LIFE IN THE MATERIAL WORLD
Developing Body, Emerging Spirit |
Forgetfulness of the Past
Necessity of Material Life | The Meaning of our Suffering | Moments of Liberation
Necessity of Material Life
Part 2 of 2
Life in the material realm, at least at the level of evolution found on Earth, also involves societal issues that stem from the great levels of social, intellectual, moral, racial, and material inequalities.
In some cases, such inequalities offer the chance for the haves to avoid the temptations of selfishness and pride, to cultivate compassion and demonstrate charitable qualities by reaching out to help the have-nots, and likewise for the have-nots to work hard for what they desire, to accept, with humility and appreciation, help from the haves, and to accept, with resignation, that which is beyond their control.
In other cases, our differences offer the chance to learn how to respect those who are different, to recognize them as brothers and sisters under our one creator, and to even appreciate what someone who is different has to teach us.
In all cases, they are a chance for us to practice fraternity and work together for the common good and the progress of humanity as a whole.