Question: When we are talking about the still, vegetative and animate levels of nature, we can “feel” them with the help of our five organs of perception. When we talk about the general field, which is revealed among us, it turns out that we have nothing to study it with?
Answer: That is why we have to create it by ourselves.
Man does not differ from an animal by the fact that he has an additional pair of hands or legs, but by the emergence of this new spiritual constituent, created by himself—spiritual because it exists outside of us, outside of the body, so to speak. However, this is where we differ from the animal level.
Otherwise, what can one say when comparing us to animals? What is the difference between us? The gadgets, which I create next to me?! This is not a level of a higher development, only adaptation and nothing more. However, spirituality is the next level of development.
A person begins to attain the essence of nature itself, because he or she comes into balance with it. He begins to feel its thin spheres that are driven by nature: the mind, the force that lies within nature, that moves electrons, creates all of the matter, and moves it. Meaning, that we begin to understand and feel the basis of that life, which controls the whole of the universe, and on which the universe rests.
This is what physics is talking about today. By the way, quantum physics turned out to be the most advanced, even though it studies the smallest, basically, mechanical particles. Finally, through this fine mechanics, the scientists are arriving at the forces, which stand behind it, and begin to perceive the program, the mind, and all sorts of contradictions that we cannot resolve with our linear mind. We must transfer into a quantum mind, into such attainments of nature, which actually are located above our egoistic, direct relationship to it. Life itself compels us towards this.
From a “Talk on Integral Upbringing” 2/29/12