Basic characteristics of the higher being
I am not talking about anything specific but I am just describing a hypothetical scenario. Even though it may apply to some existing ones, I didn’t have any specific target in mind. So there is a being which is higher than human beings. This being has the ultimate intelligence. It is so intelligent that is aware of every single thing of the infinite in number that are happening in the universe every millisecond. Because of its extreme IQ is also able to know what is right and what is wrong.
So through its wisdom has created a set of rules which, if followed, will lead humans to enjoy the life but mostly their “existence” after they have finished this one on earth. On the contrary, the humans that decided to not follow at least a few of these rules are already in places that look unbelievably horrible and disgusting. This means that they must do any kind of extreme sacrifice in their lives in order to avoid reaching the place where the rebels are suffering already and will continue suffering forever. The greater the threat, the higher the sacrifice in order to avoid it.
This being is not only observing and punishing. That way would be nasty. Instead, it has pure goodness inside its “heart”. For example, if you ask it with very good manners, you have chances to be helped even though at the same time it is observing an infinite number of other cases. As well it is a fair being because the previous works analogously. The more you give when you ask, the better chances you have to be helped. A person that just looks at its picture and asks for something cannot have the same expectations with the person that gives 1000 euros to the institution made for its favor and walks on his/her knees for a few kilometres. Sometimes it provides random presents to its fans to reward them for their support. In a few words it is abundant and does his best to provide the humanity with all the nice things that we notice every day. Everything you see and enjoy is because it wanted you to have it. But under only one condition. You MUST maintain your support to continue having it. And this being is not only good, but democratic, too. It doesn’t want to suppress people by reminding them all the time to follow its rules. So it remains hidden and appears only when it judges right and in extraordinary ways.
This being because of its intelligence has excellent ways of educating people to reach its perfection. It favors a lot the trial and error. So it doesn’t always participate when something bad is about to happen even though it may be asked. Although, it could be easily avoided, it prefers to let it happen in order for people to understand what worked wrong and next time to not repeat it. Physical destructions, baby deaths, wars etc are all part of an ongoing learning process for humans in their strive of becoming like it. The being knows that and actually prefers humans to build their own personalities, stand in their own feet so these happenings are just part of the process. The good thing is that people are aware of that and know that all this suffering is also a part of its wisdom and love. People are being trained to be mature and understand the benefits of delayed gratification in order to achieve its perfection. We need to make sacrifices(or to let others be sacrificed for us) in order to crop the fruits of our efforts in life (or in afterlife), right?
What does the higher being mean to us
So let’s think now what the above scenario means to the individual. You can understand that from the time you accept the existence of something that rules your life, by definition you decrease the belief in yourself. You depend on external circumstances. Normally, when you want to avoid or achieve something the best thing to do is to focus all your energy on that goal and use what you have or creatively figure out new ways to deal with it. Instead, the existence of a higher being leads you to build a mentality where you try by yourself less and ask more. Or you stand still and wait for the help from somewhere far. And this shouldn’t be taken lightly because when you have that belief system it automatically affects every single part of your life. Try walking for one month only with crutches. Your feet will lose their strength. Exactly the same thing happens with your personality.
The instructions manual
At the same time humans are given specific instructions that are contained in one book. This book explains exactly how the people’s worldview should be built, what is allowed to do and what is prohibited. So in that case an individual or the whole humanity must immediately ignore any idea or finding that contradicts the instructions of the book. It doesn’t matter at all if the contradictory to the book findings are well grounded. It’s enough that they don’t fit the book’s code. So an individual, instead of trying to observe, learn and understand by himself/herself what is ethical correct just searches in his/her memory what do the instructions say and believes accordingly. Openness reaches the level of zero. I cannot believe that someone disagrees with the fact that this situation is by definition a slavery of the mind and as a result of his/her own self. It actually is an underestimation of human brain potential. More distressing is my feeling that many of the followers of the book haven’t even read that single book!
When you participate in any tribe you are in a great risk of losing your naturally given individuality. You are endangering to make yourselves just one part of the puzzle that creates the tribe. Your ideas and your behaviour are the ones of the tribe. Your sense of “belonging” influences your belief system. That high motive many times is stronger than your drive to think individually. You instantly rationalize as correct what is correct to the values of your tribe. And this may lead to insulting for ourselves behaviors.
I remember a few years ago one evening I entered in my grandmother’s room. At that time she was doing her everyday ritual. What I saw was my grandmother on her knees with her head touching the ground. Immediately terrible feelings filled my whole body! I felt awful watching my beloved grandma being in a so intimidating body posture. Showing absolute subjugation to something she had only heard stories about! And if someone had put a gun on her head in order to do that, even though distressing, at least it would have been reasonable.
