Question: What’s the best, cleverest and most meaningful quotation or motto you have ever heard?
Answer: The wisest, most meaningful and most important – not to mention most practical – quote, motto I have ever heard is “Love your neighbor as yourself”.
And this is also the most misunderstood one.
Although there is no religion, spiritual teaching, “Humane ideology” that would not touch this “quote/motto” in a certain way for thousands of years, in practice we have never been able to implement it.
And this principle is not a religious dogma, mystical slogan, philosophy or some nice “New Age” thought. It is a poetic, symbolic expression of Nature’s most fundamental law for maintaining balance and homeostasis in closed, integrated and interdependent Natural systems.
And without balance, homeostasis – that is sustained by the selfless, altruistic, mutually responsible, mutually complementing cooperation of its elements which this principle expresses – life, optimal development is impossible.
Thus this “quote/motto”, Natural principle is the foundation of life!
It is expressed in such poetic, Human language to help us picture how this would need to be implemented in Human societies in order to facilitate our collective survival.
And the reason we haven’t been able to do so is that this principle – selflessly, unconditionally serving, loving others – is completely opposite to our inherently selfish, hateful, greedy and subjective nature – which drives all of us.
This is why we need a unique, purposeful, practical educational method, which can help us implement this fundamental, crucially necessary “quote/motto” above, against our instincts, inherent nature, which nature cannot be suppressed or erased.