The practical, scientific method of the correction of the Human desire, Human nature
Opinion from the Internet:
I am a little confused. I can’t tell from your writings if this is your personal opinion or some type of psychological theory, but either way, it isn’t anything that can be proven so it must necessarily be somebody’s personal thoughts that are spoken as if facts.
My personal thoughts on the issue are different than what’s written which is why I said I respectfully disagree.
You said “This is not evil, it is not sinful that we are egotistic, selfish" and, “We cannot do it any other way as we are born like this".
This I known to be true, that I myself often desire and act, to help others. Also, if you believe in the Bible (which you must since you used the word sinful), then you may already know that it specifically says we are to love others as ourselves.
This translates into it truthfully being sinful to care solely about our own benefit. Those are my thoughts. Thanks for allowing me to voice them. Have a great day.
Thank you for your reply.
I am not writing my personal opinion, I am studying, and passing on what I learn from a millennia-old, constantly refined empirical, Natural science, that studies Human nature compared to Nature’s perfect, integral, altruistic system.
The original writings of the unique empirical scientists - who started their research and writings over 5000 years ago - are written in an archaic, symbolic language. As a result, the same writings - that we can consider as scientific journals, outlining a practical method - have been misunderstood, misinterpreted by many, who then used the same documents in their literal sense as the basis of all known religions, “spiritual teachings”.
But sin, “sinful” is not necessarily a biblical word. Sin is something harmful we commit consciously, by free choice when we could also act in another, “non-sinful”, positive way.
We are all born with an inherently egotistic, subjective, self-serving, and self-justifying way - purposefully by natural evolution - so we could recognize how harmful this original nature in us is, and then we can change, correct ourselves.
Until we reach this recognition of the harmful, destructive, selfish ego in us we have absolutely no free choice, so whatever we do - even the greatest crimes - are not sinful since we could not act any differently in the lack of any other option.
It is true that we will have to reach a state when we all act according to the principle of “love your neighbor as yourself” - which is a symbolic, archaic description of Nature’s fundamental law of integration, that sustains the balance, homeostasis that life depends on.
But in order to achieve that we have to go through a gradual, methodical process, first recognizing then changing our inherently selfish, egotistic, harmful nature.
This is what the Torah for example describes through its “commandments”, which are recognizing the difference between an actual, selfish, destructive personal state, desire compared to Nature’s altruistic, perfection, and then the purposeful, methodical way of changing, upgrading ourselves to match Nature qualities.
This is a precise, measurable, inner change instead of the external, physical commandments most religious people keep to this day.
The gradual self-correction unfolds through first not harming others - “do not do to others what you yourself hate” - by stopping, restricting our instinctively harmful, egotistic reactions, actions, then learning how to use everything we have in a way to actually, practically “love others” as ourselves, feeling and fulfilling their desires in a perfect, selfless, altruistic manner.
You asked about proof.
As they say, the proof of the pudding is eating it. I can’t prove anything to you, nobody can. This process takes us through unprecedented self-changes, our consciousness, perception of reality changes completely as we shift from selfish intentions to exist and act for the same of others. Thus each will prove to themselves such changes as they use the method and practically go through the changes.
I know that people associate sciences with providing proof, convincing truth. But it cannot be true to a science, method that changes the scientists, the observer, as by each change one’s perception of reality changes.
One can only point to the method, to the tools for another person. But reach out is have to go through the process and then prove to ourselves that it actually works when we reach a truly Human state, perfect, objective perception through “loving others as ourselves”.