How to Live on Earth?
The question of how a person lives on earth can be called eternal. He worried people for many centuries. Different answers were given to this question.
They depended on the era, current problems of the time, the level of knowledge about the world and about man.
The primitive man faced the most important question: “How to protect yourself from the world around us, full of deadly dangers?” With the development of civilization, this issue has radically changed. In the 21st century, people ask another question: “How to protect the world from a human world full of deadly dangers?”
It is known that in the pursuit of “development”, comfort and money, people often forget about everything. He sweeps in his path everything that hinders his “development.” People with greater or lesser ease can step over moral and moral principles, betray loved ones and loved ones. What can we say about the world around us, which until recently no one took into account at all.
“The birds live next to us, the animals are different,” the man thought. – All kinds of plants grow.
Let them live and blossom … until they interfere. And if you need to remove them, then I’m sorry. These animals and flowers are still being born, and not yet, and we will live without them. The main thing is that the person, the master and the lord of everything, should feel good and comfortable. ”
This is how people reasoned for many centuries, right up to the 20th century. And just did not stop wondering why they are becoming more and more unhappy and unhappy, tormented by depression and phobias, can not just enjoy life and be happy.
The 20th century has made great changes. The creations of human hands got out of his control. Civilization began to develop at such a crazy pace that people were seriously scared.
Now he was threatened with death from his own brainchild. And nature began to show, “who is the boss in the house” – all kinds of natural disasters and calamities became more frequent. In this regard, a close study of not only nature as a separate system with its own laws began, but theories appeared that considered the entire Universe as a single organism. This harmonious system cannot exist without the harmonious interaction of all its parts, to which each person individually and human society as a whole belong.
Thus, the existence of the universe requires harmony, both in the natural and in the human world. And this means that people on the entire planet must live in peace not only with their own kind, with plants and animals, but they must live in peace, first of all, with their thoughts and desires.
The unity theory of the Universe cannot be called the achievement of the 20th century. She was known to the most ancient peoples. This knowledge has come down to us in the presentation of yogis, Buddhists, Taoists.
It is no coincidence that interest in such philosophies has increased very sharply lately.
Thanks to such an active interest in the philosophical wisdom of the East, many books have been published all over the world dedicated to this. One of these great books is Benjamin Hoff’s De Piglet. It very simply and interestingly sets out the foundations of the “life teachings of the Taoists.” The “De Piglet” gives an answer to the question of how to live on earth in such a way that all its inhabitants are well and comfortable.
That’s how they felt, says Taoism, the inhabitants of the Universe before the Great estrangement, before the estrangement of people from nature and themselves: “… man lived in harmony with the natural world. He knew how to talk with animals, plants, representatives of other life forms … and he did not consider one of them as lower, just like another, with different functions. He worked side by side with the earthly angels and the spirits of nature and with them took care of the preservation of this world. ”
This blessed era of Taoists is called the century of Perfect Virtue, for “all people were inherent in their natural virtue and everyone lived in a state of natural simplicity.” The state of virtue extended to relations in human society: “… the wisdom and talent of a person were not considered something special … People behaved with dignity … They loved and respected each other … They were honest and conscientious … In everyday life they helped each other and used the services of others … They were not bothered by the thought of “justice” because there was no injustice. ”
Similar thoughts about the rules of human relationships exist in all world religions. They are fixed in the norms of public morality. It has been verified for centuries that following them makes a human life happy and harmonious. A person only needs to try to fulfill them, although this is not always easy to do.
It is also not easy for a modern person to live in harmony with nature. Now it’s ridiculous to urge everyone to return to their “natural state,” that is, forget about all the achievements of civilization and live in the lap of nature. But a person of the 21st century is simply obliged, in my opinion, to strive to preserve and protect the environment.
He must not forget that his House is planet Earth and that all its inhabitants have equal rights to live happily here.
I believe that since man is endowed with reason, he bears the greatest responsibility for the life of the universe. With all his thoughts and deeds, he should strive to ensure a calm and harmonious life for himself and all his neighbors on Earth. How to do it? The answer to this question can be found everywhere: at a flower on a neighbor’s window, at a grandmother’s dog, in a book on a school shelf, in a television broadcast, in his heart, finally.
The main thing is to want to hear.