Nonviolent Code

Nonviolent Code

 

By:  Michael Wayne Lewis

 

1. Nonviolence

a. not harming oneself and others

b. not murdering oneself and others

c. enduring suffering rather than causing it

d. enduring transformation rather than causing another to transform

 

Transformation is transitioning from life in this realm to the other life formations:

 

1. transfinity, where ones life will live an infinite number of times the same way in the past present and future. 2. transmigration, where each identity interpenetrates with all other identities and everyone experiences ‘everyone at once’. 3. transfiguration, where one experiences eternal life, before and after life, in this realm. 4. transcendence, where one (un)experiences a breath, a mantra, neither this nor that. Finally 5. omniscience, where all the formerly mentioned experiences are complimentary and interdependent forms of truth and where everyone will experience everything there is to experience from their own unique perspective.

e. not retaliating in the face of criticism, danger and harm

 

2.  Happiness and sadness

a. happiness is the experience of enjoyment when ones needs, desires, goals and preferences are being met

b. sadness is the experience of suffering when ones needs, desires, goals and preferences are not being met

 

3. Serenity

a. is the unconditional acceptance and transcendence of the emotional fluctuations between happiness/enjoyment and sadness/suffering

 

4. Nonviolent strength

a. strength is the tolerance of, ability to endure and cope with life and events in spite of adversity, criticism, danger and harm

 

5. Nonviolent courage

a. courage is the ability to unconditionally accept, tolerate, endure and cope with adversity, criticism, danger and harm

 

6. Nonviolent bravery

a. bravery is the act of unconditionally accepting, tolerating, enduring and coping with adversity, criticism, danger and harm

 

7. Duty

a. duty is a responsibility one prefers to handle, especially living according to the nonviolent code, in spite of adversity, criticism, danger and harm

 

8. Honor

a. honor is the practice of respect and appreciation for the sacrifices made [especially nonviolent] by our ancestors, we in the present, and our descendents.  This is up to and including the replication of the cosmos and the manifestation of the life formations of life in this realm and transfinity, transmigration, transfiguration, transcendence and omniscience.

b. honor too is living in remembrance of our ancestors, the present day meaning of ourselves, and the future hopes of our descendents.

 

9. Wisdom

Peter A. Angeles defines wisdom as:  “2. the correct perception of the best ends in life, the best means to their attainment, and the practical intelligence [and creativity] in successfully applying those means”. 

Wisdom then is:

a. the correct perception of

b. the best ends in life being the existence of life, all life forms, all species of life, and all life formations of life in this realm, transfinity, transmigration, transfiguration, transcendence, and omniscience.

c. the best means to their attainment being the manifestation of nonviolence, happiness, and serenity on all karmic levels of the individual, family, community, state, nation, planet, interplanetary, cosmic and intercosmic.

d. and the practical intelligence [and creativity] in successfully applying those means.

 

10. Transfigurational Attitudes

a. Forgiveness:  I and my personal God will cease to feel angry towards myself and others.  And I will give up the desire to punish or damn myself and others on the part of my God and myself.  I will not interact with myself and others from an ‘eye for an eye’ perspective.  I will interact with myself and others form a ‘love others as you love yourself and your loved ones’ perspective.

b. Compassion:  I and the God I believe in will have deep sympathy for myself and my fellow life forms with a desire to help myself and others achieve self actualization regardless of how any of us treat me and my loved ones.  Compassion may be most easily achieved through belief in that God and each individual life form confers on their life before entering it.  That each of us exists in total love bliss with all life forms we’ve touched lives with in this realm, eternally, before and after life in this realm.  And through belief in identity interpenetration where I will be you and you will be me and each of us is each of us, an infinite number of times each.

c. Mercy:  I and my God will refrain from harming, damning, and punishing anyone who offends us or commits misdeeds against my God, myself, and my loved ones.  We will be kind towards our ‘enemies’—though we have no real ‘enemies’—no us and them—only us.  All individuals, nations, and planets are all members of the same local, global and cosmic family and community.

