The Second Birth

The Mind is a Bag. How Loaded is Yours?




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/1/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6.25x8.75
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781425133689

About the Book

From childhood the mind is trained to be outward-going. Parents and society, through so-called education, give the child a bag of false faces. This bag of false faces - the Ego - becomes a burden at the end of active life, when the mind is forced to look at its luggage of false faces. It discovers its life was wasted gathering dust, which it thought was gold. Life is far spent and the body is weak. What options are available to this mind?

(1) Force itself out of the body through suicide.
(2) Drag on helplessly with its useless Ego until death claims its body.
(3) Re-create itself through a second birth.

Our "civilized world" offers only options (1) and (2), and qualifies them as the "will of God". Option (3) is what true religion and spiritual education is all about. Being a life-long project, the training begins in childhood. The mind learns discrimination and keeps its luggage to a minimum that can be disposed of easily when the time for its renewal comes. It must be empty for the renewal to take place. The mind is a bag. How loaded is yours?

Today, no religion or public schools offer the curriculum for option (3). The "civilized world" calls it magic or witchcraft. Only secret brotherhoods offer it to their members!

The second birth is the mind's last achievement before it separates from its body at death. If this re-birth is not achieved in one incarnation, the work continues in future incarnations.

About the Author

Born in 1945, Emmanuel K. Anizoba hails from a Christian family with strong Polytheistic ancestry, in Umubele village of the blacksmith town Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. Son of a government teacher, he accompanied his father as the latter changed schools and attended government primary schools at Ajali, Awka and Afikpo. A turbulent youth, he attended secondary school at Okongwu Memorial Grammar School Nnewi (1960-63) and Igwebuike Grammar School Awka (1964). Having performed poorly at the end of his secondary school career (bagged a grade 3 school leaving certificate!), he entered the civil service in 1965 at Enugu as a finance clerk from where he joined the Biafran army (July 1967 - January 1970). In June 1970, his eldest sister invited him to Geneva, Switzerland, to study French in order to gain admission to study economics at the University of Fribourg. At Fribourg, he got a Licence ès Sciences Economiques et Sociales in 1976 and in 1979 he got a PhD in Econometrics. He was on the Dean's list at the University of Fribourg and was appointed Teaching Assistant to the Econometrics Chair. In 1980 he returned to Nigeria, where he continued his brief teaching career at the University of Port Harcourt.

He joined the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 1981 as a Statistician Economist. At the AfDB he managed the Loan Accounting & Financial Statistics Division (1996 - 2001) before being appointed Advisor to AfDB's Financial Controller in 2002.

At the age of sixty years he retired from the AfDB in April 2005. He settled in his Awka home, where he is reviving the Polytheism of his ancestors. He is married and has five children.