WEB POSTED 06-17-2002
The fundamental principles of learning
To benefit from the profound wisdom contained in the interview I conducted with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan (May 1, 2002) we must first fully absorb what he taught about the relationship that must hold between a student and his/her teacher. The word “profound,” here, may seem over used. Although it defines his wisdom it doesn’t have enough defining power to adequately describe his wisdom, as you’ll see.
I was blessed to hear the Honorable Elijah Muhammad explain that the most difficult of all teaching and training is developing spiritual power in people. Most of us were not in a position to witness, or understand, much of anything of the teaching and training that Master Fard Muhammad used to prepare the Honorable Elijah Muhammad for his mission, even though it went on right up until the time he departed from us in February 1975. If we did see, we yet saw little or nothing. A major reason is that his preparation was for his real mission, of which most knew nothing.
In Minister Farrakhan, we’re blessed to have the opportunity to learn many aspects of the process by which this highly specialized teaching and training takes place.
None will ever succeed, today, unless we travel the path, on which Minister Farrakhan has and is traveling. This involves going under the same teaching and process he is being guided through. The “success” I am speaking of is the fullest development of the self.
Many of us resist or reject this teaching and training that develops the divine spirit of self. Minister Farrakhan’s Study Guides prepares the way for us to be elevated into the higher realms of the wisdom of God because, if properly utilized, it clears the “gunk,” or those emotions, that evil, or otherwise faulty thinking produces, both of which are road blocks to the growth of the divine spirit (powers) within us.
Minister Farrakhan has repeatedly stated, that the root to the solving of the problems in our homes; in our communities or neighborhoods and throughout this country; in this hemisphere and throughout the earth is spiritual in nature.
Many things, in this world, have been made by people, who are very evil, semi good or very good. But the Holy Qur’an teaches that before this evil world came into existence there were great civilizations far superior to anything we’ve seen in the last 6,000 years. The people were far more righteous than the people of this world.
How far back in history would we have to go to find many, in the general mass of people, capable of creating things? Unlike “make,” to create is to produce from nothing. The great spheres that compose the “universe” were the creation of the highly developed spiritual powers of human beings.
Minister Farrakhan represents the introduction to the creative wisdom, of which I’m here writing, which preceded this world’s existence and which will continue on an infinitely higher level, after it’s gone.
Whether it’s learning how to drive a big rig; becoming a carpenter; flying a jet; or cooking bread; becoming a barber; writing a book; playing a musical instrument; becoming a doctor; running a bank; painting a house; building a skyscraper; becoming a minister or a teacher, there are steps one must be guided to take to succeed. There are certain areas of knowledge or skills that one should not even be allowed to take, until the student has mastered the prerequisites.
Ignoring vital steps, in learning any craft, guarantees failure. When we have made efforts to learn, and at a certain point it’s brought to our attention, that for whatever reason our learning has been misguided, we’re confronted with a big time test of our character. Not to change our course and come under right guidance is to continue on a road that will take you other than where you thought you were going.
Once one learns that one is on the wrong course, one must then work hard to unlearn the wrong, while learning the right way. Successful relearning depends on key qualities such as humility and open mindedness. These are qualities, of course, among those required for success, even when we start out right. But these are especially needed while making the turn from the wrong way. To make this successful change, we must be “brutally” self-honest. That’s where Minister Farrakhan’s Study Guides come in, as they help us see “the man in the mirror.”
Many are ignoring fundamental principles of learning, not to think of the newer principles that Allah has introduced for us to learn His present wisdom, which Minister Farrakhan represents. None can blame Minister Farrakhan, as he has laid it all out; the teaching; the way to understand and use it to help self and others, in preparation for the wisdom of the hereafter.
It’s written that God will introduce wisdom that eyes never saw, ears never heard, and none ever imagined. So if you were God, what are the steps by which you would guide people into your present wisdom? Then, what would be the prerequisite subjects that all would have to take to qualify for your future “out of this world” wisdom? Would these steps be related to the kind of people with whom you would first start such preparation?
According to the Gospel of John, Jesus spoke of another coming to guide “you” into all truth. The Jerusalem Bible says, “the complete truth.” The Amplified Bible uses “the whole, full truth.” The Phillips Modern English Bible: “everything that is true.” Still another says: “he will guide you into the full range of truth.”
If this guide has come, why aren’t the scientists (physicists) seeking from him what they call “the explanation of everything?” (Visit www.writtentestimony.com.)
When we learn how a thing operates, or works, then we are in a position to control it. These scientists seek to know and understand the controlling mechanism, or the power out of which the universe was created, is maintained and governed. They don’t look to the one Jesus said would guide “you” into “all truth” for this answer. Why?
The extremely rapid changes, that have occurred over the last hundred or so years, which are also accelerating, is a clear indication that an irresistible force has been introduced into this world. This power is rapidly forcing everything and everyone to change according to the nature of that wisdom. Minister Farrakhan represents that power.
Verses 8 through 11 of the 55th chapter of Isaiah reads: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
” …As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
Allah is now exercising His spiritual power as never before, since before the beginning of time, so said the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
More next issue, Allah willing.