1.About God, the Devil, and man trapped between them

Introduction to Kris Nedy’s blog

Nowadays, it is quite modern to have a blog. Everybody writes about anything imaginable—food, drinks, clothes, fashion events, fitness, cars, animals, human behavior, and so on.

The time has come to start my own blog, and that is not because I am a great fan of social media (in fact, until recently I didn’t even have a Facebook page). I took this decision because I possess specific knowledge about human spirituality that very few of us have. Keeping this precious knowledge only to myself became a burden over time and, from a moral point of view, something not quite right.

When I took the path of knowledge, I was in my twenties, a strong atheist but scientifically interested in certain spiritual phenomena. The perfect order in nature, animal behavior, and the purpose of existence were among the questions that fascinated me a lot, along with history, biology, philosophy, and occultism, which were my favorite learning and exploration fields. Little by little, I sank into the swamp of magic and intellectual self-deception. And then, in my late twenties, the Spirit swooped on me like a natural disaster and shattered all my conceptions of the world. As nobody is willing to voluntarily take the path of wisdom, my training took me almost twenty years until I finally realized what it was all about.

“Twenty years!” you would exclaim. “You are not too bright, my friend!”

Well, in my defense, I can tell you this: the wisdom comes painfully and one drop at a time. In the Scriptures is said: “For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow.” (Ecclesiastes 1:18) Bear in mind that you have not even started your spiritual journey, and it takes a tremendous amount of time to gain enough personal strength that will help you raise your awareness and start realizing even the simplest facts from a different point of view.

Therefore, the aim of this blog will be, first, to convey my knowledge to you, and second, to teach you how to reach superb control over yourself and your feelings. In ancient times, this control was called wisdom—a word that nowadays is devoid of sense and is on the brink of extension.

By definition, the word wisdom is a synonym of good judgment, deep insight, high sensibility, and accumulated knowledge. Another widespread belief is that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” (Proverbs 9:10). However, even though there are billions of religiously affiliated people, the question is why the wise ones are always a slim minority of the population. 

The problem is that it takes much more than knowledge, preaching, and blind belief to understand what is going on behind the scene. The maxim “Know thyself” that the Oracle of Delphi stated thousands of years ago is the key that can unlock the chest of wisdom. Until now, however, I have not seen a satisfactory explanation of this aphorism. I assume this is because people who tried to explain it are far from knowing themselves and the ones who have already reached the answer don’t have any desire to explain anything, for they realize the hopelessness of the situation the humans are trapped in.  

Let’s reflect a little on the dilemma of why the religious doctrines and philosophical treatises have so minimal impact in the real world and why plenty of priests babble about God and commit at the same time terrible crimes.

If we look at the two biggest religions in the world—Christianity and Islam, we could not deny that in the last decade or so both of them have been irrevocably compromised. The pedophile scandal in the Catholic Church and the Islamic extremism are two examples of religious corruption. And these are only the latest, contemporary instances, the tip of the iceberg, as to say. The recent apology of Pope Francis for “serious sins against the native people” during the colonization of the Americas is only one of the thousands of cases where people had died throughout the centuries in the name of God.

On the other hand, in the secular world, wars, murders, thefts, and rapes were, are, and always will be a part of our society. Although everyone would agree that committing a crime is a terrible act, according to the statistics, every minute somebody gets killed around the world. Rapes and thefts? Every second worldwide, maybe? Not to mention how many military conflicts have occurred after World War II—the most terrible of all wars ever.

So, here we must ask ourselves: Why can nobody stop all these atrocities? Why does humanity never learn from its mistakes? Why is everybody against crime, but most of us are ready to break the law to suit ourselves in certain situations?

You have no answer to these questions, do you? The dogs bark, the caravan moves on. Man is violent by nature, and that’s it. There is nothing to do about it.

The truth is that if you wish to be wise and to achieve spiritual perfection, which generally means to raise and purify your spirit, theology and philosophy are not enough because the words don’t count much. The most important component to understand and implement the learning is the REALISATION of what’s going on inside your mind. To achieve that, you need ENERGY because this is the only way to raise your AWARENESS. Once that is done, you will start to understand the knowledge, and, later on, you will begin to act impeccably in every situation.

Of the three words I capitalized, the most important is energy. Human beings have a serious problem here, for they are terrible wasters of their energy, which is the principal reason for their blindness and stupidity. To change this tendency, you need to implement another keyword: STRATEGY. The strategy will permit you to accumulate enough personal strength to unlock your hidden and never used well of energy, remaining captured and sealed inside you all your life. And if that is achieved, miracles would start happening every single day, and you would be living in a fairy tale instead of your present gray, mundane world.  

Therefore, my utmost task will be to help you elaborate on this strategy and find a way to reach the source mentioned above through some practical conceptions and advice, which I learned the hard way during my training. Although I will quote often from the Bible in my posts, this blog will not be strictly a religious one. The topics we are going to discuss here will focus mainly on the philosophical explanations, supported by real facts and examples of thousands-year-old religious doctrines. In the end, you will see that every religion is about one thing: a human must accomplish one tremendous task during his/her life, and everything boils down to this: 

Vanquish the thing, called in the Scriptures devil and Satan, the creature that dwells inside us, deceives us, makes us blind and stupid, possesses and manipulates us our entire life is the primordial task that we have to accomplish during our existence.

