Title : Beauty of Master Mind - Free Thinker (Lakshan)
Author: Lakshan Bandara
Last Modified Date: 2020-07-05
Article Code: 87
Keywords: freethinker, systems, limits, mastermind
This article is exceptional. First of its kind to seriously discuss about the life of a freethinker. Some think that free thinkers are dangerous and violent. They are mistaken.
What is free in a freethinking? Answer is limits. Freethinkers have no respect to limits of any system.
The life of a free thinker is not so easy. He needs ability to seek and process knowledge, prepare himself to face harsh criticism and condemnation by the society, etc. Most of the time, he lives a lonely life. He is sincere to share his findings with his enemy who are mean to destroy his existence, by viewing him as a threat to their system.
This article goes into details of freethinkers. If you want to be a freethinker or are a freethinker, you might be interested to read further. Also, it would be an eye-opener for the authority of systems (religious priests who teach nothing but worship, to their followers).
As the author of this article, I expect all of you to think free and be free from slavery (spell binding).
A system has limits (boundary). Inhabitants of a system can think only within limits. They are disciplined and they have restrictions, not to cross the boundary of their system. Therefore, they can solve problems only within the system.
Some problems cannot be solved within the system.
For example, to replace a punctured tire, the driver must get out of the car.
Freethinker is free to think beyond the system limits. He thinks out of the box. He has a bird’s eye view of the system.
Therefore, he is capable to redesign the current system and also create new system(s) by ignoring the current system.
Evolution and Revolution:
Evolution is to change a system in a manageable way.
For example, when we blow a balloon with air, it expands its boundary.
Revolution is to change a system in a radical way.
For example, when we blow the same balloon to a point, where it cannot handle the change, it explodes breaking its boundary.
Then there is possibility to create a completely new system with new limits (laws).
The existence of a system can change as evolution and revolution. This is the story dynamics of creator God concept. Charles Darwin spoke about evolution and Karl Marx spoke about revolution.
System-thinkers disciplined by system rules are limited to evolution. They are capable of changing system boundary in a manageable way.
On the other hand, freethinkers who are free from such disciplines, can cross limits imposed by the system. As a result, freethinkers are capable of revolution.
Honorable Doctorate (Ph.D.):
Doctorate (Phd) is a high ranker of a system. He has worked very hard and deserves to be proud of his position. He makes a living and maintains social status within the system. His research work is impressive and highly respected within the system. As a high religious priest of his system, he has duty to protect the system. The result is, he fears freethinkers who do not surrender him and the hard coded definitions of his system. Freethinkers cannot be controlled.
Therefore, the system authority see freethinkers as danger.
I had a friendly discussion with a doctorate in mathematics at Moratuwa university regarding my research paper “Physical Representation of Imaginary Numbers: Philosophical Meditation”.
He was so adamant to depend on a definition, because he is academically institutionalized (PhD in Mathematics).
I told him, “theory come into existence because of practical applications (necessity). Based on those theoretical definitions, you teach practical applications. Therefore, please do not forget or undermine the root cause of definition.”
Freethinkers accept definitions, but they do not restrict their thinking for the sake of definitions.
My message to institutionalized personals is, “Please don't waste your time talking to freethinkers. They don't fully understand (stand + under) your definitions, because they are above the limited system you worship.”
Six year old Philosopher:
Freethinkers break boundaries of existing systems to reach new horizons.
I experimented this idea with my 6 year old niece (my sister’s daughter) few years back, by teaching her philosophy. My mother was surprised when her granddaughter could fathom and response to every word I said.
I asked this 6 years old girl to tell me something new. She said, when a lion’s wife die, he could marry a female tiger. My mother laughed at her innocent story. But, I said that she has a point and showed a picture of Liger (offspring of lion and tiger) from internet.
I challenged her boundary and said, if ‘liger’ marry a ‘rabbit’, their baby would be a ‘Rager’. Then she challenged me back by extending my boundary and said, if ‘Rager’ marry a donkey, they will have a baby called ‘Rankey’ or that sort.
You may find this discussion a bit childish. But after all, she (my niece) is a freethinker who could think beyond limits. I was really impressed.
Negative communication is to argue and fight. In an angry mode, the anger directs at personal insult, instead of facts of the argument.
