Please note that the text below was written by the feeling-being ‘Peter’ while ‘he’ lived in a pragmatic
(methodological), still-in-control/same-way-of-being Virtual Freedom before becoming actually free.
Benevolence: Disposition to kindness, generosity,
and goodwill towards one’s fellow human beings. Oxford Dictionary
Peter: Benevolence is the innate disposition or quality of the actual world
and, as such, is the innate disposition of anyone who is actually free from the Human Condition.
Any attempt to appreciate the benevolent quality of the actual world requires one
to cultivate and maintain naiveté, which is the closest human quality possible to actual innocence. One needs to abandon the cynical and
resentful ‘real world views’ epitomized by such sayings as ‘Life wasn’t meant to be easy’ and ‘Life’s a bitch and then you die’.
Similarly one needs to abandon the spiritual mind-set that merely affirms the ‘real world views’ while cultivating an affective fairy-tale
‘inner world’ of denial and fantasy, complete with its seductive promise of a greater Reality and a ‘better life’, after death.
The naiveté required to question the gloom and doom of ‘real-world reality’
and the seductive delusion of ‘spiritual-world Reality’ is accessed from the actual innocence of the peak experience or PCE, when the
perfection, purity and innate benevolence of the physical universe is readily and obviously apparent. Benevolence is then seen clearly for what
it is – an intrinsic quality of the actual universe, and not, as is commonly imagined, a quality bequeathed or bestowed by some mythical
Creator-God or some meta-physical energy of a sprit-ridden Mother-Earth, or some other esoteric Divine force.
In the actual world, benevolence is a palpable and innate disposition of the growth
force to attain the best possible result in any situation. At its simplest level it is readily seen in plants, as each does the best to adapt,
survive and thrive in different situations. In animals, this tendency can be seen as a more sophisticated reaction as the options for action,
mobility and adaptability are increased in a more complex life-form. In human beings, with the marvellous intelligence of the brain operating,
we see this innate benevolence at its most stunning. The technological developments in agriculture, health, communications, transport,
services, etc. all move inexorably and inevitably towards more comfort, more safety, more pleasure, more leisure and more ease. This is
benevolence in action, the direct result of the human brain in action – the only intelligence in the universe – and has nought to do with
any Gods, Energies, Intelligence, Force or the like.
And the time has now come for the next stunning breakthrough in benevolence in
action – an actual freedom from the Human Condition of malice and sorrow is now possible. This will have the benevolent result of a gradual
reduction and eventual elimination of human violence and suffering – an end to malice and sorrow – as each individual does it for his or
The benevolence of the actual physical universe is the very ‘engine’ for this new discovery of
Actual Freedom, and the cultivation of naiveté, based on the experience of the PCE, is the key for anyone wishing to access it.