Session 7 -The Engine of Development
Indeed, what have we done wrong? How did we end up in a situation where we do not know how to handle ourselves, where we are experiencing crises in society, and in life in general? We are feeling only the negative side of the crisis, only the pangs, and not the birth.
If we examine ourselves and our development, we will see that our entire development results from our desires, from constantly wanting more.
We previously had small desires. We wanted to live in the countryside with a few cows, a few hens, and a piece of land. A man had a wife, children, he lived his life, and he knew that, "this is life."
Then, a bigger desire awakened, which prompted us to trade. We sold our products in the market, and bought other products in return. For example, a farmer would arrive at the city and see that there is a new kind of plow that can till the ground more efficiently. He worked harder or borrowed money to buy the machine, and thus he was able to produce bigger crops.
This is how we evolved, connected among us. The ego grew and prompted us to develop. Our entire history is based on such developments in human desires.×
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