Lack of self-gnosis. Nothing else. If there is a division of thought within oneself, there is conflict, and this inward conflict not only destroys one from within but spills outwardly and destroys others. Violence. Brutality. Hatred. Judgments. Protection of our assumed identities. All born of the anger that comes from a lack of self-knowing.
And we are so eager to assume identities.
I am white. I am brown. I am Indian. I am Muslim. I am Hindu. I am this. I am that. This is my body. This is your body. These are my ideas.
If you don’t become aware of the ego, it will never stop building structures. So the problem man has today… in my humble opinion, is ignorance of the self. The world’s biggest problems are society and culture which hinder individual experience due to conformity which causes a lack of self-knowing. From a lack of self-knowledge is born disorder, and from disorder is born despair and violence and brutality and all the rest.