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‘FREEDOM’—Chapter 9  The Transformation of The Human Race

Chapter 9:6 Nor is the Transformed Lifeforce Way of Living another deluded, false start to a human-condition-free new world

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And just as the Transformed Lifeforce Way of Living is not another religion, it is also not another deluded false start to a human-condition-free world. Again, as described in chapters 8:16H-Q, and just referred to in par. 1169, there has been a litany of false starts to an ideally behaved, cooperative, selfless, loving new world for humans, and the reason they were all false starts was because for humans to truly achieve that cooperative, loving, peaceful state we first had to find the reconciling, healing understanding of our divisive human condition. It is true that the new Transformed Way of Living does involve artificially ridding ourselves of our upset state by simply leaving it behind or ‘transcending’ it, which is also the way all the false starts to an ideal new world for humans achieved their artificial elimination of upset, but, as just explained, the immense difference is that in the Transformed Way of Living such transcendence is only an interim measurewe are only doing so because it will take a few generations to actually rid the human race of upset. The all-important difference is that in the Transformed State we are leaving the old upset world behind because it is finished withthe upsetting search for knowledge, ultimately self-knowledge, understanding of the human condition, is complete. So the Transformed Lifeforce Way of Living is not another false start to a new world for humans but the real start to that world.

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What supporters of all the false starts to an ideal new world for humans were doing was ‘jumping the gun’ on this job, abandoning humanity’s critically important, heroic, upsetting search to find knowledge before that search had been completed, which means that what they were doing was fundamentally irresponsible. Certainly it could be immensely relieving giving up the upsetting search for knowledge, but humanity’s real freedom from upset depended on that search being carried out until understanding of the human condition was found. To refer again to the Adam Stork analogy, at any time Adam could abandon his upsetting pursuit of knowledge and ‘fly back on course’ and obey his instinctive orientations and feel good as a result of doing so, but taking that option would mean he would never find the understanding he needed to actually end his upset existence once and for all. While giving up the upsetting search for knowledge while it was still to be completed was relieving, it was fundamentally irresponsible; however, with the upsetting search for self-knowledge now over it is no longer irresponsible to abandon that upsetting search. In fact, it is now irresponsible to continue it. Yes, it is not only legitimate now to leave the old resigned, embattled, competitive, aggressive and selfish egocentric way of living behind in favour of living in support of the new reconciled, human-condition-understood world, it is imperative; it is, in short, the only responsible way to behave.

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Of course, when humans became overly upset we had to do something to avoid behaving so destructively; as explained at length in chapters 8:15 and 8:16, as upset increased we first had to civilise the upset, then try to adhere to an imposed set of rules, then adopt a religion, and then, when we became so upset we could no longer bear the guilt-emphasising honesty in religion, we had to take up support of one of the pseudo idealistic causes to relieve ourselves of our insecure conditionbut the fact remains that all these ways of coping were fundamentally irresponsible. As was also explained in chapters 8:15 and 8:16, while taking up a religion was by far the least irresponsible way of transcending our upset and abandoning the search for knowledge, because the search continued indirectly through our support of the honesty of the prophet around whom our religion was founded, it was still fundamentally an irresponsible pseudo idealistic act of desertion.

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So a very big difference with the new Transformed Way of Living is that it is not irresponsible at all; in fact, it is totally responsible and the only legitimate way to behave because the battle to find understanding has been won, so everyone should stop fighting, leave the battlefield, and, as they do at the end of a game of football, ‘go to the showers and clean themselves up’!

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Yes, this transformation from a human-condition-afflicted existence to an almost unbelievably wonderful and exciting, exhilarated and empowered Transformed Lifeforce State is not achieved by abandoning humanity’s critical battle to find knowledge, ultimately self-knowledge, understanding of the human condition. In particular, it is not another fundamentally irresponsible ‘New Age’ or, more recently, ‘A New Earth’, ‘alternative’ movement in which ‘spiritual gurus’ advocated we transcend our embattled conscious thinking egoic self when that battle hadn’t yet been won. Nor is it another of those fundamentally irresponsible, superficial and ultimately ineffectual ‘think positive’, ‘human potential’, ‘self development’, ‘self improvement’, motivational programs in which we tried to artificially defy the reality of the human condition by immersing ourselves in positive thoughts. Nor is our freedom from the agony of the human condition being achieved through the fundamentally irresponsible practice of deep, meditative extinction of our human-condition-distressed thinking mind as some religious practices taught. And nor does the new Transformed Lifeforce Way of Living involve the fundamentally irresponsible way of escaping the real issue before us as a species of our deeply troubled selves by adopting a focus-away-from-yourself, guilt-free, feel-good, pseudo idealistic cause like environmentalism or feminism or aboriginalism or multiculturalism. And our species’ freedom is certainly not being achieved in the fundamentally irresponsible way of dogmatically imposing a deconstructed, good-and-evil-differentiation-free, politically-correct-but-human-reality-dishonest, ideal world, as the postmodern movement and, before it, the socialist and communist movements tried to do. No, our species’ transformation is being achieved through what is ultimately the only real and lasting and fundamentally responsible way it could bethrough satisfying our conscious thinking mind with first-principle-based, biological understanding of why humans are wholly worthwhile and meaningful beings.

