The natural balance between self-reception and altruistic service to others
Question from the Internet:
“What is a balanced spiritual choice between fulfilment and salvation?”
I honestly do not know what “salvation” actually means, but if we want to find the balance between the objective, egocentric fulfilment of our necessities and the altruistic and selfless concern for the wellbeing and benefit of others, we need to learn from Nature.
Nature is a single, closed, fully and mutually integrated system where each element has its own individual survival reflex which they pursue at any given moment, but this individual survival activity is overseen and governed by the “higher calculations” of “mutual guarantee” — each element being mostly concerned about the most optimal status and development of the whole.
This is how our own biological body works as such a “mutual guarantee” is the basis of life.
Thus we also need to learn from Nature how to rebuild human society, so our constant, reckless and unbounded efforts to fulfil ourselves at the expense of others and at the expense of Nature will not lead us to “cancer-like” self-destruction very soon.
This has nothing to do with mysticism, religion or “spirituality” as we consider it. We live in Nature’s lawful, deterministic system and we have to become compatible with the laws and evolutionary direction of the system.
Our Human uniqueness is that we have the obligation and the ability to achieve this adaptation consciously, proactively and purposefully. This conscious, active and purposeful self-development will make us “truly Human”, meriting to become the peak of Natural evolution.