Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Studiousness; To Study

Study to shew thyself approved” -2nd Timothy Chapter 2 Verse 15

What happened to studiousness? More often than not, I come across People in person and read some of the things they’re Posting and/or Commenting about Online and that’s the first thought that goes through my Mind, “What happened to studiousness?” When I was getting KOS (Knowledge of Self) during the pre-Google days, I’d spend hours in the library doing research on the Lessons I was learning. I was never handed a bunch of paper, told to memorize this information and then sent on my merry little way. Studiousness was the order of the day. On many occasions I’d build with my Enlightener until the Sun was coming up the next day and sometimes he’d wake me up in the middle of the night to build or quote a Lesson. I couldn’t stand it at the time, b.u.t. I learned to appreciate that later on in life -especially in an Era like today. So when I hear Ghost’s verse on ‘Rainy Dayz’ where he says, “Stood up late nights/build with my A-Alikes” I lived that out, taught and teach this way. Many Gods/Earths whom I know, that are usually the most studious, can relate to staying up late nights as well. That type of investment is a sacred bond and that level of commitment to another person’s life deserves the upmost honor & respect. This Brotherly/Sisterly Love is the cornerstone our Nation was built upon and keystone of our God Centred Cultural Worldview. As reflected in the sequence of our 10th, 11th and 12th Jewels; when we’re unable to give/receive this type of Love in a Relationship, we’ll never attain real Peace and true Happiness in our lives…

I was recently involved in a discussion Online about the importance of considering ‘Policy’ & ‘Procedure’ when effectively addressing National concerns and someone dismissed my point by saying, “Our Nation isn’t run like a Government.” The first thought that came to my Mind is that they're overlooking the 18th Letter in the Supreme AlphabetRule or Ruler’; words that mean ‘to govern’ and the role of ‘a governor’. This is the prefix to the word ‘Government’. It’s impossible to ‘Rule’ or even be a ‘Ruler’ over our own habits, desires, urges and challenges if we don’t have the ability to ‘govern’ these habits, desires, urges and challenges. Since this was overlooked then I’m also sure they didn’t make this correlation: Without a system of Government it’s impossible to effectively perform/reinforce the “Duty of a Civilized Person” (18/1-40) because there’s no formal structure governing Civil ‘Policy’ & ‘Procedure’. In other words, any Group of People without a Civil Service (Government) become Anarchistic (lawless/savage).

It was this incident and various others that further convinced me that many of my People, for whatever reason, aren’t being studious enough. And not only are we not being studious b.u.t. many of us don’t realize that this is the order of the day. Not because "I" (Saladin) say it's the order of the day b.u.t. because what we call ourselves (God/Earth, King/Queen, Civilized, Righteous, Just & True, All Wise, Right & Exact and etc.) demands this level of consideration. Another thing to consider is that Primitive Peoples had to learn (evolve) a system of organized Government and Civil Codes in order to become a Nation -as highlighted in the 2, 4, 5, 9/1-14. Their level of adherence to a system of Civil Codes defines/marks their level of Civilization. According to the 2 & 4/1-14 specifically, without this Knowledge an environment becomes a geographic landscape for “savages living a beast way of life” because there are no identifiable Rules (governing mechanisms). Did not Musa come to teach them “how to ‘live respectful lives’ and how to ‘build homes’ for themselves”? Well these are ‘Rules’ in the form of Social Norms/Mores and a ‘Ruler’ in regards to a Tool used to properly measure/build a shelter. So to even state that The NGE is not run like a Government reveals that many of us are still entertaining very Primitive ideas about Nation Building. The only problem with this lack of maturity/growth is when these People are content with this lot in life and aren’t striving to evolve.

