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How God Can Be Cognized/Science of the Development of Souls
Science of the Development of Souls
There is a science that studies the regularities of behavior formation. It is called ethology or behaviorism. The authors of this and our other books are in their number.
… Have you, reader, even asked yourself questions: Why are people so different by their characters and qualities of the souls? Why do some of them have malicious, mean, violent, lying, dull, lazy, hyper- or hypo- or homosexual characters, while others are altruistic, sincere, honest, kind, and forgiving? Why does someone have a very low developed intellect and is satisfied with primitive entertainments only, while others are highly reasonable, striving to disinterestedly help others, and searching for the highest knowledge and spiritual development? What does it depend on? What determines such drastic differences?
Genetic-endocrine factors may play a certain role here. For example, the increased production of adrenaline and noradrenaline hormones in the corresponding glands of internal secretion contributes to the formation of energy (or even excitable and aggressive) character. Chronically low levels of these hormones lead to inertia, lethargy, and inactivity...
Some damaging factors that affect a mother during her pregnancy can cause abnormalities in the development of certain brain structures of the fetus. This may result in such remote consequences as a disorder of sexual orientation of a person after he or she reaches sexual maturity [4,11].
An adequate contact of a child with the mother (or with those who substitute her) play a very important role in the socialization (i.e., in the formation of a “kindred” attitude towards the representatives of the same species). If a child does not receive adequate maternity during the first years of life, he or she can develop streaks of hostility towards other people in his or her character.
A child’s experience of communication with the adults that are very close to him or her also has great influence on the formation of their behavior. In this case, the mechanism of so-called “identification” takes place, and entire patterns of emotional and behavioral reactions are uncritically imprinted by a child.
Apart from this, in the program of formation of a human personality, there are “critical” stages of reevaluation of everything that a person has learned. The first stage is called adolescence and it coincides with the years of puberty.* The second one may take place after the age of 20.
However, the experience of previous incarnations with which this person has come into his or her material body is much more important than everything else that has been mentioned. This is the main factor, while all other factors can have only some impact on the further development of this incarnate soul.
Additionally, when we analyze a concrete embodied soul, we need to discern two groups of its qualities: a) those which are determined by its psychogenetic age, which is characterized by the number of preceding incarnations in human bodies, and b) the totality of qualities (good and bad) that were accumulated in those incarnations.
Thus, we need to take into account that psychogenetically young souls are more susceptible to the factors that influence them in a given incarnation. Such people also have less willpower, their “scope of the mind” is less wide, and their decisions are less firm.
While analyzing specific situations, in which a person manifests himself or herself, we should take into account all five factors that influence his or her decisions and the result of this situation. These factors are mentioned by Krishna in Bhagavad Gita (18:14-16) [8,10]. One of them is Divine Will.
We should also always remember that God takes care of everyone, by always trying to help him or her in a different way, for example, by creating favorable situations for the development of this person, by suggesting right thoughts, etc. Nevertheless, people — due to their own foolishness or because they are fooled by false religious doctrines — ignore this Care of the Creator for them or implore Him in their prayers for completely wrong things, for example, for worldly blessings for themselves, while He offers them Heavenly blessings…
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… In the context of this book, it is also essential to talk about the education of the masses of adults* on a national scale and on a scale of the entire population of our planet.
Here we should take into account that the majority of people in almost any modern country is composed of people who can be called psychogenetically young. Who are they? Well, as an example, I can mention one of their features: they become followers of a particular religious doctrine built on… a national basis. For instance, they think: “I am Orthodox, because the religion of Russians is Orthodoxy” or “I am Buddhist, because the religion of Buryats is Buddhism”.* The true spiritual search is not for them: it is not important for them, but rather belonging to the crowd…
Such people are the ones who easily believe that prayers are what allow us to achieve success in a spiritual life, not our efforts dedicated to self-transformation of ourselves as souls…
This kind of people tends to look for strong leaders who are ready to lead them. Where?… This is not very important for the masses of young embodied souls; other things are important for them: for example, their leader has to promise them a “bright future”. If he or she does this, they easily fall in love with such a leader and think: “If I love this person, and if we all love him (or her) so much, — this means that we are moving towards the right goal!…”.
Another thing that is very important for such people is called “crowd effect”: by uniting with the crowd, every one of this kind of people obtains a feeling of power, while a feeling of personal responsibility for his or her own actions disappears…
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Only strong in terms of psychoenergy individuals can become leaders of the masses of people. These individuals are not young souls. However, in terms of their qualities, they can be righteous and, conversely, diabolical.
By looking back at the lessons of history, we can see that even the nations that are very decent and cultural at present were found under the power of incarnate devils in the past and began to commit large-scale crimes, being incited to this by their leaders.
Recently the studies of the control over crowds of young souls became a section of applied psychology. Advertising and “political technology” of election campaigns are part of this too…
However, it would be great if this “art of crowd control” does not become the prerogative of evil individuals only! It would be great if the true spiritual knowledge — real knowledge, and not fantasies about God and about the spiritual Path — is actively implemented in the mentality of the human masses by political leaders!
How great it would be if everyone could receive, from childhood, the true information about the meaning of our lives on the Earth!
Then everyone would have much more chances of personally approaching our common Creator, and the sickness rate, the crime rate, and other calamities of humanity would decrease due to this too!
And God would start creating more favorable living conditions for those nations that have accepted His ideals of existence and development for them.
He is the One Who has sent us to grow and to evolve on the Earth! Therefore, He is the One Who is interested the most that everything in human societies go according to His plan, according to the laws and rules that He prescribed, so that humanity could bring fruits, expected by Him: fruits of positive evolution.