Feast of Evil

A festival is an occasion for feasting or celebration on a day of religious significance that recurs at regular intervals.

Current memory attests to how insular the global human activity of the festival has become. The contortion of celebration and insularity resembles a Picasso – right leg in left ear, head up the ass; an art piece conceived with the working title of ‘Holy Cow’ is transformed into ‘Crow on a Steel Pipe’. It’s a form of paralysis, compounded by anxiety, wrapped up in moral posturing, and encased in a cordon bleu chef’s war-zone mentality, all choreographed by a Stradivarius on uppers.

Festivals celebrate the oneness of creation, but have progressively been shoehorned into a cul-de-sac by elitists posturing with holier-than-thou piety and using puritanical thought as a condiment to hide the absence of a purity of heart, which they preach to aspirants as an example of enlightenment.

Whichever faith we consider, the same holds true, the psychology of one is the psychology of all the others. An English-like ‘Little Islander’ mentality pays lip service to oneness and equality, while distrusting everybody from a different faith.

Thus, religious festivals are increasingly accelerating towards apartheid.

Why?

Humankind, led by the Anglo-Saxon world, is immersed in personal gratification and in a materialistic race of one-upmanship with the Jones’ next door. It cannot distinguish the greed-survivalist persona from that of the humble-god persona.

Belonging to the old visual tradition with my turban and beard I have often attended the festivals of other faiths – the Buddhists of South-West London made me feel unwelcome; the Anglo-Saxon churches treated me with suspicion; the Muslims tolerated me without sincerity; and at celebrations of diversity organised by the High Commission of India in the UK, I among other Sikhs were treated with barely concealed contempt and served food as if untouchable.

I haven’t had occasion to attend Jewish, African-Christian, Greek or Russian festivals, so can’t comment on how I might be received there. But it is true that even at Sikh festivals there is a core attitude of derision towards me – particularly if I’m known among the organisers and participants: because my desire for a peaceful, harmonious, cooperative world is at odds with their emotional war cries and hankering after a kingdom that hasn’t existed for decades.

This is all so far removed from the world in which I grew up.

In Nairobi, Kenya and then in Punjab, India, every community and neighbour went out of their way to compel you to attend their festivals; outsiders were treated as honoured guests – and nothing was too good or too much to ensure they left satiated and thoroughly ego-massaged. Gifts for invited outsider guests were chosen with personal care, and when you in turn attended their festivals the quality of gift you presented to your hosts needed to be as good, preferably better.

In that world, it was considered the height of personal insult and a slight on the tenacity of one’s faith if invited guests did not attend. Faith in those days inculcated into one’s psyche the oneness of all faiths – the unity and oneness of all humankind. Faith differences were papered over, the important things being politeness and inclusivity, which reflected your attachment to your faith’s lesson of oneness and how well you’d been brought up by parents and grandparents.

Festivals in the world of my childhood were communal events.

All this changed when the governments of the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada invited Asians en masse to their countries; their motive being to provide manpower for the various industries since the natives oftentimes refused to fill the vacancies on offer due to over-inflated opinions of their financial self-worth. Without these invitations to immigrants following the European war of 1939-45 the European nations would have sunk financially; and the immigrants were diligent and conscientious, their behaviour and integrity unquestionable, allowing them to settle in quickly and accumulate material wealth beyond the scope and imagination of the natives.

Consequently, the new settlers adopted the Anglo-Saxon attitude of insularity and self-protectionist individualism; such that by the time of the third generation of settlement, the mature tradition of compelling your neighbour to attend your festivals fell away totally – the communal spirit languished to the point of being rendered quaint.

Curiously enough, though the Asians did continue to implore their Anglo-Saxon neighbours and associates to attend their festivals, the latter often refused via a commingling of rudeness and superiority complex – the same that we see nowadays when, in the event that a European couple does concede to attend an Asian festival, the woman willingly dons Asian dress while the man steadfastly refuses.