Have you seen the people in North Korea? Well in case you haven’t, I am showing you a picture. Do you envy them? Are you happy about them and you feel jealous about their levels of commitment? Kim Yong Un is their own higher being. He is the being that has all the characteristics I have described above. And if you look at the situation better you will see that at least these people are in a direct threat in case they don’t obey. The majority of people in the world that exhibit the same behavior aren’t even closer to that kind of direct threat. But they are followers. Why should someone be proud of being called follower?
When you conceptualize that the ethical instructions are already given and must be followed then you automatically have a difference in your consciousness compared to the ones that don’t do that. The ones that don’t make that conceptualization simultaneously educate themselves and experience. And this way they gradually build their belief system. The others go opposite. They have their belief system set up and everything that happens to them must fit to it. In case it doesn’t fit they backwards rationalize that it does. In case an observation seems to fit, they are falling in the confirmation bias. This paragraph is just consisting of reasonable rules but as you can understand it’s a totally different worldview and way of dealing with your life’s demands.
Believing you are a higher being affects you more than helps you
This higher being is not observing and helping people just because it is good. It is doing that because people stand also higher from all the others in nature. And they are created so skillfully so that one day soon they will become as intelligent as their higher being. You understand that the demands are high. The higher being is exacting. It can forgive mistakes but these should be optimally avoided. A few mistakes may be accepted but in order to be forgiven you must hurt yourselves. And you should hurt yourselves physically or psychologically in order to be taught well to never repeat that. Even if you don’t do it yourselves, there exist many people in the position to do that. Humans are controlled totally by logic so falling victims of their emotions is something punishable and you should quickly learn to get over it in case you have that kind of habits.
That instruction book doesn’t recognize any actual connection between human beings and the other beings. Some people may exaggerate that idea and do whatever they want to the other beings of nature. For example they cage them. Some other people who are called scientists have used reasonable strategies to prove that we are actually animals and not higher beings than them. Among them, people like Daniel Kahneman, Geoffrey Miller, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Goleman have explained that in fact humans are driven mostly by emotions and consciousness plays a much more insignificant role than what up to the last few years humanity believed.
However, these people aren’t listed in the book of instructions and in fact aren’t higher beings like the one that first perceived the instructions manual. So not only they must be wrong and ignored but are also in danger of promoting heteronormativity, sexism, racism and many other ideas that contradict the absolute goodness of the book. The book by itself recognises in a loving, as always, way the differences between the sexes. For example, women cannot enter specific places, cannot wear specific clothes and in plenty of countries have to accept their husbands forever independently of their behaviors. I guess it would be better to burn the scientists’ books in order to forget all their evil influences that try to distract humans from accepting the holy predispositions of the manual. Too pity that there exist digital editions of the scientific books, too.
However, an intelligent person could understand that actually the among mentioned people could make his/her life easier in many ways. I am not going to elaborate in all the ways but mention only one. If you start understanding the human nature you will see that our consciousness is not so powerful as the instructions manual describes. We aren’t so much in control as we want to think. Of course there exist different levels among individuals because these are trainable skills actually.
This will set you free. You will then know that many of our mistakes are results of inefficiencies (or adaptations for a different environment) that we all have from our nature. And you will start accepting. This doesn’t mean that you won’t critisize. But with true love for yourselves. A love that comes as a result of the understanding of your true drives. And not of the ones that are described in the book. If you set high demands about yourselves(believe you are perfect made in order to become like the higher being) two things are likely to happen. Either you convince yourselves that you are (so you are living in a waking dream) or you are very strict to yourselves. Any single mistake is enough for you to self castigate. Physically, emotionally or both.
All the above statements apply to any kind of tribe that you participate, one way or another. It can be a political party where the instructions are written in their book, it can be a football club fan club or a university community. Humans have the tendency to participate in tribes because this is actually how we evolved these 5 million years. The thing is to notice how this natural tendency is affecting our attitudes, our behaviors and our whole mentality of life.
Does a higher being exist?
As you noticed in all the article I never discussed if there are any proofs for the existence of the higher being. And you know why? I took its existence for granted because I wanted to argue that in the end it doesn’t matter to me at all. This shouldn’t even be a question in the first place. After explaining what are the disadvantages of this acceptance, even if it was somewhere there I would still try whatever is possible to go beyond its influence. How else can I state that I don’t like being told that I have to accept that something is wrong even though my reason says that it is right. Forgive me if I am mistaken but as far as I know, that’s why humanities strived to establish democracy. So why did the higher being give us the ability of reasoning in the first place? Just to figure out the strategy to follow the rules consistently? So instead of people discussing if there is a higher being, the question should have been: Do we really need one?