What is absolute freedom for a Human being?
Question from the Internet:
“How would you like to live your life if you had the absolute freedom (in an ideal world according to you) to do whatever you liked?”
In order to answer this question, we truly need to look at what “freedom” is. Is there any state where we are free?
Even when we act based on our own volition, when we make decisions and act based on our “dreams” or “plans,” where do those thoughts and desires come from? Do we create our own thoughts and desires, or do we receive them elsewhere?
When we honestly examine our desires, goals, and aspirations, we find that they almost exclusively come from our environment. We assess and judge ourselves and our states through comparison to others. Nothing in life has “intrinsic or absolute” value, but everything is valued according to how others and society, in general, value them.
Just look at the world through a historical perspective to see that things, fashion, and behavioral patterns that previous generations rejected today are coveted by all. Just see how by changing our environment — for example, by moving from country to country — our viewpoint and future direction completely change.
We simply cannot escape this environmental influence that today reaches us from multiple sources 24/7.
On top of this, historically and today, human society is built and governed by the inherently egocentric, self-serving, and self-justifying human nature. We all exist in the “Matrix” built and operated by the human ego. We simply cannot make any plans or calculations that are not about ourselves — most of the time, at the expense of others.
So what is “absolute freedom” then, when we are constantly and 100% controlled by the human ego through this selfish and exploitative Matrix we all contribute to and suck our livelihood from?
How could “I” be free and sense my “self” independent and uncontrolled?
This is possible only when we escape our inherent egos and start thinking and acting independently of this ego that locks us into the general, egoistic, and exploitative Matrix.
But how can “I” escape this ego when it is my driving force, and “I” have been associating my “self” with it since birth?
Unique empirical scientists — who have been studying human nature in contrast to Nature’s perfectly balanced and mutually integrated system — explain that in order to escape our ego, we need to escape somewhere. In order to set up a viewpoint and consciousness independent of the ego, we need a unique “filter” that separates our “Human self” from the ego.
And this is possible to achieve only in a unique human environment, where mutually committed and mutually supportive people — in a small and closed group — make total and ceaseless efforts to lose themselves in each other, to sense and fulfill only each others’ needs and desires without any egocentric or subjective bias, according to the viewpoint of others.
If these individuals manage to annul towards each other mutually to such an extent that they simply dissolve into each other, they can lose the constant self-concern, self-care, and self-justification until they find themselves in an unprecedented empty “vacuum” where the constant and inherent control of the ego is lost. Accepting and implementing the selfless and unconditional service and love of others — instead and against the distinctive self-love and self-service — can catapult us into a completely new perception of reality and collective consciousness, where the original “self” is replaced with a “new self” and observer that is totally free and objective.
When one achieves this absolute freedom, one has nothing else to do but to happily and ceaselessly love and serve others since one’s own needs are automatically and immediately fulfilled by others, like in the mother’s womb.
This state — which we can practically practice and achieve here and now — is the purpose of our Human life.