Asians have taken this Anglo-Saxon standoffishness and false superiority and run with it – the third generation helped in their guileless embrace of such model behaviour by the fact that their parents and grandparents had long since adopted it, had stopped extending festival invitations across the faith divide.

There’s an undeniable economic reason for this breakdown in the old tradition, Asian migrants were working in low paid jobs on shift rotas where they got paid time-and-a-half to work Saturdays and double-time to work Sundays. Given the financial burden of mortgages and sending remittances home, attending the festivals of other-faith associates and friends and neighbours became a lesser priority.

So a commingling of economic imperatives and borrowed superiority complexes have created a festival of apartheid. And while it is heartening to see the third generation of migrants starting to take annual leave in order to be available to celebrate their festival days, the state of festival apartheid shan’t abate until the current Asian generation wholeheartedly re-establishes the mature tradition of cross-faith participation in their festivals.

Until that happens, the current festival apartheid will continue to increase mistrust and disharmony. Consider the shocking event on 10th August when acid was thrown on two Christian girls singing a song during Eid-ul-Fitr in Zanzibar. Intolerance like that didn’t occur in my childhood. Communities intermingled and had far greater appreciation of others’ faiths and value systems. Banal anti-human, faith-based violence is violence against God itself.

How sad that festivals to celebrate God are fast becoming, under the spreading aegis of the Anglo-Saxon attitude a Feast of Evil and debauchery.

God created everything. In disrespecting, maiming and killing a creature of God’s creation, you sin against God. You, the hateful protagonist, are pronouncing that you are a better judge of what God has created, of the value of that creation, than God itself – thereby granting yourself the power to amend God’s handiwork as you see fit. If that is the case, if you are superior, then try this: kill yourself, cremate yourself and rebirth yourself from your ashes. If you can do all that, then please go ahead and redesign God’s creation, for you have the right. If not, please respect everybody else (even their stupidity and faux-deliberate ignorance (thinking of you here, Anglo-Saxons).

The Asian youth of today and tomorrow living in western countries have a responsibility to reappraise recent elders’ adopted insularity – they have a responsibility to hark back to the days, such as those of my childhood, and resume the maturity of those times: inviting other faiths to their festivals and treating them with guileless respect, whether or not they disrespect or misbehave as guests are wont to do as a result of negative personal growth. Will the Anglo-Saxons respect and accept your invitation? I doubt it, and if they do they will act like the celebratory food is giving them a disease. Little do they know that after patronising their eateries we too get the runs the following days – it’s a simple matter of one’s internal bacteria being challenged and flushed out by a new set of bacteria. (Twice a year, the police marshalling Sikh festivals in London turn their noses up at the celebratory food offered them. Very mature!).

I refuse to accept the Anglo-Saxon demeanour as a template of our collective human future. The Anglo-Saxon with his base psychopathic traditions – whereby he annihilated cultures and communities and races in North and South America, in Australian, New Zealand and Tasmania – has a self-delusional fear that every other race is equally psychopathic. Thieves see thieves everywhere. Hence the CCTVs on every street corner in their world, erected as succour to their paranoia at the sight of their own shadow, at the sound of leaves rustling on a tree branch.

So, let’s make festivals the cross-faith events they once were – lest we turn into suntanned clones of the Anglo-Saxon.

Let’s put the festival back into what has sadly become the Feast of Evil.

A guide to concentration for Europeans

In the world of the Europeans the inability to concentrate at will is a cause for daily misgivings. The more so because it is a skill virtually innate to other races, especially those from south and south-east Asia.

On the face of it, the statement is basically true. But dig deeper and we find that the comparison is not on a like-for-like basis. Concentrating at will is not the constant in this equation, nor is it the ideal.

Let me explain: a wiring loom in a car comprises a copper wire in a plastic sheath. Yet the quality and flexibility of the copper and those of its plastic covering have a massive impact on the superiority of the electrical current passing through it for end use. In expensive cars, the loom is far better in quality than that found in cheaper cars.

