Suppose I tell you that our bodies are not ours. Like the environment around us, they are all created and possessed by God. Unaware of this, we segregate from each other by race and gender. Some go to extremes and have anger and hatred towards God’s creation, even to the most extreme actions of rape and murder. The color of our skin, or the gender is not who we are. But the majority of people in the world are not aware of this important truth. This is why we have so much conflict in this world because we believe that our physical appearance is who we are. We do not know what exist within us.
But if our bodies are not ours, what is? Some would say that our minds are who we are. The great philosopher Rene Descartes once said, “I think, therefore I am.” So the mind is who we are? But the mind requires the body to think, specifically our central nervous system to cogitate. As we have previously mention the body is possessed by God and lent to us, so how can the mind be ours if we need the central nervous system which is part of the body?
Enter the concept of the soul. Scientist cannot confirm the existence or the location of the soul in our bodies, but many us believe that it exists. Some would describe the soul as an amalgam of energies. Some of these energies are positive and negative thoughts that interact with our central nervous system in creating and initiating our minds (See figure 1). The soul is who we are; and it is the body that the soul enters to create the mind. It is this mind that is ours to use as we wish to either purify or defile the soul by our actions. Unlike the body, the soul has no color and gender, but is distinguished by the negative and positive energies that it contains. These energies interact with our bodies, eventually creating joy or suffering. We reap what we have sowed.
The soul enters the body to create the mind.
In summary, human beings are not evil. Our bodies are not ours. They are possessed by God. We borrow them from God to have joy. The soul within the body is who we are. The soul and the body unite at conception to create and initiate the mind. It is our thoughts that either makes us good or evil. With this awakening, the discrimination based on appearance of our bodies is not warranted; but it is the thoughts that we must change in people we believe are evil. These evil thoughts are greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness, anger, revenge, and self-love.