Because Information appears to be so readily accessible Online today, many of the Gods/Earths who have gotten and are getting KOS in the Google Era aren’t doing the work by going to their local libraries, investing in resources or developing Relationships anymore. Many of these People are becoming more anti-social, alienated and disassociated from other human beings; which is the complete antithesis to learning our way of life (Culture) and improving the conditions of our Families/Communities. The sacredness of establishing a lifelong Relationship of Brother/Sisterhood has now turned into People thinking it’s all about you just handing them some information, downloading documents Online or talking on the phone. Learning to communicate a system of Principles and Values we live and die by has now turned into People wanting to learn how to talk/sound like us. From my short experience of being in this Nation amongst my contemporaries, I can boldly say that many of our Cultural Traditions/Customs are becoming loss. Their lack of transmittance to our present and future Generations also threatens what we’ve Achieved and are striving to Achieve as a Nation. Many of us today don’t even realize that we actually have a Collective Purpose or Goals we’re striving to Achieve. Many People think that ‘Getting Knowledge of Self’ means ‘Getting Knowledge for myself personally’ -even though someone made sacrifices and invested valuable time to share it with them…

So who’s fault is this? Is it the Enlightener’s fault for not being studious/committed enough to demand a level of studiousness/commitment in the People they’re so-called teaching? Possibly. Is it the so-called Student’s fault for not having the proper attitude about Relationships and demonstrating the aptitude to actually learn? Yeah that’s possible too. Is it our Elders fault for not stepping up to the plate and staying relevant by reinforcing our Traditions/Customs instead of being retired Builders? No doubt. Is it Gods/Earths fault collectively for not moving towards a more organized structure (governing body)? Absolutely. There is enough blame to go around for everybody b.u.t. ultimately WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE. We are responsible for what we claim to be (Gods/Earths) and we’re responsible to those who desire to represent these Standards and Cultural Worldview. If not, then Who? If us, then When?

In closing I want to encourage those of us who consider ourselves Gods/Earths, those who’re in the process of learning our Culture and those who want to learn our Culture to understand that studiousness is the order of the day. Many of our Cultural Perspectives are not being transmitted simply because many People are not studying. I’m not talking about knowing The Father’s born day, who taught who in Medina or why our Universal Flag has 22 points. Although History is important, it should not be used like it’s a game of Jeopardy. It’s likewise important to study the Lessons we were all taught to memorize/recite by heart. These Lessons comprise 80% of our Cultural Worldview; the mass from which we derive our Perspectives about life from. Our Supreme Mathematics and Supreme Alphabet are Numerical and Alphabetical Systems used to help us Compute, give Context to and Communicate these Perspectives. We can’t claim “Knowledge is our Foundation” and not study -especially basic words (concepts) in our Supreme Alphabet like ‘Rule or Ruler’ and then expect to effectively perform/reinforce Civil Duties (18/1-40) that support our Nation. We can’t claim Titles like King/Queen and not research the appropriate Principles (Policies), Approaches (Procedures) and Attitudes (Etiquette) that support our ability to uphold that Title. To be ‘studious’ means we must remain ‘students’, always willing to learn (evolve) in order to serve an even greater purpose to our Families, Community, People and the World.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Actual Facts/Solar Facts
by Allah Universal Lord Life Justice Shabazz