The internal mechanism of humans, animals and plants etc., is similarly designed. Races differ in their physical ability also, and some of that is due to whether they want to follow a subjective or an objective lifestyle. Europeans are objective. Other races are subjective or a combination of the two to a varying degree. Therefore it is a fundamental and erroneous mistake to imagine that the internal wiring of humans is identical. It is not.

Thus, in the matter of concentration leading to contemplation, which in turn opens the portal to meditation and eventual samadhi, this cannot be performed by the European mechanism; while other races are placed in a hierarchy of success in achieving these outcomes.

For example, the elders from our background impressed upon Europeans the need for medical science to deal with the cause and not simply the symptoms of disease. The latter, masquerading medical science as an absolute and unassailable authority ignored this advice and show-cased the scientific revelation that was heart transplantation. Advice on matching donor and recipient characteristics, such as age, gender, social background, race, ethnicity, mental and emotional compatibilities were all heard and ignored.

Subsequently, the Europeans found that putting a woman’s heart into a truck driver’s body resulted in the recovered truck driver taking up knitting as a hobby. This is not a joke; the case is illustrated in medical journals. So it transpires that the elders, with their pre-ancient yet viable knowledge, do have considerable insight lacking among Europeans. The transplant case above may be an extreme example, but it nonetheless works to amplify the fact that a process as simple as that of concentration, contemplation, meditation and samadhi is differential and has to be tackled differently by different races.

The African and aboriginal races automatically surpass the Asians with respect to the quality of their meditation and samadhi. And the Asians will leave the Europeans well behind in the matter. But let’s remember what I stated earlier – we are not comparing like for like. Apples, pineapples, and oranges are all fruit, but that is where their similarity ends.

Or put another way: you can have an identical engine in a car, a boat and a plane but each will function differently, and not at all when they are put to work in each other’s environment.

So, in this post I will try to share what in my opinion is the most beneficial procedure in the concentration-contemplation-meditation-samadhi process for Europeans. A procedure that other races have transcended but from which even they might see better results.

A sequentially-focused mindscape like that of the Europeans is ineffective and analytically moribund if made to function in a random-focused mindscape. To the former, the chameleon-like changeability and adaptability of the latter is baffling and confusing. And in turn both these mindscapes are at a loss when confronted with the free-zone mindscape of African and aboriginal thought.

The most important point to remember is that each mindscape is interdependent – the optimum operational success of one’s native mindscape depends on precisely the optimum operational success of the other mindscapes. Weaken one and the others suffer exponentially.

A prime characteristic of the concentration-to-samadhi process is a sense of loss of time, energy, and effort…for zero results. This is the experience of all the races initially, who then embark on diverging paths according to the tenets of their differential mindscapes and experience wildly differing outcomes.

For the Europeans the outcome is that of accumulation of material wealth and of aspiration towards domination via subjugation of others. The Asiatic races encase themselves in advanced awakening at the cost of materialism. The African and aboriginal races surpass the awakening process and are immersed in the essence of creation and non-creation. Europeans want to subjugate. Asians want selfless, interwoven dignity for all. The African and aborigines seek harmony.

Which is not to say that in the case of Europeans, for example, their focus is wrong. They are of a different mindscape. Only a collective saturated desire to merge into another mindscape form will alter the way in which they undertake, manage and experience the concentration-samadhi process.

So, how can a European master concentration in their present mindscape?

Their first step must be to regain control of their eyes, to understand the deeper role of eyes, their vital importance in one’s ability to enter and then remain in concentration. Eyes are the most important factor in ones ability to enter and then remain in concentration. The European eye is vengeful, hateful and vandalistic; compassionless and glaring; dislocated from peace; with lack of eye contact symbolising a hidden and untrustworthy agenda. The advanced eye, by comparison, is restful.

