30. On Democracy, Totalitarianism and the Meaning of People’s Life on the Earth


Five concepts are sufficient for getting to know the essence of democracy (light) and totalitarianism (darkness):
1. morality, 2. human power, 3. money, 4. economics, and 5. hierarchy. A good knowledge of these concepts and their correct use is supposed to result not only from studying at schools, but also from lifelong learning. This is particularly valid for morality, which should be the priority for all people, families, countries, nations, and churches, and their programmes and objectives. The development of morality is a long-term and incessant process that can also be negative.
            The first place of morality in the hierarchy of values is given by a natural law called the Law of Wisdom, hereinafter referred to as the Law. Obedience to the rules of the Law is referred to in the Old Testament as doing what is good and right in the eyes of the Lord. The removal of morality from first place by human power is the main source of the resulting totalitarianism, which is the opposite of democracy. Such a replacement of morality by individual human power was practised in recent history by Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler. Only democracy, however, can fulfil the meaning and development of human existence on the Earth. This meaning is spiritualisation, i.e. the cultivation of human beings and their thinking (spirit) and sentience (soul). The existence of all natural laws presupposes the existence of a Legislator.

The following six breaches of the Law can be considered as the worst disruptions of the harmonious development of people and their organisation in accordance with the Law:

  • a materialistic view of the world;
  • amorality, i.e. violation or repeated violation of a provision or provisions of the Law by human actions;
  • egoism, which impedes one from living one’s life impersonally for others;
  • drugs;
  • sexual passion without spiritual love and sex for money;
  • eating meat, which impedes people’s spiritualisation and is related to wars.

The following wise pieces of advice and information can help to return morality to the first place in people’s heads:

  • The harmony of natural law reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection. (Albert Einstein) 
  • But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33) (This kind of Supreme Intelligence of the Universe is called God or the Lord by Christians, whereas Muslims use the name Allah. There is an indirect suggestion in it that, if we do not seek his spiritual world and if we do not start to spiritualise ourselves within pure democracy, by means of a natural or human disaster we can not only lose tangible property or health, but also life on the Earth itself.)
  • You must live for others if you wish to live for yourself. (Seneca)
  • The man who seeks happiness in exterior wellbeing builds his house of sand; the only true happiness is the one provided by harmony between the inner life and the will of God. (Malory)
  • What the individual, state, or nation takes away from law, truth, righteousness, and tolerance is requited by adversity brought by the auto-regulation of the law of moral balance. What you have deducted from health, you will add to illness. This is the law. What you deduct from goodness, you add to the evil which will befall you. Morality is valid even if there are theoreticians who deny it, either individuals or whole social groups. Nevertheless, it is possible to deny morality for some time, to try to deceive it, to pursue to a life filled with substitutes of morality. You can deny it in the face of pleasure and delight, you can place the laws of benefit, power, and lies above it, but none of this means that morality has ceased to exist. (Professor Arnošt Bláha)
  • How are we to return to the conviction that the moral order is the supreme lord of the world? All people are obliged to struggle for justice and truth; the world will be liberated in the name of truth, not violence. (Professor Emanuel Rádl)  
  • Egoism, the opposite of Love, is the force that separates man from a spiritual existence. The sense of human life is the evolution of love. Love is the motor of the whole of the spiritual evolution of mankind. All-fraternal love is the way to union. (Alma Excelsior, donor of spiritual science for the upcoming new stage of development of democracy, i.e. philadephic or all-fraternal culture.)
  • Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign Lord. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live? (The Bible)
  • Fulfil the commandments (of the Law) for your love of God and not for the fear of him. (The Talmud)
  • Evil is always born where love is absent. (Hermann Hesse)
  • Only a life lived for others is worth living. (A. Einstein)
  • Life without love is empty. (Ernst M. Arnd)
  • There is only one device for living without understanding the meaning of one’s life: living in a continuous corporal daze caused by tobacco, alcohol, or morphine or in a mental daze caused by distraction, joy, and diversions of all kinds. (Our note: this also includes adrenaline experiences.)
  • God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. (First Epistle of John 4:16)
  • Only the growth of spiritual love among people can change the current social order. (L. N. Tolstoy)
  • Instead of monitoring government and administration, political parties that do not understand their tasks and their monitoring mission have taken over the government and administration of the country and govern on their own. There will be no better democracy without a moral renaissance of the people. (Edward Beneš, the second Czechoslovak president) (The political parties disrupted the right view that the state is for the citizens and not that the citizens are for the state.)
  • Democracy is not only a form of the state and administration, but also a view of the world and life. Democracy is a continuous effort to educate the citizens in general. (T. G. Masaryk, hereinafter TGM)
  • The further destiny of humanity depends entirely on spiritual turnover, on the moral condition of people. (Berdyaev)
  • Jesus (light) wants power to be a service; the world (i.e. darkness) wants it to be the rule. (L. N. Tolstoy)
Grow spiritually and help others to grow. This is the content (meaning) of life. (L. N. Tolstoy)



 (In Štěpánov u Olomouce, on 5 December 2012,
SPMZ (Association of Friends of the Moral Law),
František Venzara)



 

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