Everybody understand that we don’t have a clear, deep and thoroughly lucid connection
With the phenomena that are external to us and our comprehension of those phenomena.
When we look out the window and see buildings, roads, cars driving and even a few trees,
We don’t really know anything about these things.
What we can understand is how we feel about each thing that we see.
Are we doomed to eternally remain uncertain?
To lack deep, significant contact with the world around us?
Let me explain.
Let’s take as an example the wondrous device that is usually found in every person’s pocket.
Scientists were able to control the forces of nature
And create a new reality that we didn’t even notice was changing the world before our very eyes.
Every person has access to all of the information that exists in the world.
This access crosses countries and continents.
The masses have almost as much power as the central government, and perhaps even more,
As we witnessed when the reigns of the tyrants in Arab countries were overthrown.
For this control of natural forces, humankind owes its thanks to the ancient culture of Greece.
The culture that developed the language of the sciences, especially the mathematical language,
Which is the basis of all physical sciences,
While mathematics began to develop long before the philosophers in Greece,
They were the ones who gave this language its effectiveness – to the extent that man can use it
To control nature, reach the moon, gather all of the information and send it in messages to every corner of the earth…
Let’s not get confused here; this is also the Creator’s will.
“Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and conquer it,”
As Adam was commanded at the very beginning of the Bible.
The Creator expects us, the “human species,” to conquer and control our world.
It’s possible to say that through practical, physical, fixed sciences that equip man with tools
To fully control the physical side of nature, those phenomena that are not personal,
The dream of controlling this world is gradually becoming reality.
Mark Zuckerberg can proudly announce that he invests billions of dollars
In researching, manufacturing and distributing life-saving medications,
And it doesn’t even sound farfetched.
Of course, we must utilize this control for good.
“It is quality rather than quantity that matters.” – Seneca
What does that have to do with it? Does this attitude necessarily lead to good?
In contrast with the first task – the attempt to achieve complete control of the world of exact phenomena,
Which utilizes exact sciences to “play” with the forces of nature according to man’s will,
We [the “human species”] have another task,
To deal with values, ethics and the human spirit.
It’s possible to be precise and claim that the language of mathematics is the language of quantity,
Exact measurements and calculations.
The scientific world and the universities specialize in these areas.
However, parallel to this, there is a different language,
A language connected to quality and not quantity,
A language that deals with values in general, and with people in particular.
An internal contradiction exists within man due to the fact that he is human.
He is in two worlds simultaneously.
In terms of his body, man is in the fixed, deterministic world of external phenomena.
In a world of total determinism.
A quick visit to a hospital shows us the human body and how it functions.
True, we’ve already explained this part and seen how we are slowly learning how to deal with its various ailments.
This task of understanding nature has almost been accomplished…
In contrast, in terms of our souls, man belongs to an entirely different dimension!
Man’s internal world is not a world of quantity, but rather of quality,
The world of the persona, of freedom, of values.
Now, we must sincerely ask ourselves,