The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that the brain cells of the Original people are constructed to "think right." To "think right" means to think in accordance with Truth and Actual Facts. Thinking contrary to Truth does damage to brain cells and impairs the vision. If we are created to think right, we are also created to do right. Any act we participate in that is contrary to right thinking and acting creates an unwanted burden on the mind. The burden of sin covers the intellect, veils the vision and impairs the power of the mind to do the wonderful things Allah (God) created the mind to do.
It is said that we use only a small portion of our brain. Why? Could it be that sin impairs our ability to use the Power of the Mind?
Paul wrote, "The wages of sin is death." The burden of being overweight with sin causes spiritual and mental imbalance, then spiritual death, leading to imbalance of the systems of the physical body and ultimately, physical death.
I am appealing to all members of the Original Nation and to all people who desire the betterment of Self, to cast off the burden of being physically overweight, then let us begin to cast off the burden of sin (Transgression of Divine Law). Read more...
Here's the thing: The brain has rapidly tripled its original size across 2 million years of human evolution. Despite only accounting for 2 percent of our body weight, the brain gobbles up a whopping 20 percent of our daily energy intake. Our brains are also remarkably efficient, having evolved gyri (ridges), which have dramatically increased our cortical-surface-area-to-total-volume ratio relative to other species. The "we only use 10 percent of our brains" claim would mean that we're effectively evolving in the opposite direction -- and that we're doing this very quickly.