Question: What does “to be or not to be” actually signify in today’s world?
Answer: In today’s fully integrated and interdependent global world this expression has a very significant meaning.
We are all born with an inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric and subjective nature. This nature is completely incompatible with existence in a fully integrated Natural system.
Thus if I choose “to be”, continue existing through my inherently egoistic nature – which is like cancer in this global, integral body of Humanity, Nature – then I will destroy the system and myself with it.
If I choose “not to be”, if I agree to annul my egoistic nature and acquire a completely new, altruistic nature where I cease to exist for myself and I exist only for the sake of others, for the sake of the whole system (like our cells and organs in our biological bodies), then I facilitate, safeguard a perfect, qualitatively much higher existence for the healthy whole, and by that I also gain a completely different dimension of consciousness, perception above, independent of any subjective limitations of time, space, motion.
This of course is not as “easy” as it sounds, as rising above our inherent, all-powerful egos requires a very special, purposeful and practical educational method. We have thousands years of experience through religions, spiritual teachings, political, military “solutions” how much it is impossible to suppress or erase the ego. This is why we need a special method which can actually utilize the ego in helping us to rise above and control the ego.