Kalu And (Un)known Gunmen
In his book, “The Language of Soul: Keys to Living a More Meaningful Life” Harold Klemp, the spiritual leader of Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God, while ruminating on “A Seed for Contemplation” said, creative people who cherish the gift of life often slip into the secret chambers of the creative mind.
Their solutions are well-rounded, more sensible than those of people who rely solely upon reason as their mainstay. Gratitude unseals fountains of creativity, because a grateful person is relaxed. This allows him to take stock of his circumstances with an objective mind. A creative person often gets three-dimensional answers to his problems.
It was sad to note that (un)known gunmen attacked Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at his hometown of Igbere, Abia State. They showed their shameful act, shot sporadically at a bus, been piloted by one of his aides. Did they think that Kalu was in the bus? Why did they attack Kalu's vehicle? Who was wishing Kalu untimely death? Do they think that to kill Kalu will be the best thing to do?
It seems that some people read obituaries with great pleasure and others think that killing is a social responsibility; while some people work very hard to make the world a peaceful habitable place, killers think that killing would bring the peace they perhaps are looking for.
One sacrosanct thing whoever that sent the killers after Kalu did not know is that they have made the worst mistake. Did they think that Kalu is a rat that somebody can easily smash? They are cowards, who do not mind the useless action they have taken.
A Thomas Jefferson had warned evil people to desist from bestial acts. He was quoted as saying: Such is the moral construction of the world that no national crime passes unpunished in the long run... Were present oppressors to reflect on the same truth, they would spare to their own countries the penalties on their present wrongs which will be inflicted on them in future times.
The seeds of hatred and revenge which they sow with a large hand will not fail to produce their fruits in time. Like their brother robbers on the highway, they suppose the escape of the moment a final escape and deem infamy and future risk countervailed by present gain.
Why engage in all sorts of evil deeds? Who thinks that Karma doesn't exist? A Bohidharma sufficed to say that they erroneously maintain that since everything is empty, committing evil isn't wrong. Such persons fall into a hell of endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold no such conception.
We could recall that on Wednesday, 06 October 2011, (un)known gunmen also invaded the Lagos residence of Dr. Kalu, in Victoria Island and, shot dead one of his aides, whose name was given as Michael Ogbonna, by about 4.00 p.m. The killers purportedly were two in number, the same two persons that riddled Kalu's bus on March 02, 2013? They seemingly carted away N2 million. Who are these two evil men?
Whatever they call themselves, no negative force in and out of Abia State can defeat Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu. He represents light, which negative forces are always afraid of. Kalu does not live in a room full of darkness.
Those (un)known gunmen who are after Kalu should take this wise advise from Sri Guru Granth Sahib. He said: People are entangled in the enjoyment of fine clothes, but gold and silver are only dust. They acquire beautiful horses and elephants, and ornate carriages of many kinds.
They think of nothing else, and they forget all their relatives. They ignore their Creator; without the Name, they are impure.
Odimegwu Onwumere, Poet/Author, contributed this piece from Aba, Abia State. E-mail: [email protected]