Knowledge of Self begins with a quest and a desire to be whatever your findings conclude as being true. If not, you have not found the real you-- you have found an opinion: The opinion is that you are right and this knowledge is not. One of the principles concerning Knowledge of Self (at least from the NGE perspective) is that “Knowledge is the Foundation”. This means the beginning of any building starts with the foundation, which we have agreed is knowledge. This means actions should be based upon the known. Science comes from the word "scire" (Latin) which means to know-- as a scientist is one who is devoted to knowing, following a procedure known as the Scientific Method. You should be sure about things before you do it and the only true way to be sure is to put knowledge first. When building a home, often people start with architectural plans. These plans are based on Knowledge. In life, we look for confirmations concerning what we BELIEVE to be true but ultimately you are the judge. In order to be right and exact, you must have knowledge and facts as the foundation. We have learned through schooling that one source (reference) does not make a good term paper. Therefore, if one is to say something is knowledge, it should be confirmed from various sources that it is true. In your Alphabet, that which is true is on the square which is known as the "right" angle (20th Letter is T; Truth or Square). Directional compasses are constructed from the four corners of the square: North, South, East and West-- to cover all directions. So it is with knowledge of Self, you have to cover all directions and examine their basis or foundation to know where you are coming from-- whether or not your reasoning is sound and based on a strong foundation, which is knowledge or truth. This starts with the first degree in your Student Enrollment; “Who is the Original Man?” This is the first statement in the quest to know yourself, yet you can always tell who are persons of that said ability versus those who are still searching for something that does not exist, on the basis of how they see this degree. It is this degree and the awareness of triple stage darkness that forms the basis of your origin in this world. The first degree in the one to ten along with the knowledge of triple stage darkness are two things which define whether or not you are one of us or just talking the talk. Yet with some, there is a presence that these persons have taken an "outsider" or spectator's point of view when they attempt to build on aspects concerning "our origin in this world." (14/1-40) It is almost as if they are describing creation with them as the lecturer and not them as the Subject and Author of the story-- not something they have trust or belief in. There is a difference between theory and personal experience. Although both may write books, only the one with experience can deliver words that you can really understand and feel down in your soul! When you read something and the idea is not properly understood, the burden of proof lies not with the reader but upon the Author-- who supposedly knows but could not make understanding understood. The subtle truth is: If he or she knows and cannot make understanding understood it is questionable whether they are truly familiar enough with their subject to say they know it at all themselves. To know something you must have intimate details concerning (as in intercourse). To know the truth you must live it and live as it, that's how you get the intimate details to tell the story!

If you tell the story or chronicle of Creation and you are not visualizing your true self AS the Creator then you are a spectator. The best movies are the ones where the Hero (or Heroine) compel you to think and feel the ways they portry as actors. When you say Asiatic Blackman and you think of it as "those people" or "my ancestors," you are a spectator with the wrong perspective or point of view. When it says Maker, the Owner, the Cream of the Planet Earth... and you don't see this as a testimony towards who you are supposed to be now, you are on the outside looking in-- not the inside looking out. This is Knowledge of Self and this story is about you. This is the proper perspective and if you cannot see yourself as the Father of Civilization and God of the universe you have the wrong perspective and therefore do not have the ability. As John the Baptist said, "I am NOT the LIGHT but I came to bear witness to the light." One is a testimony based upon what one believes through observation to be true. The other is a testimony through the eyes of one who is. For the true and living God, one twenty is intimate details about the role and the characters assumed to show forth and prove God's powers in human form. The intimate details are obtained from putting that knowledge to the test and seeing what the results manifest-- of course this is with an honest and impartial observation. What this means in street vernacular is, "Just because it's you who is causing all this to happen, don't B.S. yourself, give yourself a pass or give yourself the benefit of the doubt." Knowledge of Self is about research and development: Ups and downs-- strengths and weaknesses. Cultivation based upon acknowledgment and obligation. Either you see yourself AS or you come to interpret. (28/1-36)

One of the things which might have you as a spectator is an opinion. Is that difference based upon the presence of another truth? Quite the contrary. Much of this is based upon belief originating from the way one is raised. Since we are in the West, it only stands to reason that most of the concepts are Western. Since most of us have only lived in America, it is hard for us to see or think outside of Western concepts. An opinion is not knowledge or a hypothesis [educated guess] (in most cases). An opinion is (in most cases) a belief that one has or a view one might have based upon your assessment of an experiences one had and is having. This assessment may or may not be true, but it is how one feels. Feelings have a strong influence over our physical composition. It is our nerve endings that tell us many things. It is responsible for touch. Feelings are the major resource for how we judge physical sensations and stimuli. However, for wise and intelligent People, there must be other sources of confirmation-- other ways of making sure that things are what we believe them to be.

