Presley the real person. Therefore, stating the obvious about Elvis Presley will cause the bourgeois mind-set to ‘react’ with anger and aggression – but never logic or reason. So be it – this is the price of dialectical progression, and Elvis Presley, regardless of his talent and wealth, and whatever kindnesses he showed people in his life, did not understand the racism perpetuated by his own ethnicity, and remained ignorant of the working class Black experience that various Socialist Movements sought to remedy.

For the White (bourgeois) establishment in the USA, it is important that if African-American people feel the need to oppose (and fight) racism, they must do so whilst simultaneously supporting the capitalist system, and never associating the racism they suffer with the exploitative socio-economic system within which they exist. concomitant with this non-resistance to capitalism is the requirement for African-Americans to remain mired in Judeo-Christian thinking and never question established (bourgeois) religious narratives. The ironies inherent in this position are many. Capitalism was the driving force behind the European practice of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade – which for hundreds of years kidnapped and transported millions of African men, women and children to the Americas – where White slave-owners ‘beat’ African culture out of their prisoners, and instilled instead a subservient mentality mediated by the theology associated with the Judeo-Christian religion. The economic drive to expand markets for making profit is the basis of European racism, whereby the European Church aided and abetted this process through the use of justifying biblical scripture. Opposing racism, whilst not recognising the facts that racism has its roots in European capitalism and religion, is a grave dialectical error of interpretation. If capitalism and religion are not acknowledged as the progenitor and preserver of racism – the underlying foundation of European racism continues from one generation to the next unopposed, with only cosmetic changes to how racism manifests in outer society. Protesting about racism whilst ignoring the part capitalism and Christianity play in its existence only leads to superficial change, and only then in a way that only benefits wealthy African-Americans – as racism continues to oppress the working class in the same manner as it did hundreds of years ago.

The Black Panther Movement – as an African-American initiative – did indeed recognise the capitalist basis of European racism, taking its opposing ideological direction from the Scientific Socialism of Karl Marx. This was one of a number of African-American developments that demonstrated a progressive and advanced working class consciousness, and which directly took on the White establishment by confronting its racism and continuous outrages. This is the Black working class actively protecting itself against the abusive power of the White (bourgeois) establishment. This is Socialism (and Communism) in action. However, the brain-washing of the broader African-American community by the White establishment has led to many Black people ‘internalizing’ White racist attitudes, and assuming that kowtowing to White dominance, capitalism and Christianity is in their own best interests. This is a reactionary position whereby a certain economic category of African-American subconsciously think that White middle class culture is superior and worthy of emulation – not realising that in so doing they are legitimizing the historical racism of the White community which has been inflicted upon the Black community in America. This paradoxical (and inverted) situation will continue as long as White racism is allowed to exist unopposed. At the moment, the post-modern White community is busying itself by co-opting as many ‘non-White’ minorities into supporting its historical racist narrative as possible – with each minority remaining ‘inferior’ to their White over-lords (as complicity with racism does not guarantee ‘equality’ with the oppressor).

Elvis Presley was a racist because he opposed the Black Panther Movement and possessed no understanding of White racism and what it is like to live under such a historical tyranny. He associated the fighting of racism with Communist ‘brain-washing’, and suggested that Black people in the US were only acting in this manner because of outside influences (presumably from the Soviet Union). In other words, what Presley referred to as ‘America’ was nothing other than the White, racist establishment, which in his view should be supported and never opposed. Of course, Presley was a successful entertainer and fully fledged capitalist, but it is curious how a White man who made millions out of mimicking Black music, could possess such little understanding of the historical or existential plight of the African-American people whose music he stole. This is the letter Elvis Presley wrote to President Nixon asking to be empowered as a Federal Agent so that he could fight the hippies and Black Panthers (amongst other group he considered ‘undesirable’):

Dear Mr. President.

First, I would like to introduce myself. I am Elvis Presley and admire you and have great respect for your office. I talked to Vice President Agnew in Palm Springs three weeks ago and expressed my concern for our country. The drug culture, the hippie elements, the SDS, Black Panthers, etc. do not consider me as their enemy or as they call it the establishment. I call it America and I love it. Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. I have no concern or motives other than helping the country out.

