THE PHILOSOPHY of Ra'i. Thought liberated by nature

The philosophy of Ra'i

Above all else, Ra'i is the abbreviation of 'Radość istnienia' (Polish for "Joy of Existence"). This is the name we decided to give to the philosophy and religion of The Church of the Joy OF EXISTENCE. So let it remain this way forever.

The philosophy of Ra'i is a holistic approach to the entire human existence. Ra'i is interested in both the individual human existence as well as the common, social, and civilizational existence. All of us, regardless of which part of the Earth we come from, belong to the same human species, have the same needs, feelings, and desires. At some point, however, we were divided by religions and their resulting social traditions and differing worldviews stemming from different religions. Today, however, with our world becoming a 'global village', we cannot keep dividing it, but wisely unite it. With the image of the common world it provides, the philosophy of Ra'i is capable of successfully bringing everyone together one day.

The areas of philosophy and religion come together in Ra'i in a way that is difficult to divide. It is possible, of course, to read a little about the philosophy of Ra'i and agree with it, without delving deeper into it, but at the moment of digging deeper into Ra'i and seeing the world/all-universe as one shared, joint organism, the assessment of what is supposed to be still only a philosophy and that which is already religion vanishes. Hence the Church's use of the concepts of "philosophy" and "religion" together, jointly as: the philosophy and religion of the Joy of Existence, Ra'i.

Remember! To profess the philosophy/religion of Ra'i you do not have to abandon your previous beliefs or a lack thereof (atheism) - you must, however, generalize them. Ra'i does not abolish the existing religions, but generalizes them. There is one Creator, the same, unchangeable one. It is people who change, their - our - local worldviews, our visions of God, our quickly ephemeral existences...

The philosophy and religion of Ra'i treats the views and argumentations of all major existing religions of the Earth regarding God, the world, and human as entirely archaic, naive, and completely divergent from the world reality observed by the contemporary human being.

All beliefs and religions of this world stem from one source which is common to us all - from the need to seek approval of forces of nature which are significantly superior to the human being and the need to explain to ourselves the meaning of our existence. However, each religion, being developed in a different geographical region and at a different time in history, interpreted the "issue of God" differently in its own way, every time adopting assumptions according to the "knowledge" - or we should rather say - according to the lack of knowledge (ignorance) of its creators. Based on these primitive assumptions, merely scratching the surface of the actual situation of the reality of our world, religions had been building their subjective religious "truths" for centuries, while demanding the entire world around them to accept them as thoroughly objective and "the only rightful" truths.

All beliefs and religions take from the same energy, available to all human beings, conventionally referred to by The JE Church as the "higher energy of God". This energy is responsible (at the current stage of human knowledge: conventionally, collectively) for all "supernatural" phenomena taking place across the world regardless of the professed religion: for the mystical experiences during interactions with one's "God", with the spirits of ancestors, for magic, for miraculous cures, clairvoyance, increasing one's energy through Eastern martial arts, etc. Christianity, for instance, in a range that is convenient and safe for it, calls this energy the "Holy Spirit", unfortunately in the remaining range (the opposite of Christian "good" + 68% of the non-Christian world population) - this energy is… the effect of "Satan's" doings.

The philosophy and religion of Ra'i rejects the concept of any "sin" and any human obligation towards God, the Creator, other than those resulting from human observation of the surrounding world. God as the Creator, doubtlessly Almighty to His work of creation, created the world, including its people, exactly how He did. How can people themselves, through their religions thus far - Judaism (plus Christianity and Islam) and Hinduism, allege that the genius, absolute Creator of all things could have created the world better?! It is as if "a sculpture was to accuse the sculptor of not having been created as intended by the sculptor" [M115]. (The concept of "sin" towards God, meaning human activity towards the Creator apparently taking place against the Will of God and directed against Him).

Every thing of this world, including every human behavior, is given to us directly by the Creator - there is no other possibility. Therefore, everything we do - not only cannot "offend" God, but also remains entirely in Him as exactly that which He wants us to do - as the range of behaviors planned out by the Creator for His people. At the same time, however, God created the human being as an entity which exists in a group and forms a society with others, while simultaneously granting the society the right to establish their laws together and discipline those individuals who pose a threat to common safety. Whatever people do, however, including any law they establish, will never go beyond the sphere which the Creator allows people to inhabit.

The philosophy of Ra'i encourages to take your life and your matters into your own hands - it encourages to fully derive NATURAL joy from the one and only unique existence given to us by the Creator, but doing so without harming others. The natural joy of human existence is assigned by the Creator to human life in balance with the states of being, thoughts, expectations, and activities.

Ra'i makes the idea of helping others (to a very large extent) the most important thing in the life of every human being. It is not until we begin to share ourselves with others that we can fully flourish in the joy of life.