True freedom is freedom from the egotistic self
Question from the Internet:
“What would happen if everyone claimed the freedom to do anything he/she wants without regard for anyone else? Would we become more free or less free?”
This is the world we live in now more of less, as our inherently egocentric, individualistic and self-serving, self-justifying nature makes us believe as if we had personal freedom to do whatever we want.
Through history we realized that in such a way we would kill, rob, rape, eat each other alive if we let our nature run rampant without restraints.
So different social structures, laws, moral and ethical codes evolved, we keep building civilizations based on those arrangements, different ideologies, philosophies, but each time the original nature in us sooner or later distorts, corrupts the system and we have to start again.
As in our own civilization we failed with the most promising system of liberal, parliamentary democracy, free market capitalism, more and more people started to realize that without changing, upgrading our inherent nature we will not be able to build stable, fair, sustainable societies.
This is where we stand now, and our future survival depends on the success of changing ourselves - instead of trying to change others, or changing the world around us.
For that we need a very special educational method which can also teach us that true freedom doesn't mean that “I” can do whatever I want, but when I completely forget about myself and start existing through the desires, thoughts and viewpoints of others.
Then I am liberated from any self-concern, moreover I start sending myself in a life that is unbounded by the inherently egocentric, subjective limitations of time, space, motion!