So I wish not to be given a title or an appointed position. I can and will do more good if I were made a Federal Agent at Large and I will help out by doing it my way through my communications with people of all ages. First and foremost, I am an entertainer, but all I need is the Federal credentials. I am on this plane with Senator George Murphy and we have been discussing the problems that our country is faced with. Sir, I am staying at the Washington Hotel, Room 505-506-507. I have two men who work with me by the name of Jerry Schilling and Sonny West. I am registered under the name of Jon Burrows. I will be here for as long as long as it takes to get the credentials of a Federal Agent. I have done an in-depth study of drug abuse and Communist brainwashing techniques and I am right in the middle of the whole thing where I can and will do the most good. I am Glad to help just so long as it is kept very private. You can have your staff or whomever call me anytime today, tonight, or tomorrow. I was nominated this coming year one of America’s Ten Most Outstanding Young Men. That will be in January 18 in my home town of Memphis, Tennessee. I am sending you the short autobiography about myself so you can better understand this approach. I would love to meet you just to say hello if you’re not too busy.

Respectfully,

Elvis Presley

P. S. I believe that you, Sir, were one of the Top Ten Outstanding Men of America also.

I have a personal gift for you which I would like to present to you and you can accept it or I will keep it for you until you can take it.

Mr. President

These are all my PVT numbers

Beverly Hills 278-3496
278-9535
Palm Spring’s
Pvt #
325-3241
Memphis
Pvt. #
397-4427
398-4882
398-9722
Col P.S. # 325-4781
Col B.H. # 274-8498
Col. Off M.E.M. 870-0370

WASHINGTON HOTEL PHONE ME  85900
                                                Room 505-506
                                                Under the name of Jon Burrows

PRIVATE 
AND CONFIDENTIAL
            Attn. President Nixon
            via Sen. George Murphy                    

from

Elvis Presley

The Case for a Mind-Generated Existence

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Everything a human being ‘senses’ is the product of bio-chemical electricity traversing the neural network that connects the brain with the spine, and the spine with the body. The body, of course, serves as a mediation-point between the physical environment and the brain-spine nexus. A very real problem exists in the form of the gathering and interpretation of sensory data. Admittedly, this is not so much of a problem if the existence of an external, material world is taken for granted. However, the existence of an external, material world – as a distinct and separate entity to the mind-body that perceives it – is simply a philosophical interpretation of reality, entirely premised upon the agency of personal ‘choice’.  If a thought community accepts without question the existence of an independent, external world, then it follows that all scientific and philosophical speculation and development will unfold ‘a priori’ from that theoretical location. The issue here, is that this ‘theoretical location’, because it has been selected as the ‘preferred’ model of reality, is raised to the status of concretised ‘certainty’, and is taken to exist as a matter of common-sense. In this model of reality, the notion of ‘materialism’ becomes the ‘new’ orthodoxy, and all advances in scientific understanding are assumed to ‘hang’ from it, like clothing on a washing-line.

The ‘real’ world is assumed to be composed of observable and measurable matter, with the inner world relegated to the status of ‘immeasurable’ and ‘unreliable’ psychological processes and fleeting emotionally. All the mind creates is endless thought-patterns (of varying quality) that traverse its psychological fabric, interspersed with often ‘irrational’ islands of ‘feeling’. This is the status of the ‘modern’ mind, which is viewed very much as an extension of matter, or the accidental by-products of biological responses to physical conditions. Neuroscience, for instance, claims that the human-brain evolved merely as a means for early humans to effectively traverse their evolutionary (physical) environments, and that the ability to ‘think’ and to ‘feel’ are the left-over attributes associated with this successful function. However the edifice of this ‘certainty’ is punctured if the existence of a separate, material world is not taken for granted. In such a scenario, how can it be known that an ‘external’ environment independently exists, when its presence is apparently known only from the ‘inner’ biological processes associated with bodily ‘sensation’? The structure and texture of an apparently external, (material) world is in reality only the product of bio-electrical energy flowing through nerve-fibres throughout the human-body (and brain). Through a process that is still not fully understood, ‘consciousness’ is generated, and from this, the abilities to ‘sense’, ‘cognise’ and ‘interpret’.

