Over the centuries mankind has struggled with a seemingly unknown obstacle that has prevented him from evolving, this unknown thing has been realized many times by great people like Zoroaster and has even had forgotten religions formed around it to try to make the realization of truth.
This reality has caused many people to blame the effects of these obstacles on evil entities that are set on destroying our lives and our planet, the so called Devil is a good example, the epitome of evil is the cause of all disorder on our planet, I have news, the Devil does exist and it is US.
We all have the Devil inside of us to some extent, it is a part of our False personality, you see everyone has a Duality of their personality, it is very simple, there is a good side and a bad side to every person on the planet, the Good side can be said to be of our Soul which is Divine, but if you don't have a spiritual nature, it can be just thought of as good, and the Bad side is something that our Souls have created to make things more interesting in our lives,
if you aren't about to believe you have a soul, you might believe that your two personalities are just the different halves of the double helix of our DNA, our personalities have been programmed with certain over-leaves to give us a basic outlook on life that we start with after adolescences.
It is a basic bio program that is updated as we live our lives to make us who we are, unfortunately, some people have extra nasty over-leaves to begin with and their lives deal them one bad hand after another to in effect create a type of Hitler if you will,
now I admit that this would be the most extreme case, but it is needed to set an example of what could be, not only did this individual have extremely harsh over-leaves programmed into him, but in addition to that, his life after adolescence was rather cruel which drove him to be who he was, on the other end of the scale you have your Mother Theresa's.
What everyone has in common is that they have two distinct personalities interwoven together so well that you would be hard pressed to even notice where one starts and the other ends, in effect the only way that you can even start to notice this phenomenon is by observation, close observation of yourself,
you have to actually dissect your personalities, when you begin to do this you will realize that there are many many personalities to recognize, first off you need a personality that you can work with, one that is more or less neutral, That, would be your observational personality, or your observational self, as we observe ourselves we will notice that there are many more bad than good selves.
It may help to begin with to list these bad selves, they can be broken down many ways, a good way is by the senses and then by actions and then by emotions, every bad thing that you may do or think can also be broken down further, and once they have been recognized, they can be stopped, after all, the God or power that has created all of our Souls, has also given us Free Will to choose how we live and act.
So when we observe that as we are idle, doing our jobs, whatever they may be, we may have thoughts running through our minds that are less than productive and not very wholesome, if we notice this, we can stop this by just changing our thoughts to something more productive and more wholesome, bad habits can be dissected into a variety of thoughts and actions and can be approached and dismantled systematically with great success.
Just an example of starting points, I will list some "False Selves" that you may come to recognize,
Criticizing Self, Bigoted Self, Self Righteous Self, Addicted Self, Scenario Self, Doubtful Self, Lustful Self, Greedy Self, Jealous Self, Victimized Self, Emotional Self, Opinionated Self, Fanciful Self, Excessive Self, martyr Self, Arrogant Self, Nervous Self, Impatient Self, Talkative Self, Justifying Self, Sarcastic Self and Nasty Self are just a few examples of what you may come up against.
This list can be further broken down into sub-categories, such as in an addicted self, for example you are a smoker and you wish to quit, when you have finished the last cigarette that you have, your addictive self will want more, actually there will be a self that will try to avoid running out of cigarettes altogether, someone will have to go to the store to buy them, this Action is different from the thought as movement is required, also there will be another action that will be attempted which is going to a smoking friends residence to bum a smoke from him or her or your complacent self will ask someone to get some for you.
All of these actions can be broken down and approached separately as to foil these addicted selves plans to smoke, once you notice the thought, the action can be prevented by the use of our free will, this may sound easy as it is read, but there are other effects that False Personality will use to get what it wants, such as discomfort or apparent pain and nervous pressure to convince you that you really need this cigarette, these feelings can be ignored, where you may focus your mind on something else.
False personality does not want to lose what it has conditioned you for for years to crave and want and seemingly need, it needs this control over you because once you start to break free, it will be easier to rid your thoughts and actions of it's control, this apparent "control" that your False personalities exert over you is what this "game" is all about, you have to eventually realize that this truly IS a game and all of your senses are what are helping to deceive you, the cravings for certain tastes and over indulgence in the foods that have this taste, smells, the over use of scented candles and perfumes are unhealthy and indulgent, sight, the gawking at women along with lustful thoughts, not to mention the watching of television concerning violent shows and movies and Hearing the vulgar dialog and incessant banter which also inflames emotions.
By now it is becoming apparent that this "False Personality" seems to be having all of the fun, and some would state that it is what makes life worth living, acquiring money and things, indulging all of your senses constantly, what else is there to do with one's life?
