On Plus Degrees & Various Writings
by Allah Universal Lord Life Justice Shabazz
Having said that, you probably want to know why Father Allah said this. Well, he is not here in the flesh to speak directly in the subject, so we must deduce (reasoned out specifics from a logic of generally known facts), induce (a clear general picture obtained from the particular facts) or infer (the implication of such facts). So we have to look at the evidence. One Hundred and Twenty Lessons is part of another collection which includes a compilation called the Supreme Wisdom book called Three Hundred and Sixty Degrees of knowledge. This was in the Temple when the Father experienced the life of a lieutenant within that temple. A temple is where you study, a mosque is where you pray or meditate. There was Three Hundred and Sixty Degrees in the temple and the father only took part. There were lectures, books and related writings present then too, some which later became compiled and offered as books: "Message to the Blackman" (circa 1934) is one of them. The father didn’t take that either (though he did not discourage its reading). The nature of a book represents pools of thought, which sometimes can be like worlds or universes in and of themselves. Though a lot of these related, once again, the Father only took One Hundred and Twenty Lessons.
Questions and Answers; broken into six parts. One set is known to be a speech by W.D. Fard (also known as W.F. Muhammad) circa 1933 and a Lost Found Lesson No. 2 which contain 40 questions and 40 answers by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, one of the lost found in the wilderness of North America, February 20, 1934. It is a subscribed popularly that Fard asked the questions in the Lost Found Lessons No. 2 and Elijah answered them. The Lost Found Lesson No. 1 also exists along with Actual Facts and Solar Facts, but none has full identification markers like The Lost Found Lesson No. 2. If all of this is accurate, then these are things we know Fard either said or approved as proper answers. The Actual Facts and Solar Facts seem to signify the reason behind what the purpose was in only taking these lessons; i.e.. "To only gather knowledge which can be proven as actual fact and traced to Fard, whose highest name is Allah." There are no mothership theories present in our authentic doctrine. Theories like this cannot be proven beyond reasonable doubt and can fall mostly under belief. If you subscribe to the theory that Allah, in the persons of W.F Muhammad and returned on His eighty-seventh earthday (incarnate day, for Gods have no birth record) as Clarence (clear vision) 13 X, then you can understand the reasoning. Those who followed the Honorable Elijah Muhammad went with his understanding and thus the rest of the Three Hundred and Sixty. But keep in mind, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad followed Master Fard to learn how to lead, as we did under the Father. When you follow, you must have a clear destination in mind, if not, you could still be following, as the Nation of Islam is still doing under Minister Louis Farakhan.
Here’s a character for your kind to reference: The Godfather III’s Cardinal Lamberto: "Look at this stone. It has been in the water for a very long time, but the water has not penetrated it [Father Lamberto cracks the stone on the side of the fountain]. Look... Perfectly dry. The same thing has happened to men in Europe. For centuries they have been surrounded by Christianity, but Christ has not penetrated. Christ doesn’t live within them... I always have time to save souls... Your sins are terrible. It is just that you suffer. Your life could be redeemed, but I know you don’t believe that. You will not change."
And such is the case with Almighty God Allah. He sacrificed his life to make sure wayward ones could receive the truth concerning life and apply that knowledge and wisdom to their life experiences, and thereby activate the True Self through living by that truth. Yes, these people will tell you about how they have internalized one hundred and twenty lessons, the different ways they quote them, etc. But our 120 lessons are about self development, civilization, refinement, a thing they have been running away from all their lives. "It is easier to hate, than to do something about it." They are just idol worshippers, hiding out in some obscure part of existence, talking tough in their new novel image and likeness they want you to believe they are! They don’t fool me! These are people who have not faced their fears of their childhood; they have glossed-over their character flaws and have tried to pick themselves up by putting others down. And for those of you who are reading this; You have been punks, both as children and as adults, blaming and hating/ or "hating-on" others for your irresoluteness to resolve issues of your own past. So every time someone mention such things, you wind up hating them. Don’t Blame Me for Your Errors. Positive Education Always will Correct your Errors [if you use it].
That’s right, I mean me.
[Allah Universal Lord Life Justice Shabazz]