In a sense, this model of a bio-chemical, bio-electrically generated world within the brain is an alternative ‘materialist’ interpretation that replaces a concrete ‘external’ world with an equally ‘concrete’ internally generated world. The materialistic goal-posts have been moved. Nothing for certain can be known about any theoretical ‘external’ world, because there is no way of gaining truly ‘independent’ or ‘objective’ information about such a world. As matters stand, humanity is perceiving the inner processes associated with its own biological functionality, and mistaking this ‘subjective’ data for a ‘true’ and ‘genuine’ reflection of an ‘external’ and ‘independently’ functioning world. The human-brain is a physical organ that has apparently ‘evolved’ due to environmental pressure, and yet this entire process cannot be known to reliably exist outside of the mind that perceives it. All of this interpretation exists firmly within the material realm, but relocates ‘reality’ within the human-brain, rather than being external to the human-body. If this is correct, then the human-brain ‘generates’ reality through the agency of ‘perception’, whereby nothing truly exists until it is internally ‘generated’ through the processing of sensory-data. An external world only appears to exist as a necessary means to fit-in to the trap of limited human perception. An independently functioning ‘external’ world cannot be known to reliably ‘exist’ outside of the sensory processes that assume its presence.

What of metaphysics? A brain can generate many different kinds of realities if the concrete (material) world is not a priori assumed to independently exist. These models do not necessarily have to be religious, but the idea of religion is obviously not excluded. A mind does not have to be associated with a god-concept, but neither is there any reason for it not to be. Deciding on a ‘mind’ or a ‘god’ is simply moving the metaphysical goal-posts, as in reality, existence is interpreted as being ‘non-material’ in essence. Of course, religious dogma can get in the way of interpreting reality, just as scientific dogma can hinder in exactly the same manner. Is ‘perception’ responsible for reality, or is material existence the product of a ‘divine will’? When the edifice of a separate (material) reality is rejected, then any and all ideas become of an equal validity in essence, and only differ in practical manifestation. Obviously, a religious or ideological fanaticism is problematic for the over-all survival humanity, but for those stuck in this dogmatic reality, the often violent and intolerant structures afford a certain ‘advantage’ over other fellow human-beings, despite the inherent injustices associated with such mindless violence and bigotry. It must be stressed, however, that just as much destruction has been wreaked upon the world by countries that pursue a strictly ‘scientific’ and ‘materialist’ agenda, as has been inflicted by any religiously minded regime. The point here, is the freedom to place one’s awareness exactly where it is needed to generated the maximum ‘meaningfulness’ for each individual (and communal) existence, free of anger and aggression, whilst being full of love and compassion for the entirety of existence. If a mind-generated existence is not motivated by the highest ideals envisioned by humanity, then what is the point of such a reality?

Ludwig Boltzmann (1844-1906) and the Re-Discovery of the Atom in Western Science

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Ludwig Boltzmann AUSTRIAN PHYSICIST

Although the ancient Greek philosopher Democritus (460-370 BCE), and his famous student Epicurus (341-270 BCE), speculated that ‘atoms’ existed beneath the surface of conventional reality (which could not be seen with the naked eye), this did not mean that following the ‘Renaissance’ in Europe (and the re-discovery of ancient Greek logic and reason), all Greek ideas were automatically accepted without question. This is the case with atoms. Western science evolved not only from the logic of Greek thought, but also from the rejection of Judeo-Christian theology (and faith) as a means to discern correct knowledge about the universe. Empirical science is premised upon the correct observation and measurement of matter and material processes. The problem with the atom hypothesis was that the existence of an atom had to be taken on ‘faith’, and because of this, many leading scientists in the 19th century refused to accept the idea of an atom on the grounds that its existence could not be confirmed and verified through observation and measurement. This is where mathematics and algebra came into play. Mathematics (and algebra) represent the meaningful arranging (or sequencing) of numbers and letters, so that empirical truths could be revealed about the material nature of reality. Ludwig Boltzmann, being fully aware that atoms had to be ‘statistically’ proven to exist, exercised his particular genius, and developed a mathematical formula which proved the existence and behaviour of atoms. In-short, Ludwig Boltzmann developed what is known as ‘statistical mechanics’. Statistical mechanics confirms the existence of atoms, and predicts how the mass, charge, and structure of an atom will behave. Such an observation determines the physical properties of matter – namely the viscosity, thermal conductivity, and diffusion. Ludwig Boltzmann lived at a time when microscopes were not yet powerful enough to observe individual atoms (or sub-atomic particles), and so had to use the power of representative mathematics to ‘reflect’ a material world that could be ‘predicted’ to exist with the human mind, but which could not yet be seen with the human eye.