In the course of my lifetime within this physical form, I have witness many who masquerade strong feelings for intuition or habits as the way things are. This is ludicrous behavior. Those feelings are the impressions the event left upon you. That, however, does not make those impressions the truth. Nonetheless, those that do this feel that their feelings are just as real and as valid as knowledge. This takes us into another chamber one experienced as a child, a chamber where fear, envy, jealousy, lust and hate rule in place of better judgment. A place where anxiety and fear of something maybe more overpowering than what is actually occurring. As fantastic as it may seem, many People live their lives according to these feelings and impulses. In a word, the act is called impressionable. People who can be stirred in this way are called excitable and fanciful People. These are people led by their feelings instead of true knowledge. This is a very dangerous way to live. Knowing what the truth is-is half of the battle in overcoming adversity. The other half is letting go of bad habits.

"We wanted to go back to our own country but we could not swim 9,000 miles." (32/1-36) Our subjection to our captors and the laws of slavery allowed our children to grow up without their parents and doing what they had to do in order to survive. As said earlier, most of us knew nothing about any worlds outside of Western concepts (culture) until we saw Knowledge of Self. Without the guidance of our parents, the knowledge of our past rapidly deteriorated. We pieced together what we could in those days in order to be civilized and survive in the Western world. Until Knowledge of Self, the Blackman in America concepts were derived from Western ideas. The schooling: Western. Ideology: Western. Beliefs: Western. Even some of our People became Masons during the period before Knowledge of Self entered this country in the attempt to gain higher knowledge (“but there is no reason to do that today” -Elijah Muhammad in Theology of Time). But what is taught to the Black masses in the West (Western ideology) conflicts with the truth within our Lessons. It gives many of our People opinions that will not allow them to "rise above 6 miles from the earth's surface" to become the "Sun" or "Knowledge" that they are, nor see the fallacy in Western Empirical thinking.

"Me and my people who have been lost from home for 379 years (457 years from the date of this recitation) have tried this so called mystery God for bread, clothing and a home and received nothing but hard times, hunger, nakedness, in and out of doors, also beaten and killed by the ones who advocated that kind of God. And no relief came, until the son of man came to our aid, in the name of your prophet W. D. Fard.” (11/1-40) This is a statement that all Blacks can relate to. This is the American cultural experience for a large number of Blacks in America. This is the “One Nation under the God” mentioned above that passed laws and forged these sentiments. What this says in essence is, we tried to go along with what the culture advocated and this is what we got; “nothing but hard times, hunger, nakedness, in and out of doors, also beaten and killed by the ones who advocated that..” This Lesson says how we were during the date of these acts and we tried to do what so-called White Christians advocated as a Society and look what happened. Anyone who knows anything about impressionable persons would have to say that the overall aversion that Black people have concerning the study of slavery can be traced back to the impression that slavery made upon us. What this statement says in this Lesson is THEIR WAYS ARE NOT OUR OWN-- WE TRIED THEIR WAY AND GOT ABUSED. This is the good old God, Religion and Country aspect of life taught by the West. The European had successfully stole the land from the Native American, imported us like beast of burden to do their menial labor, while carrying a religious, philosophical and cultural perspective that allowed plenty of them not to have a problem with what their Society was doing. Post-slavery we had other concerns. While enslaved it was pretty clear who's World it was and what you had to do to stay alive. After slavery we had to concern ourselves with what would keep us employed-- and in most cases alive! Segregation was "alive and kicking" up until the sixties in the North and South; separate toilets, restrooms and hotels for Blacks and Whites! Those were tough times for Black people, especially during the time these degrees were transcribed (1934). Many of our People were doing the "Rodney King" (doing what it took not to upset the powers that be), looking for charity and humanity (civilization) out of so-called White Christian people. Most of us even tried to learn their religion and the above treatment is what we received.