Accepted positive communication is peaceful and should come to agreements after arguing pros and cons.
Freethinkers do not communicate in the above ways. They don’t fight. Also, freethinkers see agreements as limits.
In a discussion, ideas are shared to help us set each other free from bondage (problem) and not to bind us in agreement with each other. Communication is done on equal grounds. One should not surrender to the other in communication. Good communication should result in a win-win situation.
Freethinkers do not hate conventions. They're open to both conventional and unconventional thinking. Freethinkers look at things in different ways. They know that there are always more than one perspective for anything. Simply, they are open minded and consider all possible options.
When a freethinker is challenged with a problem, he dives into it to get a feeling for the problem and comes out with solution. He's not scared and do not run away from the problem.
Freethinker can critically examine his own beliefs and assumptions as well.
When dogmatic system-thinkers (institutionalized) are restricted to think within limits, they cannot reach out-of-the-box solutions. Then, they get frustrated and violent with unsolved problems. Depression makes them oppress others ideas in a rude and arrogant manner.
Freethinkers think free. They are aggressive in thinking and calm in behavior. They are on higher grounds to solve problems. They are open to others ideas.
They are influenced by others in thinking. But, they are not restricted to religious blind beliefs and corrupted politics (influences). They are free as birds to fly beyond limits.
Freethinkers have no reason to be violent.
Some institutionalized members call themselves “freethinkers” and “radicals”. You may have experienced their destructive and harmful (violent) behavior hurting others. Look at them very closely and you will observe that they are followers/slaves of a master and not allowed to think free.
Freethinkers are all about masterminds.
Freethinkers are immoral and undisciplined. Slave mindsets need outside controls. Freethinkers do not need control.
For example, children make sand castles, but adults are not interested in childish play.
Likewise, freethinkers are interested in free thinking with higher challenges, rather than unimportant immoral behavior.
Freethinkers are honest.
They think for themselves.
They don’t let bully or propaganda rule their thoughts.
They don’t let lies be their truth, and they don’t go by other people words while damning their own.
Freethinkers are masters of law, especially in common law. They are unplugged from the matrix (control system). They know illegal does not mean unlawful. They know their rights and know how not to be judged by others. Freethinkers know that a sparrow could be unbeaten when it does not land where the lion roars.
They know the code and how to get jurisdiction to judge others. They know the perspective (view) of judgment.
For example, if liar’s paradox is viewed as false, liar cannot escape judgment using a paradox.
They also know, how to enforce law (teeth to bite) to merit or punish based on judgment. Freethinkers are aware on how to break the law, without breaking the law.
Freethinkers know that system logic changes from system to system. Therefore, they are capable of thinking the unthinkable and unthinking the thinkable.
Freethinker is a sovereign people with many fictional persons. He is a king (master). He creates many agents (persons) to interact with many societies. His persons may submit to societies to trade for benefits, but free thinkers never kneel.
Freethinkers do not impose time limits in their thinking. They spend quality time in thinking, discarding deadlines.
They think in a free flow, and mostly faster and accurate than an average non-freethinker who does not consider the roots of thinking.
Freethinkers know when and how to work on thinking and rest thinking. Resting is a big part of a freethinker, because he values quality thinking.
He avoids mind chattering and controlled repetitive thinking that makes him go insane. He rests his mind with meditation. Empty mind allows him to free thinking.
Whenever a freethinker sees a problem, he sees solutions. The world market always trade solutions. Freethinkers who can solve problems are high in demand.
When there is a problem, there’s no solution.
When there’s solution to the problem, there’s no problem.
To win a game, play the game. To play the game, know the rules of the game.
Freethinkers master the systems before changing them.
Question the question (problem) from different angles (perspectives). Ask the correct question to get the correct answer.
A problem can be conquered from bottom-up, top-down or by divide-and- conquer methods. Study variables/constants of a system and play with them. Variables are constants and constants are variables. They are relative to the eyes of a freethinker.
When solving a problem, first see it shallow. (Big picture from bird’s eye view). Break the problem into smaller, manageable areas. (Eat an elephant bit by bit). Then dig deep at identified areas. Find the root cause and solve it. Return back to the big picture and repeat until there’s no problem to solve.