Why Did the Dangerous Falun Gong Cult Target Teachers?

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It is well-known in China that teachers are trusted and respected, because they are considered ‘engineers’ of the human mind, and constructors of human consciousness within society. This is why teachers have been held with the highest respect throughout China’s history, and entrusted with the education of China’s youth, from the youngest (and vulnerable) pupil to the oldest (adolescent) student. Teachers are empowered within China’s society to effectively learn the knowledge and wisdom that is ‘Chinese culture’, and effectively (and correctly) convey that information to future generations. The Falun Gong cult leadership lives in luxury in the USA, and is guided by the CIA – a ruthless intelligence-gathering and military organisation that often operates beyond the control (or ‘knowledge’) of the President, and which routinely employs murder and disinformation policies around the world, to ensure the primacy of predatory capitalism. This is simply the ‘old’ Western imperialism re-invented for a ‘new’ age. As a result, although the Falun Gong is staffed at its core by ethnic Chinese people, it employed a distinctly anti-China rhetoric that is premised entirely upon the strictures of Eurocentric racism. The Falun Gong cult leader – Li Hongzhi – has ordered his subordinates to especially ‘target’ teachers in China and around the world, who are in-charge of the education of teenagers. This is because teenagers are thought to be particularly ‘impressionable’ and easy to ‘influence’. As teenagers lack a ‘mature’ ability to assess information and make sound and/or rational judgements, they are a particularly ‘vulnerable’ group susceptible to Falun Gong brain-washing.

In modern China, the Falun Gong is illegal, but due to its CIA-controllers in the US, continuous attempts are made to infiltrate China’s internet, social media platforms, and educational establishments, as a means to spread its warped ideology and illogical teaching throughout China’s society. The point of this US policy is to bring down the Communist Party of China (CPC), and eradicate all the scientific and social progression achieved by the Chinese people since 1949. Li Hongzhi was a low-level office worker when the CIA infiltrated his mind-set during the 1980’s and 1990’s. He forgot he was Chinese, and abandoned his own people for the destructive and racist policies of a ‘foreign’ power. He made-up a completely ‘false’ teaching with no basis within Chinese spiritual or rational traditions, and set-forth on his single-handed mission of attempting to bring down the Chinese Communist State. Although the education system in China is fully comprehensive and ‘free’ for all Chinese citizens, Li Hongzhi was lazy as an individual and chose not to pursue his learning to any great extent – this is why his fabricated cult has no bearing to legitimate spiritual culture within China.

In around the mid-1990’s, the corrupt Falun Gong cult attempted to infiltrate Chinese academia, and in those days, did attract one or two teachers. Quite often, in all other ways these professional people were intelligent, but prone to suggestibility. Although their colleagues and friends (who knew better), tried to warn these people that they were descending into criminal activity, these individuals did not listen. These teachers spread the dangerous Falun Gong cult through videos, discussion groups, and informal get togethers. Also used was the QQ social media platform, and the print media, as well as DVDs. Although illicit, because these corrupt teachers were trusted by society at large, they were able to spread Li Hongzhi’s pseudo-teachings unhindered in the early days. A practical problem was that although the thinking underlying the Falun Gong is racist and irrational, many of its outer movements are deliberately designed to ‘mimic’ the familiar movements associated with legitimate Chinese martial arts and Daoist self-cultivation. This mimicry acted as a type of social camouflage and aided the Falun Gong cult for quite sometime, until its numerous victims started contacting the Chinese Authorities. Over-time, it became clear that the Falun Gong was a ‘foreign’ derived, politicized movement designed to bring down the Communist Chinese State, which employed an extensive set of exploitative psychological and physiological brain-washing techniques. This includes sexual abuse, imprisonment, torture, theft, threats, and murder. Furthermore, the Falun Gong exercises themselves have been proven to be decidedly ‘unhealthy’ for the practitioner. Eventually, as it became obvious that the Falun Gong was harming China and its citizens, the CPC quite rightly moved to ban the dangerous Falun Gong cult in 1999.

