Human newborns’ Selfhood Greatness, according to my interpretations of Ancient African Philosophy, consists of Spiritual Elements attributes that include an association of Instinctual Play, Curiosity, and Courage inside the Soul’s Self/Will/Conscience. The “Play” part is suggested by Diop (African Origin p287) saying that chased from Memphis, Egypt by the persecution of the Cambyses (i.e. Persian King) in 525 BC were the Dravidians of Africa (into India), the original Buddha (an Egyptian priest) and other Egyptian priests. All carried with them what they had learned in Africa to thereby generate a whole religious and philosophical movement in Asia—like with Confucius, in China and Zoroaster, in Iran. Complexities of the Dravidians (Sudras), the original inhabitants by the Indus River, meant their pre-existing Indian religious practice amalgamations led them to view African Cosmology and the Egyptian creator deity, Cneph from a unique perspective. From Cneph proceeded the deity Ptah (Phtha)–the creative power and 'father god' who was viewed as the God involved in a drama of an Inter-play of Unconditional Love throughout the Cosmos. With respect to the Infinite Self, Desire is deliberate for Play (among others) as a “Pas-time” in the World Drama. The background for this came c20,000 BC when Ancient Africans used their super-brilliant astro-mathematical determinations—combined with revelations–to infer the all-Black Amenta (the Nun) contains in its upper region the Mind of the Spiritual God. Because of its total blackness—reflecting the primordial state of existence—African Sages said it is nameless, for it is greater than anything that can be named. Thus, only agreed upon “ballpark” terms, like Emptiness—Nothing—Void are used to indicate it is a state of pure Consciousness. Inside this Void is the Cosmic Creator Mind–the mother of all Spiritual Cosmic Organism Creatures and Creations, regardless of wherever they are to display in the Cosmos. Each and all of the Cosmic Mind’s Cosmic Organisms reside as “Entities-to-be” inside the Void–and at their most basic, deepest, inactive, dormant, “what it is” state of Energy and Matter Beinghood.
In that state of profound Peace—called Hetep by African Sages and Nirvana in the Upanishads of Hinduism—there are “No Things”—hence the term “Nothingness”. By having no things or images, it is in a realm without distinctions. Yet, its multiplicity of Primary Qualities derived from Spiritual Elements’ Essences of Unconditional Love, Truth, Reality, and the Natural gives its “Entities-to-be” the Theme of a Virtual (boundary-less), inactive, non-differentiated—but not disorganized—unity. This continuity of form constitutes a creative power of continuous integration—a “ME/WE”. Apart from being above and beyond comparisons to any known thing, the Void fashions the Essence and its Essential offspring of Character, Characteristics, Traits, and Features of Instinct Play. So, the nature of the Void and the nature of Instinct Play demonstrate: (1) the Principle of Individuation of Being—i.e. all of their Spirit and Matter ingredients, an indivisible duality, are one in Spiritual Origin and Essence but display separately in physical appearance, duty, and form; (2) at their core is a profound state of Peace (Hetep); (3) they take no action with respect to a destination in that both leave alone what is outside their realm; (4) they exhibit the Law of Creativity–by itself, any given Spiritual Element ingredient or attribute reproduces itself to become the thing it makes, regardless of its new form; (5) they supports all Things within their realm but do not take possession of them; (6) they let Things spontaneously transform themselves—i.e. happenings of themselves by Natural Order; and (7) in the “big picture,” they do nothing on purpose and yet all Things needed are thereby done.
Instinctual Play, like the Void, only deals with the “Suchness”—the “what it is” at just that moment”—and with no past or future attached—a senseless present moment without any associated Memory—having no sense of ills to come, nor cares beyond the “now”. “Suchness”–the first and simplest Pre-Birth Emotion display—expresses its powers by perpetually wooing children to anything novel, for they see no uninteresting subjects. To show that nothing is without wonder, Babies are pulled into the rattles features and tickled with a straw. Also, Instinctual Play, returned to by formal or informal Meditations, leads to an emptying of thought which proceeds from voidness to voidness—and finally to the vanishing of thought into “Suchness.”jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills