What it Really Means to Be Human Mentally

Humans are the only specie in all of existence with a mind capacity and consciousness.This privilege is what has given humans the lead over all of existence. Thus, a human is only living to his/her full capacity if he/she puts his/her mind to work.

The human mind is made up of four faculties; the reasoning, thinking, creative and imaginative faculties. To be human, is to put one’s mind to work by the exercise of the mind faculties. Reasoning, thinking, creative and imaginative faculties.

(i) The Reasoning faculty;

The reasoning faculty is the centre of human judgement. Its function aids in permitting humans to know and do things as they should be done. Thus, to be human is to be reasonable

Reasonability is the exercise of the human reasoning faculty in determining the right course, action and response in all areas of human endeavor. When humans fully exercise their reasonability, they will be able to govern themselves. This is the freedom humanity has never achieved; the freedom to govern themselves.

A human being is not supposed to be told all that is right. With the reasoning function of the human mind, a human being is supposed to know by mental instinct and consciousness what is right or wrong. This is the position humans have fallen from, leading to what we see today in our world.

Humans have become like animals, who need to be beaten, rebuked and heavily controlled just to have them do what they are supposed to reason and do.

The presence of policemen, prison houses, judges, etc. are all exhibit of the fall of human reasonability. People fight and kill others for unjust causes simply because of the fall of human reasonability. It’s time for humans to recover the ability to reason and know right from wrong.

When a human being fails to apply reason in his day to day actions, such will do things foolishly, out of the expected standard of a human being. This is contrary to what it really means to be human.

The human reasoning faculty is naturally imbued with instincts and consciousness of the truth which ought to guide humans in all they do. This principle of the reasoning faculty of the human mind was to serve as the inward regulator of human external actions and responses. Thus, humans were to live inside out and not outside in. Today the reverse is true as humans are influenced and shaped by their external environment.

The only way to reverse this negative operation is through adequate intake of quality knowledge, to reactivate the human reasonability. This is where quality education comes in.

Quality education is capable of activating the mind’s functions: Reasoning, thinking, creative and imaginative functions to their full efficacy.

(ii) The thinking faculty: It is human to be thoughtful. If one fails to think such will stink and sink. Thinking has to do with the mind’s ability to assess; research, reflect and contemplate.

With the thinking function of the mind, a human being is capable of taking full responsibility for his/her destiny.

(a) Assess; this is the thinking ability of the mind to consider and calculate. It permits an individual to do things only after serious considerations, enabling such to minimise mistakes and errors.

With respect to thinking, the present state of humanity is a sign that few people are thinking. This explains the reason why most human results are characterised by mistakes and errors.

The thinking faculty has in it the ability to consider and calculate, bringing to bare accurate and appropriate results with respect to needed human actions and responses.

Its time humanity got back to quality thinking. Most of what humanity has enjoyed positively in divers areas, are products of the thinking of few. With quality thinking, humanity can birth quality results.

(b) Research; this is the thinking ability of the mind to rethink on an issue in the quest and renewed search for new insight. This principle of the thinking faculty is intended to empower humans with the ability to come out with new results in all areas, while annulling progressively preconceived or predetermined conclusions.

It is unfortunate that, though all humans are endowed with the thinking ability to be inventors and innovators, many have buried this ability in the emptiness of pleasure. There is no pleasure seeking society which can reach the maximum of her potential.

(c) Reflect; this is the ability of the mind to recapitulate past events or issues. The reflective nature of the thinking faculty is intended to empower humans with the memory of the past, for the correction of the present and the redirection of the future.

Humans were not to be forgetful. Forgetfulness may lead to the loss of important memories, leading to the destruction of special information with respect to the past.

(d) Contemplate; this is the thinking ability of the mind to judge between two alternatives leading to quality decision making. Humans were not to be victims but victors. This was to be possible through the ability of the mind to think and to come out with the right decision or choice in whatever situation.

With all the above attributes of right thinking, it is expedient for humans to regain the ability to think positively so as to assume full responsibility for their destiny. It is human to be thoughtful.

(iii) Creative faculty: It is human to be creative. Creativity is the activity of the creative faculty of the mind to conceive and design new things. The creative faculty is the innovative and inventive function of the human mind. It is intended to empower humans with the dynamism needed for life.

This dynamism is capable of empowering humans to manage through creativity all what threatens existence. Humans are where they are today in many respect for lack of creativity. With creativity, humans can subdue the earth, bringing into existence new things and new ways of doing things.

A creative human can never be stranded. 80% of human frustration is linked to the dormancy of the creative faculty of the human mind. With creativity an individual can chart a new course, invent, innovate and establish a whole new system relevant and relative to the need of the time. It is impossible for humans to effectively function out of creativity. It is human to be creative.

(iv) The imaginative faculty: this is the photographic, telescopic function of the human mind. It has the ability to capture the future. Its projections are some times considered impossible; yet experience has shown that imaginations most times fore tell the future.

Most modern inventions, scientific and technological breakthroughs were previously human imaginations of ancient times. In those times, especially in the Elizabethan age, those with such imaginations where considered to be witches. Today, their weird dreams are here with us; this is the power of imagination.

It is human to be imaginative; capturing and projecting into the future.

In a nutshell, it is human to be mentally active. Mental activity is the exercise and the effective functioning of the four faculties of the human mind. By Dr Benard Etta (author of what it really means to be human)

Human Evolution – Timeline Chart Tree Theory Articles

Human Evolution… A. to Z. How and when did humans evolve!?

Human evolution is not a chance happening… human evolution has occurred owing to a premeditated cause. It was only through human evolution that God could have completed the cosmic life cycle resulting in the continuing of the whole Cosmos.

No human evolution… the whole world nay the whole Cosmos itself would have collapsed. Why?

In the cosmic life cycle the human evolution plays a very vital part. As was decided by God Almighty… it was only after human evolution that the soul (atman) within a human being could have realized its full potential and finally liberated for ever. In other words it was only after human evolution that one could have gained salvation… the final stage in the cosmic life cycle!

The evolution of a human being signifies the end of the cosmic journey. It is only as a human being that one can realize God in ones lifetime (reach the stage of enlightenment and finally salvation). Having achieved salvation the life comes to a full circle. Our soul (the atman within) liberates for ever from the cycle of birth and death.

In the series of cosmic evolution… the first organism to manifest life is the form of an amoeba (single cell formation). As life evolves further this single cell formation evolves into the next higher stage of multi-cell formation. Subsequently this being evolves into insect life.

This insect life is far from the stage of human evolution. As time passes by this insect life further evolves into plant life. After a series of various manifestations as various species of plant… this plant life itself steps into the next sage of evolution and further evolves into animal life. This animal life is one step before the stage of human evolution.

Compared to the human evolution the insect life is bound by many limitations… it does not have the power to think and discriminate. Life is as it is. Life is got to be lived as it was meant to be for there was no choice in the life of an insect as in the case after human evolution. Every human being enjoys unlimited power of discrimination. One can live life as one wants to be. It is only after human evolution that one can live the life of choice.

Seeing from the point of view of every insect… we shall find that this species of insect life looks forward to reaching the stage of human evolution for they learn from experience that the form of a human being is much superior to them. In the series of human evolution the stage of insect life is exactly the same as when we see a small plant compared to a full-grown tree.

Every human being had at a certain stage in cosmic life lived through the span of insect life. One could not have managed without it. The process of evolution is self-contained. Whether we desire it or not we keep on going up the ladder of cosmic evolution until we reach the stage of human evolution.

The plant life itself is completely static in nature. It cannot move on its own. It has very serious limitations and has to face the fury of nature quite often. This limitation can only be overcome unless the plant life switches over to the next stage of evolution… the animal evolution stage. It is only as an animal that one can run about and take shelter whenever one faces danger or a natural calamity.

Evolving into an animal form announces that in the cosmic hierarchy one is only one step lower than the stage of human evolution. Even an animal looks forward to the form of a human being; the highest stage in the series of evolution for it knows that only as a human being can one live a life of choice. Even animals have restrictive thinking powers.

The final stage in the human evolution… the form of a human being is the stage of practicing full control over all the cosmic powers that be. It is only as a human being that one can remain a laborer, become a King or finally reach the status of man God like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed.

Human evolution can never be perceived upon as something which has been forced upon us unwittingly. Human evolution announces the beginning of a life of choice. Every human being has been given the power of discrimination and choice inherently. One may practice it or not… the power of thinking and discrimination are the highest powers available to one in the cosmic system created by God the Almighty.