This is the same fear that has manipulated many of us not believe anything we didn't learn in this Country or beyond Western concepts-- "because the devil taught them to eat the wrong foods.” (10/1-36) This allows a Man to study degrees about God and still behave like a Devil. "Who made the Holy Koran or Bible?" (1/1-40) If you agree with the answer and say that the Blackman is synonymous with knowledge, then the knowledge contained within these books is knowledge that is synonymous with how we live or strive to refine into living. After all, you wrote it. The "light" that John the Baptist spoke of is Jesus, but Jesus' teaching was not Christianity. Christianity is a story and practice based upon those (disciples) who came to bear witness to the light and subsequently organized those teachings. Those teachings were in Hebrew, which means in order to have them in English, they had to be interpreted. The path of the interpretation went from Greek and Latin, then English. Constantine the Great made Christianity the state (Roman) religion. King Henry VIII used it in an attempt to have his marriage annulled. King James used it for political reasons.

Black people who lived in 1934 (as well as the times of Slavery and Reconstruction)-- after facing such adversity-- had no other choice but to depend on their own! From 1900-1934 was a time of many great discoveries in America for Black people. Engineers, Entrepreneurs (Businessmen), Sports Teams like the Negro League all came around during the first half of the century. The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) was developed within this slot of time-- its' founder, Marcus Garvey was in communication with Booker T. Washington. Marcus had great admiration for Booker T. As a matter of fact, Booker T. knew George Washington Carver. As a matter of fact, plenty of our people cooperated with each other during the Segregation time period; we only had each other. We really didn't have much of a choice: You couldn't go to a white cleaners or mechanic during those times-- most of your services were only performed by people who look just like you.

"I, John, who also am your brother and companion in tribulation and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God and testimony of Jesus Christ.” (27/1-40) The Romans didn't treat Jesus that great either. THIS PART OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH DEGREE SIGNIFIES THAT PEOPLE OFTEN BAND TOGETHER DURING HARD TIMES. And segregation was just that. Not only did our people face a "Separatist Society" but we often faced their jealousy when our businesses, discoveries and inventions were doing well. Did you know that our people had a Black Wall Street? Did you know it was highly successful? Did you know that an angry mob of Whites burned Tulsa down to the ground? These were the type of odds we faced during the time period of 1934, yet our comradery and success greatly out-shined what we do today. The way we got out of the Segregated, "come in through the servants entrance in the back" was the "we're fired up-- we ain't gonna take it no more" attitude of the Civil Rights Struggle. Of course laws reflect the level of the people's mentality, so going up against the system in a racist World meant to get Freedom, Justice, and Equality. This meant you will be going against the status quo and therefore breaking the laws of a Segregated Society. And of course, they would try by all means necessary to reestablish equilibrium to their unjust Society by means of military force, invasion of homes and meeting places, letting attack dogs loose on the protesting populations and etc... Our ancestors risked a lot to change this racist segregated Society into a fairer World.

In this regard, Martin Luther King Jr.’s angle was very shrewd indeed. By following some of the non-violent protest techniques implemented by Ghandi (of India), King engaged the violence of the segregated, racist regimes on an international media platform clearly showing no signs of violence while those elements in American Society unleashed theirs. Like apartheid, in the world's eye, their acts were an embarrassment to the Western community. They were sic’ing dogs on innocent women and children, fire-bombing churches and etc. No way could they justify their actions in the World's eyes. Something had to be done to change the appearance of such things: Tokenism, olive-branches, affirmative actions, law revisions and etc. However, this was done at a great amount of personal sacrifice by those who practiced non-violence. Though I commend those and appreciate their sacrifices, as well as recognized their efforts-- along with the UNIA, OIC, The Black Panthers, NAACP, SNCC, The Nation of Islam, Moorish Americans, Organization of African American Unity, Malcolm's efforts towards a stronger Pan-African Movement and etc.-- a non-violent practice would never work for me. Not that I am violent, I just know how hard that is to stand back while being treated unfairly. I am an Activist and subscribe to progressive philosophy, therefore I am convinced that the progressive elements within the five percent work best for what I know and understand.

