4 Answers

  1. A person devoid of selfishness simply will not survive. There is a Russian proverb: “the child will not cry, the mother will not hear.” A newborn baby draws attention to itself by shouting and crying, and declares its needs. This is a natural mechanism. And in the process of growing up, a person must learn to defend their interests and combine them with the interests of others. It is the combination of these two components that ensures its existence.

  2. Universal Death,because it is precisely on egoism that society is built…we help others so that they will help us in return,do not deceive yourself,no one would do charity work if it was not self-serving and profitable.

  3. Apparently, for the survival of the species, we had to divide into billions of males and females, so that each gained experience and passed it on to others, and also could continue the genus, even if someone died. But this is not accurate)

    I mean, why are we being selfish? Anyone who doesn't want to break down into molecules must be an egoist (and if they don't want to break up for a long time, then a reasonable egoist).

    But all this is not important, in any case, we will be what nature, evolution, etc. made us.

  4. From the point of view of Buddhism, I will answer with an excerpt from the canonical text:

    Here, Aggivessana, any kind of form-past, present, future, internal or external, gross or subtle, low or high, far or near – the monk saw every form in accordance with reality with the right wisdom: “This is not mine, I am not like that, this is not my self.” And it is released by non-clinging. Any kind of feeling… any kind of perception… any kind of formations… any kind of consciousness-past, present, future, internal or external, gross or refined, lower or higher, far or near – the monk saw all consciousness in accordance with reality with the right wisdom: “This is not mine, I am not like that, this is not my self.” And it is released by non-clinging.

    This is how a bhikkhu is an arahant whose stains [of mental defilements] are destroyed, who has lived a holy life, done what should have been done, thrown off a heavy burden, achieved his goal, destroyed the fetters of existence, and is completely liberated through ultimate knowledge.

    When a monk's mind is thus liberated, he has three unsurpassed qualities:

    * with unsurpassed vision,
    * with unsurpassed practice,
    * with unsurpassed liberation.

    http://www.theravada.ru/Teaching/Canon/Suttanta/Texts/mn35-cula-saccaka-sutta-sv.htm

    From my point of view vision will correctly interpret these qualities:

    * under unsurpassed vision-nirvana vision;

    * under unsurpassed practice-factors for achieving sanctity (so-called Arahantship);

    * by unsurpassed liberation is sanctity (so-called Arahantship).

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