Aiming at True Freedom
Question from the Internet:
“What is freedom? What are the advantages and disadvantages of pure freedom? If given the chance to live absolutely free from any supervision or restrictions, would you take it?”
We cannot even discuss, comprehend what “freedom” is as long as we are blindly, instinctively controlled by our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, subjective ego that drives us.
Our whole consciousness, perception of reality is manipulated, influenced by the ego thus the whole reality we feel ourselves in is simply a distorted, egocentric, and subjective Matrix we project for ourselves.
Only when we already recognized how much we are not free, that we are imprisoned by our own egotistic, subjective program and we find this servitude unbearable, then we get a chance to work towards liberating ourselves — through committing us to unconditionally serve, love others.
Then through a true, selfless, unconditional “love of others” — which we need to learn and acquire with the help of a special, purposeful, and practical educational method — we become free of the selfish, subjective ego and gain a truly selfless, free, undistorted perception of reality.
The freedom from the ego also detaches us from the egocentric and subjective limitations of time, space, and motion, tangibly, realistically sensing ourselves in a boundless and timeless existence.
The choice to accept this pure freedom is not easy, as our selfish, all-powerful ego — which we do not even know, feel until we start making efforts to liberate ourselves from it — makes such true freedom extremely difficult, fighting for its control over us with all of its might. Only when even the ego understands that survival, true existence, growth, development is possible only above and against the ego, will it let us go free.
This liberation process in us is what is described symbolically in the story of the Exodus from Egypt.