What is it that makes our material society? It does not offer us love or unity. That exists only beyond matter.
Food and warmth were also available to our distant ancestors, and at a lower price.
The „victory“ over diseases and the medical prolongation of earthly existence are not decisive.
It is their ability to control pain. It is the opiates and barbiturates that are the real achievement. It is not surprising. After all, our material society is founded in pain. So it is clear that it tries to achieve freedom from pain with its material means and seems to be successful in doing so.
If one were to swing one’s pendulum only far enough in the direction of psychic perception, would one not then also automatically be free of pain?