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RIPPLE “PAY-FORWARD” HUMANITY IN AFRICAN TRADITION (3/3)

by Dr. Joseph A. Bailey II, MD., FACS on 3rd-March-2017

By the C5 BC, the Greek Pythagoras’ teachings of Europeans that the Natural World’s Spiritual God is not the measure of all things" meant what White males say is good or bad or what they wish to think or do determines for them what is true or right. Hence, European’s philosophical Base is solely dependent upon Beliefs, Faith, and Opinions—implying it is impossible to arrive at Truth or Wisdom. A European belief is that “love is an emotion”—i.e. of the Material World (and thus “Conditional)–while selfishness is anti-love. African Tradition says Unconditional Love is Spiritual, the Home Base of the Cosmos, and represents the inner nature of God. They add, since Survival is the First Law of Nature, that Truth is good selfishness. “Condition” applies to anything necessary to the occurrence of something else—e.g. anger occurs from certain things. Just as an athlete is “conditioned” (physically fit) from having gone through necessary courses of preliminary training, European minds are “Conditioned” from absorbing and applying Pythagoras’ Supernatural teachings. Such “Conditionals” minds, operating only in the Physical realms of Matter (i.e. the Material World), cause thoughts foreign to original and actual expressions of the body. So, Europeans “Conditioned Responses” deal with Personality Complexes—i.e. they are characterized by specific preferences—e.g. desires, likes, dislikes,  inclinations, intentions, prejudices, biases, passions, and abilities + to what pertains to the segregation and discrimination of unfounded differences in gender are race + to status, power, riches. Such prevents them from getting to know unlike people, causes them to have imaginary opinions of people they know nothing about, and view them as “feigned” enemies. Conditional thinking is Non-Rational—meaning it has no Mathematical order, is fantasy, relies on Acquired Emotions, and Left Brain only thinking. These give rise to such Golden Rules versions as: the negative or prohibitive form by Confucius—500 years before the supposed Jesus Christ: “What you do not like when done to yourself do not do to others.”

Some attribute such negative forms to common sense, based upon self-interest. A positive version: “so whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them” (Matthew 7:12; Luke 6:31) are attributed, by European Bible experts, to their Jesus as being of higher ethical concerns—and thereby a statement of bias. The version: “I give so that you will give in return” is of “an eye for an eye” type of Reciprocity. All are presented as Rules, claimed to be based upon knowledge of procedure or mastery of techniques of doing social activity–and to not do so may be declared a “Sin”. The Self-Centeredness about these Rules is the assumption that whatever is done for another is about “Love”. But in actuality, it is about “Conditional Love”–a false reciprocity belief that equates to the Qualitative  Algebraic equation of A = Z—i.e. “I give to get.” What the potential Giver first assesses is whether the potential Receiver is part of the militarycult that follows specific Supernatural dictates. Those dictates, in the form of implied orders, is that the Receiver uses the gift as a cue to guide what ought to be done in return for the Giver’s gift. In this “Conditional” Giving, the Giver, like a military general, is in control of all operations as well as puts the Receiver under an implicit obligation to give—with an implied penalty for not reciprocating in the same boomerang pattern. Hence, all thing the Giver needs to know about giving to the Receiver is that the Receiver uses the gift as a cue to guide what ought to be done ‘militarily’ in return for the Giver’s gift. If not, the Rule demands a harsh punishment. 

This form of the Golden Rule avoids getting involved in knowing the Receiver, or knowing the Receiver’s specific needs for a given situation and at a given time, or the Receiver’s specific mindset.  By contrast, the Unconditional is not about anything material (i.e. not “golden”) and is a Guideline, not a Rule. Instead, “Unconditional” giving originates from sharing the same Spiritual Space so as to be “One” with the Receiver and all that is happening externally and/or internally with respect to that Receiver. Whereas Warrior mindsets cannot “Just Be” with people without a drive to win, dominate, or oppress, Black People enjoy “Just Being” with others. Thus, their Unconditional Love Giving is a Ripple “pay-forward” Effect type Reciprocity. This means “the reward of one who Humanely acts for doing Good imparts a Heart felt impact urging Receivers to do “ME/WE” sharing in eventually benefitting with like-kind Good for others. If that is done, the others are gifted as an act from the original Giver. jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills

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