True freedom for all

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJul 20, 2020

Question from the Internet:

“What would you define as absolute freedom? Could it be implemented fairly for everyone?”

Yes, absolute freedom can be implemented for everyone, and only this “true freedom” can be implemented in a way that everyone benefits from it.

There is only one thing that we need to liberate ourselves from, which makes us miserable slaves, forces us to live a crisis and suffering filled life, while it locks us into a distorted and limited existence.

It is only our own selfish, hateful and exploitative egos that we need to escape from - as beautifully, graphically described in the symbolic story of the Exodus from Egypt in the Torah.

By birth we are all blind, instinctive slaves to our own Pharaoh that we serve loyally, without even being aware how much we are enslaved and manipulated by it.

Only in extremely dramatic “life or death” conditions, or through a special, purposeful and practical educational method can we provoke and arrest our deceitful ego behind everything we think, decide and act.

And only when we come to hate our own ego, the destruction it causes to everyone including ourselves, do we reach the state when we want to escape from it at all cost, regardless of the consequences, even if we don’t know where to escape to.

This escape from the inherent self-love, self-service that poisons our lives and threatens Humanity’s existence is possible only through escaping “into others”.

Instead of the instinctive egotistic, subjective worldview - that locks us into the usual, dark, introverted dungeon, personal “Plato’s cave” - we need to learn how to sense, perceive reality through the desires, needs, viewpoints of other people.

Then it is not only that we escape from the slavery to the Pharaoh that poisons our lives, but we also acquire a completely new, objective - independent of the ego - observer status that is unbounded by the usual egocentric, subjective limitations of time, space and physical motion!

And since this unique process, transition can unfold only in a special, mutually supportive, mutually complementing, methodical environment, our most important choice in life is choosing this environment that leads to freedom.

Then we become free to “roam” reality in a completely different dimension - through selflessly, unconditionally serving, loving others.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.