Memory maps (thinking put into paper) help to visualize problems. Think tanks for group thinking. Freethinkers are humble and supportive when working with others.
Freethinkers know how to make use of intuition thinking and logical thinking. Intuition thinking precedes logic. It is a way of thinking the unthinkable (Knowing the unknown). Everything we create is discovered with known ideas.
Freethinker goes extra mile to logically explain his intuition thinking findings, where the academic system can absorb.
The academic system has considered intuition thinking in the past.
For example, Eureka (the sudden, unexpected realization of the solution to a problem) of Archimedes.
Freethinkers know that logic can change in different systems.
For example, Zeno's Achilles and Tortoise paradox.
Free thinker is not restricted to any system (not a slave).
System consists of rules. These rules are top-down flows, statements, conditions, loops, variables, etc. Object oriented thinking is to break the big problem into small pieces. System object can encapsulate attributes and behavior. It can inherit properties from a single parent or multiple parents.
Freethinker can system think, as well as free to think outside system. Sometimes, he creates separate new systems for ease of his thinking. Sometimes, he projects other systems onto the current systems. This manipulation can be seen as magic to the system authority.
No one can stop free thinking of a freethinker. He is not shy to exercise his rights.
Knowledge is not always straight forward. Sometimes logic is used for induction and deduction. Sometimes, knowledge patterns must be decrypted. There are times when knowledge expect to fill pieces of a puzzle.
The most difficult is to see knowledge through allegories.
For example, nibbana (nonexistence) of Buddhism through candle flame allegory.
Freethinkers have trained their minds to see stars, instead of looking at the finger pointing at stars.
Freethinkers are not non-believers. They are not afraid to accept what others believe based on facts. They are both accepters and rejecters. They may accept some parts and reject other parts, or accept/reject all of them. Their rejection or acceptance is based on reason. Such reason is based on other reasons.
To solve a problem, freethinkers believe in the current stable system, and then be skeptical to question it.
Freethinkers are not restrictors. They are free and humble to change their current status with new findings. They are free and capable to think beyond limits.
If you are being manipulated, guided, led, pushed to a particular choice or direction, you tend to resist and alter your pattern or direction. It may be your nature to be independent and unpredictable, a self-protection mechanism.
This is insecurity, not exactly free thinking.
Freethinkers do not resist. They think free and clear, with no regard to external pressure.
Freethinkers meditate to empty mind. They know how to give up thought. That is a free training to handle criticism.
Georg Cantor was a professor and a German mathematician. Though he was institutionalized (university), he tried to think free and suggested different sizes of infinities. (I say, different sizes of infinities are finite).
As a result, he was brutally criticized/tormented by his academic colleges and labeled as a “corruptor of youth”. He was a limited freethinker (non-freethinker) and did not know how to handle criticism and rest his mind. He was insane and died in a mental hospital.
Free thinker is not limited to dualistic (Boolean) thinking.
Sometimes, he extends to chatuskotika (Four dimensional thinking). Sometimes, he thinks fuzzy (multi- dimensional thinking).
Other times he chooses singularity thinking (free from thinking).
Existence and Nonexistence:
Freethinker thinks free. Freethinker is also a non-thinker. He studies both existence and nonexistence.
Life exists with hope in thought. Freethinking helps to commit fully on what is achievable and avoid attempting on what is not achievable under certain limits. Freethinker knows how to overcome limits.
When life experiences suffering or loss of hope, freethinker knows the solution to suffering in life. He simply gives up existence of thought.
Believe in God:
Some atheists replace the dogmatic structure of religion with dogmatic structures of science. Freethinker can be a non-believer in creator God as well as a believer in such God. He has no social pressure to believe or not to believe.
Sometimes, I do not believe in such a God that restrict my free thinking. When I study the bible or quran, I see nonexistence God. “God is infinite. God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-capable. There are no limits restricting God.”
“God is infinite” can mean, God is not finite or author is beyond the limits of his fictional book.
I am free to think beyond any restrictions. Therefore, as a freethinker I believe in creator God with no limits. That does not surrender me to any religion.
For a freethinker, history has no relevance to study the core knowledge of Buddhism, which is nibbana (nonexistence).
Buddhists (including monks) refer Lord Buddha as the founder of Buddhist religion. But, Lord Buddha did not have a religion. He did not wave a Buddhist flag and did not have a Buddhist symbol.