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There had to be a biological explanation for our species’ non-ideal divisive, competitive, aggressive, angry, even-brutal-and-mean, selfish, self-obsessed, indifferent-to-others, arrogant, egocentric, deluded, defensive, escapist, superficial, artificial, alienated, despairing, lonely, depressed lives, and our fundamental responsibility as conscious beings was to find that ameliorating explanation. So while it could be immensely relieving giving up the all-important, upsetting search for knowledge, our fundamental responsibility as conscious beings was not to give up that search. To include more of what Bronowski said in his concluding statement to his 1973 television series and book of the same name, The Ascent of Man: ‘I am infinitely saddened to find myself suddenly surrounded in the west by a sense of terrible loss of nerve, a retreat from knowledge into – into what? Into…falsely profound questions about, Are we not really just animals at bottom; into extra-sensory perception and mystery. They do not lie along the line of what we are now able to know if we devote ourselves to it: an understanding of man himself. We are nature’s unique experiment to make the rational intelligence prove itself sounder than the reflex [instinct]. Knowledge is our destiny. Self-knowledge, at last bringing together the experience of the arts and the explanations of science, waits ahead of us.’

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There certainly has been a ‘terrible loss of nerve’, a loss of commitment to humanity’s great struggle to find ‘self-knowledge’. Irresponsible transcendence of the issue of self, thought repression, enforced dogma and escapism were all fundamentally a ‘retreat from knowledge’. But de-braining ourselves was never going to work; ultimately, we needed brain food not brain anaesthetic; we needed knowledgespecifically the dignifying, uplifting, healing, ameliorating, relieving, peace-bringing understanding of the human condition. Anything else was an abrogation of the fundamental responsibility that came with our greatest capacity and nature’s greatest invention: our species’ fully conscious, thinking, self-managing, self-adjusting mind. And, thankfully, that fabulous destiny and potential to progress from mere abstract, ‘art[istic] description of the agonising, good-and-evil-afflicted dilemma of our human situation to reconciling, first-principle-based, scientific understanding of that dilemma and resulting amelioration, integration and unification of ourselves and of our species has finally arrived.

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It should be mentioned here that all the deluded false starts to a new human-condition-free world have so severely discredited the possibility of the emergence of such a new world that it has made it easy for the unscrupulous to attempt to brand and dismiss the World Transformation Movement, which is promoting the real, human-condition-solved, human-race-saving transformation of humans, as just another of these deluded movements. Such an attack is unscrupulous because the transformation is based on assessable, understandable, first-principle-based biological explanation of the human condition that makes the practice of transcending our upset state not only legitimate but the only practice to adopt. Of course, the other evidence that this is not another deluded dream of utopia is that, far from making people superficially feel good, these human-race-liberating understandings are extremely exposing, confronting and unsettling. As Christ warned, ‘false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the electif that were possible…Wherever there is a carcass [the extremely upset], there the vultures [false prophet promoters of ‘feel-good’ delusion, escapism and denial] will gather’, whereas the real, human-condition-exposing liberation of the human race will come like terrifying rolling thunder: ‘as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west…[it will be very frightening as if] the sun will be darkened…the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken’ (Matt. 24). Yes, the real love of our dark side is nothing like the superficial, artificial, trivial, transitory, sickly, weak ‘do good to feel good’ form of ‘love’ that ultimately only buried humans deeper in alienation. Again, the history of all the patently dishonest and thus cowardly attacks on the world-saving World Transformation Movement can be read about at <www.humancondition.com/persecution>.