Human evolution is the last cosmic stage in the life of a soul (the atman within). For it knows that only after every life form evolves into a human being can it liberate forever from the cycle of birth and death. Every soul (the atman within) looks forward to reaching the stage of human evolution.

While passing through the stage of insect life the soul (the atman within) knows very well that the ultimate goal shall be achieved only after reaching the stage of human evolution.

Having reached the stage of animal life… the soul (the atman within) again realizes that it is nearing the end of journey for the animal life has to evolve into the human stage… it has no other alternative. And it is only as a human being one can realize God and attain the stage of salvation.

Human evolution is not a journey for the insect, the plant life or the animal life. The journey right from the stage of amoeba and until the stage of human evolution is for our soul (the atman within). It is this soul (our atman within) which is on a cosmic journey and in order to purify itself it has to pass through a series of manifestations before it can liberate itself for ever.

The life of soul (the atman within) from the beginning to the end of the journey is similar to the stages a piece of metal passes through in its lifetime. Right from the stage of being sandwiched in the metal ore and until the last stage of purification when the metal gains absolute purity… it is a total of 8.4 million manifestations in the life of a soul (the atman within).

Right from the stage of amoeba to the stage of gaining enlightenment by a human being… the cosmic life cycle is governed by the process of evolution as put forward by Charles Darwin in his famous theory of Evolution. Every human being reaches the human form having crossed a total of 7.3 million lives either in the form of insect, plant or an animal.

Human evolution is the last stage in the process of evolution envisaged by God. Even as a human being one cannot just do away with life. We have unlimited choices and the power of absolute discrimination, yet every human being is governed by the laws of nature and God the Almighty himself.

No human being can ever tread upon the fixed laws of nature. The moment we do so… we face the fury of nature as has been experienced by the mankind in the tornadoes, the hurricanes and the tsunamis which cause irreparable damage and loss to the mankind as a whole.

To reach the stage of salvation as a human being is the prime purpose of every human… having reached the stage of human evolution. The journey is long yet one does not have any other choice. It is our soul (the atman within) which is on the cosmic journey and every human being has to bid by its choice.

Whenever the ego of a human being prompts one to differ with the choice of our soul (the atman within)… it is a series of stress and strains primarily in the workplace one has to go through. To avoid passing the stage of unhealthy stresses and strains every human being must abide by the wishes of our soul (the atman within).

The ultimate goal… the final destination for the soul (the atman within) is fixed… but every human being has been given the power to choose his own path. As many human beings… as many paths are there for one to realise God and reach the end of the cosmic journey. No human being can ever be a loser in the end. Realizing God in this very life and reaching the stage of salvation is something which can never be described in words.

The end of the cosmic journey signifies the completion of a long journey… a total of 96.4 million earthly years. The life Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and prophet Mohammed lived cannot be described in mere words. It was purely a journey by choice… even death did not matter to them all. They had all in the last leg of their earthly journey even defeated death on its face.

All these enlightened souls like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed had transcended life itself. They had become immortal in the true sense that they would not have to indulge again in manifesting life thereafter. Life had truly come full circle for these godly souls.

We must always remember that human evolution being the highest stage in the series of evolution was primarily meant for our soul (the atman within). It is only after reaching the stage of a human being that our soul (the atman within) can complete its cosmic journey. And as no human being has ever been given the power to undo the happenings in the life of our soul (the atman within)… we must always try to expedite the journey of our soul (the one within).

We must also remember that even as human beings there are a total of 1.1 million types of manifestations every human can evolve into. The life as a human being is not as simple. It does not take a life span of 70 to 80 years to decide but a total of 12.1 million earthly years which can be spent in the form of a human being before one can reach the stage of enlightenment and finally salvation.

Ape to Human Evolution is the last step in the journey of human evolution itself. It is only after reaching the stage of our ancestors… the Ape family did human being come into the scene.

Human evolution… the last in the city of cosmic evolution is the best form of manifestation that can be… we are not supposed to while away our life doing nothing. Why wait for the destiny to make it happen. Why not take the destiny into our control and cut short the cosmic journey!

Vijay Kumar… The Man who Realized God in 1993 on Human Evolu