He found the solution to suffering and gave up existence. In contrary, Lord Buddha’s followers strengthen existence with dogmas, temples, ranks, money and rituals.
Lord Buddha was a freethinker, but his followers are slave thinkers.
Lord Buddha as a freethinker had courage to swim upstream against the current of mainstream slavery thinking. On the other hand, Buddhist followers are not freethinkers and chose the easy way, downstream.
In Buddhism, system is called ‘Loka’. Thinking within the system is ‘Laukika’ (mundane). Out-of-the-box thinking is ‘Lokoththara’ (super mundane).
Freethinkers are capable and free to think both ‘Laukika’ and ‘Lokoththara’.
Winners do not fear failure, but losers do.
Free thinkers are winners. Thus, do not care in winning as well as in failure. They know how not to be excited in any situation.
Freethinkers are capable of outsmarting the hard coded systems. If they want, they can destroy the existing systems. But, it is not the interest of freethinkers to hurt others. Terrorists get advantage by hurting others. Terrorists are not freethinkers. They have slavery mindsets.
Also, freethinkers are not boot lickers. They cannot be controlled by bosses. They have no social status. Most of the time, freethinkers are social beggars (they may depend on others for food, clothing and shelter). They don’t mind being poor.
They do not invest for their future.
Water cannot be filled to a bottomless pot.
Likewise, freethinkers are not interested in attachments.
Their interest is knowledge and thinking free.
Freethinkers are not concerned about designations like PhD. They disregard certificates and learn in free style.
They do not expect anything in return for their contributions. But, freethinkers are open to all possibilities.
They know with experience that rest of the world is crooked, insincere and unforgiving. If authority and members of systems are humble, they would recognize the invaluable works of freethinkers and offer them work and income to make a living.
Even on harsh conditions, freethinkers are sincere to share their knowledge with others (their enemy) and freethinkers do not take revenge.
Freethinkers are social, not anti-social. They think beyond the limits of society. Most of the time, narrow minded members of society see freethinkers as threat to them. As a result, society condemn freethinkers.
For example, Nikola Tesla was condemned because of his free energy project.
Freethinkers are not shocked at good news and bad news.
Loneliness is their friend to think free. They don't care social condemnation. They have inner satisfaction. Calm and quiet. Their free thinking is not effected by insults from outside environment. They never get depressed.
Freethinkers are not proud. They are down to earth, humble.
Freethinkers are truthful from the bottom of their hearts. They do not hesitate to accept when they are wrong, at any cost.
Also, if they are right, freethinkers defend themselves with courage.
Freethinkers have no secrets to hide. They are open in speech. Their words are golden and straight forward. They know what they say.
Freethinkers know that advanced ideas always root from fundamentals. They can explain any complicated idea in simple words to anyone they meet in street. Freethinkers are accurate in what they say.
In contrary, systems are not precise.
For example, the beauty of mathematics is in its approximation.
9.9999 is ugly and 10 is accepted as beauty.
At least, academics must be truthful to mention the level of precision in their system calculations and system transactions.
Freethinkers say what they do, and do what they say.
Systems educate us to surrender our rights. The fake education system makes us blind and restrain us to see outside the system we live in. The result is slavery.
Freethinkers uneducate themselves from slavery. Therefore, freethinkers are uneducated for some extent.
Freethinkers make no attempts to attract others for cheap reasons. They care for free thinking, by detaching from others. Freethinkers are enlightened. They are free from delusion. Their thinking is sharp and can penetrate sight beyond sight.
Free thinkers do not care for both life and death. If conditions do not satisfy to live, they plan for suicide.
They may announce their intentions positively. Suicide is a choice to end life. Even Lord Buddha announced his death (parinibbana) would occur in three months to Ananda thero, when he had the opportunity live forever.
Freethinkers do not fear death. They know approaching death is a part of life. It’s natural. They have nothing to lose in death. They have no undone work before death. Their minds are free to close eyes at any moment.
Freethinkers do care for others. But they do not care for what others think about them. Society will have the guilt for mistreating freethinkers, resulting suicide. But, that has nothing to do with freethinkers. They are free to make decisions in situations they experience.
Are you free to think?
Is your thinking controlled by others?
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