The desire for power is based on fear – ultimately, of course, on the pain of being separate. On the fear of being alone. Better said: To be alone against all. To be isolated from the rest of creation. The mind tries to produce with its methods the unity longingly looked for by it, by adapting all will to its will. He tries it by possessing the will of the others.
Violence is a method of aligning the will of others. The threat or infliction of separation through pain. „Follow my unity or experience what separation can mean!“
Lying and seduction are two more methods. Both are based on seemingly complying with the will of others – accommodating their desire for unity – and then, in the next step, secretly imposing one’s own will on them.
The promise of paradise lost. Money. Give people money and they will follow Your will like lost people who have forgotten their way. They believe that with the money they can cure their loneliness, but in the last consequence they serve only the lonely power-hungry for the fulfillment of his desire for unity – for unity of mind, for unity of will, for unity of will.
If he had aligned all wills to his, everything essential for the power seeker and his lonely mind – the will – would then be one. He would then no longer have to worry about the threat to his existence. Only… There is only one thing he can’t reach with his methods: It is nature. Nature does not follow his will. The strenght of nature does not follow his will. That’s why she always remains, however much will he unites on himself, because he can’t threaten her, can’t seduce her and can’t bribe her. That is why the lonely power-hungry man hates the strenght of nature, because he cannot add it to his idea of unity with his methods.
That is why the powerful fears the man with strenght. Because strenght resists those methods of unification. The man with strenght will always be a threat, even to the one who ruled the whole world. The man with strenght will always be for the powerful one the beacon of his loneliness. The thorn in his flesh. Therefore, the powerful man has no choice but to eradicate the strong man from the material existence.