As Communist China has exercised its self-determination against US racism and neo-imperialism, the CIA has initiated a number of futile but persistent anti-China campaigns, including the bizarre allegation of ‘organ harvesting’. Exactly the same CIA remains ‘silent’ as Li Hongzhi ‘orders’ various brain-washed teenagers under his influence to ‘set fire’ to themselves. Those whose lives have been saved by the Chinese medical services, have all described how they were threatened and manipulated into carry-out these self-destructive acts. This included Falun Gong cult threats against their families (usually non-members of the Falun Gong cult). Not only did a small number of teachers allow themselves to be manipulated by the Falun Gong cult in Guangdong and similar areas, there was even a case in Inner Mongolia. Many people divorced their partners when they learned of this criminal behaviour, which even included placing portraits of Li Hongzhi where family pictures once hung. Of course, teachers are human-beings, and are subject to all kinds of dangers in life, but their esteemed position within Chinese society means that they should be careful and more discerning in their personal and professional lives. As matters stand, the Chinese Communist State offers leniency to those who repent, but advocates severity for those who resist. Teachers have a social duty to ensure that they set a good example throughout their lives, and in so doing, protect and support the Communist Chinese State, and look-after the psychological and physical health of their students. Do not engage with Falun Gong cult websites overseas, and do not ‘illegally’ down-load or distribute Falun Gong cult propaganda within Communist China. Teachers have a responsibility to keep the spiritual purity of China free of Western racism and its destructive influence.

Original Chinese Language Article:

教师缘何染上邪教?
来源:新陕网 作者:政法委 字数:1,852 点击数:9     发布时间:2017-09-08
 教师被尊称为“人类灵魂的工程师”,是对下一代身心进行特定影响,向下一代传递人类科学文化知识和技能的专职人员,历来受到全社会的特别关注和尊重。由于其地位特殊,教师群体也成为邪教组织的首要目标,近年来不断有教师陷入邪教的报道见著媒体!青少年缺乏正确成熟的判断力,一直是“法轮功”等各种邪教的传播重点。青少年对老师的话深信不疑,邪教组织深知:教师染邪传播邪教,可以迅速扩大了邪教信徒的数量。

教师队伍染邪的危害不容忽视!然而,尊重、本来是向别人传道授业解惑的教师,缘何被邪教组织所攻陷,成为忠实的邪教信徒、成为疯狂传播邪教的犯罪分子?只有深究教师队伍染邪的原因,才能制定教师被邪教裹挟的防范之策!

思想空虚,轻信妖言,被歪理邪说所迷惑

不要以为邪教组织诱骗的都是受教育层次低的吃瓜群众,高学历不是抵御邪教的护身符。因为思想空虚,放松学习而被邪教的歪理邪说所迷惑从而染邪的,教师中也不乏其人。

陈某是江西省赣州经开区一名教授计算机的技校老师,1996年,他接触到“法轮功”,随即被其吸引,认为 “法轮大法”是“世界上的一切学说中最玄奥、超常的科学”,成为其忠实信徒。在学校里,因向教职人员传播邪教未果,转而将目标移到了学生们。他在课堂上以讲故事、播视频、聊天等形式向学生传播邪教内容、宣讲诋毁破坏国家法律制度的言论,煽动学生们退团退党。他还组建了多个面向学生的QQ群,在群内长期大量转发邪教宣传图片、文章、网络链接,对涉世未深的学生们造成了极端恶劣的影响。罪行败露后,陈某被依法处理,但给学生造成的影响,岂是一朝一日可以清除得掉的?