Personally, I think we lost something when we tried to integrate and fit into the Caucasian man's existing program. Many of us would just like to forget about it. Many White people would like for us to move on and pretend like it didn't happen. This would mean that if this were true, they would not have to work at building a free Black Nation, they could live under the one that the Whiteman created. But then again, what position would that place White people in since it is their World? Acts like this would allow Western Society to escape the atrocities it perpetrated on us as a people. As said earlier, "This is a very dangerous way to live." It's like a person having been violently robbed in the subway, then avoiding ever going near a subway again: Many of our self esteem issues as a people can be related to how the ruling class in this Society treated us as a result of slavery. This is the reason why we have to replace our opinions with knowledge and actual facts, to dare to be willing to struggle to learn how to rise above-- outside of the Caucasoid dimensions. That's a Solar Fact!

What I see in these days and times is consciousness manifested as boys and girls, as well as men and women, just don't get it family. They are under some foolish notion that they are individually Allah and Earth-- how ludicrous. “Holy is something that has not been mixed, tampered or diluted with in any form” (9/1-14) and this is precisely what Allah is: One consciousness and one mind with one means of making the will of that consciousness manifest. As we exist within these various forms, with each generation-- our unity is becoming increasingly harder and harder to see. This is mainly due to an emphasis by immature thought process by ego-centered persons who only look to achieve things for their limited circumference; which does not focus on family units or those advocated for the same common cause but what they can get from others. This means while they "won't give you a dime", they depend on the charity of others to further their cause and once they get it. They are not interested in teaching civilization to others so that all may prosper. May I remind you that “if the civilized does not perform his duty which is teaching civilization to others-- he (or she) will be punished with a severe punishment.” (19/1-40) You have heard me say numerous times that "God is a group reality seen through individual eyes". How can you expect to get which you yourself are not willing to give? All which raises consciousness depends on a mind which focuses on the whole: A King and or Queen has subjects and despite the obvious perks, he or she has to consider at all times what is best for the entire kingdom. A person predisposed to these considerations will get how all these lessons have their relationship to him or her, while the ungodly will miss the point every time. Take the King's degree (knowledge knowledge) within your knowledge to culture cipher: It mentions 379 years ago. How many of you thought about the date the degree was written? How many of you young souls considered the social conditions (social equality) those of our people were enduring during the date of the degrees writing? You don't need the Devil to "keep our own people apart from their social equality" (8/1-14) because you are performing the task yourself by thinking more like them (the Devil) by adapting to his customs and ways and being so ego-centered. Didn't the Romans live off the decree: "Divide and conquer?" This is mainly due to an emphasis of immature thought processess (plural process) by ego centered persons, who only look to achieve things for their own limited mental circumference: People who do not focus on family units or those advocated for the same common cause-- just what they can get from others. “To make Devil one must begin grafting from the original” (31/1-40) and when you only focus upon your being, this is precisely what you are doing. You have to think Globally and Act Locally. Somebody has to put you on in order for you to be with it. As a baby you are vulnerable and have to depend on the charity of others... My point is our people are us and the social conditions are very important in figuring out the level of social equality and civilization at any given point in time. Did you realize chronologically that this chronicle was written in the Great Depression? What conditions were happening during the Depression? How were race relations between Blacks and Whites at that point and time? How does that compare to the conditions of 1555 (some 379 years ago)? Besides the obvious, this degree is building on that and saying the God the ruling class of America serves cannot be a force for good when it comes down to Black people, yet “he continues daily to teach that all that we see and hear comes from that mystery God." (13/1-40) And while you say that you don't subscribe to that philosophy, lacking the ability to work collectively is somewhat like waiting on a mystery God to bring you food -because you don't do for yourself and would sell us out to profit separately. That is why these actual facts elude you because you don't think of the collective (family, people, etc.) as your true Self and therefore do not focus on doing for Self-- so you miss the subtleties and the whole picture eludes your understanding. If you could think of how our people were fairing in both time periods and do just a little research, what a benefit this might be. But you are sleeping on your Self and not truly benefiting from what the group has to offer which advocated for the same common cause.

