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I. The Seeds of the Crisis. Chapter 3: The Currents of Desire

The Currents of Desire

When we reflect on humanity’s state at the time of Babel, we can begin to understand why Nimrod rejected Abraham's revolutionary discovery. Even today, after humankind has spent centuries searching for the single, perfect formula that explains everything, Abraham’s explanation of reality seems too simple to be true—until you begin to implement it...

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The Birth of Life

The story does not end with the creation of the universe. When a baby is born, it cannot control its hands or legs, which seem to move about erratically. However, there is tremendous importance in these seemingly erratic movements: after many repetitions, the baby gradually learns which movements get results and which do not. Unless the baby tries, it will not learn how to turn over, crawl, and eventually walk. In a baby, the life force (the desire to give) creates movement. But it is the desire to receive that gives that force direction and determines which expressions of the desire to give (movements) should stay and which should not...

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The Dawn of Humanity

Layer by layer, life evolved peacefully in its course. Then came humans. The first humans were more like apes. They ate what they found on the ground or in the trees, and they hunted what they could. They cooperated, but they acted purely on instinct. But humans are not like other animals. They discovered that to increase their chances of survival, they should focus on developing their intellect rather than their bodies. As a result, they learned how to make weapons for hunting, instead of using their hands or rocks. They also learned how to use vessels for gathering and storing food. Over time, humans improved the use of their intellect, which enhanced their chances of survival even more. Thus, gradually, the human race became ruler of the earth...

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