d. Love:  I and the God I believe in will have devoted affection and benevolence for each person, all of humanity, all life forms and species of life on every planet.  This love is based on the concepts of unconditional self acceptance of oneself and unconditional acceptance of others developed by Dr. Albert Ellis1, as well as the unconditional acceptance of ones own nation and other nations. This includes the unconditional historical acceptance of life on earth, the unconditional historical acceptance of the human species, the unconditional historical acceptance of each solar system, unconditional existential acceptance of our cosmos and the unconditional acceptance of all of reality. [as developed by me.]   Finally, the unconditional love and unconditional forgiveness for every life form up to all of reality developed by myself, and the unconditional positive regard of everyone as developed by Carl R. Rogers2.

e. Faith:  I will trust and rely on the forgiveness, compassion, mercy and love of my personal God, myself, and my fellow humans and in universal transfiguration in the form of eternal before and after life [this can also include the other life formations of immortality being transfinity, transmigration, transcendence, and omniscience] and that no existential harm of myself, my loved ones, and anyone else will occur.

f. Golden Rule: 

  1. Between individuals:  I will treat others as I would prefer that they treat me; unto personal nonviolent sacrifice.

  2. Between nations:  my nation will treat other nations as my nation would prefer that other nations treat my nation; unto national nonviolent sacrifice.

  3. Between planets:  our planet will treat other planets as our planet would prefer other planets treat our planet; unto planetary nonviolent sacrifice. 

 

11.  Humanistic Discipline

  Practice of the nonviolent code of conduct includes some of the humanistic virtues developed by Dr. Albert Ellis and myself.

a. Dr. Albert Ellis’s concepts of unconditional self acceptance and unconditional acceptance of others.

b. My own concepts of unconditional acceptance of all of reality including all cosmos’ all individuals, all existence forms, all nations, all planets, and all life formations.

c. Dr. Ellis’ concept of high frustration tolerance.

d. Dr. Ellis’ concept of  a balance between short and long term hedonism.

e. Dr. Ellis’ concept of thinking, feeling and behaving in terms of goals and preferences.

f. My own concept of cognizing, emoting, dreaming, fantasizing, behaving, and  systematically believing in terms of needs, desires, goals and preferences. 

g. Dr. Ellis’ concept of not thinking, feeling or behaving in terms of absolutistic ‘shoulds,’ ‘oughts,’ and ‘musts.’       

h. My own concept of not cognizing, emoting, dreaming, fantasizing, behaving, and systematically believing in terms of absolutistic ‘shoulds,’ ‘oughts’ and ‘musts.’

i. Dr. Ellis’ concept of not awfulizing or exaggerating about adversity.

j. My own concept of not awfulizing, or exaggerating about adversity, criticism, danger and harm.

k. Dr. Ellis’ notion that no one is subhuman no one is super human.

l. My notion that no one is better than anyone else; we are all sacred life forms.

 

12. Life’s sacred temple

a. all life from all planets

b. all life forms from all planets

c. all life formations of every life form

To be appreciated as much as

a. all cosmos

b. all existence forms

c. all of nature

d. all selves

e. all of reality

 

13. Enacting the code

Enacting the code of nonviolence takes the form of:

a. individual nonviolent sacrifice of ones life

b. nonviolent sacrifice of the lives of ones family members

c. nonviolent sacrifice of ones community members

d. nonviolent sacrifice of the lives of ones nation

e. nonviolent sacrifice of the lives of ones planet

All of these nonviolent sacrifices are done for the good of all life forms on our planet and others in our cosmos up to its replication and is based on the hopes of the enactment of the life formations of life in this realm, transfinity, transmigration, transfiguration, transcendence, and omniscience for every individual life form in all of reality.

 

14. Contentment

a. unconditional acceptance of reality and the achievement of nonviolence, happiness and serenity in regards to the circumstances of ones life, day to day, short and long term from the present to cosmic replication and in the manifestation of the life formations of life in this realm, transfinity, transmigration, transfiguration, transcendence, and omniscience.

 

15. Will power

a. personal will power:  the motivation to achieve ones personal duty to live for nonviolence, happiness, and serenity for oneself and all other advanced selves or beings.

b. cosmic will power:  the manifestation of the evolution of nonviolence, happiness and serenity of all advanced selves or beings on each planet with advanced lives existing on it.

