Unity Is Not a Slogan
A crowd united by a common slogan, tearing at some animate goal, is not an integral society.
For people to unite into an integral society, they must be doing it to find the quality of mutual bestowal, unification, unity. In this case each of them rises above his egoism and unites with others in spite of his “crass” natural drives. He is not driven by the desire for personal fulfillment because it will never let him unite with others.
This unity is their newly acquired organ of perception that does not operate inside, but outside. That is how it’s aimed—from within outwards, toward bestowal. It can be created only by rising above the ego when each transcends oneself toward bonding with others, above one’s egoism. And therefore, this feeling cannot be private but only common.
It’s common because it exists through the fact that we create it together, and each of us perceives it as his own sense of external, altruistic perception. It is one for all of us, meaning that it is one and the same inside each of us.
This gives us the opportunity to speak about our common heart and mind, which we produced together and inside of which we exist together. In that case we perceive everything absolutely identically, with the same thoughts and feelings circulating inside of us.
We ascend to a level of feeling the world existing outside of us. In reality, this world is inside of us, but we start to feel it by coming out of the previous egoistic state, and we feel it all together. Meaning, as we develop each new level, we will attain it together.
From the book "The Psychology of the Integral Society" by Michael Laitman, PH. D. and Anatoly Ulianov, PH. D.
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