On Liberation from ego and egoic Society,
or, Cooperation + Tolerance = Peace
(Abridged) Essay by The Divine World-Teacher, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Love-Ananda Samraj
Human societies are always tending to be modeled after the un-Enlightened pattern of the individual ego. The political and social systems of the present-day world are not generated by literally En-Light-ened (or even highly evolved) leaders, ideals, or institutions. Human beings in this late-time (or dark epoch) live in the samsaric (or un-Enlightened) world of egoic societyand this is why the signs of the times are so profoundly negative.
The entire world is now nearly out of control with egoic motives. Mankindindoctrinated by materialistic philosophies, ego-serving technologies, and gross political idealismsis possessed by the mechanical and emotionally negative efforts of self-indulgence (and anxious release-seeking efforts of all kinds), and chronically depressed by the frustration of the Spiritual and Divine impulses that are the inherent characteristics of the heart of every living being. The ego-I, whether individual or collective, is eventually reduced to sorrow and despair (or chronic life-depression), because of (and as an experiential result of) the inability of life (in and of itself) to generate Happiness and Joy and Immortality. And that self-contained depression finally becomes anger, or loveless confrontation with the total world and every form of presumed not-selfincluding even (and especially) the Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, and Self-Evidently Divine Self-Identity (or One and Only and Non-Separate Self-Condition), Which is locked away, by means of conventional (or merely exoteric) ideas of God Apart, and is (thereby) made into an Other by the egoic mind. And, when anger becomes the mood of human societies, the quality of fire (or the primitive and destructive intent of the frustrated ego) invades the plane of humanity. That fire is expressed as all of the aggression and competitiveness (and all of the resultant sufferings and painful illusions) of mankind, including all of the ego-based politics of confrontation. And that ego-fire is, finally, summarized in the acts of war.
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