This is the question that will be at the forefront of what you decide to do with your life, I can think that it is easy to do or not do these things as I have done many of them for most of my life, at 61 years of age, I can state that I have lived my life fairly fully from a false personalities point of view,
and to be perfectly fair, I am what is known as a "Seeker", I seek Truth and Knowledge and I have done so for over 45 years, when I had the Realization that there was a Duality in Humanity and the reasoning of it, a Light came on and changed my life, you see, the realization was a type of awakening of my Soul, and from then on, My soul was driving this rig and many of those cravings and urges disappeared, a great calm came over me, and I for the first time was in control of my life and not my False personalities,
this will not be the same for everyone, as their programming will be different, and they will fully reject all that is said here as they are fully immersed in the material game where they have absolutely no intention of changing their lives whatsoever.
I cannot write anything on this subject without mentioning something about Religion upfront, I will state that I am of no particular Religion and have nothing against any particular Religion, but I have made some rather interesting observations about Religions and Beliefs in general,
All Religions and Beliefs have some truth and merit in them, but they have ALL been written by man with guidance and inspiration from a higher entity, in fact, I have taken something from many Religions and patched them together to make something in which I am comfortable to believe as the Truth,
after all, if there is an almighty, merciful and Loving God of sorts, wouldn't this God be loving of all of it's creations on the whole of the planet, after all it created all that is, so it seems logical that this supreme being would want ALL of it's children to know the truth of reality.
Possibility this is the reason of all of the religions and beliefs, to insure that some of the truth will exist in all parts of the world, some truths in all of the faiths, and with the invent of the world wide web and electronic translations and interpretations of books of all languages, this has given mankind the chance that it sorely needs to sort out all of these beliefs,
"Seek and ye shall find", some words that have come from the Bible, a mission of sorts, 2000 years ago, this knowledge was not easy to come by, not to mention the ability to understand all of these many languages and to travel to all of these far off lands, the printing press was not invented yet, so all books were hand written, mostly by Monks in a meticulous fashion and were fairly rare to come by,
now in the 21st century, if you have a computer and an internet connection, you are literally connected to all parts of the world, able to Seek where ever you please, most all scriptures are translated into English and available in a PDF version that can be downloaded in a matter of moments, mostly absolutely for free.
In order to validate anything of what I mention here I must give an example of my beliefs, so that a judgement can be made about my opinions.
I believe in a supreme power, be it called God or Brahma or the Tao is not important, what is important is that there is an intelligence out there running this show or at least providing the tools for us to participate, as in the believers of the Tao, I believe in maintaining a natural balance in our existence in order to traverse life with a minimum of problems, I believe in Karma as do a few religions, a law of cause and effect is being enforced constantly, which also follows maintaining balance, when balance is upset, there must be an equalization to set things right eventually, and since in some peoples lifetimes, there is such a great imbalance created.
There is not enough time in one lifetime to correct all of these causes put into motion, which is why there is Reincarnation, this is the mode in which we are able to correct our mistakes from previous lives, this explains why seemingly bad things happen to good people, it is just an evening up of the scales, and the biggest offender of this cosmic game is our False personality,
it is the cause of the breaking of the Ten Commandments and the straying towards the seven deadly sins, and the biggest deception out of all of this is that all of these sacred and Holy scriptures are written by Man, they may be inspired by a Divine power to supply the important facts needed to be understood, but these writers, these Men also have false personalities that would also like to add their two cents to this literature to make it more colorful and to possibly frighten people into believing their stories, usually based on the dogma's and superstition of the eras.
I am not one to talk bad about anyone's sacred scriptures, but in my humble opinion, there is an over abundance of fear which is a product of false personality and an over abundance of superstition and dogma and Maya and whatever else you may want to call the superfluous literature that has the world warring over seemingly nothing,
once it is realized that all that is from spirit, our souls and from God or the Tao is good and is with unconditional love, the forgiveness, the mercy and charity are all of God or the Tao with it's representatives such as our souls and other divine entities.
All of the bad, the greed, the lust, the desire for power and land, the suppression of free will and apparent evil is the result of false personality, then the world will be able to face this Duality and rid themselves of this illusion and become "one" once again.
The realization of this Duality and the Realization that we are truly of spirit will cause the end of our rebirths and allow our race to finally evolve to something better than the laughing stock of our galaxy,
most all of the scriptures have alluded to a Duality in each of us and some scriptures have created another entity of sorts being of evil, which has been the cause or blame of all bad that happens,
as long as the human race continues to defer the blame to something other than themselves, this imbalance of our planet will continue and these false beliefs created by the false personality of man will continue to inhibit our race's evolution,
once we all face that we have a personality that needs to be controlled by our Free Will, we will emerge from the darkness and truly see the light of the divine truth that has been hidden behind the curtain of ignorance for so long.