And it is noteworthy that the eyes soak in more than 90% of negative influences, consequently affecting emotional and logical thought-processes and radically impairing harmonious decision-making. So, Europeans must train the eyes to remain steady and at peace.

Exercise1: Look at a point for more than thirty seconds, blinking as you normally would.

It is surprising how many cannot do this for thirty seconds let alone five minutes. Europeans, now in their third and fourth generation of television-viewing, have become programmed to sustain very low attention and concentration thresholds. And with low concentration levels comes the haemorrhaging of patience levels; to say nothing of the fact that seeping back into their consciousness is a spectrum of very bright fluctuating rays that slowly and unmistakably desensitize and erode the retina, without the body being able to counter the endless feed of this very powerful damaging, razor-sharp beam of unnatural light.

Eyes are designed to receive and emit light out of the body. When the function to emit body-light, almost like exhaling negative carbon dioxide from the body, is stopped then there appears an emotional scar that leads to mental unbalance and results in exaggerated aggressive behaviour.

One of the reasons that you must sleep only at night and in total darkness is to allow the eyes to exhale damaging light from the body during sleep. Though even the effectiveness of this is mitigated by vegetating in your favourite place on the sofa watching television year after year, because of precisely the physical retina damage I alluded to above.

An imbalance in the equilibrium of light intake and exhalation through the eyes, alongside the more physical damage, exponentially obstructs the achievement of positive results in Exercise 1 – impeding European advancement into an Asian-type meditative form. As does the aggressive European mindscape, of which creations such as the television are symptomatic, and represent the antithesis of concentration through which samadhi may eventually be experienced.

Let me make it clear that it is not for me or others to judge the European mindscape, any more than it is for them to judge the Asian, Africa and aboriginal mindscapes in turn. Attributes are given and can be changed only via collective conscious desire for change. What I can do, however, is proffer methods that may help in the endeavour towards inner awakening and knowledge among Europeans.

Let me expand on some of the basic reasons why the majority of people fail to harness the power needed to fulfil Exercise 1.

Body-light is an unknown energy in the West. The body automatically uses the sun or daylight to expedite its internal working mechanism. Light is a tremendous communicator as well as a pathway for communication. However, it is limited by the prescribed rules of physics – some of which, let us be clear, have not yet been quantified by western physicists. Sun-light, cosmic-light, body-light function on an unseen template, resembling a sensitive electronic circuit, but one characterized by an interwoven crisscross design within which the paths remain distinct.

Body-light follows these paths into the bio-system itself. The bio-system produces light-waste energy harmful to its existence and which must be expelled. This can only happen when the ambient external darkness is at a level allowing it to ‘suck’ body-light out of the bio-system. Thus, we are beginning to venture here into the fact that light has pressure. Unseen light has the least pressure, then cosmic-light, then darkness as we understand it, then sun-light. For light-waste to be expelled effectively, the bio-system needs to repose in a totally dark, well ventilated room.

If only things were as simple as that.

Body-light is also needed, amongst other things, to aid metabolism. If you have consumed an anti-meditation and difficultly-digested diet of meat then body-light, even the exhausted and harmful form awaiting expellation from the biosystem, is mobilized in the body’s effort to metabolise the consumed food.

By this process it transforms into poisonous waste material, such that when you eventually come to sleep in the imperative dark room, your meat consumption will hinder the necessary release of the body-light waste. Top your meat diet with alcohol and you are well on your way to a biosystem that functions in a negative zone as a rule. And the biosystem itself becomes negative.

Your body becomes a negative quality and you transmit this negativity to all around you – your children, for example, though you are adamant that you interact with them and wish for them nothing but love, caring and affection. Those words, those sentiments of affection, are cloaked in your biosystem poison. Scary, isn’t it?

Okay, so let’s say that in addition to a dark and well-ventilated sleeping space you must consume biosystem-friendly food. Assuming you follow this advice, what comes next?

I’ll share more in my next post….