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Freedom: Expanded Book 2

Questions & Answers

by Jeremy Griffith

Section 1:2 Beethoven’s rendition of the triumphant TRANSFORMATION of the human race

Just how fabulously TRANSFORMING the finding of understanding of the human condition is going to be for your life, and the lives of everyone else, can be most quickly illustrated by listening to the most esteemed piece of music ever writtenindeed, it was chosen by the EU, the European Union, as its anthem. It is the climax from the chorus to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1824).

(To hear a rendition go to: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-mvutiDRvQ>. The one-minute compilation that is played in this Introductory Video is an extract of this recording and contains music taken between the 3:40 to 4:30 minute mark, and the 5:56 to 6:10 minute mark.)

All humans can relate to that piece of musica chorus of human voices rising to a crescendo of excitement over a glorious, culminating, victorious breakthrough in the human journey. It’s an expression of immense jubilation about a fabulous time of triumph and relief, a time, in fact, when the human race is finally liberated from the agony of the human conditionas the words sung in the chorus of voices we just heard actually proclaim: ‘Joy’, ‘Joyful, as a hero to victory!’, ‘Join in our jubilation!’, ‘We enter, drunk with fire, into your [understanding’s] sanctuary…Your magic reunites…All men become brothers…All good, all bad…Be embraced, millions! This kiss for the whole world!’ (Lyrics from Friedrich von Schiller’s 1785 poem Ode to Joy, Accessed 31 Jan. 2011 at: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._9_(Beethoven)>).

These lyrics reflect an anticipation of a fabulous time when all humans will be ‘drunk with fire’, in a state of absolute ‘Joy’ and ‘jubilation’, when ‘the kiss’ of the liberating, all-redeeming, all-uplifting, all-healing and all-TRANSFORMING understanding of the human condition is finally found to ‘reunite’ ‘all’ people, both the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’the time when we are at last able to reconcile our capacities for ‘good and evil’ with compassionate understanding. As has been explained, the issue of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ in the human make-up is the issue of the human condition.

Indeed, since the issue of the human condition has been such a fearfully depressing, unconfrontable and off-limits subject the fact that I’m talking about it so openly and freely gives you some indication already that understanding of it must have at last been found.

So, again, what I’m talking about is not another of those futile, mindless, reality-denying, let’s-pretend-the-human-condition-doesn’t-exist, pseudo idealistic, socialist, politically-correct, left-wing, dogmatic demands for utopia; or, for that matter, another of those superficial, think-positive, motivational, so-called ‘New Age’ treatments of our human situation that can’t and don’t last, but a profound addressing and permanent resolution of the underlying cause of our species’ immensely troubled, good-and-evil-afflicted, core problem of our human condition. No, this is not another deluded dream of utopia but a real event that all humans have hoped would one day arrive, the time when ‘the whole world’ will, as Beethoven’s symphony anticipated, ‘enter, drunk with’ the ‘fire’ of ‘joyful’ ‘jubilation’ ‘into’ the ‘sanctuary’ of a human-condition-reconciled world where ‘all’ people, both the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ will at last be permanently ‘reunite[d] with each otherand with their true self; as Jung said, made ‘whole’ again.

Wow, so this is the breakthrough of breakthroughs that the whole human race has been waiting for? Yes, this is the most exciting moment in human history when we can at last make sense of our existence and genuinely and permanently heal our troubled souls. It is the moment when the ancient, debilitating black shadow of the so-called ‘burden of guilt’ of the human condition is finally lifted from the shoulders of the human race and all humans are welcomed back into an ideal stateor, to use religious terms, welcomed back into ‘God’s fold’. Our species’ ‘banish[ment]…from the Garden of Eden’ (Gen. 3:23) of a pre-human-condition-afflicted, original innocent state has ended because we have finally found understanding of WHY the human race lost its innocence, became corrupted, ‘fell from grace’ (derived from the title of Gen. 3, ‘The Fall of Man’).

The lifting of that dark shadow of the human condition opens up an absolutely glorious and wondrous world for us all. It is as if humankind has been living in a world of terrible darkness and a door has opened up to allow the light of redeeming and rehabilitating understanding to flood in and sweep all that darkness away forever.

Yes, we are talking about that time humans have, for example, prayed for when they recited The Lord’s Prayer, the time when ‘Your Kingdom come[s]in other words, when the ideal state of a human-condition-reconciled, healed, peaceful, all-loving world would finally re-emergeand, given the plight of the world, this great culminating breakthrough in the human journey comes not a moment too soon!

And I should immediately say that this ‘drunk-with-fire’-state-of-excitement that now comes to the human race is not something that will take generations to come into effectit is here right now for you and for everyone else in the world to access.

 

Through answering a series of questions from viewers on Skype and in this audience I will now explain how finding first-principle-based, scientific, biological understanding of the human condition actually and immediately brings about this incredibly exciting TRANSFORMATION of not only your life but everyone’s lives.