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What exactly is good? And what constitutes the bad? These are questions that I have pondered for a long time and tried to ask people about too.

Many are the answers that I received from people, answers that made me sacrifice my training session just to find that which resonates with what I learned in my then persistent meditations.

Good and bad are being described in different ways, and I have come to learn that most of the answers I received from my sample people are misleading.

in the mithat for every mental state, there is a mental state, a higher one, acting on it. Let me use the hydraulic braking system as an example: the master cylinder applies hydraulic pressure to the slave cylinder, only after a force has been applied on the brake pedal.

When the brake pedal is pushed, there is a piston in the master cylinder that is depressed, and this causes the brake fluid to be forced along the pipe and into the slave cylinders. The slave cylinders at each wheel are then acted upon by the forced brake fluid, hence the application of the brakes and the stopping of a moving car.

A clear and simple picture would be that of the slave cylinders taking orders from the master cylinder. This is exactly how the mind works on what we tell it is good or bad.

The thoughts and beliefs that we have are the master cylinders of the mind, and our actions and words are the slave cylinders that act on our mental states (brain states).

Thoughts and beliefs therefore have a role to play in the shapes that our brains take, and the velocity at which neurons fire. To help solve this problem, this is what I have come up with after several sessions of mindfulness. Every thought and belief should be treated as a coin, having two sides.

I have called it The Rule of One Coin Two Sides. For it has turned futile to set aside ‘totally good’ from ‘totally bad’. There exists nothing as such. I hear my brothers and sisters who go to Church to pray say that money is evil.

I have questions, but one could serve the place of many: why would three wise men, not any men, go to visit the son of His Imperial Majesty with gifts like gold, myrrh, and frankincense? Another question just begged to be asked and I can’t hold it down, Why would the son of The Almighty order the tax collector to give his wealth to the poor? Wouldn’t the poor then become sinners?

Would Jesus willingly let people He loves so much go into sin just like that? I think not. I believe in God, The Conquering Lion of Judah, Jah Rastafari, who built His throne on Holy Mount Zion.

Take my advice and unlearn. One coin two sides – money can be used to do good: running businesses, touring the world to teach the truth, helping our brothers and sisters who struggle to reach the top, and so on.

How would you go to preach to the people of Palestine and Israel when you have no penny in your pocket? How will you get there? If money is evil, how then would we build beautiful places of worship?

The reason for the poverty of many people, if you have wondered, is the prison that religion builds for their minds, and they live in that prison rent-free! Once you set an algorithm in your mind that money is bad, the respective thoughts that make money appear bad, start vibrating in the brain and the brain will not attempt solving money-related problems.

Just like an obedient child would not do something when instructed, the brain is ever loyal to thoughts; for thoughts are the actual drivers of the brain – the absence of thoughts would lead to immediate halting of brain states and functions. Be careful then with the thoughts and words that you associate with, for if you do not think the information on your own, you will die a slave to the things that you know…

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