遭受挫折、急功近利,被“祛病健身”所欺骗

内蒙古通辽市开鲁县的徐某原本是中学语文教师,曾任学校教导主任。多次获县、市“师德先进个人”,优质课和论文多次获县、市级奖项。后来因患上了甲亢,治疗效果不佳,轻信了“法轮功”的谎言,认为自己的病是“业力”造成的,按师父的说法,要通过“发意念”才能“消业”。从此她痴迷上了“法轮功”,并且到处宣讲其好处,游说身边的亲友同事一起来练功。国家依法取缔了“法轮功”后。她非常不理解,仍然顽固地认为:师父李洪志讲的“真善忍”是为了指导练功的弟子“上层次”、达到“圆满”境界,是让人“做好人”。她在家中挂上李大师的画像,召集功友到自己家中练功,筹集经费印制邪教宣传单,晚上出去偷偷发放和张贴。徐某后被学校予以停课考察处理,丈夫也一气之下跟她离婚,带着儿子搬出去单过。(凯风网2017年3月22日《这名女教师陷入邪教后》)

精神苦闷、情感纠纷,转而投向“救世主”怀抱

教师也是凡人,一样有七情六欲,各种烦恼。每当遇有家庭琐事、情感纠纷之时,邪教组织往往披着“关爱”、“解脱”的虚假外衣趁虚而入,打着救赎的幌子,进行精神洗脑,此时如不注意防范,往往容易中招。据2016年9月9日凯风网报道:河南一教师由于丈夫长期在外工作,夫妻双方感情淡漠,假期期间,百无聊赖的她无意中接触到普度众人的“救世主”,立马被其吸引,一步步走入邪教内部,不仅决意离婚,甚至辞职以表决心,更是向其亲属传播教义,企图扩大信教群体,最终被有关机关收监,令人不胜嘻嘻,扼腕叹息!教师求知心、理解力更强,遇事往往喜欢刨根究底,但陷得越深,就越难自我解脱。(《教师如何防范邪教侵害》)

应聘失察,带病上岗,课堂宣讲邪教害人害己

据浙江日报报道,2014年间,重庆一所学校的老师陈某某,从“法轮功”境外网站上下载资料,并利用自购的刻录机、电脑、光盘等工具,制作了DVD光盘共17张到附近广场上散发,经群众举报后被公安机关抓获。法庭上,陈某某还不停地宣扬“法轮功”所谓的“教义”。2014年初,在衢州市一所中学任教刘某某,购置了打印机、纸张等设备材料,从“法轮功”境外网站上下载文字、照片等资料,制作了有关“法轮功”内容的宣传册、宣传单,多次前往衢州市几个小区的住户信箱里分发。她还多次利用上课及晚自习的机会,向学校部分班级的学生宣讲有关“法轮功”的内容。(《青年教师痴迷邪教被判刑校园反邪教警钟当长鸣》)

据悉,上述两个案例中的教师陈某某和刘某某,都是在担任教师以前就已经成为邪教组织的忠实信徒的,用人单位在聘用时把关不严,疏于审查,以至于造成难以挽回的后果。

以上案例当如警钟长鸣,务必关注!教师地位特殊,教师染邪对社会、对青少年的危害尤甚,决不可等闲视之!全社会必须把校园看做反邪教的最前线,把讲台看做反邪教的桥头堡阵地,既要把教师既看做反邪教宣传的首要对象,又要把教师打造成反邪教大军的坚强卫士。只有这样,我们的社会才会永葆健康!

Ch’an Buddhism as Scientific Socialism

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If Buddhism is viewed as a ‘religion’ – and the Buddha as a ‘theistic’ being – then Buddhism has nothing to do with modern science, and in that case, would represent one of many pre-modern theories devised by the human mind to explain reality. However, it is clear from a study of the Pali Canon that the Buddha’s system is a perceptual science premised upon the logical and rational observation of matter, and assessment of natural processes. Within the ‘five aggregates’ teaching, it is clear that the human mind is defined by the Buddha as a number of impermanent processes that ‘emerge’ from biological matter. This is why the Buddha places ‘rupa’ or ‘matter’ as first in the list of the five aggregates. The Buddha also seems to have been the first human in history to suggest that the tiniest specks of matter are ‘flashing’ in and out of existence during every moment, and that the idea that the world of matter forms a solid wall in-front of the senses is an illusion. This would suggest that the Buddha’s path is one of physical and psychological discipline that clears the mind of all ‘old’ and ‘out-dated’ modes of thought (such as an external or subjective belief in a god construct), and when coupled with the observation that compassion and wisdom manifest throughout society – serves as the foundation for the application of  Scientific Socialism. This is how Ch’an Buddhism is viewed in modern China.

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