Two questions I received on the relationship between egoism and reproduction:
Question: Do people reproduce because they have too much egoism in their soul?
My Answer: When there is too much egoism in one’s soul, it’s difficult to correct it. It’s much easier to correct it by separating it into pieces, and then to correct every piece separately. This is why the population increases. It decreases, however, because this egoism brings suffering to people. This is the cycle of the universe.
Question: Why don’t people want to reproduce? Is it because they have corrected (eliminated) the egoism within them, or is it because they have too much egoism which brings them suffering?
My Answer: The lack of the desire to reproduce is the extreme form of egoism.
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