About the Pythagorean Institute of Philosophical Studies for the Immortality of Man
The development of man is in contradiction with the surrounding animal, plant and stone kingdoms. Man forces them to develop with an unnatural way. For example, in numerous cases, he increased the fertility of some plants and bred animals that look hideous from nature’s point of view. The disproportionate development of the surrounding kingdoms arrested the development of man himself. As a result, he acquired relevant characteristics and became an animal, a plant and a stone. So now, his behavior is determined by the necessity to serve the other kingdoms. For example, a man should grow up well. This means that, what is a norm for plants, now became a property of man. It invaded his mentality and is expressed in his strive for progress, economic growth, etc.
All surrounding kingdoms are considered to be resources that are finite by definition. While the limit of resources was not yet obvious, humanity was developing extensively. Nowadays, the Earth is managed as a whole and we are sensing that resources for parasitic existence are close to exhaustion.
Ancient Hellenes had relationships with gods. Mortals and immortals coexisted together. These relationships limited consumption and restrained the submerging of people into other kingdoms. At that time, existed living gods and they were involved not only with people, but also maintained the balance between all kingdoms. Gods protected other kingdoms from pillage and, without their consent, it was not possible to get into the forest and to cut down a tree. The story of Prometheus reminds us about this. Gradually, gods were pushed further and higher and, in the end, that lead to godlessness and allowed the unlimited plundering of resources without punishment. The very notion of resources as a concept, essentially means that there is a godless kingdom.
Reconstructing the Hellenic gods so that they are in equilibrium with man, means introducing the highest morality and responsibility for the Earth as a whole, rather than for humanity as a whole. It means confining man’s behavior, so that his inexhaustible reproduction and consumption is limited. It creates a possibility for a new economic paradigm, based on the adequacy of relations between kingdoms, when under consideration are tendencies rather than actual limits that have been already reached.
Ancient Hellenic myths only partially reflect the true relationships between people and gods. The myths are rather a memory of destruction of the balance between man and god. They are examples of failings, of perversions, that were possibly compelled, or were a reaction to certain events.
We are convinced that a modern state of equilibrium of mortals and immortals can be, in the condition of the coexistence of all the kingdoms involved. Stationary state can be achieved by co-ordinating the developmental levels of the parts in the whole. It is necessary to equalize the chances for all kingdoms, so that the underdeveloped develop and the overdeveloped become simpler.
The purpose of the Pythagorean Institute of Philosophical Studies for the Immortality of Man is to compose a council of people and gods to jointly organize the way of life. Possibly, such an approach to this union will create the necessity for changing the man, all the way to the reorganization of relation between his organs on the physiological level.
It is obvious that death is a regulating principle for the development of animals. However, the purpose of man is to find a way of life that allows for changes without employing death. In short, the sole and exclusive predestination and inner want of a man is the attainment of immortality.
The way to achieve such a state is purely humanitarian and not, under no circumstances, via social and natural sciences.
Above all, it must be achieved before the “critical point” of exhausting Earth’s resources is reached. There are signs that this moment is getting closer. For example, the possibility appeared that a small group of specialists is capable of making a bomb that will destroy the whole of the Earth. We are convinced that this level of morals and ethics to which ancient Hellenes subscribed, can be exercised before this critical point is reached. In our time, man perceives the planet as a whole and is now capable to imagine the equilibrium of all of its constituents.
We, like gods and people in Ancient Hellas, aim to create a stationary state of the world. We also want to clarify the true obstacles and receive a set of objections, especially the insanely strong and partial ones which represent egotistic interests of some groups. All partial objections have a peculiarity. It is forbidden to discuss or talk about them. For example, such things as anatomic peculiarities, family code of a given culture, attitude to children, etc. are taboos. They are organized symbolically, in order to be based on the unconscious and the unspeakable. This is why we cannot gather in the Institute the ambassadors of identical groups of people. We gather representatives of different misconceptions, in order to discuss and to reveal these misconceptions. The most difficult situation occurs, when, on the basis of unspeakable, a secret appears that itself is the basis for the creation of particular commonalities.