Nothing new? I can almost hear your disappointment. No shit Sherlock! We have heard that one before. Such a waste of time to read this post for nothing!

Well, let me tell you something, paraphrasing Socrates: You know nothing and think that you know, and I know that you know nothing.  Because everything is so simple and at the same time so tremendously complicated that it takes an enormous amount of energy and concentration if you want to discover the truth. Remember the Gospel of John: “And then you’ll know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” (John 8:32). Then, okay? Not now. For now, you don’t know the truth, and this is because you simply don’t have enough energy to realize it. 

All right, let’s say you agree you have to fight. But against what? First, nobody believes that we are enchanted by some weird creature. Second, even though somebody does, how can we detect an invisible enemy that, on top of that, has blended in so perfectly with our personality? 

The Nobel laureate of literature, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, once stated: “The battle line between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.” But how do we realize what good and evil are? Don’t forget that, according to the Scriptures, the recognition of good and evil was the main reason for man to be expelled from Paradise. He became God-like (Genesis 3:22). However, we agree that many people have nothing God-like in them, and they have to fight twice harder than others to achieve spiritual perfection to a certain degree.

The struggle against the evil inside us continues our entire life, yet we can take nothing for granted. We will be crushed over and over again, losing our battles every single day throughout the years, asking ourselves: “What is all this about?” until finally, one day, we would understand the meaning of the words: “Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” (John 8:32)

And then everybody would ask themselves:  How could I have been so stupid and blind all these years? How was it possible that I have never understood early something so obvious?

The truth is that we are enchanted, and we have a hard time realizing that. Don’t forget that I’m talking from my personal experience, meaning that I have practical, not theoretical knowledge, acquired after nearly twenty years of a hard fight. And I don’t speak from a religious point of view—it’s mostly a scientific approach and experimental philosophy that I’ve always used because by the time of my first encounter with the Spirit, I was everything else but a believer. Neither am I today because the meaning of the verb “believe,” according to Longman Dictionary, means: “to think that something is true or possible, although you are not completely sure.” I don’t think. I know. And I am completely sure. That is a heck of a difference.

Look, I know that most of you will never believe me and will start grumbling, grinning, and even cursing me under your breath, but frankly, I don’t care. My goal is to convey my knowledge and experience about the topic, not to be your spiritual leader. The most important message that I’d like for you to retain is that the universal, so-called OBJECTIVE TRUTH is ONLY ONE, and it does not depend on one’s point of view. This assertion is precisely the opposite of Nietzsche’s perspectivism and his affirmation in his book The Will to Power that “There are no facts, only interpretations,” and “There is no truth.” The truth exists, eternal and inflexible, and the statement that the number of its interpretations is equal to the number of living people does not change anything. The problem is that these interpretations often turned into deformations of the veracity, thus sometimes setting the world on fire and turning it into a living hell.  

Thus, speaking of the truth, I will not conform to the Gospel’s words (Matthew 7:6). I am ready to give my knowledge about the holy truth to the dogs and throw my pearl to the swine, consciously taking the chance to be trampled and torn to pieces. I am doing that, hoping that there will be some of you who would peer at themselves and stand up against their greed, spite, anger, and selfishness. They do not need to search for help from shrinks, psychologists, and politicians or try to change society. My objective is to make them think and stir up a desire to change themselves. For if everyone changes for good, the world will become a Heaven on Earth. It will be a perfect place of living, where nobody would care about borders, race, religious differences, power, and money. Only one if separates us from perfection. One little but impenetrable “if.”  

This blog is intended specifically for these seekers of the truth, who would try to understand my words instead of rejecting them. As for the others… perhaps it’s time to close this page. Grab a beer from the fridge and watch the next exciting match/soap opera/adult movie or whatever—I bet you’ll have a wonderful time.

As for the few who are willing to stay, I have the following question:  are you ready to admit that there is a creature of a higher mind, which possesses us all along during our existence?  For if we agree that the Devil is a real living thing, it’s getting pretty complicated, isn’t it? It means that God exists and there are higher forms of life beyond our recognition. We have to accept that man is not the master of all living beings and does not possess the highest intelligence on the evolutionary scale.

As Dr. Paul Carus has stated in his book The History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil, “While the idea of God has received much attention from philosophers and progressive theologians, its counterpart, the dark figure of the Evil One, has been much neglected.” Therefore, as I mentioned above, we will speak at length about the Devil and the strategy you need to develop to get rid of it. Related to that, there will be debates about philosophy, psychology, history, contemporary social phenomena, human behavior, and comparative consideration of different religions, including comments and interpretation of the hidden meaning of the Canonical and Gnostic Gospels. Special reflection will be dedicated to the purpose of existence, dreams, animal behavior, etc. Your comments, suggestions, and requests for particular topics are welcome and will be discussed as well.

I chose June 29th, 2019 as the official date for launching my blog for two reasons: it coincides with the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, and it is the name day of my father Peter, who was the kindest man I’ve ever known. I dedicate this blog to him with the wish that a bit of his goodness and mental force would resound in the heart of everybody who reads these lines. 

With that said, I warmly welcome you to my blog and wish you happy reading!  

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