The self-annulment which can make the world a better place
Question from the Internet:
“Would you sacrifice your life to make the world a better place to live?”
I don’t think we can help much by sacrificing our physical, biological life for the greater good.
This “helps” only in Hollywood.
But we can truly help and make the world a better place by “annuling” our inherently selfish egos, by learning how to live selflessly, unconditionally, only for the sake of others.
If we think about it, this “self-sacrifice” is much more difficult, daunting than sacrificing our physical, biological bodies. Our egotistic self is our most treasured possession.
When we sacrifice our ego and transition to a truly selfless existence - existing only to unconditionally serve others willingly - we need to go through a “state of death” (from the ego’s viewpoint), meaning that from that point on I don’t make any calculations for myself, but only for the sake of others, which existence is harder than actual, physical suicide.
But then we become like a previously disconnected cell, organ which starts working for the body again, a capillary that reopens to let the blood flow, in order to reach the other parts. By that we can enliven, resuscitate everybody around us, making sure that through us they get everything they need.
This cannot be achieved alone, by a single person trying it by oneself. But it can happen when at least a few people commit themselves to methodically build such selfless, unconditionally serving mutual connections between them.
Then together they can go through that unprecedented state of emptiness, “self-death”, to reveal a qualitatively much higher, much more fulfilling, collective existence on the “other side”.
There, instead of the previous, flat, limited and distorted “single-cell” (egocentric, subjective) existence they reveal a multi-dimensional, unlimited, objective life, felt beyond the usual, inherent restrictions of time, space and motion!