All authority of any kind, especially in the field of thought and understanding, is the most destructive, evil thing. Leaders destroy the followers and followers destroy the leaders. You have to be your own teacher and your own disciple. You have to question everything that man has accepted as valuable, as necessary.
The 1992 hit song by Janet Jackson says that “The Best Things in Life Are Free”. However, the drive of the majority of this world’s ideas is rather to collect money and power. Promoters of these ideas use tricky ways of brainwashing. Not only sectarianism does develop this fashion – it is a disease of all society. This article will try to show the real picture of Buddha.
It is wrong to speak about evils of cults and sects, on the one hand, and overlook, on the other hand, deviant manners and destructiveness of other relevant groups that often influence us.
Recently, one colleague (psychologist) asked me to say few words about an English review of the Richard Lynn’s book entitled Race Differences in Intelligence: An Evolutionary Analysis, and I have a few words to share.
The final conclusion of the above book is that East Asians have the highest IQ and that Australian aborigines and other “primitive” tribes from Africa and other poorer parts of the world have the lowest intelligence. Richard Lynn et al. is mentioned in the English Wikipedia in an article entitled “Scientific Racism” and you may find all relevant information there.
The so-called “East-Asians” are people who belong to the group of nations that use pictorial communication means in writing and reading. These are not used anywhere in the developed world except for countries like Japan, China, Korea…
If psychologists want to measure intelligence, they use nonverbal matrices (for example, by Raven) for most of the time. However, these tests only mirror mathematical-logical capabilities, which are then expressed in the so-called IQ (Intelligence Quotient) tests.
Europeans, Indians in Asia, Tamils and most world nations assemble words from letters and vowels. One of the oldest languages – Sanskrit, which the Aryans brought to India, follows the same pattern. Not only hollow-earth theoreticians (Hitler, and so on) do consider them to be of “noble” origin. It is therefore correctly supposed that all European languages have the Aryan origin.
If Japanese, Koreans, and Chinese communicate – from their earliest preschool age up to later school age and onwards – only in pictorial interaction with the world, it is very probable that they will always produce better results in any nonverbal test. Lynn significantly overlooked this point.
Lynn claims that there are race differences and sex differences in intelligence. I claim that this is correct, but it depends on measurement tools. Nonverbal intelligence tests are generally performed in a very “amiable” environment – you sit and look at pictures and the administrator of an IQ test usually smiles at you. You have to think and give replies. The only stressful condition is time.
Can anybody show me an IQ test that would measure, apart from mathematical-logical capabilities, conditions that show people’s capabilities to react in a variety of different, if not life-threatening situations? If so, why then a nonverbal IQ test is not substituted for a situational, or even an emotional intelligence test?
Situational capabilities are inherent attributes that people can show in various conditions under stress, at risk, etc. Had the European Commission approved a new decree that IQ would be measured by the criterion of one’s abilities to survive in a jungle, many of those “high IQ scorers” in the Lynn’s results might have breathed their last breath if being in a jungle alone for few days. Of course, unless a tiger comes! But then it would have been less than few seconds. African or Australian aborigines would have always scored better in jungles, but they do not have a rich foundation that would sponsor a research for their favor.
Joseph Goebbels, the head of the Nazi ideology engine, had one of the highest IQ’s ever measured in history, yet he could have survived. Did he know about it?
In search of the Aryans
Informational manipulation is a destructive force seen not only in behavior of sects. Political parties, psychologists, religious speakers, or even employers often use it.
Unfortunately, (some) psychologists repeatedly write about “destructiveness of cults and sects”, but when you look at some of their theories, they often use the same methods. They have websites that sell training videos and courses for “unbelievable prices”, as if the professional public, if not professors themselves, believe that, after we were born, it is right if someone constantly tutors us that we need to be, as a computer program – patched. They overlook that the difference between a source code and the human material is much bigger. Carl Rogers, an American psychologist, was the first person who introduced the “To Be As I Am” concept and I think that he was absolutely accurate in his view.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Is it not money, careers, professional titles, and other similar things to which we bow every day?
Overview of some Buddhas
An old Indian wisdom says that God resides in living beings. Why people then cannot stand equally along themselves in freedom and instead they choose “someone” to whom they want to bow? Is anybody higher than God?
If a person is searching for truth, this text may help him or her to distinguish certain aspects of deviant behaviors. The sects listed hereunder are used only as an example to help readers to recognize why I think they – and many other similar ones – diverted away from their Aryan origin.
Diamond-Way Buddhism, or are we going to jump out of the window?
I personally visited one lecture of Ole Nydahl. He is a Danish who skydives and goes clubbing. Supposedly a holy Tibetan man, called the 17th Karmapa, considers him worthy. He started his diamond-way Buddhism centers all over Europe and the rest of the world.
Why do I think Ole Nydahl is Buddha?
There is a big controversy over who is the 17th Karmapa. There are two claimants: Urgyen Trinley Dorje and Thaye Dorje – each supported by important lamas from the Kagyu lineage.
1) Both Karmapas asked the Office of the present Dalai Lama to confirm their recognition. The Dalai Lama confirmed Urgyen Trinley Dorje. Ole Nydahl is supported by the other Karmapa (Thaye Dorje).
2) Ole Nydahl’s sect is based upon the cult of personality. Buddha’s teachings are a path to enlightenment, as Buddha taught; thus people should test everything for themselves.
I do not want to comment this person very much, but he preaches sexual restraint, on the one hand, and is quite famous with various sexual scandals.
Maharishi TM movement
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi started an organization based on Ayurvedic knowledge. The organization builds universities all over the world and sells various Vedic techniques and medicines for quite large sums of money. Maharishi derived the Transcendental Meditation technique from the ancient Vedic tradition of India, but the sad thing about this is that he copyrighted it in a certain sense. Money is important but spirituality requires openness – like the one we all expect from God. What has happened is that TM became a relentless business supposedly run upon the wings of God. Almost every new TM member is pulled into the web of various “techniques” whose purpose is only one: to pay. Without asking for a dime, God has always spoken and healed by means of His messengers the mankind generally accepts (Jesus, Buddha…).
Today, it is difficult to distinguish genuineness of various groups and I think that this little contribution may help those who honestly search for existential meaning the content of which this article tried to highlight a little. If you want to become a psychologist, a Buddha or Christ, the first thing you should do about improving your karma’s diet is to start believing that everything is wrong. Only then can you become a Buddha!