 

16. Life’s struggle

a. the path of each life form to survive short and long term, to achieve positive quality of life, to find meaning in life and to achieve immortality or all life formations of life in this realm, transfinity, transmigration, transfiguration, transcendence, and omniscience.

 

17. Existential justice

a. the attainment of identity interpenetration and existential equality where anyone is anyone an infinite number of times each and that every life form will experience everything there is to experience from their own unique perspective for an infinite amount of time.

 

18. Rituals of nonviolence, happiness, and serenity

a. journal

b. pray

c. meditate

d. contemplate transfigurational attitudes

  example; individuals and nations

e. contemplate religious experiences

  example; shared soul experience

f. physical exercise

g. vegetarian diet  

h. creative intelligence expression

i. house work/yard work

j. practice nonviolent code

k. add to the evolution of that code

 

19. Civilization

a. the first world-wide civilization involves the evolution form the primarily animalistic Homo sapien species into the primarily civilized Homo sapien sapien species.

b. the first world-wide civilization involves individuals, nations, and planets being dedicated to nonviolence, happiness, and serenity of all advanced life forms and nonviolent treatment by them of all life forms.

c. the first world-wide civilization involves personalities or psyches, cultures, societies, histories and future-stories being based upon nonviolence, happiness, and serenity.

 

20. The Good or Positive

a. cosmic/personal facilitation of the needs, desires, goals and preferences of each individual, nation, and planet being met.

b. pragmatic enactment of the nonviolent code through cognition, emotion, dreams, fantasies, speech, behaviors, belief systems and world views of advanced beings manifesting the survival and the derivation of meaning in life for all advanced life forms in all life formations of life in this realm, transfinity, transmigration, transfiguration, transcendence, and omniscience.

c. survival of our cosmos and life forms through the manifestation of the life formations of life in this realm, transfinity, transmigration, transfiguration, transcendence, and omniscience. 

d. subduing the reptilian aspect of our mind/brain by taming the fight or flight syndrome and the stress response to adversity, criticism, danger and harm through the cultivation of the Homo sapien sapien mind/brain/personality of psyches, cultures, societies, history and future-stories of nonviolence, happiness and serenity of and by each of us.

 

21. Glorification

a. the appreciation and sharing of the nonviolent code and its enactment on all karmic levels:  individual, familial, community, state, nation, planet, and cosmos unto the perpetuation of existence, in the form of life, life forms, the life formations, all cosmos and their interpenetration as all of reality. This is regardless of the differences that exist between us including: species, age, gender, skin color, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political orientation, personal history etc.

 

1. “You may benefit from saying to yourself, “It’s okay to feel bad (about a poor behavior), but knock off that other stuff.  Don’t damn yourself as a person; and don’t put down other people”.  No law requires you to put yourself or others down for poor performance—or for any other reason. No matter what their or your behaviors, thoughts, or feelings are you do not HAVE to devaluate yourself or others.  You have a choice, you can ALWAYS accept yourself (and others) Of course, you may still feel appropriately sorry and distressed, but you don’t have to make yourself terrified or utterly miserable” (98).

2. “When the therapist is experiencing a warm, positive, and accepting attitude toward what is in the client, this facilitates change.  It involves the therapists genuine willingness for the client to be whatever feeling is going on in him at that moment—fear, confusion, pain, pride, anger, hatred, love, courage, or awe.  It means the therapist cares for the client in a non-possessive way.  It means that he prizes the client in a total rather than a conditional way.  By this I mean that he does not simply accept the client when he is behaving in certain ways, and disapprove of him when he behaves in other ways.  It means an outgoing positive feeling without reservations, without evaluations.  The term we have come to use for this is unconditional positive regard” (62).

 

References

1. Baldon, Alan, M.A.; Albert Ellis, Ph.D. RET Problem Solving Workbook.New York: Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy. 1993.

2. Rogers, Carl R. On Becoming a Person.Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1961.

3. “Wisdom” Dictionary of Philosophy.New York: Barnes and Noble Books. 1981

 

 

 

 


 

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