Why does Nature require me to learn its laws? Is it only in order for me to know how to make fewer mistakes, how to enjoy myself, and how to avoid troubles and problems?
Or perhaps, through troubles and problems, Nature wants to raise me to the level of knowledge and control over myself, to the level of control over the world? This is a completely different level of existence and consciousness.
Apparently, we are confusing the cause and consequence. Today, troubles force us to look for possibilities to ensure our success in the present and in the future. They are the reason, due to which we understand Nature. However, it’s not true in fact. The problems only push us from behind to direct us towards knowledge, and learning about the universal Nature will open for us completely new horizons, a new dimension.
We will feel a new reality, not the one we perceive today in our five sense organs like animals. Ultimately, we just slightly surpass them in intelligence and ingenuity; we can build comfortable houses, cook food, dress, but on the other hand, animals don’t have so much to take care of for their existence.
Our advantage is different: We can rise to the level where we will live not to take care of our corporeal life. On the contrary, taking care of the physical life will lead us to an understanding of general Nature, and from there, we will move forward in another dimension, feeling reality not through our animal nature, but through higher consciousness, through the information program that will be revealed to us. This degree has no relation to the current existence: It’s much higher.
Today, many scientists talk about this like many wise men of past generations. The only question is how can we achieve this? Can we reveal the higher reality? How can we reach the level of universal Nature and feel it the way it is?
First, we need to understand what Nature is. By its actions, we see that it controls us by two forces: pleasure and pain. They are like two reins that constantly force us to pull towards pleasures and escape from the blows.
For example, I assume the most comfortable position possible in the current circumstances. I process a lot of data: the state of health, the shape of a chair, the status of the people around me, etc., and as a result, the body is arranged with the greatest possible comfort. This happens every second of my life—in desires, thoughts and actions. How can I rise above this control?
Exploring Nature, I discover that there is a single unique law acting in it: the law of universal balance. Nature strives for balance and gradually brings all its parts into balance, to calm, to a state of rest. It all leads to the greatest possible order, according to global relationships—from the Big Bang through the connection of cells in highly organized forms of life.
All of Nature lives in balance, and only the human being began to break away from this framework around three and a half thousand years ago. He started to apply his mind to use the others, to rule over them, and this addition violated his balance with Nature.
However, we can compensate for this evil force of development with the good force, which we will reveal in the same Nature. The negative force acts on us instinctively and beyond our control: We have to counterbalance it with the positive force, which we will obtain consciously. And this is possible due to the influence of the environment, because desiring to be better and higher than the rest, I am thus dependent on the society. And besides that, I depend on it to satisfy my basic needs. Thus, I have to use the environment, to establish contact with it, so that it brings me the positive force. And then I will control my life.
Thus, it is not by chance that a human was not created alone, but as a collective being and was placed in the environment of other people. Through them, he can be brought up. Indeed, unlike animals, which don’t require upbringing, a person must learn from the environment many factors in addition to those he was born with. The environment adds the positive force to my egoism, and we can manage our life, our destiny, with ease and comfort.
When we begin to relate appropriately to the existing possibilities, the program of Nature, its initial plan about us will be revealed. Thus, we rise to a new degree of knowledge and consciousness, which lies above our current life. Detached from the corporeal existence, we rise in our desires and thoughts to the eternal flow of information, and we will live in it. No matter what happens to my body, I will live in this stream of consciousness characteristic of Nature and all its developmental levels.
This is the degree of the Human Being (Adam) who is similar (Domeh) to the Creator. After all, the Creator is the great program that exists above us and which we continue to attain, ascending higher and higher.
From Lectures in Colombia 4/29/12, “Group and Spiritual Development”