Peace Family,
Allah Universal Lord Life Justice Shabazz

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The Harlem Renaissance

A Community of Self

First and foremost I want to Thank United Black America for Rating this Site one of 100 Best Websites going into 2012!! It’s a huge honor and I appreciate Asad (The Webmaster of UBA) for supporting the work that I do. Thanks again!

Efficacy is our ability to succeed in a particular situation or produce certain results. In considering Self Efficacy, the basic question one must ask is, “What is the purpose for our personal accomplishments/achievements and our intention to produce certain results?” In other words, the question of ‘Purpose/Function’ is of the upmost importance when discussing efficacy. Why? Because what someone is actually doing or the purpose they’re fulfilling IS their efficacy (their capacity to produce) -or lack thereof. Therefore, we can’t truly talk/intellectualize about Self Efficacy, we have to be about it, and being about it means our lifestyle demonstrates our efficacy via actual contributions we’ve made and consistently make to Civilization. If you’re interested in learning about Fitness then consult with an actual Fitness Instructor or a person who actually includes Physical Fitness as an integral part of their lifestyle. If you do consult with someone who’s obviously not about Fitness, you’ll probably get a whole bunch of unrelated opinions and criticisms about Physical Fitness & character assassination of those People who are physically fit. They'll also give you a slew of excuses why fitness is subjective and relatively unimportant as a method to justify and divert attention away from their own apathy, lack of discipline, inactivity and unhealthy behaviors. Sometimes People like this even go as far as to pride themselves on how sick/unhealthy they are by proclaiming how much they love doing what they do -regardless how it's negatively effecting them, their Companions, their Families, their Community or Society as a whole.

So any true exploration of efficacy is an examination of Relationships; how a person relates to Self, others and the Environment. This is one very important key that is highlighted/implied in the Story of Yacub. His Family Relationships were dysfunctional: there was no mention of his Parents/Guardians or potential siblings and he was born 20 miles outside of Civilization or where Knowledge (1) and Wisdom (2) or ‘Love’ started. His Social Relationships were unstable: there was no mention of any friends/siblings/associates and he played by himself. His Academic Relationships were questionable: he was considered a high achiever and praised Academia yet there was no mention or credence shown to any Educators/Mentors/Benefactors. His Societal/Community Relationships were isolated: he was born outside of Civilization and he lived on an island called Pelon (Patmos) for over 100 years away from Civilization inoculated against any outside influences. These conditions/conditionings imply why this type of person would have a 'Big-Head' (Egotism, Grandiosity, Narcissism and an Inferiority Complex). This is the same Psychological Profile of someone who is suffering from forms of Mental Illnesses such as Anti-Social Behavior, Napoleon Complex, Manic-Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Behavior, Reactive Attachment Disorder and etc.. These are the same Illnesses that sets the stage for not only manufacturing Devils b.u.t. also Crimes against Humanity (Serial Murders, Identity Theft, Rape, Sexual Deviancy, Larceny and etc.) and the Environment (Pollution, Animal Cruelty, Littering, Ignoring their Carbon Footprint and etc.). Is there any wonder why Yacub means ‘to supplant or undermine’ or why People like this promote subversive, obstructive, disruptive and destructive ideologies? If you take a moment and simply listen to a person's ideals, their complaints and how they’re participating in this World, you may actually hear them speaking from the vantage point of Pelon (an island)… So although Yacub being successful in allhisundertakings does constitute a level of efficacy, the question of ‘Purpose/Function’ is of the upmost importance; are the results he produced conducive to sustaining and progressing our Relationship with Self, others and the environment? (29/1-40) Some may argue “Yes” by saying, “The 38/1-40 teaches us that Yacub’s ‘Purpose/Function’ ultimately allows us to “show forth and prove our power that we are all wise and righteouswithout falling victim” and I have to agree with that. The People arguing this point must also agree with me that in order to make that claim we must be demonstrating this power, wisdom and righteousness to not fall victim… If we’re not striving to demonstrate this, then we’re only lip professin’ followers of Yacub. What I'm sharing represents some of those "other Rules and Regulations" of Yacub's that are not mentioned in that Lesson. (28/1-40)

I’m always contacted by People from all over the World who’re interested, curious about and intrigued by Supreme Mathematics, Supreme Alphabets, 120 Lessons or my Culture as a whole. When asked what their reasoning is for learning I’ve heard everything from, “Knowledge is like money and I’m just trying to get that money”, “I want to enhance my Music Career”, “I want to get more confidence”, “Because I think you’re the most qualified”, “My boyfriend won’t teach me”, “I don't know”, “I want to teach others” and etc.. Whatever a person’s reasoning is, there is one thing that is fundamental to them being educated; sharing. All of us who claim to have Knowledge of Self only have it because someone shared it; directly/indirectly. Even if we claim we did it on our own (19: Self or Savior), ANYTHING we have is a part of someone else’s contributions. Whatever interpretation we claim to have, regardless how unique or personal we declare it to be, it is still ‘Intertexual’. When it comes to basic sharing, even the toiletries we have/use were made possible via the efforts of others and without their contributions we would have to figure out other ways to maintain our cleanliness/health. As Individuals (truly meaning ‘not divided’), we are only as “healthy, strong and good” as the Group (People, Family, Community and Society) we contribute to and receive resources from (28/1-40). If Life was essentially about “comingby myself (2/1-36), human beings would be asexual… And if you took a cursory glance at the psychological/socioeconomic “hard times, hunger, nakedness and out of doors” People experience, you’ll often cee a direct link to a living single mentality (11/1-40). I mention this to emphasize that in order to gain anything, we must have a healthy respect for the sacredness/sacrifices that comes along with receiving what others have shared. Some People receive what they consider Knowledge of Self and don’t hold it sacred nor do they make sacrifices to share it like the ones whom they received it from. Some People want you to share with them yet don’t have any intention of sharing their goals, experiences and basic lives with you. Sometimes People have the misconception that Knowledge of Self is some “thing” you hand them and once they get “it” from you they go on their way and do whatever they want with “it”. The reality is, we are establishing lifelong relationships based upon growth & development Principles and Values -with the determined idea of establishing these lifelong relationships with others. From our Cultural Perspective, we are helping eachother become viable/productive Members of our Society; not Anti-Socialists, Hedonists, Misers or Rugged Individuals. Our Society, The NGE, is based upon a Culture that establishes a system of Community Life where it’s persons form a collective, continual and regulating body to mutually benefit, progress and protect it’s interests. This sets the stage to Associate; based upon the common Cultural status, ideals, language, experiences and interests we share. If this wasn’t the underlining significance of our Culture, there would be no integrity and nothing would get transmitted (shared), established or protected from one person to the next… Again, efficacy especially Self Efficacy is not simply about someone’s personal capacity to produce certain results, it’s about the sustainability/progressiveness of the Relationships we produce from those results.

In conclusion, Keep in Mind that we are all a part of a Cycle of Life and all things, whether animate or inanimate, are Interdependent. As great as Michael Jordan was as a 'Single' Player, there is no Michael Jordan without a Team, Mentors, Food, Oxygen, Textile Companies or a Mother/Father who gave birth to him. It’s not about how smart we think we are, it’s about what we’re actually doing to use our smarts to help improve the intelligence of others. It’s not about how good we think we are in something, it’s about how we’re using our that ability to help others become better in what they do.